I noticed none of the cloverleafs were for 5.8. Is this not a good system to go with? I have a 1000mhz transmitter on 5.8 with a cl, and I'm good for about 150 yards.(and that's line of sight) I hear of other people getting a mile or so....what and I doing wrong?????
I build a galvanaised steel wire-dampening-batteryplatform, as described in the Maker Trainer II-series.
The wires were much longer. The downside was that when moving, flying the battery-tray could swing and thus added INSTABILITY to the rig, which the FC had to work hard on getting rid of.
I replaced the wires with some piano-wire as it is used in David Windestals solution and that worked nicely.
Now I really might try Chad's solution as well. The short wires, actually do a good job of dampening, BUT do not provide lots of swinging-motion.
There is one drawback though. In CHad's solution, the battery is exposed from the bottom and will have a big chance of taking a big hit when crashing.
Thanks for the idea Chad. Just built one for my 500 wood DIY X w/ SSG-Mob. Works good & easier to change batts than other designs...I like that the cable will provide some give in a crash. Used 1/8" cable...kind of a pain to get the loop length right but it came-out good..