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01-05-2014 01:57 AM  4 years agoPost 1
RGG

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Hi Guys,

After being away from helis for over a decade I have the bug again and I'm working on an Align T-Rex 700e F3C V3. For now I'm planning on using a Futaba 9C on 72 Mhz. I'm wondering if I should be concerned that this radio might have issues with all the carbon fiber in the helicopter? I'll be using a base loaded whip antenna as far forward in the canopy as it can go and it will be in PCM mode. Does anyone here have any experience with this type of setup?

Thanks,

Ralph

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01-05-2014 02:04 AM  4 years agoPost 2
TMoore

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It will work. We used similar configurations back in the day.

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01-05-2014 05:40 AM  4 years agoPost 3
Dr.Ben

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Yeah, as much as newcomers would like to believe otherwise, models flown with 72 mHz equipment, even all carbon models, flew reliably and were typically not a source of unending frustrations with radio lock outs.

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01-05-2014 05:45 PM  4 years agoPost 4
Four Stroker

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I will only add that base loaded whips (Deans) bit the dust long ago when Cliff Hiatt did some omni-directional testing. Routing the long wire as far away from the sideframes and boom/supports as possible is actually better - for those 1500 ft. turnarounds.

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01-05-2014 06:42 PM  4 years agoPost 5
Ace Dude

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I flew both Deans and Revolution whip antennas exclusively on 50MHz for about 10 years until 2.4GHz FASST became available. I never had an issue using either of these base loaded whip antennas.

  

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01-05-2014 07:59 PM  4 years agoPost 6
Dave Willis

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I too ran whip antennas up to 2.4. I remember using a whip antenna that had a base that I'd mount to the canopy and the antenna screwed on and off.

Dave

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01-06-2014 02:31 AM  4 years agoPost 7
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Thanks for the replies guys! I appreciate it!

It's good to know that my 9C will work out.

Ralph

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