So I've flown and crashed my FPV kit for a year, mostly in my front yard. I didn't realize until recently that I should expect to get clear video beyond 100m. My reception quality has had ups and downs as I've replaced various parts over time, but lately I can't get video to stay clear even when a friend hand-carries the copter around the yard, motors disconnected.
I'm not sure which part could be at fault. Here's what I've tried in my simplest configuration.
- a much-crashed PZ 600TVL camera
- new cable from camera to new 600mW 799T VTX to a dedicated 3S 1Ah battery
- VTX connected to much-crashed 5.8Ghz Boscam Cloud Spirit Antenna with the top radial parts somewhat bent out of shape.
- These are mounted to the quadcopter frame, but all the other hardware is left unplugged from a battery.
Receiver: RC305 VRX with matching Boscam Rx antenna.
I plugged in the VTX and got a clean signal to my goggles. My friend hand-carries the quad around the yard, and I get white horizontal lines and other minor degradations.
I could live with these, except that when I have the entire system connected to a single battery and fly the quad 20m away, I can get intermittent severe white lines or intermittent LOS. Also I hear I'm supposed to get kms of range
The antenna has connectivity but is bent. Is it the bent antenna? Could a faulty camera do this? Where do I start?
Thanks in advance.