This specific variation is designed to be small, light, and easy to use. You CANNOT expect full range from this antenna.
Designed by : Michael Anderson Made by: TBS
Designed to be small, light, and easy to use. You CANNOT expect full range from this antenna. In fact, you cannot even expect half range with this antenna. That is NOT its purpose. It’s intended for Toothpicks, micros and super Whoops. Many 5" racers would likely prefer this as well as it is very light and easier to use than some other options.
The quality of this antenna is supreme. The active elements are made of the same thick and super durable wire as the Immortal T. It’s simply fantastic. You will appreciate it when you feel it.
Crossfire is a beautiful protocol that is robust and reliable. They have spent endless dollars and hours refining this amazing protocol. This particular antenna design poops on all of that. BUT, We typically do not need to go 40km away. This antenna will NOT give you full range. In fact, on the 100mw baby Crossfire, we would not even recommend beyond 2km (even though we’ve gone FAR beyond that ourselves on 100mw).
The point of this antenna is to be light and easy to use. There is a PCB or sticker antenna product out there too but that is actually a little bigger and has specific requirements for how it should be used. The reason TBS went from the typical whip antenna to the Immortal T in the first place is because people were folding up and stringing the whip along the carbon arms of their frames. The Immortal T is great because it’s hard to screw up using it. Wherever you place it, you’ll at least get good performance. This antenna is like that. It’s got a short stem, low weight and wherever you put it, you’ll get at least acceptable performance. Give it just a little thought and effort to get it out of the path of radio obstructive bits and the performance is hard to tell apart from the full size Immortal T in 'short' range use.