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HelicopterThunder TigerRAPTOR 90 › Raptor 60/90 FAAST antenna location
12-29-2009 01:20 AM  7 years agoPost 1
nocontrol1

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Melbourne, FL, USA

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I just got a Futaba FAAST radio and am looking for suggestions on where to place the antennas. I have the stock canopy. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Rob D.

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12-29-2009 01:48 AM  7 years agoPost 2
jsenicka

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Eagle River, WI

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I mounted receiver vertical on the servo tray front.
I ran one lead straight out across my Arizona with a fuel tube to isolate from the regulator (actual antenna piece stuck out in front of Arizona). Second was in a piece of fuel tube running it vertical up the side of the receiver

Jim Senicka
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12-29-2009 01:59 AM  7 years agoPost 3
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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I have a 30 with a fasst reciever it share's somewhat the same setup as the 60. I have my gyro at the back of the frame So the tray up front is empty. Leaving room for the 2100mah 11.1v 3S lipo CC10 BEC and the 617 RX. BTW flew 4 gallons this summer and charged the flight pack 4 times I love that setup.

here is a few pic's I used the hoops in the frame to hold the antennae one high and one low but they are at the 90* the RX calls for. hope it helps.

No Really I am the club President!!!

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12-29-2009 03:57 AM  7 years agoPost 4
nocontrol1

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Thanks for the replies- I'm going to use the tubing idea. I was a little hesitant going to 2.4ghz as I've had good results with 72 &50 MHZ over the years. Hopefully this will work as well!

Rob D.

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12-29-2009 04:25 AM  7 years agoPost 5
puma1824

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Maryland, USA

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Here's how I have mine wired (pics below). I did change a few things since the pics. The antennas are in tubing, the battery is under the tray, and the governor on top.

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12-29-2009 12:06 PM  7 years agoPost 6
jsenicka

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Eagle River, WI

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HEre is how I did it on my R90/VMAX. In this case the receiver was mounted horizontal, so I ran the antenna along receiver axis.
Same exact forward placement on all my standard Raptor setups, and usually the receiver was vertical on front of servo tray.

All you need is the antennas 90 degrees off each other, and the shiny silver tips exposed.

Jim Senicka
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12-29-2009 11:34 PM  7 years agoPost 7
nocontrol1

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Thanks Jim- i did something similiar, just with the rx under the Raptor tray. I flew it today, nothing but locked on signal. Thanks again.

Rob D.

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12-30-2009 01:54 AM  7 years agoPost 8
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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Cool how we all come up with pretty close to the same setup. Not to mention its nice to see I am not the only person flying Futaba. I am the only one at my club flying futaba. I work in broadcast electronics so I read the specs on Futaba and JR but cant convince them that futaba is more secure being a true full spectrum radio and not one that waits till it looses signal to move over a channel. Oh and man do I laugh under my breath when they have to recycle power to get there RX to bind and wonder what do they do in the air when that happens.

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