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Introduction to FPV - Antenna choices (dipole, circular, helical and patch)

Channel: Painless360 & Total View: 74250

Dipole Antenna (Invention), Helical Antenna, Antenna, Radio, Introduction, New, Intro, patch, 5.8g, airial, airiel, range, fpv, first person view, remote control, dbi, gain, strength, beam width, mutlirotor, fly, flying, quadcopter, bixler, hobbyking, fatshark, immersionrc, goggles, transmitter, receiver, longer, farther

Add Date: July 3, 2014, 1:50 am & Duration: 00:11:50

Likes: 898 | Dislike: 14

To continue the series I run through, at a high level, the four main types of antenna (aerials) that you may come across as you embark on your First person View (FPV) hobby - Whip/dipole, circular polarized, helical and patch.

Each of these has benefits and down sides and in this video \I try and give a rounded view of each. There is not perfect antenna for everyone but knowing the best use case can make sure you use the best one for the way you fly.

Thanks for watching, please comment and subscribe and my Helpouts channel is available if you want to talk to me.

Happy flying!

Linear vs Circular RFID Antennas: Which is right for me?

Channel: Atlas RFID Store & Total View: 22063

RFID, Radio-frequency identification, Atlas RFID Store, Atlas RFID Solutions, Circular Polarized Antennas, Linear Polarized Antennas, RFID Technology

Add Date: August 4, 2014, 2:46 pm & Duration: 00:02:22

Likes: 67 | Dislike: 3

Learn about the differences between linear and circular RFID antennas and figure out which is best for your application.

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00:06:22April 9, 2011, 3:21 pm

Channel: Cappunase & Total View: 6294

FPV, Reichweitentest, Videoflug, Quadrokpter, Fatshark, L4-ME, Microkopter, EPI-OSD, OSD

Add Date: April 9, 2011, 3:21 pm & Duration: 00:06:22

Likes: 15 | Dislike: 0

FPV Testflug mit 5,8 GHz System.
Verwendet wurde ein 5,8 GHz ImmersionRC DUO5800 Diversity A/V Empfänger und als Sender ein 5,8 GHz Iftrontech 25 mW A/V NANO STINGER.
Videobrille eine Fatshark und das EPI-OSD.
Jeweils eine 12dbi+8dbi Patchantenne.

Boscam 5.8Ghz FPV range test [ TBS DISCOVERY ]Boscam 5.8Ghz FPV range test [ TBS DISCOVERY ]
00:07:02January 6, 2014, 8:35 am
Boscam 5.8Ghz FPV range test [ TBS DISCOVERY ]

Channel: Oliver Gaertner & Total View: 35398

tbs discovery, gopro, fpv, boscam, 5.8ghz, Flying, quadcopter

Add Date: January 6, 2014, 8:35 am & Duration: 00:07:02

Likes: 100 | Dislike: 8

My first range test with boscam fpv system , 820m without distortion .

FPV SET : Boscam 5.8ghz 200mW Tx/Rx
ANTENNA : Boscam 11dBi 5.8ghz

Music : Fractal - Cosm

FPV Circular Polarized Antenna Testing - RCTESTFLIGHTFPV Circular Polarized Antenna Testing - RCTESTFLIGHT
00:04:03February 23, 2013, 6:06 am
FPV Circular Polarized Antenna Testing - RCTESTFLIGHT

Channel: rctestflight & Total View: 39769

fpv, antenna, test, long, range, circular, polarized, horyzon, plane, rctestflight

Add Date: February 23, 2013, 6:06 am & Duration: 00:04:03

Likes: 237 | Dislike: 6

Testing CP antennas from:

Flite Test - Cloverleaf Antenna - FLITE TIPFlite Test - Cloverleaf Antenna - FLITE TIP
00:08:53November 12, 2012, 8:56 pm
Flite Test - Cloverleaf Antenna - FLITE TIP

Channel: FliteTest & Total View: 94318

rc plane, rc airplane, cloverleaf antenna, clover leaf antenna, antenna, fpv, how to, rc helicopter, flight test, ##tip

Add Date: November 12, 2012, 8:56 pm & Duration: 00:08:53

Likes: 732 | Dislike: 30

The Cloverleaf Antenna is a Circular Polarized Antenna designed to be a great option for transmitting your FPV video signal. This Flite Tip explains the correct setup that you need for the best FPV flying experience!

