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Rob Moll

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  1. Here is a thread regarding the Oracle project... Oracle thread Hope that helps... Rob
  2. OK - here are the "after" pictures. I did Tom's antenna first. The bottom plate is aluminum with a mirror finish. It didn't cost any extra so I thought why not. The top plate is copper. I used a right angle sma on the receiver soldered directly to the can. That went surprisingly smoothly. Everything lined up beautifully. I used 4mm nylon spacers, scuffed and epoxied, to set the gap. I tested it briefly in the house and it worked. I was surprised that I could go from the basement to the first floor without much interference. I thought it would be much more line-of-sight. Signal must be bouncing around and coming up the stairs. I don't know. We're in the middle of a mid-April snowstorm here in Wisconsin so it will be a couple of days before I can flight test.
  3. My sma connectors are slated to arrive on 3-30-2007. Just in time for the weekend. Tom - how critical is the thickness of the copper and aluminum plates? My local hardware store carries copper that is .025 inches (.635 mm) thick. This is a little thicker than what you specify in your diagram. Is it important? Thanks, Rob
  4. This looks like it would work. This soldered to the rx can... (the images link to the Amphenol spec pages) ...and this on the patch (as mentioned in a similar thread)... I think I need the right-angle fitting on the rx because of the location of the can (see the images in the first post). I like the fact that it is a bulkhead fitting so I can bracket it to avoid strain on the solder joint. Tom or Mr.RC-Cam, if you could verify that these two will mate with each other I would appreciate it. Any other suggestions are truly appreciated. Rob
  5. Thanks for the replies. I will look for the needed sma connectors and short coax cable. I may try soldering the existing lead to the patch and see what I get. I might just make both antennae shown here and give feedback as to my results. Thanks again and if you can point me toward parts sources I would appreciate it. I saw in the other thread regarding this project that Amphenol makes the sma connector you recommend Tom (if I may). I think I traced that to Mouser. I'll look again. They will more than likely have the coax also. Is it possible, and if so, wise, to remove the can from the pcb and put a male sma on the can and attach it directly to the patch and then reconnect the can to the pcb with soldered wire? Sorry if thats a stupid question. I don't have it in front of me and am throwing out thoughts. I appreciate the help. Rob
  6. I made my first successful fpv flights recently and now need to get a better video link. I would like to try the GP Patch before upgrading TX or RX. I fear that my RX is a piece of junk but I believe that the GP Patch is a good first step at improving since I can carry it forward into most any RX I may purchase. If, based on the pics, you know that the RX is not worth trying to improve, please tell me so. My question is - since my existing omni-antenna is not detachable conventially, can I still use the GP Patch with it by unsoldering the antenna lead from what appears to be a di-pole pcb and then soldering the lead directly to the Patch, bypassing an SMA connector? Or should I solder the existing lead to an SMA connector? Or...??? Thanks in advance for any help. Rob edit - Images were resized.
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