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    ok really how do you guys transport antennas??

    I've been building a pair of backpack GS for my father and I since he is interested in getting into FPV. One is setup for 5.8, the other 1.3. Obviously it is easy to store and transport your 5.8 cloverleaves, etc. however what are you guys using to keep your 1.3 antennas safe for moving around to different locations all the time.

    Any ideas?

    Any examples? I don't care what frequency

    Thanks!

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    Recycled plastic jars/containers work great.

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    The goggles do nothing! chicken sashimi's Avatar
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    I've SERIOUSLY considered hot gluing my pepper box into a piece of tupperware I have at home that fits it perfectly.
    I haven't yet because of the KISS rule, and probably unfounded concerns about blocking RF. Maybe I should still though.. certainly would go a long way to keep me from baby-ing my GS tripod into and out of my car every time.

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    I do my best to get them there undamaged then bend them back into shape before I fly. Never had that much of a problem with it to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicken sashimi View Post
    I've SERIOUSLY considered hot gluing my pepper box into a piece of tupperware I have at home that fits it perfectly.
    I haven't yet because of the KISS rule, and probably unfounded concerns about blocking RF. Maybe I should still though.. certainly would go a long way to keep me from baby-ing my GS tripod into and out of my car every time.
    I have my pepperbox mounted on a speaker stand. Its a large antenna but worth all the hassle. I was thinking of making a type of lanyard with an sma connector on one end as my CP 1.3 antennas (mad mushroom and clover) do not transport easily in my backpack GS. Might be safer to hang around my neck when hiking to location.

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    1.2 cloverleafs fit perfectly into the larger CD spindles.

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