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Antenna lobe came off...

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Charlieb, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. Charlieb

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    Today after a non eventful flight I was taking the props out of my phantom when I noticed something strange on one of the 5.8 GHz antennas. One of the lobes was just hanging. The minute I touched it, it came off. I wonder if this will affect my control signal in a way I will not be able to fly as usual?. Today I contacted Tony to let him check otherwise I will just purchase one, or the pair.

    Cheers,

    Charlie
     

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  2. CapnBob

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    Don't fly it.

    The antenna is basically 2 crossed dipoles, and you lost 1 arm of a dipole.

    $20 antenna, $1,300 bird
     
  3. Charlieb

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    Thanks! I just ordered a new one. Nevertheless, take into consideration that there are 2 5.8 GHz antennas on the bird and thus, it may not be as critical as I think. Cheers, Charlie
     
  4. mede8er

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    You should be able to solder it back together....I have one of Tony's kits for the TX....the 5G8 helical broke, (my fault, I closed a case on it), I just soldered the wires back together and it works like it always did...
     
  5. Charlieb

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    I soldered the antenna lobe back this morning. Only had to peel some of the cover to be able to apply the 2 points.

    Cheers,

    Charlie
     

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  6. tritontr21

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    Question. What's the performance difference adding these guys? Give me a some info or pass along a link?
     
  7. Charlieb

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    Hi tritontr21,

    There are many discussions about these around in the forum. I can just tell you that there is a rather significant difference between these and the stock antennas. Multiply it by at least one order of magnitude to get your new range.

    Cheers,

    Charlie