IRIS+ Poor RC Range

Hello,

I am experiencing very poor RC link range with my IRIS+, even with direct line of sight (bought at the end of Sep/14).  As soon as I reach a maximum of about 150m the 3DR transmitter begins to rapidly beep and the IRIS+ goes into a lost RC link Failsafe and starts coming back.  I bought it to use for basic aerial video work, but this is making most jobs very difficult to do well as I cannot do any longer flyby runs with this unit.  Is there any way of extending the RC range on this vehicle?

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  • Yes! I had the same frustration and limited range. Best mod ever right here. I attached a $4 antenna bracket like this to the top of the IRIS+, just threaded the antennas up the arms and exposed the wire at the end. I just flew it for the first time this morning at 160' up and 350m out, clear LOS, got one little warning beep right at the furthest point but otherwise not a peep. This blows past my previous range by at least 2x. Huge improvement.

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    Very light weight (just 3g) so you can put on any size of drones, spreading the RC receiver's antenna in 90 degrees to get the best reception, secure…
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