GPS on dji F550 frame

I purchased a f550 frame and am currently awaiting my APM2.0 purple setup with integrated GPS. My question: will I be able to mount the board in the middle of the two plates or will I not get a GPS lock?

 

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Thanks!

Will

 

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  • Take a look at what I did with the F450 mounting it on top. PDB sandwiched in the middle and battery on the bottom.

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  • What are the central plates made from?

    The arms appear to be some kind of plastic, and the central plates appear to be aluminum. If that's true the GPS might work in between the plates because of the spaces, but I wouldn't expect it to be accurate.

    This also has a to do with the  GPS patch antenna that is on the APM2. I've used a helical GPS antenna and was able to get usable readings inside under my desk, and underneath a car. 

    I got the helical antenna from here: http://www.jimdgrayassoc.com/index_files/GPS_STUBBY_SERIES.htm

    If I remember correctly the antenna was $50, however this was 2 years ago. 

    However my suggestion would be to place it outside of the two plates. 

    JDGA GPS STUBBY & TWIST-ON ANTENNAS -  L1 BAND
    JDGA GPS Stubby & Twist-On antennas are submersible and require no ground plane
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