Modified successfully Remote control distance reaches 1 km

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  1. ShiYingNan

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    We successfully modified the movi controller to make its remote control distance of 1 km.
    This allows us to effectively control the zoom lens when shooting
    This is already comparable to shotover g1+u1
    We removed the original xbee s1pro chip built into the controller and tried to replace it with xbee x3b but it failed because the bandwidth is not enough.
    After trying the microhard effect is very good
     
  2. ShiYingNan

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    This is a modified picture. A few days later we will try to shoot some works to see the effect.But it may be unconventional in some countries but I suggest that a conditional friend do it yourself so that you don't have to buy expensive shotoveru1&g1.Will freefly thank me for that?
     

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  3. Joshua Altamirano

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    We just bought a new movi pro, with red and alta 8. Took it on a shoot (will admit that it was a high wifi area, university to be exact) and got killed by the movi losing signal all the time!!!! this caused the gimbal, mid shot to just bounce up and down. DOP lost all confidence and i was left very disheartened. The distance on this was like 100m and less.

    What made things worse was, later on we go and do plate shots in the courtyard in the centre of the university and gimbal would not get signal from literally 10m in the air!!!!! I am not sure what to do. We have just spent like $100 000 on the full set up (inc Red camera) and first shoot we have we get killed by range.....

    Maybe the UAE has range issues or frequency issues that are bumping us out but ye, got a 5 day shoot coming up mid August and its a action film with explosions and stuff, so need to have this sorted by then. Please help.
     
  4. Graham Futerfas

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    Have you looked at a product like RF Explorer to help you see what's going on with your wireless issues?
     
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    Thanks for the advice! I will definatly take a look at that and let you know what I find.
     
  7. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I have the RF Explorer -- it works remarkably well!

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    Forensic Software & sUAV / Drone Analyst : Photographer : Videographer : Pilot (Portland, Oregon, USA): Trees=2, Ground=1, Props=11. :(
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  8. ShiYingNan

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    I have a perfect solution to the short range of controller remote control. If you need my help, I can take the plan to you, and you just need to bear my travel expenses and I'll be in Beijing, China.
     
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    My plan has been tested in real time, and the remote control distance of controller can be amplified to 1km and stable.
     
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    email:384818411@qq.com
     
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    I have a 10 year visa in the United States but I don't speak English well enough. Since I communicate now, the translation software on the mobile phone is perfect if you can coordinate a Chinese translation over there.
     
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    Even if you have RF Explorer, you can only detect ambient interference signals, not change the power or frequency of the controller. This does not solve the fundamental problem of short remote distance
     
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    My approach is to replace the XBee chip in the controller to change the transmitter frequency into 900m transmission, so that the 5.8G link with the UAV remote link map is not interfered with each other on three different frequencies.
     
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    Multi rotor use2.4g like futaba or dji datalink3,video use connex amimon in5.8g ,After refitting movi controller in 900m。
     
  15. Mark Hoffman

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    Are you using the 900mhz XBEE radio? Is it basically plug and play?
     
  16. ShiYingNan

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    nono No, you can't use that. We tried and failed.
     
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    After failing, we tried another brand model and finally succeeded.
     
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    XBEE x3b Insufficient bandwidth You can choose microhard
     
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    If you don't want to remake it, I can sell it to you.
     
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    This modification is somewhat difficult and even a great risk to destroy your original controller receiver.
     

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