Questions and Answers If you have general RC questions or answers discuss it here.

Lead around antenna??

Reply

Old 06-12-2003, 01:34 PM
  #1  
DrJones
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Monticello, MN
Posts: 6
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Lead around antenna??

I just got through balancing my plane and I had to add an ounce of weight to balance it. The location where I had to add weight is really close to my rx antenna. I've read that you're not supposed to run your antenna close to metal, but does lead weight count?? Is this going to affect my plane at all?

Any help is greatly appreciated....

Thanks
DrJones is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2003, 05:00 PM
  #2  
Stick Jammer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Crete, IL
Posts: 2,251
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Lead around antenna??

A little lead in one spot close to the Rx antenna shouldn't hurt a thing. If you're worried just do a range check with the Tx antenna collapsed, you should be able to get at least 100' away with no jitters. Range checks should be done often anyway, I check mine every trip to the field.
Stick Jammer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2003, 07:07 PM
  #3  
greenboot
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 1,176
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Lead around antenna??

I hope your weight is way in front or way in back. Normally, the antenna is in the middle, so it sounds strange it is near the weight. Should be no problem.

Tom
greenboot is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service