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Bebop 2 Router Booster mod & Sky Controller 2 Booster Mod

Waldo Pepper

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This is my first year flying drones, flew RC planes for years and before that COX .049 air planes back in the early seventies. Two good local friends interduced me to the drone hobby, and since thenhaven’t stopped this is probably one of the best hobbies on the planet.

My original hobby is history, enjoy research especially searching for long lost settlements of centuries ago. Drone flying, auctually helps with research and from high above can still see signs of lost settlements. Usually on cattle ranch land, farm or outer skirts of mountains range the signs are there if one knows what to search for.

I need top equipment, Parrot Bebop 2 is a remarkable drone. Especially with a Solaris Booster mod, when bebop 2 is fitted with a Router mod underneath the nose camera and Sky Controller 2 has the booster mod kit bebop 2 is a mean long distance low flying piece of equipment.

Solaris fitted my first Booster kit into the Sky Controller 2, later ordered another complete kit and this one I put together myself. While putting together the recent Sky Controller 2 mod kit, Had a hunch if I was to add larger antennas to it in theory it should boost the signal even more. And boy did it ever, Solaris booster mod kits are remarkable, hands down the best on the planet for low flying. I’ve built an FPVLR before and granded it’s good but not close to a Solaris Booster kit.

Now, With adding the larger antennas to a Solaris Booster mod kit low flying range was increased 28.57%. Auctually flew 1.8 miles at 16 feet elevation thought out the entire 1.8 miles. This was an area very tough to fly low, river embankment pervents even the best drones to get a good signal. Not sure what 16 feet elevation is in meters maybe 6 meters? That’s pretty darn low in my book.

Will post videos and pictures in the future, recently purchased an iPhone and iPhone so now I have the equipment to share flights in the future.

Thanks for your time, And a big thanks to Solaris (KM) for creating bebop 2 Booster mods.

Paul

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How well does the MaxxMod booster work? What is the other one and is either of them boosted?
 

Waldo Pepper

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Hello Drone-guy,

Both controllers are boosted with same booster kits from Solaris, even the bebop 2 drones have a booster.

Yhe only difference, one on the left has a set of MAXX antennas. The antennas work well, but without the boosters performance is not as good. The MAXX antennas added more range and low flying capabilities at greater distances.

Both are extremely high quality booster kits from Solaris, best on the planet.

Once I learn how to post videos, I’ll share videos with low level flights at great distances.

Thanks for your interest,
Paul
 

Waldo Pepper

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I think sky dreamers Booster kit above may have been one of the first kits available, and it was soldered. His has the cooling fan, this was removed on later kits. My two kits are soldered before each patch antenna, and yes you’re correct I believe the V3 does not require soldering those mini antenna connectors V3 already has them in place.

Some soldering is required with V3 though, but much simplier than the other kits.

Paul
 

Waldo Pepper

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Sky Dreamer,

Very good workmanship with the booster kit, I see you exchanged some of the wiring I did the same on my second booster kit. And soldered everything direct using no connections, trying to eliminate future issues. Same with Bebop 2 router Booster, soldered direct to positive/negative bebop 2 power lugs. No connector between router booster and positive/negative lugs.

Ordered another booster kit this week, as good as these are I’d hate to not have a spare in the future.

Good job with your kit!
Paul
 

Waldo Pepper

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Here’s an update with the Harbor Freight carrying case, big enough to hold two drones and three batteries for each, and both controllers. 49B28688-AE5C-451B-B05E-FE73C65E4144.jpeg
 
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