Originally Posted by whakahere
At last I have done the editing of my video and I can tell the world of my first test with my 6 turn helical. Over the weekend I did a little flight and here is what happened. I was hoping to go further but for some reason there was some interference or I might have stuffed my video RX during the search for the RSSI. They no longer output rssi so I might have damaged my range.
I am going to try again soon as I wanted to go about 8km and since I have gone 3km with just the cloverleaf and SPW I am sure it is possible.
I would like to thank IBCrazy for his awesome tutorials on antenna building and markus123456 for building me the cloverleaf and SPW.
It has music too.
NO autopilot was used at anytime. I just can't set it up working so ... who needs it anyway :P
edit : oh when I said I wasn't scared when the video was just about lost .. it is true. I wasn't scared at all ... I was just having a warm moment in my pants. There is a small town below me and I am sure they would love a foam plane coming to visit for dinner.
edit : now gone out to 5.9km but needed to turn back because of thunder storm. More range can be had.
This probably in the thread somewhere but can someone provide me the link to the build thread for the 6 turn helical for 5.8? I've done pretty good with the CL antennas and sure would like to get more range on my 200mw system.