Introduction: Quadcopter Range Hack

About: I have a background in telecommunication and digital electronics and am very interested in computers and photography. I started to play with drones about 7 years ago.

The default control range of the Syma X5C drone is only 30 meter, adding a true 2.4ghz antenna you can double this range.

Step 1: Find a 3db - 5db 2.4 Ghz WIFI Antenna

You can buy one, or remove from an old WIFI device.

Lucky for me, I found a bricked WIFI access point.

I removed the antenna from it.

Step 2: Open the Syma Transmiiter

This is a very easy step, don't forget to unsolder the power wires.

Remove the original antenna (that 2cm wire).

Solder the new WIFI antenna in the Syma X5C transmitter.

Step 3: Reasamble the Transmitter

After you checked everything, you can solder back the power wires and reassemble the transmitter.

The new transmitter looks good with the new antenna, and also has a better control range.

You can read more about this instractables here: Syma X5C Hack