Links, information and photos available here:

Control Antenna System OverviewControl Antenna System Overview
00:02:45May 25, 2017, 4:00 pm
Control Antenna System Overview

Channel: Titan Drones Inc. & Total View: 4154

drones, dji, long range antenna, range extender for phantom 3, dji stock, long range 2.4 ghz antenna, drone range extender, phantom 4 pro, long range radio antennas, mavipro, mavic

Add Date: May 25, 2017, 4:00 pm & Duration: 00:02:45

Likes: 29 | Dislike: 2

The Control is a true circular polarized antenna system with quick mounting featuring the new T Lock system.

ImmersionRC Uno5800 vs. Duo5800 FPV receiver comparison

Channel: Globe Flight & Total View: 17594

fpv, immersionRC, duo5800, uno5800, gopro

Add Date: June 23, 2012, 3:38 am & Duration: 00:01:35

Likes: 40 | Dislike: 4

a short comparison between the ImmersionRC Uno5800 and the Duo5800 DIversity Receiver.
As you can see a Diversity Receiver brings you a higher effective FPV range for more safety and fun.

MenaceRC Bandicoot Linear Patch FPV AntennaMenaceRC Bandicoot Linear Patch FPV Antenna
00:07:09September 6, 2017, 2:00 am
MenaceRC Bandicoot Linear Patch FPV Antenna

Channel: Painless360 & Total View: 5922

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Add Date: September 6, 2017, 2:00 am & Duration: 00:07:09

Likes: 190 | Dislike: 2

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DJI Phantom #64 - Fatshark Predator FPV Set montieren

Channel: Arthur Konze & Total View: 56215

dji, phantom, quadcopter, quadrokopter, copter, kopter, drohne, drone, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Aircraft Type), fatshark, predator, fpv, first person view, videobrille

Add Date: July 6, 2013, 11:37 pm & Duration: 00:07:29

Likes: 454 | Dislike: 27

Denkt daran den Film in HD QUALITÄT zu schauen. Falls er euch gefällt: Kommentieren, Daumen HOCH, teilen und ABONNIEREN! Danke!

Vor dem ersten FPV Flug gilt es das Fatshark Predator Set mit dem DJI Phantom Quadrokopter zu verbinden. Damit das Set flexibel genutzt und bei Nichtbenutzung wieder entfernt werden kann, befestige ich Sender, Stromversorgung und Kamera mit Klettband. Der Sender kommt nach hinten, Kamera und Stromversorgung nach vorne. Zu guter Letzt nehme ich noch den Empfänger samt Videobrille in Betrieb und dann bin ich bereit für den ersten Testflug.


Ultra Vs. Spironet Real World TestUltra Vs. Spironet Real World Test
00:20:31January 13, 2015, 6:30 am
Ultra Vs. Spironet Real World Test

Channel: Stone Blue Airlines Hobby Shop & Total View: 96953

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Add Date: January 13, 2015, 6:30 am & Duration: 00:20:31

Likes: 360 | Dislike: 59

We test three of the best 5.8 antennas out on the market that you should be using.

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HobbyKing Daily - Boscam 5.8GHz Cloud Spirit Circular Polarized Antenna

Channel: HobbyKing Live & Total View: 11567

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Add Date: August 16, 2013, 6:56 pm & Duration: 00:02:02

Likes: 54 | Dislike: 5

Boscam 5.8GHz Cloud Spirit Circular Polarized Antenna Set RP-SMA

Boscam 5.8GHz Cloud Spirit Circular Polarized Antenna Set SMA

FPV für Einsteiger - #03 Komponenten Bodenstation - Richtantenne, Brille Monitor & Co.

