Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Extending the Range of the Drone

Another fascinating area that I have looked into has been how to extend the range of the drone.  After talking with another ham radio operator, the RFDude, I did some testing on my own.  He gave me a wifi antenna connector platform for me to test with and I built a 2.4 GHz "Cantenna" to try.  A cantenna is literally an antenna made from cans.  Surprisingly, it worked!  I followed these instructions for my build and added an extra can to improve the directionality and hopefully the distance.  Here's some pics after the break