Raptor Antenna 5.8Ghz Omni
The Raptor antenna is a small compact Omni that delivers a smooth radiation pattern and a high axial ratio with its unique PCB pagoda construction designed by Maarten Baert.
Small 5.8Ghz Aero design with excellent omni directional pattern
Unique PCB construction allows manufacturing within fine tolerances
Gain 1.09db with a radiation efficiency of 92%
Clearer video reception with upto 20% greater signal received than other omni antenna topology with higher gain
High Axial Ratio for reversed polarity rejection, ideal for send and receive as a pair.
Robust injection moulded case for crash protection
Weighs less than 10grams
Centre frequency 5.8 GHz
Frequency Range: 5550 – 6050 MHz
Matching S11 < -20dB, VSWR <1.22
Gain: 1.09dB with efficiency: 92%
Axial Ratio <1.3
Beam width: 360 degrees
Left or Right Hand Circular Polarised ( LHCP or RHCP)
Manufactured under License CC BY-SA 4.0 from Maarten Baert
1x Raptor 5.8Ghz Antenna
The Raptor Antenna’s incorporates a stronger SMA to Coax production method which includes a crimp metal collar.
On our first production batch from December 2016 we received feedback from some customers that they were experiencing breakage of the Raptor at the SMA to Coax junction in a crash.
We worked on a stronger fixing method where we have carried out testing to compare the fixing methods of the SMA to coax cable for strength and then passed it to test pilots to further evaluate the new method. The new method proved to be much stronger.
What we have concluded is that any antenna mounted on a top plate will not last and it will only be a finite number of crashes before the inevitable. The recommended mounting method is to mount the antenna out the rear of the drone and fasten the coax to the plate with cable zip ties or similar restraint. Whilst this will help nothing in this hobby is indestructible.
All production from January 2017 onwards has incorporated the stronger method.