Interactive CLICK on each row to find the latest price on Amazon.com or Banggood.com.*Multi-path rejection is a technology used to combat multi-path interference, a problem that occurs when signals received by the FPV receiver directly from the FPV transmitter are distorted by signals from the FPV transmitter that have first bounced off nearby solid objects. This causes visible ‘dropout’ in the audio/video signal. **An axial ratio closer to one helps to minimise multi-path interference levels.
Looking for a review of the best 5.8ghz antennas for FPV racing drones? Perhaps you’re looking to upgrade to a circular polarised antenna to help prevent visible ‘dropouts’? Use our table above to compare the latest circular polarised antennas, and use our sortable table below to rank antenna’s by your chosen parameter. Then read on to discover our category winner’s!
|ITEM||DESIGN||WT||GAIN||AR*||LENGTH||PRICE ($)||BUY HERE|
|LUMENIER AXII||7.6g||1.6dbi||1.0||70mm||$40 (Amazon)||Buy on Amazon|
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|AKK M2||11g||5dbi||-||86mm||$11 (Amazon)||Buy on Amazon|
|TBS TRIUMPH||11.5g||1.26dbi||0.74||85mm||$40 (Amazon)||Buy on Amazon|
|ANBEE||12g||2dbi||-||87mm||$10 (Amazon)||Buy on Amazon|
|FATSHARK||12g||0.95dbi||-||108mm||$35 (Amazon)||Buy on Amazon|
|FOXEER||12g||3dbi||-||108mm||$15 (Amazon)||Buy on Amazon|
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Best antenna for FPV racing: TBS Triumph
The ‘Triumph’ antenna from Team BlackSheep was designed by IBCrazy (the mastermind behind video aerial systems) with the specific goal of ultimate noise and reflection rejection for FPV racing. For the ‘Triumph’, IBCrazy perfected a unique antenna design, protected from trees (or other objects) with a special foam-filled and ultrasonic welded enclosure, finishing off with a double-jacket semi-rigid cable and tin-plated connectors. In a video review by RCSchim, the TBS Triumph outperforms other antennas when flying past a large building – a situation that creates noise and multi path interference for the other antennas. Watch the video review below to see the difference for yourself!
Best all-round antenna: Pagoda
The Pagoda antenna was designed by Maartan Baert to provide good omnidirectional signal, a good axial ratio, a reasonably small size, and be easy to manufacture within fine tolerances at low cost. The Pagoda certainly meets these goals, outperforming more expensive antenna’s. The only disadvantage of the two plate design is the plates are vulnerable to damage during crashes, meaning the Pagoda is unlikely to withstand as much abuse as an antenna with a protective shell (e.g. the AKK M2 below). Watch how the Pagoda outperforms more expensive antenna’s in this video review by Joshua Bardwell (below).
Best antenna for new FPV pilots: AKK M2
AKK is an FPV drone parts maker whose FPV video transmitter was chosen for the record breaking 152mph VX1 FPV drone (full details HERE) and they also make circular polarised antennas. Unlike the Pagoda antenna, the M2 antenna set from AKK uses a conventional circular polarised antenna design with a strong protective shell, allowing the M2 to withstand repeated crashes. Whats more, at 11g the M2 remains lightweight despite the protective shell. FPV signal performance is equivalent to similarly priced alternative’s. Altogether, this is a great antenna for FPV drone racing newcomers who need that extra crash protection at a reasonable cost.