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My new "MIDI" Antenna.....

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by mede8er, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. mede8er

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    Big Chuck's thread "How Far Can You Fly" spurred my azz to finish a project that I've been wanting to build for awhile now, a mid ranged flat panel array....finished the mock up the other night....
     

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    That Chuck is something isn't he.... LOL!

    What are your expectations with this new antenna setup?
     
  3. mede8er

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    The Swarm got rained out this morning so I caught a dry period and went down to the park to try it out...too many people to do any range tests but this thing is sure easier to focus than my long range array. Came home and got to work on the final.....measure twice - cut once....
     

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    And the final product...I'll update this thread when I get a nice day for extreme testing....
     

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    It's hard to keep up with Big Chuck....dude is a brain surgeon.... :mrgreen:

    I conservatively expect somewhere in the 2-3 mile range....depends on boosted/unboosted or amps/no amps..I'll test every combo and update this thread...14dbi on the 5G8 and dual polarity 12dbi on the 2G4.....
     
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    Let me make a small request on your test reports. Please do use that may be following you on this subject a small favor. Try and add your updates to your 1st post in this thread. That way we won't have to get the shovel out to find your most recent additions.

    I was curious if you will have to do any manual adjusting of the antenna based on quad location while in flight?
     
  7. mede8er

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    Will do Frank...and yes these directional antennas have a very focused beam, that's what makes them so powerful....my analogy is the difference between a sniper rifle and a shotgun......you must keep the array trained on the bird at all times....

    Maybe I should add a scope..... :mrgreen: