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IBCrazy's Cloverleaf antenna jig

by kjetilhansen, published

IBCrazy's Cloverleaf antenna jig by kjetilhansen Mar 29, 2012

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This is a jig for soldering up the leafs in the cloverleaf antenna

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Coool! What % infill did you use, as my printer says it needs about 18m of material! Mind, that is 100% infill :)

Oh, I made a little typo... I should be "cloverleaf_antenna.stl" Sorry about that :)

Very useful. No "Main jig.stl" yet though.

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Instructions

Check out Rc-explorer's guide on how to make these antennas.

This jig helps you keep it 120 or 90 degrees depending on if you are making a 3 or 4 leaf antenna. The walls are 45 degrees so you can choose if you want to make RHCP or LHCP antennas.

These antennas where invented by IBCrazy from the rcgroups, and are excellent on FPV use for video transmissions.

Follow the guide on rc explorer on how to make the leafs match your frequency, and place the leafs in the jig an solder up.

The guide for the antenna is here:
rcexplorer.se/page14/CPantennas/CL/CL.html

and the IBCrazy's forum post is here:
rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1388264

Note: This does not work with 900mhz, if you plan to use this with 900mhz you need to add some support on the 45 degree walls for added length.

Download "Main jig for 1,3ghz.stl" for 1,3 and up, and if you want to use less ABS og PLA download "cloverleaf_antenna.stl" for 2.4 and up for less material usage.
Enjoy

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Keukpa on Aug 1, 2012 said:

Coool! What % infill did you use, as my printer says it needs about 18m of material! Mind, that is 100% infill :)

ultimac on Mar 31, 2012 said:

Very useful. No "Main jig.stl" yet though.

kjetilhansen on Mar 31, 2012 said:

Oh, I made a little typo... I should be "cloverleaf_antenna.stl" Sorry about that :)

JelleAtProtospace on Mar 29, 2012 said:

Awesome indeed.

As a lot of other people (i suppose) I was planning on making something very similar to this. Thank you for beating me to it!

kjetilhansen on Mar 30, 2012 said:

Yeah, this is a very important tool for us fpv people :) Hope it can do the job. If you think it is missing any features it would be great to se another design :) I added a messurment for 105 degrees and the round tool to help make a good curve...

Octovir on Mar 29, 2012 said:

Awesome! Thanks!

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