stealthmatt wrote:Do you need two aerials on yours? or you just testing with 1? Also whats the difference between this multipolarised one and the egenius 8dbi one? what does this one u linked to do better?
The EnGenius has 2 external ant connections for Radio 1, but one is 2400GHz and the other is for if you're using 5000GHz so in this case it's left un-connected.
The "multipolarized" antennas from MPAntenna are based upon a proprietary/patented design of theirs which intends to reduce problems of receiving signals "out-of-polarity". I.e. normally you want antennas to be perfectly oriented one-to-the-other; if they are Horizontally polarized then orient them Horizontally etc. But reception problems can occur when RF signal polarity changes e.g. by simple reflectivity (in a home or office space) or by physically tilting a send/receive device (phone, handheld device, laptop/tablet, or of course the Ar.Drone in flight!).
Some folks have sworn by them, and I buy-in to the theory anyway particularly for our Drones which are tilting/turning constantly as we fly them around. The problem with Knowing these MP antennas are Better wrt our drones, is that I'm not sure how to guage that signal quality is better when the Drone is flying around.
But so far I've spent $175 bucks on MPAntennas alone so I think I'm in the "wishin' and hopin' and inclined-to-believe" category for sure! I have Faith but little else to-date!