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02-10-2006 10:28 AM  12 years agoPost 1
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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Ok well not sure that it was a good thing to do or not but just because my curiosity burns me bad I am going to try this Spektrum buisness out on this SE I just built. I picked up the combo quite cheap so if I do not like it, I will not have lost much. Pretty straight forward setup that was for sure. Anyhoooo one thing I can not seem to find an answer on is this..

In regards to the two antennas I realise as per manual and pics I have seen that it is good to have the two 90 degrees. Now I also see some have used some "unshrunk" heatshrink to sort of hold them to that position.

But... how important is that position really? I mean on rc groups and some other forums people are simply taping these against their inner bodies of foamy planes and not keeping the 90 theory at all from what I can see. I was thinking it would look much nicer if I put one up tight against my boom support the other down my one skid on back left. Using some heatshrink on small parts where I would use a zipstrap to keep it snug to the "skid and the boom support". Curious if anyone knows the technicals on the antenaa positions and also if zip tying them off to something of mass ie: heli skid, boom support etc would have any range or operationsal effect... Thanks in advance if you have some insight on this.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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02-10-2006 01:21 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Ron_Osinski

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OIC,

Makes no difference where the antenna's go. As long as you don't twist them together and run them along 1 side of the heli you will be fine.

Your plan of running them down the rear skids is fine. Don't spend too much time on over thinking it. The antennas will work fine. You can tape them in place or zip tie them in place. I've got 2 450 XL, have not completed my SE yet, with Spektrum's on board. I have my antennas just held on the skids with rubber O-Rings just to keep them out of harms way.

You should not have any issues. Make sure you bind the RX to the TX with the throttle stick down or HOLD set to shut the ESC off. This will set the failsafe to the LOW throttle position. Binding is the only time you can set the throttle failsafe. ALSO make sure you range test the system. I put my heli on the ground and walk 45 degrees or so away from it. You should get betwen 45 to 60 paces away with the GREEN button on the back of the TX pressed in before you see any loss of signal. I've never had a glitch or low range check.

GOOD LUCK and enjoy glitch free flying!

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Best Regards,

Ron Osinski
aka - GMRO

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02-10-2006 02:34 PM  12 years agoPost 3
axis

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Lone Star State, USA

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I coiled each antenna seperately. I wrapped each one around a screw driver blade and lightly pulled them tight, kinda like car guys do servo wires. I have 2 "pig tails" sticking out of the heli and I have had zero issues with the system.
The radio is awesome, you'll love the glitch free operation.
Just beware of the Spektrum servo's.. I have 4 that I am sending back due to centering issues and all out slop in the gear system and the head of the servo's. So if it has S75's in it I would go ahead and plan on swapping them out. Just my .02 based on experience.

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02-10-2006 02:45 PM  12 years agoPost 4
catfight

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USA

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My rx is directly under the main gear with gyro on deck behind it - just taped each antenna to a skid brace on each side 1 front, 1 rear(sort of 90 deg.)- works fine. I have only been out about 1000' thogu (not by choice) :0)

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02-10-2006 03:24 PM  12 years agoPost 5
drdot

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So. California, Orange County.

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fwiw..

I just let mine hang stuffed inside the canopy...Works 100 %

John.
P.S... My S75s are fine..use em in two rexes...

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02-11-2006 01:01 AM  12 years agoPost 6
ShellDude

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East Coventry, PA

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Same here as far as just stuffing them... although I did spend an entire 2-3 minutes making sure I had the receiver oriented so that they are somewhat perpendicular but it is in no way a science.

I should add that I've got my S75s in use too. IMHO, they are at least better than HS55s.

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02-11-2006 05:15 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Nugz

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N.J.

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they work fine wherever they are i have one taped to skid leg one to boom support w/ no issues

MFD

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