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.