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23 Aug 2019 19:26:42
I agree it does look a lot better for some reasom SMF shorten any recent posts display  :rolleyes:
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Nice! Looks loads better.  :beer2:
22 Aug 2019 22:47:32
Sorted mate  ~~
22 Aug 2019 10:27:36
Sure. But basically, all the subjects are getting cut off.
21 Aug 2019 18:14:54
Can you pm me a screen shot of what you mean
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Gaza - can you make the subject line section in the forum topic list wider? It's cutting off the subject field really short.
19 Aug 2019 09:14:20
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18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
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5dBi Patch Antenna for FPV Goggles

Started by Gav, Wednesday,November 28, 2012, 18:01:31

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Just got myself a VRX for my FatShark goggles and came with a free 5dB Patch Antenna. Saved me making another skew anyway. 

Apparently the typical range for this antenna is a very comfortable 1.5km on a 200mw transmitter,  but it only has a 110 degree coverage.

See how it goes,  will report back on video reception once have used it a few times.

Couple of pics



Gav , seeing that you have a Fatshark can you please advise me. I am contemplating buying the complete Fatshark Predator V2 set, they claim that its a complete set so can i just smack it on my quad and use it out of the box or do i have to buy some addons?


Hi mate

Well as long as you get a camera, vtx, vrx, aerials etc then yeah you';re good to go.  Goggles need 2 or 3s lipo 500 to 1000mah will fit in the head strap.  You can tap power from transmitter too with supplied cable.
I have the Dominators which apparently have a better display.  I';ve not compared specs. I was recommended the Doms over the preds but the doms don';t come in a rtf kit like the preds.  Hope that is of some use to you, matey?


Thanks for the response. I am currently trying to learn as much as i can before i buy the wrong or substandard stuff. I can see that most people use gopro cameras but i will be happy to use something smaller if it works just as well. I read somewhere that the cam can be powered from the balancing socket of your copter batteries, is this correct?


I was also recommended the dominators and I have them too.

Back to topic. You will be pretty brave to have a go with a patch antenna on the goggles! You will have to ensure you fly within your Rx window of 110degrees.

I have almost all the parts I need for my ground station - so will begin yet another write up (have to finish the other quads I am doing first as well!!).



Quote from: icedfusion on Wednesday,November 28, 2012, 20:13:21 Back to topic. You will be pretty brave to have a go with a patch antenna on the goggles! You will have to ensure you fly within your Rx window of 110degrees.

I was thinking that myself - if the quadcopter is loud enough that you can hear it, it should be fairly straight forward to make sure you are pointing your head the right way - otherwise it could be anywhere!
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Yeah will put a skew planar back on if this patch doesn';t work as well.  I made a skew earlier to go on a 2nd model, so will use that...it';s just the faff of taking aerials off and swapping around.  Will get round to making another skew when I get hold of some more 0.6mm mig wire.  Got some SMA connectors already.  They';re nice to make, but take a bit of patients and a steady hand lol.


how did you get on with that patch antenna? looking at getting one myself
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Friday,December 21, 2012, 22:14:01 #8 Last Edit: Friday,December 21, 2012, 22:56:20 by Gav
Well it works fine with the type of fpv I do (fairly close within 500m normally)  I did find I had to turn my head a little every now and again to get a clean signal reception.

I will try some more but because I already made myself a skew I normally use that.


I use one of these type, although I did not buy it from there (and def not at that price!)

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Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional

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