Here's a good looking ground antenna tracking unit with pan and tilt servos for $90.

From the product description:

"Antenna pan/tilt assembly kit designed to work with the ImmersionRC EZ Antenna Tracker. Designed to hold patch antennas, with direct mounting points for L-Com 8dBi, 14dBi, and diversity Patch antennas. May work with other antennas as well.

Includes two HS-485HB Servos, Gears and rotation hardware, 1/4-20 tripod mount, hook-and-loop and double sided tape for holding Duo2400 and EZ Antenna Tracker, standard 1/2" 1/4-20 and 10-24 bolts for antenna mounting."

Although it's designed to work with a custom electronics unit, which in turn works with EzOSD, it looks like it would work as well with ArduStation.

Here's a video of it in action. Check it out--it's really cool:

Antenna Pan Tilt Test Flight from Mr.Pibb on Vimeo.

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Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on December 19, 2009 at 12:46am
I need to mention the new TinyTelemetry also from ImmersionRC.

The TinyTelemetry is another brilliant product from ImmersionRC. With the weight of only 15 grams and the size of 65 x 7 x 7 mm this is a perfect companion for small FPV planes where the weight is critical and antenna tracking is needed.

Another perfect application is antenna tracking feature for planes which already have an OSD system installed from a different manufacturer.

The TinyTelemetry, just like its big brother the EzOSD provides the telemetry data on one of the audio channels which allows the pan and tilt antenna system connected to the EzAntennaTracker at the ground station to track the plane based on the GPS coordinates.

The EzAntennaTracker firmware has been updated to include displaying voltage, power usage and total consumed mAh aso sent down on with the telemetry data.

Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on December 19, 2009 at 1:22am
I use this pan and tilt platform

45.99$ servocity

Works really great for me.
Comment by Kendric Eugene Oatis on December 19, 2009 at 8:43am
Does it have continuous pan?

Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on December 19, 2009 at 9:53am
360 dg then it turn the antenna around.
Comment by OlivierD. on December 19, 2009 at 10:42am
This popped up on RCGROUPS recently, unlimited rotation with the use of slip rings.
Very nice package, not sure how much it will sell for but it looks very capable.

Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on December 19, 2009 at 2:31pm
he use a very nice platform

hope it will become availble.
Comment by Jiri Pistek on March 1, 2010 at 6:47am
I would like to use the tracker in my plane


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