Antennas


#1

I will be out at Hawksbury at 8am tomorrow to check my new inav settings before I take the daughter ice skating. Made it a little more aggressive to attempt a new speed record (for me at least). If I have the bottle.


Warwickshire/Nuneaton/Coventry etc
#2

what are you antennas for a racing drone?


#3

Sort of. I am still using half stock (linear), half clover. But upgrading to drone clover, and goggles clover and plate. Gotta try these things!


#4

clockwise or anti clockwise orientation?


#5

Ummm rhcp


#6

Right handed


#7

ok, right hand circular polarised.
I only ask as i use to make them for my early drones.


#8

What metal did you use? copper or iron/steel?


#9

Copper coated spring steel


#10

right bitch to bend and solder!


#11

Nice. Did you coat it yourself? Electrolysis? Was thinking of just using copper wire. But it would deform in a crash.


#12

copper is a lot easier to shape and solder.i
use to make 5.8, 2.4 &1.2ghz.
Bought shit loads of male female SMA connectors and cable.


#13

do a search on youtube for andrew mcneil, he is the master of antenna build and design.


#14

Cheers man. I am an engineer so always looking to build bits instead of buying em. Get the length of wire right according to frequency. Yeah piece of pee. Need to print a jig for the shape.


#15

i have built a lot of his antennas, with great results.


#16

I am now looking at doing some for my other drones with quick release SMA connectors, like them that are used on the Titan Long range systems.


#17

This is what i hope to build this year, well similiar anyway !.
with 1 watt amplifiers


#18

Lovin that. Keep me posted. Be great to fly long range. Shame its not allowed here. For good reason i suppose. When my kids are grown up and working, I need to emigrate to a free country.


#19

Do you use lower than 5.8?


#20

It’s not so much the long range, but, the strength of signal and no drop out of video when near trees, buildings, etc