BeeRotor’s HoneyDrop antenna is based on open-source Pagoda antenna (thanks Maarten Baert) and the Pagoda antenna has received good reviews regarding their performance.
The Pagoda antenna is an omnidirectional circularly polarized antenna. It has good axial ratio resulting in an impressive multi-path performance where it will shine if used at places with a lot of obstacles. The Pagoda antenna excels in rejecting reflected waves.
So if the Pagoda design is so good, why is the HoneyDrop antenna so bad? They are based on the same open-source Pagoda design by Maarten Baert, so did he hide some secret sauce? Did you sir? ;p