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V Antenna Holder
« on: August 10, 2017, 18:53:38 »
Been looking at v shaped antenna holders today to put on the quad seen a few designs etc wondered what everyone was using and how you';ve been mounting them etc am guessing with the amount of people with 3d printers on here someone could knock me one up  ~~ (paid of course  :laugh:)

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Re: V Antenna Holder
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 19:12:17 »
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Re: V Antenna Holder
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 20:09:25 »
That';s a good ideal matey didn';t even think about that  :embarrassed would prob work better as theres no holes on the top deck so I was toying with the ideal of sticking it down so it gives a bit in a crash and doesn';t snap anything etc

am all set on the tubes I got antenna tubing in lumo green  :laugh:

theres a quantum one on fastlads for a fiver which has holes to mount but might be able to Velcro it down but its in yellow  :( trying to color scheme the new one haha  after a bright green really :cool:
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Re: V Antenna Holder
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 22:04:01 »
Most people just zip a couple of cable ties around any convenient holes near the rear of the top plate, Trim them down a bit, Then heatshrink the aerial wires to them (Read somewhere that you shouldn';t use black heatshrink over the exposed portion of the aerials ends though. Apparently it';s coloured with something like carbon and can block the TX';s signal enough to reduce the usable range). 

The whole setup';s pretty light, If the ties are tight they works well at keeping aerials out of the props and they also give them a fair bit of protection in a prang.

I bought a couple of aerial supports from HobbyKing (www.hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyking-receiver-antenna-mount-dual-45deg-with-direct-or-clip-mount.html), But after the first one broke (In a not perticually nasty crash) I didn';t bother fitting the other and just used the cable tie trick instaid.
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Re: V Antenna Holder
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 22:49:02 »
Well lads I had a tinker in the spare parts box to see if anything was useful for this and found an old FS fan cover I had 3d printed a while ago,i stopped using it as I lost the spacer so the fan blades clicked which was annoying while flying haha  :laugh:

dab of glue and a ziptie tada

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/image/DqO8

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/image/DqOn

see how it holds up  ~~
« Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 23:57:31 by Bajadre »
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