The VAS T-Style Dipole, also known as the "True Dipole," is the lightest dipole antenna in the world for the Tiny Whoop. Weighing in at 0.3 grams, this antenna has a slightly higher gain (2.2dbi) than the usual Tiny Whoop dipole and is more effecient - 98.7 percent as opposed to the 91-92 percent efficiency of the standard dipole, which translates to more range. Because of the short feed line this antenna is intrinsically balanced. Leave it to Video Aerial Systems to continue improving Tiny Whoop antenna equipment!!
We give you lots of coaxial length to work with on this antenna, but to get weight down, you'll have to trim it nice and tight, like all TW video antennas should be. Here's a video showing how I make the easy installation!
Caution! Do not cut this antenna too short - leave at least 8mm length to be sure the tip of the antenna doesn't get too hot while soldering this to your vtx.
Here are some more photos and instruction if you prefer:
First, de-solder the current antenna from the vtx. Take a look at how it's held on in three places - there are two outside connections which are the ground (soldered to the same pad on either side) and there is a single lower connection.
Now we'll make the upgrade antenna look like that. First cut your antenna about this short. If you want a little room to make mistakes, go a couple millimeters longer.
Gently remove the outermost translucent material to expose the woven ground wire.
Once the outermost translucent layer is removed, slowley pull apart the woven ground wire and twist it into the two outside connections. As you'll see these will need to be a bit shorter than the central wire. Remove a bit of the white insulation between the core wire and the woven ground wire so that it looks like this.
Now just solder the central wire to the lower pad and the two ground twists to the ground pad. Easy as pie!! Just make sure they're not touching in any place and you should be good.