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04-26-2002 11:11 PM  15 years agoPost 1
Itsindilas

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Greece-Athens

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I have recently purchased an used JR 10 SXII and apart from the normal telescopic antenna it has a FLEX or Flexible one.

It's the 1st time I see a flex one. I don't have any prior experience on it and I would like to be informed if they are reliable.

Thx!!

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04-26-2002 11:56 PM  15 years agoPost 2
metalman

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ada, okla.

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Tx antenna

Have seen several on JR Tx's at several fun flys---must work OK.

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04-27-2002 12:08 AM  15 years agoPost 3
Zxyxx

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Anaheim

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I hear people talk about a reduction in range using a Deans RX or Rubber Ducky TX antenna. As long as everything is working properly, the reduction in range is minor. If the range of the radio is 3500 ft and the reduction from using one of these antennae is 10%, you're still talking about 3150 ft. Not many people fly more than a 1/2 mile away from themselves. Moreover, at that distance you wouldn't be able to discern orientation.

Dean, Revolution and Rubber Duckys all around.

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04-27-2002 04:16 AM  15 years agoPost 4
Steve Campbell

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Baton Rouge, LA

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If you are referring to the JR base-load whip antenna that screws in in place of the standard metal collapsible antenna, then don't worry about it. I have been using one of these with a 10 SXII for six years.

I fly pretty far out sometimes, especially my planks, and in flight and during range tests I have seen no difference between the two antennas. I've had all the theory explained to me why the base-load whip (rx AND tx) will have less range. Perhaps; but I haven't seen it in the real world.

One clown saw the base-load whip on my transmitter, and while he was telling me how I was flirting with disaster he noticed the Revolution base-load whip on my X-Cell. He told me I was going to crash at any time, and to let him know before I intended to fly so he could get under cover...

Ya know, I expect to deal with such idiots in my line of work. Encountering them in my hobby is depressing...

Steve

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04-27-2002 08:01 AM  15 years agoPost 5
Futurac

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Belgium , Europe

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Antenna

We fly here a lot with antennas like that, people dont like the long ones,
and noone had a problems with the range, its possible the range is shortenned, but with HELIS, you dont fly far away.

Alex (Formerly Known as RCMarket )

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04-27-2002 10:13 PM  15 years agoPost 6
Scott_MT

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Great Falls MT

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JR Radios

I have a 642 that I use for combat and I have several time forgotten to pull the antenna up and flew the whole round with 9 other planes in the air also. Then I noticed that one was on 40 and one on 42 while I was on 41. I have to say that I love my JR's and haven't looked back since switching over.


Thanks Scott S.

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