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Crosshair and Helical Antenna

#1
Hey Gang

I am interested in extending the range of my FPV system. I have been doing some research and have seen some impressive results using Crosshair and Helical Antenna. Has anyone attempted to build either of these or found a good DIY site for a beginner?

Cheers

DM
 
#3
Hi iceracer300

I have been doing a fair bit of reading and researching. I have posted the following calculations on RC Groups to confirm size (see below).

AWG: 14
Frequency (MHz): 5945
Turns: 6
Cross Length (mm): 74.34146341
Cross Width (mm): 15.38099243
Cross Spacing (mm): 12.3902439
Reflector (mm): 50.12494533
Forma (85% mm): 13.07384357

I am still confused about connections and the match.

Cheers

DM
 
#9
Hey Guys

Thanks for the feedback. The setup is as follows;

RC RX: Futaba R617FS
RC TX: Futaba 6EX
Video RX: Boscam RC302 5.8GHz RHCP Helical Antenna (see link)
Video TX: Boscam TS351 5.8 GHz 200mw RHCP Cloverleaf Antenna

Hope this helps.

Cheers

DM
 
#13
Hey Gang

I have pushed the envelope again. I have ditched the EZCap for a Dazzle. Much more reliable. Sorry for the late reply iceracer300.

Cheers

DM


Airframe: AXN Floater/Clouds Fly
Camera: BEV-KX121-PAL
OSD: Remzibi
RC RX: Futaba R617FS
RC TX: Futaba 6EX
Video RX: Boscam RC302 5.8GHz RHCP Helical Antenna (CH8)
Video TX: Boscam TS351 5.8 GHz 200mw RHCP Cloverleaf Antenna (CH8)