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04-28-2010 03:38 AM  8 years agoPost 1
BlackHawk9

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Hey Guys,

I am having a hard time trying to figure out what the best placment is for the three Spektrum AR9100 satellites on my TREX 600.

Somewhere I read they can't be close to mechanical noise like the engine.

Any ideas or thoughts on this? I'm sure there's a correct setup.

Thanks!!

-Sebastian

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04-28-2010 01:25 PM  8 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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Bit of an overkill mate. Just velcro one to the side frame towards the front so it's flat to the frames, if the main is in the nose on that tray you will be fine.

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04-28-2010 08:42 PM  8 years agoPost 3
BlackHawk9

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Thanks! Does it matter which way the whiskers of the satellites are pointing? Like vertical or horizontal. I guess mix it up across the three satellites I have to cover most directions...

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04-28-2010 09:26 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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Some people put them in fuel tubing to keep them straight.

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05-02-2010 11:06 PM  8 years agoPost 5
ZAC ATTACK

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You do not need 3 satellites.You can use small Heat-Shrink tubing on your antennas,they will frey and break off eventually if you do not implement this precaution.Do not start bending your antennas!!the direction they point coming out of the packaging is fine!Fuel Tubing or heat-shrink is a must for me.Ive had 2 antennas break on me before I learned this,you dont have go through that.

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05-09-2010 12:08 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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Here's how I did it on a fury 55. since it has a carbon frame you should place some distance between the frame and antenna's. I'm using 3 remote receivers with the 9100 powersafe rec. The mount's are printed circuit board with the copper etched off (basicaly g10 fiberglass!) then the rec's are stuck to the mount with double sided servo tape. The mount has a hole at the bottom to use between screws on your frame. The third will be mounted at the rear near the boom. Might seem like overkill, but remember... you're paying for those three rec's so use them and your link will be solid!

- Steve

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05-09-2010 07:06 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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Applying 3 satellites to a heli is unnecessary.For Jets and Planes flying faster at much higher altitudes,this kind of application is plausible.With the satellite in the receiver,your actually running 4 satellites in the Heli.If you have the room up front and the money,I guess it wont hurt but you defintely dont need it.Nice Heli!

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05-09-2010 10:18 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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Wasn't sure there was an ant. in the receiver, then yes there would be 4! I'm more of a builder and electronics and ham radio is a hobby so I'm definitely an antenna nut LOL

- Steve

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06-04-2010 07:35 PM  8 years agoPost 9
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Hey 12 volts, that's an awesome setup! Thanks for that tip and sorry for the late reply, hope none of you felt like i fell off the face of the earth.

Anyways, I have a carbon frame as well so I'll do that same setup. Originally what I did was mount the rec's with velcro double sided tape but I'll be switching that fairly quick!

I'm not sure there is an antenna in the receiver itself...or at least I can't see an antenna like the 7100 has.

Originally I had the 7100, I chose the 9100 because it has more failsafe if a rec goes bad. The 7100 has one rec and one built in, if you lose connection with the rec, the system fails, at least the test we did showed that. Also some of the guys at the club lose birds this way, so now everyone's on 9100s

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06-05-2010 08:36 AM  8 years agoPost 10
12 volts

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Thanks. I picked the 9100 for the same reason. After building a $2000
heli, I like the added security of not crashing due to receiver limitations.

- Steve

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