Pagoda 2 Omni FPV Antenna Spacers (Protector)

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Pagoda 2 Omni FPV Antenna Spacers (Protector) by TroyDL Feb 25, 2017
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I just got some Pagoda-2 antennas from Farvew.com and they provide an STL for a protective shell but I was concerned about the disks getting out of alignment, so I whipped up some spacers. The design thickness for the top is 3.65mm and the bottom is 10.45, but on my printer they come out a hair thicker than that so I used a bit of sandpaper and a caliper to get them to exactly the proper thickness.

I was planning to secure them with shrink tubing but the only size I had that fit was quite a bit bigger than necessary, and thus the first time I tried to fully shrink the lower section I melted the spacer a bit. What I ended up doing was using a bit of UV epoxy to seal the edges of the pcb to where it meets the spacers. Glue should also be fine. For EXTRA protection, one could even use this And the outer shell at the same time.

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ABS is recommended. I used one perimeter with a 0.5mm nozzle.

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just what i need, ty so much for the print :)

Hey your design is the best in my opinion but most folks are probably going to type pagoda cover or pagoda case or maybe pagoda protector. Your design will not show up in any of these searches. Thingiverse search totally sucks. Just wanted to let you know you're not showing up for most people who are out looking

Good point, thanks.

Did you see any perfomance degrade with this spacer instead of the original one w/o them? I saw the farwev and menace case which cover the entire circumference. Wondering if spacer involved in some shifting.

Marteen quote:

" know - if you want a case, you should consider scaling the antenna down to compensate for the frequency shift. But if the case is thin enough, the shift is quite small, so the antenna will still work quite well. I have done measurements of the MenaceRC model with case, and it was only shifted down by about 100 MHz."

I didn't notice any difference. Hopefully if there is a shift it's small enough to not need additional tuning.