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Thread: 5.8 GHz versus 2.4 GHz IBCrazy 13dBic Pepperbox Antenna

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    I wish the were more durable options for circular polarized 2.4 video antennas. 5.8 is horribly crowded and 1.2 is often too. Only one person I know around here flys 2.4
    Most of the money I made this year I spent on FPV,the rest I just wasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkyincali View Post
    I wish the were more durable options for circular polarized 2.4 video antennas. 5.8 is horribly crowded and 1.2 is often too. Only one person I know around here flys 2.4
    I fly 2.4GHz on my Y6 and my Tricopters. They take around 200 prop breaks before the antenna finally gives up. I use Airblades so I can loose 2 lobes and still have a working antenna.


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    I was finally able to make a switch over from 5.8 GHz to 2.4 GHz for LRS. I was able to get my 2.4 GHz VAS Pepperbox hooked up to my IMRC vRx Uno - filtered unit and plugged the vRx into the Video In port of my LCD to complete my ground station. I am using a Flysight 5.8 GHz Black Pearl LCD set to AV In mode to disable the 5.8 GHz built-in diversity receivers in order to use a 2.4 GHz set-up. I will be using a 700 mw IMRC vTx, and hopefully I will be able to get better extended range on my quad. I should be able to try range testing next weekend if the weather holds up.

    Here's my set-up.

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    Last edited by fpvguam; 17th October 2015 at 06:41 AM.
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    Looking slick! How is the dvr mounted down there? Which tripod is this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnprime View Post
    Looking slick! How is the dvr mounted down there? Which tripod is this?
    Thanks! I just used a GoPro quick release clamp. The other end just has double sided tape to mount to the back of my dvr. Grifiti Nootle also comes out with other stylish quick release clamps which allowed me to mount my VAS pepperbox antenna and battery. You can get the quick release clamps on Amazon.com. It keeps the GS clean and organize. I'm using a Benro Tripod which is a professional tripod for cameras.
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    FPVGuam, sweet setup - did you manage to test the range?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleaper View Post
    FPVGuam, sweet setup - did you manage to test the range?
    Sleaper, I should be able to range test this coming weekend. Iím just waiting for my IMRC 700 mw VTx to come in the mail. I have a 2.4 GHz VAS Pepperbox set-up on my all in-one-tripod which should be able to give the 5 mile range I have set forth as my goal for my endurance quad. I also have a VAS 2.4 GHz black cannon that I can easily swap to get this range as well. I wanted to keep all my 2.4 Ghz GS set-up in one package. You should really consider a Flysight Black Pearl LCD. It's a great all around LCD as compared to the Skyzone LCD as mentioned in your thread and of course VAS antennas are the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkyincali View Post
    I wish the were more durable options for circular polarized 2.4 video antennas. 5.8 is horribly crowded and 1.2 is often too. Only one person I know around here flys 2.4
    we have a crashproof 2.4ghz pinwheel or pentalobe antenna that kicks butt, it can resist most crashes with ease
    https://fpvlr.com/store/product/rhcp...ma-crashproof/

    and this new Pentalobe we make both LHCP and RHCP
    https://fpvlr.com/store/product/max-...pentalobe-v-2/
    [url]www.fpvlr.com[/url] - Home of your favourite Custom FPV antennas.

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    Crash-proof? Try putting your antennas through this and let me know how it goes:



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    Unfortunately the FPVLR antenna still has the lobes exposed and smashable. On my mini quads I need something bulletproof.
    Most of the money I made this year I spent on FPV,the rest I just wasted.

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