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Cloverleaf Receiver Antenna FC40

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by Lasernerd, May 13, 2016.

  1. Lasernerd

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    The receiver in the bird has 2 antennas,5.8ghz could I add RHP antenna to the birds receiver
     
  2. N017RW

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    Antennas work best when polarization is matched between the transmitting and receiving systems.

    So changing just one will be of no benefit.
     
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  3. Lasernerd

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    I would actually add 2 because the receiver has 2 antennas, I will have one on the transmitter also,this is not for FPV,just range from the controller to bird increase
     
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  5. Lasernerd

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    Thank you!
     
  6. N017RW

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    You bet.

    What kind of Lasers???
     
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    I am a retired laser light show producer,,
     
  8. dtitus6297

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    Oh yeah, I upgraded my fc40 with 2 5.8 rhcp antennas from fpvlr. I have the 5 turn helix and a 5 watt amp on it now too and I have been out too 6500 feet now and then I start to lose video but control link is solid. For fpv I am using the boscam ts321 and rc802 2.4ghz 500mw and I have fpvlr antennas on TX and rx for that too.
    I could go further but the wind lately has been nuts and I don't want to push it until I have a nice calm day in an open area to find the max distance

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
     
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  9. Lasernerd

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    Excellent! thank you! do you have your antennas one vert. the other horz?
     
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    Would it benefit any to add just one cloverleaf to the fc40 and leave one straight wire
     
  11. dtitus6297

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    No not really, the polarization has to match on your TX and rx antennas for optimal signal strength and range. If you do one, u should do em all

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    Tx and Rx antennas should be of the same polarity. Mixing will result in at least 3dB loss (1/2) between the non-similar antenna types.
     
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