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... securly! Its a furious mnova.
im hesitant to stick it to the F420 FC with double sided tape but does anyone have another Idea? top of the stack is where it has to go.
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can you make litlle adaptors from metal and just bolt it? maybe like from washers or something. or maybe use some epoxy glue on the posts/ bolt sides there and glue it that way? will be hard to remove tho...
 

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dronrbonr, that plate could be the ticket thanks. I have a 3d printed conversion but its so tight its hard to maintain and very little airflow.
 
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Ive got more options now and questions.
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What's the best way to protect the antenna?
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or there's this...
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w/ antenna exiting out the back.

which would y'all pick and if the camera mounted route, what about that antenna protection?
 

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actually my post was incorrect. its this one.. 2pin to power and ground from the FC.
but I'll order those Neo as Ill probably need it on the 3" rebuild. thanks for the link!
also, the big single pin is best i have to get the green wire to a uart on the FC.
I wonder if I should try combining the 2pin +/gnd and uart green into a three pin on both sides?1546709648635239640880026711129.jpg
 

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also, what if I drilled a tight angled hole in the red hood to stick the antenna through? how much of this antenna needs to be sticking out?
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until I get a conntector to mount the vtx to the camera, I'm going with the plate idea for now.
I had to dremel it a bit around the plugs but this should work. 15467162978358988625601602509681.jpg

the link to the plate was key
 

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ok, its mounted and powers up with the rest of it. time to start tuning. thanks for the input everyone!! Ill be using alot of what was mentioned here on that 3"
rebuild.
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we'll see how it flies
 
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also, what if I drilled a tight angled hole in the red hood to stick the antenna through? how much of this antenna needs to be sticking out?
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One open questions to the group that may help others reading. how much antenna has to stick out to be effective running 200mw and inside 100yards?
 

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One open questions to the group that may help others reading. how much antenna has to stick out to be effective running 200mw and inside 100yards?
Depending on trees and obstacles, none at all really. If it fits in the canopy give it a try, I bet it'll work.
Having most of it out and oriented vertically is supposed to help, but I'm not sure if I've seen much difference in my own builds.
 
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Im gonna give this a try. . ill let y'all know how it goes.
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Im not hopefull, especially when facing towards me.
there's a mohawk version of the Cerberus micro hood made specifically to hide and protect an antenna out the top. I may look more into that.
 
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