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Test of stick antenna, cloverleaf, helical

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ladykate, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. ladykate

    Jan 7, 2014
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    Bellevue, NE
    There are a dozen threads on this but most have languished and I wanted to put this up.

    I did a test today of FPV range using the common stick antenna provided with most kits, cloverleaf antennas considered a good upgrade, and a helical receiver antenna.

    I have videos of all this but I'll summarize. I am using the TS 806 from rchobbies (similar/same as the helipal video transmitter that comes with their deluxe combo FPV kits).

    With the cloverleaf antennas, I was getting marginally better video out to 500-600 meters. Quite frankly, I didn't see that much in it. Angle with the cloverleaf was much better but long range was not much better. The stick antennas worked well in comparison but were marginally worse when I turned the aircraft to come back home. I lost video a couple of times and it was kinda disconcerting since I was BVR. With the circular wireless antenna on the receiver (dual antenna Diversity) and with a stick antenna on the airframe, I got solid video out and back even when I rotated the aircraft around to come home. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/221382859884?ss ... 1423.l2649)

    Here is a longer video that shows all this: http://youtu.be/XkY2dXs3_0k (updated)