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Cloverleaf 5.8G antenna cover (compatible for 90 degree adaptor)

by brianhomer, published

Cloverleaf 5.8G antenna cover (compatible for 90 degree adaptor) by brianhomer Jul 1, 2013

Description

I bought a pair of cloverleaf 5.8G antennas from the shop and found the product itself with cover is more then double. Therefore, I made the pair of the covers for my antenna. Of course, you can make your own one with the following reference.

1) The link about cloverleaf for your reference.
rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1388264
2) If you want make your own cloverleaf antenna from scratch. the following tools is good for you to build one.
thingiverse.com/thing:20285
thingiverse.com/thing:83578

By the way, I browse a lot of on line stores and found their antenna rod some is short and some is long. Make sure if you use this covers, the rod from the leaf to SMA should has at least 3 inches then will be better.

Also, this size is only fit for 5.8G. 2.4G and 1.2G does not fit. Please note.

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since the wall shell only. infill % does not affect the weight too much. however, too thin of the wall let the cover not durable enough. overall the weight not too concern indeed
do you have an approximate weight at a given % infill by chance? this can't be more than a few grams for a tx, i'm guessing. from experience its probably about 3 grams max
Your case noted. I have no experience ding CURA. May be you can try ReplicatorG. This common open source work perfect for this file.

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Instructions

1) Bought the appropriate antenna
2) Print the stuffs from your 3D printer better use ABS, but PLA should be okay. However, I didn't tried yet.
3) Before put through the antenna to the bottom, put the adhesive around the inside and outside of the inserts (left and right). this is to secure the rod and the insert to the bottom.
4) when the captioned done. Put the cover on . also remember add some adhesive around the edge on both cover inner side and bottom.outer adge upwards area.
5) Done
since the wall shell only. infill % does not affect the weight too much. however, too thin of the wall let the cover not durable enough. overall the weight not too concern indeed
do you have an approximate weight at a given % infill by chance? this can't be more than a few grams for a tx, i'm guessing. from experience its probably about 3 grams max
Your case noted. I have no experience ding CURA. May be you can try ReplicatorG. This common open source work perfect for this file.
Unfortunately cloverleaf_top.stl doesn't print well with Cura. It doesn't print as a smooth cylinder but it prints the surfaces as if they were bars (imagine a round prison cell. imgur.com/4b4kNKn
Any fix?
Have you by chance measured the antenna VSWR with and without the radome to see if it changes drastically?
basically the frequency up to 5.8G,the shield does not affect any of the radiation indeed. But I didn't have the comparision so no figure can tellyou the truth.
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