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Old 02-24-2006, 08:13 PM
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I've tried searching but found nothing about the RC Power Duck short flexible antenna's.
What's the verdict on these?
Do they work OK as far as range etc.?

Is there any other product out there to eliminate the typical long metal stock antenna's on the TX's?

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Old 02-24-2006, 10:08 PM
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I use one and have been super happy with it. No range problems as far as I can tell. Before buying one I had broken 2 standard antenas in less than a year. I have had the rubber ducky for 1 year and have been super happy. The only thing is now I have to remember to actually take my antenae bc its not attached to the radio!

Do a search under rubber ducky or rubber duck rather than power duck and I think you will get some hits. I found a bunch when I was researching them here on RCU
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Old 02-25-2006, 01:54 AM
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I've been using a JR base loaded flexible Tx antenna for years. Works great also. A lot of the newer JR radios will need the base adapter to go with it.

Here a link to their product: [link=http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=JRPA155]JR Base Loaded flexible Antenna[/link]

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Old 02-25-2006, 07:59 AM
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They work and they work well, I will never be without agine. I have two used on four Tx's and I just ordered another. I use them regularly on my slow old timers as well as my 165 mph pylon racers.

http://smileyantenna.com/

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Old 02-25-2006, 10:31 AM
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They work but you will have some reduced range, probably not enough to hurt. See www.bergent.net/antenna_field_test.html. You might also want to check rccam's website.
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Old 02-25-2006, 04:24 PM
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I have been using one since 1992 with no issues on range. I do however range check with the factory antenna,, then remove and fly with the rubber duck. Easier IMO to keep out of spinning props when adjusting engines. One advantage so I have been told is max strength is off the end of the antenna, that you usually point to the model. I fly the 4 engine herk with rubber duck. Jim
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Old 02-25-2006, 11:24 PM
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I have been using one for about three years now and couldn't live without it now. The range is as far as I can see it and still recover it so its alright. Give it a try and you won't be sorry.
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