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Giving Kyosho iReceiver unlimited range*

15/03/2015 3 comments
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Kyosho EP Blizzard SR

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iReceiver (c) Kyosho

A while ago I bought a version of Kyosho Blizzard, which features the new iReceiver which lets you control standard servos and ESC’s with your tablet or mobile phone. There’s also a camera fixed to Blizzard’s fuselage for streaming video. I didn’t have high expectations about the video performance but for the video the range is really poor. For controlling, the range is what you would expect for wi-fi device, about 50 m. The application however stops streaming the video as soon as it detects even a slight packet loss, which generally happens after 20 m. The thought arose, that since mobile networks are nearly ubiquitous, how about tunneling the traffic via 3g connection?

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