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Old Oct 24, 2012, 12:29 AM
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Cloverleaf on the Tx and SPW on the Rx gives me incredible penetration.
Racewood Rx is much preferable if you use UHF control.

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 01:22 AM
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ro.bi - stock antennas on any frequency are usually pretty average. Look up IBCrazy - i highly recommend his patch antenna with an inverted vee. Easy to make, and a bit tougher than a CL/SPW.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 09:18 AM
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I dissected a few of the stock antennas and some of them have the dipole wire cut 10mm longer than desirable frequency- better antennas for 900mhz lol!
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 11:46 AM
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Cloverleaf on the Tx and SPW on the Rx gives me incredible penetration.
Racewood Rx is much preferable if you use UHF control.

ian
Thanks Ian!
My radio is stock 9x on 2.4 (no UHF yet) but I thought about a racewood vrx since I am not sure the SunSky vrx/tx works ?!
Why else would I only get video on channel combinations: 4-7, 7-9? Nothing on 8-8 ?
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 11:52 AM
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ro.bi - stock antennas on any frequency are usually pretty average. Look up IBCrazy - i highly recommend his patch antenna with an inverted vee. Easy to make, and a bit tougher than a CL/SPW.
Thanks Stunt Double!
I trashed my (much smaller) 5.8 CL vtx antenna, so I apreciate the Vee recommendation!
I was trying to stay away from directional antenas (since I am flying a quad) but I'll give Vee a try.
Anybody here selling an inverted Vee - Patch or CL/SPW combo for 1280? Thanks
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 02:06 PM
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Maybe this is a better forum to post my question:

My 1.2 SunSky w/ stock antennas (plastic, articulated) on both vrx/tx, has worse penetration than my 5.8 FoxTech w/ Skew Planar (4 lobes) on vrx & stock (plastic, articulated) on vtx …
Flying stock 2.4 9x radio ... 12V from a 3s Lipo … FPV cam is a GoPro …
What can I do to get the best out of the 1.2 SunSky vrx/tx !? Thanks

Maybe I should mention I fly a Witespy quad ...
Also, reception only works on channel combinations: 4-7, 7-9, & that's pretty much it. Nothing on 8-8 ?!

I have to get a Racewood vrx ... What else?
CP antennas will help loads. I would guess that the 5.8 is better currently only because the 5.8 is using CP and the 1.3 is still linear. Upgrade the antennas on your 1.3 system and report back...
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:47 PM
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I dissected a few of the stock antennas and some of them have the dipole wire cut 10mm longer than desirable frequency- better antennas for 900mhz lol!
I'm reading people getting miles of reception with the stock antenas on their 1.2 SunSky
I get more penetration w/ a 5.8 w/ one stock antena (vtx) & a SPW (vrx) ?
Also reception only works on channels 4-7, 7-9 (not 8-8) on the 1280, which makes me wonder if something else is wrong, besides bad luck getting crappy antennas? 
But I don't have enough experience to tell? Is there a way to check?
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Channel "9" is 1280mHz, channel "H" 1320mHz and ch. "C" 1360mHz.
The Racewood Rx will work.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 04:13 AM
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Is that sunsky 800mW unit to much of a gamble to buy? Which one would be safer to buy, fox800? Or that 400mW one from sunsky?
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 05:05 AM
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Sunsky 800mW = FOX800.
For the most part, all the "800"s (wherever you find them) are the same Tx (with some variations in the case),
and they are well proven and not a gamble at all. They all put out about 600mW at 1280Mhz which is
good for more range than most people will ever need (with properly matched set of antennas).
The Sunsky digital display Rx (in fact all digital display Rxs) does not play well with UHF controls systems
at all. The best combination is Sunsky FOX800 + SAW filter modded Racewood Rx,
which overlaps with 4 of the 8 channels of the Tx. RMRC sells a version of both FOX800 Tx
and Racewood Rx that have two channels on 1258 and 1280 which are both US HAM legal
frequencies.

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Whenever I order something cheaper, and I have to send it back (or order another one) because it's the wrong part or it's broken, I promise myself I'm going to spend a little bit more & buy from a reputable source (it ends up being cheaper than sending stuff back to China or ordering a second part). About Sunsky in particular I read some people get lucky the first time (I didn't) or you have a 1:5 chance =)
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Is that sunsky 800mW unit to much of a gamble to buy? Which one would be safer to buy, fox800? Or that 400mW one from sunsky?
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:16 PM
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For whats its worth,

I just ordered the ReadyMade 1.5 W Tx in the Black case. I talked with them and they said the new black case Tx seemed to be a more, in their words, "Robust" I agree after seeing it. I also tested its output on my Daiwa SWR meter and got just a bit shy of 1400mw onto a dummy load. This is the best by far I have seen. When I get a chance I will fire up the Spectrum Alayyzer and see how clean the signal is.

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Sunsky 800mW = FOX800.
For the most part, all the "800"s (wherever you find them) are the same Tx (with some variations in the case),
and they are well proven and not a gamble at all. They all put out about 600mW at 1280Mhz which is
good for more range than most people will ever need (with properly matched set of antennas).
The Sunsky digital display Rx (in fact all digital display Rxs) does not play well with UHF controls systems
at all. The best combination is Sunsky FOX800 + SAW filter modded Racewood Rx,
which overlaps with 4 of the 8 channels of the Tx. RMRC sells a version of both FOX800 Tx
and Racewood Rx that have two channels on 1258 and 1280 which are both US HAM legal
frequencies.

ian
how about lawmate 1.2 rx + fox800 vtx?
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:48 PM
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Lawmate rx peaks up noise from UHF radios big time.
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