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HelicopterRadio - Futaba FASST › 2.4 antenna placement ideas needed.
03-21-2009 12:52 AM  8 years agoPost 1
PAHelinut

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Trying to figure out how to place the antenna's from my 608 on my new T Rex 600N and I came up with this (see pictures). Is this a good idea? Could the battery affect/hurt reception? Any tips or help would be great!



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03-21-2009 01:20 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Saint728

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Put it into an aerial tube and mount it somewhere that is not next to any electronics or carbon.

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03-21-2009 01:56 AM  8 years agoPost 3
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It's a different heli, but check out how this guy did it.
Best wiring job I've ever seen on any heli. It may inspire some new ideas.

Take note of the standoffs used so the antenna does not come into contact with the carbon. Brilliantly layed out.

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03-21-2009 03:05 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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I put mine in fuel tubeing except for the last 2inches then i put the receiver on bottom of radio tray, point the antanna's down and ziptie the tubes to the landing gear, It ends up with both anntena outside the canopy pointing down and 90 degrees from each other, on my eletrics i put the receiver in the back but use the fuel tubeing and secure them 90degreee from each other.Make sure you leave more then just the bare part of the antenna sticking out or the vibration will break the antenna off. i like to leave about a half inch of the grey part aswell and no problems with breaking off that way.

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03-21-2009 12:50 PM  8 years agoPost 5
rcjon

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I've always left the uninsulated ends of the antennas uncovered, but I got to wondering if there would be any problem if they were inside fuel tubing, also.

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03-21-2009 01:00 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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Just make sure for optimum performance the antenna ends need to be 90 degrees to each other as seen in the one picture. Does't matter up, down or sideways, just 90 degrees.

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03-21-2009 01:39 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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This is what I came up with for a Rappy 50....seems to work well, so far.

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03-21-2009 01:44 PM  8 years agoPost 8
AltecLansing

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I like the tube pointing it up. I would have used a plastic tube though. But, if you say you don't have any problems with that, cool!

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03-21-2009 04:41 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Four Stroker

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Peefor's orientation is good. The other two pictures are not that great. Keep the antenna away from other stuff. That brass tubing is going to vibrate through the antenna coax sooner or later. Heat up some plastic tubing and bend it.

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03-21-2009 06:02 PM  8 years agoPost 10
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That brass tubing is going to vibrate through the antenna coax sooner or later.
I did think about that, but liked the benefit of being able to solder the bracket onto the tube. . How about some silcone sealant squeezed into the end of the brass tube?

Pete

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03-21-2009 06:39 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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Bend some plastic tubing and tie it down with 1/8" nylon landing gear straps.

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03-21-2009 06:49 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Peefor

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Mmm, that looks neat. I'll go back to the drawing board.

Pete

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03-22-2009 09:51 PM  8 years agoPost 13
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This is how I did it on my TRex450.
It is clean, easy and is at the 90degrees that Futaba recommends. I don't know where you can put the Rx, but the antenna setup works great as shown in the picture. The Futaba R617FS is tucked in the frame.

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03-23-2009 03:34 AM  8 years agoPost 14
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03-23-2009 03:56 AM  8 years agoPost 15
JimmyC

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This was easy for me and works great.

JimmyC

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03-23-2009 04:34 AM  8 years agoPost 16
marco

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Readyheli sales a antenna support tray . It shouldn't be too difficult to make something similar .http://www.readyheli.com/Custom_Hel...t_p/chp-040.htm

Marc

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03-23-2009 02:20 PM  8 years agoPost 17
Four Stroker

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You really should keep your antennas a couple of inches away from other stuff like Peefor and MidStar40. If you 3D and never get more than a few hundred feet away then it really doesn't matter at all.

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07-05-2009 12:15 AM  8 years agoPost 18
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OK, I bought the bullet and upgraded to FASST 2.4. I've got the antennea routing done on my TRex 450. Let me know what you think. My only question is, should I put some sort of spacer between the antenneas and boom supports to keep the antenneas from fibrating?

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07-05-2009 06:58 AM  8 years agoPost 19
heli-stoner

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hello,

here are two examples for the 2,4 ghz antenna placement in a robbe millenium and a raptor 50.

Michael

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07-06-2009 02:14 AM  8 years agoPost 20
Tmblewd

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FASST 2.4 on my Raptor 30.

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