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Pinwheel antennas create a oval or round bubble around them. They are perfect for receiving antennas because it creates a larger target for the broadcast signal to hit.

Helical antennas create a beam that is emitted that is similar to a shotgun. They are perfect for controllers, but the signal is less strong on the sides, thus you need to point the antenna in the direction of your drone.

Adding the two together allows for a perfect combination of antennas. The helical sends the beam out, and with a pinwheel, your signal is easily received.

Some controllers have two frequencies they are using. The Phantom 2 Vision for example broadcasts the radio controls of your drone (making the drone go up and down, left and right) on one frequency, and the video controls on another. Therefore if you are adding an antenna here to boost these, you need actually two antennas. One for each control. If you have an all in one for this series of drone, you can check out our Longboard Antennas.

Adding the two together allows for a perfect combination of antennas. The helical sends the beam out, and with a pinwheel, your signal is easily received.

What in the world is LHCP or RHCP? Why do I care? Well, it’s actually really important. Much like a key works with only one lock, you need the radio wave being sent to be understood by the receiver. If you have a LHCP antenna and a RHCP receiver, they will not “talk” to each other efficiently.