Some of us spend a great deal of time trying to help people find the solutions to their problems. I think if you took the time to search RCU, RCGroups, and ****, you would find numerous threads that have already discussed the antenna placement issue in great detail. I have seen articles on Horizon Hobbies web site explaining the answer to your question, with pictures and diagrams.
Many people who post on forums like this one misuse the terms Link and Bind. It only leads to misunderstanding and confusion on the part of the person asking the question, the person trying to provide the solution, and anyone following the thread who has a similar problem.
If you are not going to attempt to communicate clearly then perhaps you are not serious about finding an answer to your question and just out for a joy ride.
Sorry buschbarber but your last post is way out of line and totally inaccurate.
1. I did read RCU forums on the topic , a point you should have picked up on as I added to an existing thread which I found while searching RCU.
2. I DID NOT ask a question.....perhaps if you read my first post you will see there is no ? in it. It was merely an observation to which did not need an answer.
3. Joy ride?? I was trying to help. I did NOT ask a question.
4.I did make a comment about 2 crashes that I thought would be understood by all reasonable people who read them and might prove useful. It was you that took offence to the word bind.
Actually you KNOW you DID understand what I was getting at but chose to chip me when there was no need. I would humbly suggest that you confine you ''help'' to those who actually ask a question.
It did nothing to advance the thread only annoyed the cr*p out of me. I have no problem with anyone questioning my observation (as BarracudaHocky has) and suggesting another cause but you certainly have not done this, only gone on about the correct terminology of a word that even you understood the meaning of.
The point was..... If your antenna is straight and you hold your transmitter semi horizontal and point it at your model when landing, you might find the receiver loses (bind?? communication, link, signal
) with transmitter and your plane might crash.
With the antenna bent this wont happen as you should NEVER have your model directly overhead.
See no question only an observation.