The Minion 5.8GHz Antenna from Video Aerial Systems. A super lightweight antenna with strong performance for a mini race quad! The Minion features a more compact size (half as large) and slightly reduced gain than the original Ion.
After nearly a year on the market, the Ion finally has a little brother, the Minion!
The Minion features a more compact size (half as large) and slightly reduced gain than the original Ion. Packing a gain of 2.25dbic, the Minion may be just slightly underpowered when compared to the Ion, but it still outperforms the competition in range and performance. The axial ratio does not suffer in the Minion either with a near perfect Axial ration like the Ion, you can expect the Minion to stop multipathing in its tracks. But there is more! The largest critique of the original Ion was aimed at the Ion’s rather large nulls. VAS listened and worked diligently to close these nulls to more manageable sizes. With time and perseverance, they were able to all but close the nulls. This is great news for pilots as now they can bank their aircraft with little worry of the null being exposed.
Oh! Did I mention it will be offered in three different flavors? That’s right as with standard VAS antennas the Minion will be available with an SMA connector and our beloved finger wrench. But we also will be adding MMCX and IPX/u.FL to the mix! The Minion will be the first VAS antenna that needs no adapters! Simply purchase the Minion with the connector you want to use and enjoy!