Channel: Arthur Konze & Total View: 49223

modellflug, drohnen, multicopter, drones, multirotors, fpv, first person view, live, livebild, antenne, stabantenne, cloverleaf, helix, monitor, brille, googles, dvr, recorder, rekorder

Add Date: March 26, 2015, 12:11 am & Duration: 00:18:14

Likes: 874 | Dislike: 27

Denkt daran den Film in HD QUALITÄT zu schauen. Falls er euch gefällt: Kommentieren, Daumen HOCH, teilen und ABONNIEREN! Danke!

Im dritten Teil meiner Serie über das Thema FPV für Einsteiger zeige ich euch die wichtigsten Komponenten der Bodenstation. Dabei schauen wir uns zunächst die Empfangseigenschaften von Stabantenne und Clover Leaf Antenne an und gehen besonders auf die Richtcharakteristik der Helixantenne ein. Außerdem erkläre ich euch die unterschiedlichen Arten von Empfängern und der nachgeordneten Anzeigegeräte wie FPV Brille und FPV Monitor. Zum Abschluss zeige ich euch, wie ihr eure First Person View Filme mit Hilfe von digitalen Videorekordern aufnehmen könnt.


FPV für Einsteiger - #02 Komponenten Modell - Sender, Antenne, Kamera & Co.

Channel: Arthur Konze & Total View: 106096

modellflug, drohnen, multicopter, drones, multirotors, fpv, first person view, live, livebild, sender, antenne, stabantenne, cloverleaf, sendeleistung, frequenzen, kamera, gopro, sma, rp-sma, stromversorgung, akku

Add Date: March 20, 2015, 2:59 am & Duration: 00:16:21

Likes: 1580 | Dislike: 49

Denkt daran den Film in HD QUALITÄT zu schauen. Falls er euch gefällt: Kommentieren, Daumen HOCH, teilen und ABONNIEREN! Danke!

Im zweiten Teil der Serie First Person View für Einsteiger gehe ich detailliert auf die Komponenten eines FPV Sets ein, welche sich am Modellflugzeug befinden. Zunächst zeige ich den Unterschied zwischen Stabantennen und Cloverleaf Antennen und gehe auf SMA und RP-SMA Anstennenstecker ein. Dann sprechen wir über die Sendeleistung des Senders und die nutzbaren Frequenzen in den Bändern A, B, E und F. Außerdem zeige ich wie FPV Kameras und Actioncams wie die GoPro mit einem Sender verbunden werden können und wo die Vorteile der beiden Kamerasysteme liegen. Zu guter Letzt gehe ich noch auf die Stromversorgung von FPV Sender und Kamera ein.

Cloverleaf Antennen SMA:
25mW FPV Sender:
250mW FPV Sender (nicht DE):
600mW FPV Sender (nicht DE):
600TVL FPV Kamera:
GoPro LiveOut Kabel:
FPV Stromverteilung:

Dji Phantom and Cruise 2 UNCUT iOSD 2.3km+Dji Phantom and Cruise 2 UNCUT iOSD 2.3km+
00:10:12March 10, 2014, 7:33 pm
Dji Phantom and Cruise 2 UNCUT iOSD 2.3km+

Channel: carlocivicsi & Total View: 1369396

dji, dji phantom, gopro, dji beach and cruise, zenmuse, zenmuse h3-2d, ezuhf, immersion rc, 5.8ghz, fpv, royal caribbean, oasis, long range fpv, gopro 3, iosd, Cruise Ship (Ship Type), Camera

Add Date: March 10, 2014, 7:33 pm & Duration: 00:10:12

Likes: 6002 | Dislike: 248

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*ezuhf rx setup via naza assistant software, set to ppm

