Surprisingly it did! Total range measured using Google Earth was 4.14 miles.
The test consisted of two moxon antennas. One was hastily constructed using 6 gauge copper wire bent roughly to form, and using a ruler to mark the correct spacing.
The other was precision machines on a CNC router. Unfortunately, the machine screwed up a little bit, so some of the elements are a little mangled, but the spacing between the elements was precise. I was hoping this increased precision would help with signal quality, but it doesn't seem to have had much of an effect. Both antennas were able to successfully receive data from the payload over 4 miles away, in various orientations. Click after the jump to see photos of both antennas
I suppose this is a win for moxon antennas, they are clearly very forgiving of construction error!
Some pics of building the second moxon on the router: