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12-26-2010 11:50 PM  9 years ago
SunDevilPilot

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Here is how I did my antennas using a 8 channel Futaba Receiver installed in a T-Rex 450 Pro.

Tubing is antenna tube I bent using my heatgun and is attached to the boom supports with some heat shrink.

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12-27-2010 02:20 AM  9 years ago
kcordell

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That setup will work perfect, you should have no issues.Team Synergy/Rail, Team Scorpion, YS Engines, VelTye
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12-27-2010 06:34 AM  9 years ago
Knud Pedersen

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Here is some old and new pictures of my FASST Antenna setup.
All "versions" works perfectly!

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12-27-2010 07:28 PM  9 years ago
Four Stroker

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As Kevin stated before, you can just tape them to the sideframes, let them dangle, or wrap them up in wire bundles. This will work fine if you 3D and don't get more than a hundred meters from the TX. If you intend on doing a long approach, like 1000 m, then this ain't good enough - you need to get them away from other stuff and at roughly 90 degrees like SunDevilPilot.
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12-27-2010 09:19 PM  9 years ago
Gorgin4325

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This is how I finally did it. Nice and simple!

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G
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12-28-2010 02:51 PM  9 years ago
kcordell

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Amazing how easy it really is to get the antennas in the 90 degree plane isn't it? Just about anything works.

And, BTW, I fly my models far more than 100m away from me without the antennas in the 'optimum' position with no issues.
Team Synergy/Rail, Team Scorpion, YS Engines, VelTye
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12-28-2010 04:04 PM  9 years ago
Four Stroker

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Well 100m isn't 1000m. On the other hand, about three years ago, I tried to test each antenna individually be wraping aluminum foil around the antenna and range testing. No difference on each antenna inspite of orientation. Then I wrapped BOTH in foil. Still no difference in range.

Gorgin gets the prize for the easiest installation that meets all of the criteria.

Guys in Germany are complaining about the range of that other system!
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12-28-2010 05:26 PM  9 years ago
kcordell

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If only you knew how some of the guys did testing the FASST RX's and antenna placements.....Seems it's a pretty bulletproof system.Team Synergy/Rail, Team Scorpion, YS Engines, VelTye
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12-28-2010 05:40 PM  9 years ago
simages

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I change it up with project of course....

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12-28-2010 05:48 PM  9 years ago
Gorgin4325

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@simages,

Nice heli stand. Do you mind telling me about it? I'm very interested in something like that. One that can be placed on a desk and not like the Tilt A Whirl stand.

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G
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12-28-2010 05:58 PM  9 years ago
simages

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G -

Well it is a Prontow whirly stand Only orange, but I drilled a hole in the corner of my table and closed the legs. It would be easy enough to mount directly to the table. I do like it because my hobby room is only 12x12x9 and I can raise it up to stand or sit.

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12-28-2010 06:01 PM  9 years ago
GotyaNick6100

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LOL The Catfish!!!!GotyaNick
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12-28-2010 06:03 PM  9 years ago
Gorgin4325

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Hmm, very interesting. Thanks for sharing the info and pictures.

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G
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12-29-2010 01:53 AM  9 years ago
twguns

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Well 100m isn't 1000m.
I'm going to say that at more than a half a mile you can't tell what position the helicopter is in...

It's amazing that most people can't judge distances...
bigTim
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12-29-2010 08:51 PM  9 years ago
SunDevilPilot

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Here is my latest installation. I thought about all the ways I could have done it an this is what I came up with. I made a small plastic mount to hold the antenna tubes and keep the antennas at different angles from one another. The mount is bolted to the helicopter through the hole in the landing gear, no modifications needed.

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12-29-2010 09:04 PM  9 years ago
Anthony.L

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Very clean install SunDevil.
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12-29-2010 09:06 PM  9 years ago
kcordell

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Yes, very clean indeed. You should never have any trouble with that installation. I actually have mine in my Furion 6 taped to the CF sides with no issues.Team Synergy/Rail, Team Scorpion, YS Engines, VelTye
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12-29-2010 09:22 PM  9 years ago
SunDevilPilot

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Thanks for the comments guys. The hardest part was finding the plastic to make the part with. I went to Home Depot and searched high and low for something that would work. Originally I was planning on using some aluminum but they didn't have anything thick enough. Then I looked for some thick lexan, nope. Then I was in the tool isle and happened to see a small bin full of 88 cent screwdrivers. So, I purchased one and cut a slice off the plastic handle to make the part from. Only took a few minutes at the disc sander to square up the piece. All traces of the handle were gone and I was left with a nice block of plastic, probably indestructible too!

SunDevilPilot
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