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HelicopterMain Discussion › Raptor 50 Revo Antenna??
12-01-2005 11:39 PM  12 years agoPost 1
nguyen23464

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Totalled 30v1 other day. Just got done building a new machine. Raptor 50 hyper.
The question I have is that Im gonna use the same PM reciever but the wire got cut off to about 6 inches after the v1 crash. So I bought a Revolution Antenna. I heard rumors that these antennas break off at the base and could cause severe glitches. It makes me weary to mount and use it. I am thinking about just not using it at all and soldering my old antenna back together, Even though the antenna broke off in "3" places.

Could somehow verify the truth about the Revolution antennas? Should I not use these? Or are the people who have glitches with these antennas mounting them incorrectly? I was thinking about mounting it on the landing skid holes facing back.

Another Question off topic I have also is:
I have a bottle of 20% nitro fuel never opened from back in the day made for nitro r/c cars given to me recently. I was thinking of using this bottle to break in my heli hyper engine, maby run it slobbering rich, so I can do something with it. Is this a bad idea? or is nitro fuel nitro fuel.

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Jamie

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12-01-2005 11:46 PM  12 years agoPost 2
tchavei

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Hi

I'm sure you will get alot of opinions about your antenna issue. Personnaly I'm using a quickuk base loaded antenna on my Freya without problems. Yes the range is a little reduced but I have a strong signal at 70m with the Tx antenna fully collapsed. I can live with that.
Make sure you connect it properly and cover it with heatshrink and DO A RANGE TEST before flying

About the fuel... as long as it has 18%-20% oil content you should be ok. However gas cars usually have lower oil content... I would confirm the oil content twice and add some klotz oil if needed.

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12-01-2005 11:48 PM  12 years agoPost 3
nguyen23464

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Thanks,

I have to double check on the oil content. If not could I just add oil to it? And how much?

Jamie

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12-01-2005 11:52 PM  12 years agoPost 4
tchavei

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About the oil content you will have to use a calculator on a 5L bottle you should have: 1L nitro, 1L oil, 3L methanol to have a 20% Nitro, 20% Oil and 60% methanol ratio.

Always calculate components by volume.

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12-01-2005 11:52 PM  12 years agoPost 5
RobRoy

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I would be more worried about your rx than the base loaded antenna, after a crash that totals the heli along with breaking the antenna, the rx could very well have internal damage.

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12-01-2005 11:58 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Saint728

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Don't know about the Revolution antenna wire as I usually replace mine with the Link to buy one----> JRPA170 - ANTENNA WIRE JR RECEIVER.

I do know you should use the fuel you plan to fly with to break in the motor. The car fuel you have is not the same as the regular fuel you will use in your helicopter. Buggy fuel usually has 5% castor oil added into the 10% synthetic oil and that's not enough oil for your helicopter to run on.

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12-02-2005 12:17 AM  12 years agoPost 7
nguyen23464

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thanks guys,

I think im gonna go with my gut on this one. Im gonna buy a new oem antenna and resolder it back on. I dont wanna chance crashing my heli due to $10.

And about the nitro fuel, sounds troublesome mixing the oil. Im just gonna run it in with the correct fuel CP 15%

About the reciever, it seems fine. I have to go through a thorough check with it though. I have it sealed off in a insulated case anticipating something like this would happen.

Jamie

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12-02-2005 12:24 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Saint728

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Click on the link in my post. You can buy a new OEM antenna for $1.32 at Rick's. I'm sure your LHS has one as well.

Take Care,
Cheers, Patrick

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12-02-2005 12:39 AM  12 years agoPost 9
bagobitz

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You can buy a new OEM antenna for $1.32
And you can cut the CORRECT length of ANY piece of electrical wire......for NOWT. ........It's just wire,nothing clever or special,but the length is important,to within a few MM. (I'm sure the nearest centimetre would be accurate enough....use the cash to buy a beer!

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12-02-2005 12:40 AM  12 years agoPost 10
nguyen23464rrVeteran - Suwanee, GA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I checked it out, great price!!! I will check the LHS tommorow.


I just looked at this link of this guys revolution mounting and it looks nice!! I just wish I was more confident about using it. Sigh.... decisions decisions.


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12-02-2005 12:49 AM  12 years agoPost 11
GURUMODS

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I use a revolution base load antenna in my NEW BELL 222 and i feel very comfortable with it after being skeptical as you are.
I have not even a glitch

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12-02-2005 12:58 AM  12 years agoPost 12
nguyen23464

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where did you mount your antenna? Is mounting it in the front of the canopy the best place? out away from metal?


jamie

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12-02-2005 01:29 AM  12 years agoPost 13
HotsHabit

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I have been using Deans antennas for as long as I can remember on everything I fly and have never had any problems with them at all.

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12-02-2005 01:33 AM  12 years agoPost 14
tchavei

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Don't like the Antenna between the boom supports. Mine is up front away from metal eventhough its rather near the battery... hum


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12-02-2005 01:34 AM  12 years agoPost 15
Nitrohuffer

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How did he get that to mount up like that? After clipping my RX to 4" as per the instructions I can't get anywhere near the rear of the frame.

Lungs transformed to take in water.

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12-02-2005 01:37 AM  12 years agoPost 16
cuckoospringer

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Rev Antenna

I have used revolution antennas since I got back into helis about 1 and half years ago and I have a few helis. I've lost count and everyone of them have revolution ant. mounted and never had a problem. Yes it will cut down on your range a little but if it gets that far away you may crash anyway for lack of orientation.

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12-02-2005 01:41 AM  12 years agoPost 17
nguyen23464

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hey cookospringer,

may I ask where do you suggest mounting your revo antennas? Any tips? Do you ever have problems with the antenna coming out of the base?
I wanna exactly mount it like yours, for you never had problems with yours.

Thanks,

Jamie

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12-02-2005 01:50 AM  12 years agoPost 18
vortechZ230

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I have used Revolution Antenna's for four years now, never a problem... It's mounted up front, under the canopy, with double sided foam tape, and a zip tie...........

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12-02-2005 01:55 AM  12 years agoPost 19
cuckoospringer

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Different Places

Different places on different helis. On the Predators it is mounted under the battery tray as far away from the other electronics as possible. On the Rave it is mounted on the landing skid. The Airwolfs are mounted in the front up the windshiel center post and so on and so forth. The only thing I try and do is put them as far away from other electronics as possible, and no, I have not had one yet break at the base.

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12-02-2005 02:14 AM  12 years agoPost 20
nguyen23464

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cookoospringer,


cool, thats the words I was waiting to hear. I feel alot more confident in using the revolution antenna now. I will mount it on tonite then.
I also looked at your gallery, beautiful helicopters!! so many! Especially the airwolf. No glitches is a good thing.

Doesnt mounting the antenna underneath the canopy reduce reception even further?


thanks for vote of confidence,

Jamie

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