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06-01-2004 11:37 AM  13 years agoPost 1
RotorX

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hi,

How many of you guys are using base loaded antenna, what type/make are they and have you had any problems with PCM lockouts???

cheers in advance

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06-01-2004 11:40 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Eury

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I have one on my Raptor, and it works great, there is a slight loss of range in my range check, but it's not very much, I still have way more range than I have eyesight, and it's nice and convenient. Mine is the Deans, and It works great, I've been using them for years.

Do a search, this has been covered a billion times, you'll find lots of good info.

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06-01-2004 11:49 AM  13 years agoPost 3
RotorX

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Cheers,

I normally search topics before posting but as i learned the other day that they are alot of varying opinions that come back on a seach and also what people thought a year ago may not be what is now - so i like to get a fresh perpective, i.e up to date info, no one bothers to correct incorrect info so a search can sometimes cause more confusion, one example is the eCCPM topic search and see the many conflicting opinions

but thanks for your opinion - any more?

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06-01-2004 12:24 PM  13 years agoPost 4
johnb

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not something i've seen much of in the UK.

Gotta ask yourself though, why cut a perfectly good working whip aerial to replace it with something else. I see it as just something else to 'possibly' go wrong...

just my 2p,

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06-01-2004 01:20 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Rotor

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Been using them for years....no problems ever..Much cleaner installation. Try it you'll like it..First thing I do with a new receiver is to cut the wire and install a Revolution base loaded antenna.

My motto is this..Fly...Rebuild...Fly

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06-01-2004 01:34 PM  13 years agoPost 6
HUTCH964

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I agree with Rotor!!

Been using them for years....no problems ever. Much cleaner installation. Try it you'll like it.. First thing I do with a new receiver is to cut the wire and install a Revolution base loaded antenna.
I have used them since 2001. Mile high auto's with no problems
You will lose sight of the Heli before you lose signal...



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Tim

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06-01-2004 03:07 PM  13 years agoPost 7
DeanM

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I'm using the base-loaded Revolution on my Venture CP30/HiTec Supreme RX PPM with no problems

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06-01-2004 03:10 PM  13 years agoPost 8
smegs

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I use Revolutuion Base antenna and no prolbems what so ever.
See my Galley on how I mounted mine.

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06-01-2004 05:20 PM  13 years agoPost 9
RotorX

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Thanks Guys

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06-01-2004 05:50 PM  13 years agoPost 10
sharam

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I am using Revolution as well and thus far, I have had no lockout or other problems.

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06-01-2004 05:53 PM  13 years agoPost 11
S_Owen

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Rotor

No problems? Are you sure they aren't the reason behind your motto?

[b]Murphy's Constant:[/b] Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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06-01-2004 05:54 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Rotor

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No, it's my flying.....

My motto is this..Fly...Rebuild...Fly

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06-01-2004 05:57 PM  13 years agoPost 13
S_Owen

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At least you're honest!

[b]Murphy's Constant:[/b] Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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06-01-2004 07:19 PM  13 years agoPost 14
Richard

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I use the Quick UK version on both my Raptors. I've never had any problems for the last two years. The Quick UK antenna is a very good model due to the electronics being sealed into a aluminum case, no damage after crashing?

Richard

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06-01-2004 07:30 PM  13 years agoPost 15
angelob

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I use the Revolution base -loaded antenna on both my Extreme and 50v2. Never had an issue with range or lockouts.

Angelo

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06-01-2004 09:26 PM  13 years agoPost 16
Torito

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I have these antennas mounted on a Raptor 50 and a Freya X-Spec 90. Not a single problem.

--------So that's what this switch is for!!!

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06-01-2004 09:37 PM  13 years agoPost 17
nivlek

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A base loaded arial will reduce your range compared to the standard wire,probably more so on 35Mhz than 72. If this reduction in range is significant is another matter, but I can see little point in spending money on a downgrade.

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06-01-2004 09:39 PM  13 years agoPost 18
Heli-Driver

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Revolution whips on all my birds and I certainly don't consider these a downgrade.

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06-01-2004 09:43 PM  13 years agoPost 19
Rotor

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nivlek, since you seem to be in the minority with the base loaded ant. maybe it's best you stick with that ole long get in the way ant. that came with your receiver. Since you consider it to be a downgrade why spend money on one. However, when is the last time you saw any "top quality" flyers not using one? Me? I don't think any of the top of the line flyers I have seen has ever left their receiver antennas "dangling" but hey some people like "dangling"!!! ehehhehe...

My motto is this..Fly...Rebuild...Fly

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06-01-2004 09:44 PM  13 years agoPost 20
Rotor

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RaptorDriver, England...that explains it...

My motto is this..Fly...Rebuild...Fly

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