DIY Helical FPV antenna (5 turn and 3 turn compared)

In the previous video I showed how to build your own high-gain helical antenna for FPV planes and drones. Today I compare the performance (on beam and off beam) of 5-turn and 3-turn versions. For direct connection to FPV goggles, I'm a fan of 5-turn helicals which I believe offer the best compromise between gain […]

DIY Helical FPV Antenna, you won’t believe how good it is!

For about $4 in parts you can build a helical antenna that provides a huge amount of gain and significantly increases the range of any 5.8GHz FPV system in a drone or RC plane. This DIY video shows you how to do it and I'll be posting more tests of the 5-turn and 3-turn versions […]

Eachine US65 (UK65) Brushless 65mm Micro Whoop FPV Racer Flight Test Review

This colorful and tiny little whoop actually includes brushless motors for fun indoor or outdoor flying. Find it here Pros – One of the smallest whoops at 65mm. – Great looking whoop with optional decorated canopies and prop guards. – Brushless SE0603 KV19000 motors. – 6A ESC – 700TVL camera – 48CH 25mW VTX with […]

Realacc R11 5.8Ghz FPV Drone Flight Test Review

This little micro drone includes 5.8Ghz FPV transmitter that works with most FPV racing goggles. It's intended as an introductory drone to true FPV flying. Find it here version without goggles or here version with bundled racing goggles Pros – Little folding drone for improved portability. – 720p HD camera – 5.8Ghz FPV transmitter that […]

HSKRC IX2 90 Micro FPV Racer Flight Test Review

This FPV racer is best as an acro trainer for new FPV fliers. Find it here Pros – Available BNF for Flysky and Radiolink transmitters. – 600 TVL Foxeer Arrow CCD camera. – 40 channel 25 to 200mW video transmitter with on screen display. – Omnibus F4SD flight control board loaded with 3.4.0 flight control […]

FPV: do linear antennas really suck?

Are those black stick-type antennas that come with most FPV equipment really so much worse than circularly polarized antennas that are so popular in the hobby? Today I run them side-by-side and allow you to decide for yourself. What do you think? The Lolipop antennas used in this video were supplied by Foxeer for review […]