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Old Nov 21, 2014, 05:26 PM
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FPV Broken Antenna

I was flying today with a friend and his propeller struck my 5.8ghz antenna causing it to snap off. However, I never lost my video signal because a strand of wire about 1/2" was exposed the whole time. Did my antenna essentially become a monopole whip? Or did I do damage to my video transmitter by running it without a proper antenna? I attached an image of the antenna.
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Old Nov 21, 2014, 05:45 PM
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Is the tx working? Then it's fine.
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Old Nov 21, 2014, 05:48 PM
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Yea, I thought I remembered reading that this kind of damage could cause rage loss even when the tx works at a close range. I guess I'll have to rage test it.
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Yea, I thought I remembered reading that this kind of damage could cause rage loss even when the tx works at a close range. I guess I'll have to rage test it.
That sounds like a bad plan. I'd suggest calmly testing how far the TX transmits. Testing while enraged is likely to cause some major issues.
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