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*Dji phantom 2 h3-3d combo


5.8ghz 200mw FPV IBCrazy's Cloverleaf ant. 1.2km test

Channel: smithmodell & Total View: 21707

720p, soroksári

Add Date: April 18, 2011, 11:24 am & Duration: 00:03:20

Likes: 37 | Dislike: 3

Tx 5.8ghz 200mw Rangevideo + IBCrazy's antenna
Rx RC-305 Rangevideo,Easy Glider Pro & Sony Webbie live tv out,Eagle Tree OSD,
Epp UAV & Sony 540tvl board cam + Key chain HD camera

Linear vs. Circularly Polarized Antennas for FPVLinear vs. Circularly Polarized Antennas for FPV
00:03:50April 10, 2013, 5:40 pm
Linear vs. Circularly Polarized Antennas for FPV

Channel: Neil DeLillo & Total View: 20492

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Add Date: April 10, 2013, 5:40 pm & Duration: 00:03:50

Likes: 75 | Dislike: 9

This video is a short test I performed to see the difference in video quality between linear and circularly polarized antennas.

FPV equipment:
-PZ0420 camera
-200mw 5.8ghz transmitter

Microstrip Antenna Circular Polarization - SixtySec

Channel: ExploreGate & Total View: 6906

Microstrip, Antenna, Circular Polarization

Add Date: June 24, 2012, 4:47 am & Duration: 00:02:33

Likes: 25 | Dislike: 0

For the full tutorial by Dr. Reuven Shavit, visit This SixtySec clip, describes multiple methods for creating circular polarization with Microstrip antenna.

1km fpv flight with DJI F550 hexa and 25mW transmitter

Channel: Joop Brokking & Total View: 7206

fpv, dji, Flamewheel, F550, Hexacopter, Gopro, NAZA, yagi, antenna, omni, transmitter, long, range, GPS, autonomous

Add Date: January 17, 2013, 2:38 pm & Duration: 00:09:24

Likes: 41 | Dislike: 1

1 kilometer fpv flight with my DJI F550 NAZA hexacopter.
Transmitter 25mW
Yagi 12dBi receiver antenna

On Screen Display is home build with a Arduino, MAX7456 and LS20031 GPS.

25 mW vs. 250 mW 5.8GHz FPV transmitter comparison

Channel: Teemu Toivola & Total View: 91023

5.8 GHz, FPV, transmitter, comparison, range, 25 mW, 250 mW, penetration

Add Date: May 13, 2014, 2:08 pm & Duration: 00:07:34

Likes: 400 | Dislike: 19

The purpose of this video is to compare the differences in video quality between 25 mW and 250 mW 5.8 GHz transmitters in real environment when line of sight is limited.

Immersionrc 25mw 5.8g range testImmersionrc 25mw 5.8g range test
00:02:21March 9, 2015, 3:12 pm
Immersionrc 25mw 5.8g range test

Channel: Ritch1e & Total View: 7517

25mw vtx, immersionrc 25mw, max range of 5.8ghz 25mw, how far can 25mw vtx go?

Add Date: March 9, 2015, 3:12 pm & Duration: 00:02:21

Likes: 35 | Dislike: 0

How far can a 25mw vtx reach?

Calculated range is roughly 2500m under ideal condition (based on 5.8ghz 2.5km free space loss 116db, -90 db receiver sensitivity on 13db patch antenna. Physics: rx strength = tx eirp - free space loss + rx antenna gain = 14 -116 +13 = -89dbm)

In the real world we discovered even though relatively low power, a 25mw vtx can actually reach in excess of 1500m LOS in a typical environment, that is rather pleasant surprise.

Video transmitter: Immersionrc 5.8ghz 25mw with Fatshark Spironet RHCP
Diversity video receiver system: Immersionrc 5.8g Duo v4, Fatshark 13db RHCP patch, IBcrazy Mad Mushroom

Eachine 25mW 5.8GHz Video Transmitter: Bench Review & Range Test

Channel: RC FPV Flight & Total View: 14133

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Add Date: December 9, 2015, 7:28 am & Duration: 00:16:40

Likes: 165 | Dislike: 4

I was curious how far I can get with my cheap Eachine 25mw 5.8ghz VTX (, using different types of antennas. We test this using cheap rubber ducky antennas, ImmersionRC SpiroNets and Birds Eye View Dome and Pulsar antennas (

In the video we use a small testbed and walk away as far as possible from the VTX while still having a flyable picture. The distance using a smartphone app based on GPS. This is an unscientific test and possible also not highly accurate, since 1) I’m moving on the ground and 2) There is no interference (like from ESCs, motors, etc.) close to the VTX. But my aim here is to just get an idea of the range. So take this with a grain of salt please.

