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04-09-2014 11:03 PM  4 years agoPost 1
BENTDABOOM

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hey everyone got couple questions for ya which are>>>>>>>If your flying a 500 or 450 size model how far away do you let it go?

Re 2.4 systems, does it matter if the TX antenna is sideways or straight up, or does it matter?

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04-09-2014 11:06 PM  4 years agoPost 2
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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BENTDABOOM
hey everyone got couple questions for ya which are>>>>>>>If your flying a 500 or 450 size model how far away do you let it go?
Re 2.4 systems, does it matter if the TX antenna is sideways or straight up, or does it matter?
when all is said and done,
nope does not matter which position the antenna is in

and i dont let the copter get so far away i cant tell its orientation

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04-09-2014 11:17 PM  4 years agoPost 3
Stephen Born

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Transmitter antennas radiate out of the sides of the antenna, not out the tip.

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04-09-2014 11:23 PM  4 years agoPost 4
Einzelganger

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I never let it fly out of sight on purpose.

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04-09-2014 11:38 PM  4 years agoPost 5
unclejane

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Flying out of range is the biggest hazard for me since I'm all FPV and it's so easy to get too far out. In that time, I've learned that you want to keep the xmitter antenna broadside (perpendicular) to the machine at all times. Never point the antenna at it.

Even flying overhead of myself I've sometimes gotten hit if I do so at a higher altitude if the ant happens to point right at the machine.

For line-of-sight flying, tho, I doubt you'll encounter a problem. I get good results with the antenna stub vertical, tho.

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04-09-2014 11:39 PM  4 years agoPost 6
jackp332

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I dont go far away enough as to loose visual orientation in any attitude. Truly, our modern radio systems would maintain contact beyond what we could see accurately. (I remember your concerns about switching to 2.4GHz before on range) Also, I routinely fly with the antenna on my JR9503 turned to the right. I do this mainly because it's how it comes folded out of my transmitter case

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04-09-2014 11:40 PM  4 years agoPost 7
rcflyerheli

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The new handle style Spektrums have two antennas, so there isn't a wrong way to position it. As was earlier said, the older style that has the fold capability should be folded, and I haven't ever seen any issues with which ever way it's pointed as long as the upper part is folded 90 degrees to the part that is attached to the case.

I have always run two satellites on my 500 size (I don't have a 450), and I think the TX/RX range is a lot farther than I can see it. If you are running a park flyer style receiver, or only one satellite, I'd make a stab that a couple hundred feet radius would be ok. I've flown foamies with just a basic park flyer style RX that far away with no problems.

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04-09-2014 11:50 PM  4 years agoPost 8
Stephen Born

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The new handle style Spektrums have two antennas, so there isn't a wrong way to position it.
This is antennas Ralph is referring to.

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04-10-2014 12:30 AM  4 years agoPost 9
AirWolfRC

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Wonder why circular polarization isn't more popular ?

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04-10-2014 01:00 AM  4 years agoPost 10
BENTDABOOM

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To be honest Ive been flying planks so damn long and far away its hard to keep anything close, this folks needs to change!!!

BTW don't know if you've read my last post re "another radio inflicted crash" that day I had the TX antenna to the side and if I rememeber right the TX antenna was loose on the post, don't know if it had anything to do with the crash but I tightened it,went out today and everything went fine, and the TX antenna was vertical. pretty scary when ya never know if the radios gonna take a dump on ya.

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