one question. on these antennas or any antenna- are you guys putting the rx antenna on your goggles at a 90 degree with a right angle elbow? to raise above your head a little. or straight out. mine is straight out. but ive seen both.
yep. i know were thread jacking, and sorry for that. between hugo and i we found my issue. i was looseing beam and plane. i had the antenna straight out, i bought a right angle sma on the way home from work at radio shack. i will try tomorrow. my bad. sorry/thanx to hugo. i did order the spironets today just to try out on my hexa build.
I've noticed with turbine/fan or turbine/turbine there is some static when flying directly over myself, with both antennas oriented so the center conductor is vertical and feed is below. I knew to expect that before flying, as Hugo has released simulation data for his antennas. I'd like to see some data for these antennas too!
Noticed these antennas on Simons site and came looking for more info. Got a whole lot more, shame.
Are they only available in a set? I've been having more success at distances with SPW (4 lobes, better clarify after all the previous) so if i had the choice i would only buy the SPW's. Like the radome, I've seen ping-pong balls opened up and used as covers, makes sense on quads if you like to land them upside down occasionally
It's always a mixed bag where your success lies. For me a cloverleaf on each end works best. Some prefer 2 skew wheels. Most prefer a clover and a skew wheel mixed. The Ping pong balls work well if you can get them glued together. The issue is when you wreck, making sure the antenna deflects and doesn't rip the SMA jack out of the VTX.
If it is broken, fix it. if it isn't broken, I'll soon fix that.
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