For the comparison, please note these types of antennas are very different. The rubberduckies are omnidirectional and cheap. The spironets are omnidirectional and of a higher quality. The antennas from Birds Eye View are omnidirectional (Dome) and directional (Pulsar). So this is not an antenna comparison, which would be unfair because the types of antennas differ. I’m just trying to get a first idea of how far one can realistically get with that video transmitter.

Rubber Ducky: 354m (1162 feet)
ImmersionRC SpiroNets:...

Quanum DIY FPV Goggle kit review Hobbyking cheapest video goggles ever ?

Channel: jamesb72 & Total View: 77571

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Add Date: June 27, 2014, 5:23 am & Duration: 00:05:50

Likes: 359 | Dislike: 6

UPDATE: The V2 version is now out - see video here:

I saw these a couple of weeks ago so ordered a set to have a look at, for $30 they are a great value, I paid £24 delivered (about a tenth the cost of fatshark goggles !).

The kit includes everything you need except a battery (2/3S with JST or 5.5/2.1 barrel connector) and a video receiver (can plug into fatshark goggles if you have them with built in receiver, or a cheap separate receiver for 5.8Ghz or whatever video gear you're using).

These are on hobbyking website named "Quanum DIY FPV Goggle Set with Monitor (KIT)"

You will need a video receiver, but if you already have one, or a set of fatshark goggles you can connect these up to run a 2nd screen for a passenger or to mount on a tripod for a quick check/look screen which I can see would be very useful for AP flights.

Hope this is useful, please like or subscribe - or comment with any questions.

Just to clarify I bought and paid for these with my own money so this is an independent, open and honest review.

UPDATE: Using cheap...

FPV Range Test Boscam RX LCD 5802 GoPro Hexacopter S550

Channel: Dennis Schmidt & Total View: 11667

#DJI, #S550, #FPV, #BOSCAM, #GoPro

Add Date: November 15, 2014, 7:14 am & Duration: 00:00:38

Likes: 18 | Dislike: 4

Tested with Boscam RX LCD 5802 and TS351 VTX on Channel 1 5705 MhZ with Helical and pair of CL/SPW antennas (best Picture and without erros so far)

Nahluftaufnahmen vom Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal in Porta Westfalica

Channel: Vogelfrei Hannover & Total View: 3859

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Add Date: June 13, 2013, 2:22 pm & Duration: 00:03:04

Likes: 29 | Dislike: 4

Das waren 2 super Flugtage am Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal - klasse Motiv, schöne Natur und nette Leute. Einziger Wermutstropfen: Wechselhaftes Wetter und tückische Winde...

@ Tobi: Halt' schonmal Deinen Quad' bereit, das war nicht die letzte Multicopter-Aktion! ;-)

RxTxFx | 25mW ImmersionRC - 300m Reichweite - von wegen!

Channel: RxTxFx & Total View: 9513

DJI, Flamewheel, F450, ImmersionRC, 25 mW, Reichweite, Team Brown Cow, Graupner

Add Date: February 6, 2015, 12:50 pm & Duration: 00:07:02

Likes: 35 | Dislike: 2

!!!Keine DVR-Aufnahme beides Onboard!!!
Videoempfang war bei maximaler Reichweite grisselig aber fliegbar

Ich wollte mal wissen wie weit ich mit meinem 25mW Sender noch FPV-Empfang habe - 1,3 km - Somit war ich fast ausser Sichtflugweite. Es wurde keine Richtantenne verwendet, nur standard FatShark SPW für Tx und Rx.

