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Old 08-10-2004, 01:07 PM
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Default Shorts antenas for indoor flying ???

Were can I buy a short antenna for my Futaba radio to make indoor flying more comfortable ??

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Old 08-10-2004, 01:28 PM
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Default RE: Shorts antenas for indoor flying ???

Do you really mean your radio? If radio, why not just not put the antenna up all the way? If receiver, why not just use the tried and true, drinking straw wrap technique?
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Old 08-10-2004, 01:31 PM
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Default RE: Shorts antenas for indoor flying ???

Ive been using a smiley rubber ducky on my 8U for over 2 years for all airplanes, great for indoor electrics as well, but putting the antenna up half works almost as well (assuming were talking about the Transmitter
http://www.htantennas.com/rcduck.htm
If Rx just wrap about 18" of the wire around a core (cardboard-whatever) about 4" back from the Rx and tape what's left on the fuse somewhere
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Old 08-10-2004, 01:56 PM
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Yes, I am taking about the Transmitter...

It is secure to put the antenna half up ?? Can I lost range ??? I is healthy for mi radio ???

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Old 08-11-2004, 01:22 PM
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Default RE: Shorts antenas for indoor flying ???

Naturally, if you shorten the antenna length, range will decrease. Since youre indoors, it might not be a problem. If you want to throw some money at it, follow smallfly's advice and get yourself a rubber ducky antenna. Then you will look cool too.
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:13 PM
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Default RE: Shorts antenas for indoor flying ???

We moved this to the general Radios Forum because it's not really a Futaba Support Forum.
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