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Receiver antenna wires

Started by robshaw, Monday,April 01, 2013, 21:09:46

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What do you all do with the 2 antenna wires coming out of the receiver? I was thinking of cutting am aerial tube in half and getting a couple of alloy mounts and mounting them properly (if I can find somewhere selling the mounts in the uk that dont cost the earth!).
Tunrnigy Talon Tri, TBS Discovery, TBS Discovery PRO, Spnky 250 Mini, EZUHF, EZOSD


I put some thick heatshrink around the base of some of my aerial wires so that they stick out at 90 degrees with more stiffness and are less likely to get broken off. Seems to work quite well.

I have heard that for best performance you want your aerial wires sticking straight out and not curved - the length of the wire is important in terms of it';s performance as an aerial and if you bend it, it';s effectively shorter.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.


As far as I know they are not both antennas one is a ground plane and the other the actual antenna


they are meant to be separated
i run 1 wire each along the quad arms at the opposite end from my video transmitter 

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I think it depends on which model reciver you have and the manual for you model should state clearly how to align them.  The ones on my futaba are actually both active receiving antennas that function in a kind of Diversity fashion, in the sense that the receiver switches between them depending on which oantenna has the best signal.
Futaba recommends they be arrayed in 2 planes either one vertical and the other horizontal, or both on the same axis but at right angles to each other. Care should also be taken to to kink the antennas as it reduces reception. So far they work quite well and i have over 2 km range just out of the box.