Um diese Reichweite zu bekommen sollte der FPV-Tx möglichst weit UNTER dem Copter angebracht werden (Antenne auch nach unten ausrichten) - am besten mit am Gimbal befestigen wenn eure Kamera wenig RF-Rauschen verursacht

Flamewheel F450
10" Standardprops
3300mAh nVision

Rx: Graupner GR- 24 Hott
Tx: MZ-18
Fx: NAZA-M lite + GPS + Hott GPS (für Telemetrie Downlink)

Rx: Predator V2 + FatShark SPW
Tx: ImmersionRC 25mW + FatShark SPW + FatShark 600TVL
Fx: JayTech DVR-108 und FatShark Pilot HD V1 (von beiden kann ich nur abraten, die Pilot HD hat sogar mehrfach Flyaways verursacht)

Aomway 5.8G 1000mw - 22 km distance and still good picture !!

Channel: Herbert Meier & Total View: 75251

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Add Date: August 17, 2013, 6:31 pm & Duration: 01:00:01

Likes: 187 | Dislike: 15

Plane: LRP UpStream F-1400mm (like Bixler), LRS: Chainlink, AAT-Tracker with 23 dbi Patch and RC305. Tx: Aomway 5.8G 1000mW. Battery 5 x Rhino 2620/3S (Tx-Battery) = 13100 mAh. Flying-weight: 1650 gramms

A US$33 FPV helical antennaA US$33 FPV helical antenna
00:08:49February 26, 2014, 8:23 pm
A US$33 FPV helical antenna

Channel: RCModelReviews & Total View: 53485

RC plane, model aircraft, FPV, first person view, aerial video, antennas, helical, circularly polarized, video receiver, 5.8GHz

Add Date: February 26, 2014, 8:23 pm & Duration: 00:08:49

Likes: 879 | Dislike: 24

If you fly RC planes via FPV then you'll know how important good video antennas are to success.

Simon from the UK sent me one of the 5-turn helical antennas he sells for 20 quid and, based on some secret flight-testing, it seems to work very well indeed.

I wish he'd protect the copper backplane and wire from oxidation -- but apart from that these helicals seem hard to fault.

Watch for an upcoming video where I compare a range of helicals from US$10 through to US$90 and see which offers best value and performance.

After some sleuthing, I think this is a link to where Simon (bignose13) sells his antennas:,13441.0.html

FPV Test #3: Antennas and circular polarizationFPV Test #3: Antennas and circular polarization
00:01:59March 25, 2012, 2:18 pm
FPV Test #3: Antennas and circular polarization

Channel: Trial & Errors & Total View: 14968

FPV, Plane, Cloverleaf, Skew Planar, Antenna, Video, Flying, Airplane, Radio, Antenna (radio)

Add Date: March 25, 2012, 2:18 pm & Duration: 00:01:59

Likes: 79 | Dislike: 1

In this test I used 3 different antennas with exactly the same plane/video setup and flew similar routes with all 3 antennas one after the other.
From take-off to landing the results are quite clear and show the benefits of circular polarization.
The winning setup has a Skew-Planar Wheel antenna ( for the receiver and a Cloverleaf antenna ( for the transmitter.
I followed these tutorials to build mine: and

Cheap-ass FPV setupCheap-ass FPV setup
00:28:51January 4, 2015, 5:08 pm
Cheap-ass FPV setup

Channel: iforce2d & Total View: 157669

Quadcopter, DIY, Do It Yourself (Hobby), nRF24L01, Radio Control (Invention), Model Aircraft (Hobby), helicopter, hexacopter, Robot, Technology, Electronics, Physics, Hobby (Interest), Arduino (Brand), arduino pro mini, 2.4ghz, Gadget, Experiment, Mechanics, Computer, Robots, Transmitter, First-person View

Add Date: January 4, 2015, 5:08 pm & Duration: 00:28:51

Likes: 967 | Dislike: 27

It ain't much, but it's ok for a starter setup.
Flite Test video: