Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Cheap helical antennas

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by landmannnn, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. landmannnn

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2015
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    Coventry and Limoges
    I notice ebay and amazon seem to have hundreds of low price helical antennas. Problem is that they seem to be 8+turns, this makes them too directional compared to 3 to 4 turns.
    May be a stupid question, but can they be cut ďown to 4 turns? (and still work?)
    Saying that I will probably go to fpvlr anyway.
     
  2. saylor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    GARLAND TEXAS BABY ! ! ! 1
    no one ever responded?

    I would say yes, as long as you cut it at an even spot - quarter turn, half turn, full turn, like that. don't just cut it wherever.

    it should work :)
     
    dtitus6297 likes this.
  3. mphsjeep

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    16
    You want IBCrazy brand antennas. The guy pretty much put us where we are today with RC FPV.....
    http://www.getfpv.com/5-8ghz-7-5dbic-helical-goggle-mount.html
    Here is the one I use for my Fatshark goggles on my FPV Quad. Surf the site until you find the right GHz. You can also IM him for support through the forum.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Cheap helical antennas Forum Date
Cheaper crystalsky mounts? CrystalSky Monitors Yesterday at 8:44 PM
Just because I have no off topic post other than I need a cheap set of wireless headphones. Not BT Off Topic Yesterday at 4:13 AM
Cheaper options for the tablet holder remote control mod? Pro/Adv Discussion Jun 2, 2017
Cheap accessories for Phantom 4/Pro Photos and Video May 19, 2017
Cheapest place to buy dropping mechanism for my Phanton 3 Standard in Australia Introductions May 16, 2017