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Old 07-23-2003, 04:33 AM
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What is the best way to secure the antenna before it exists the fus.

The method I want to use, is to use a servo arm, and thread the antenna in the one hole, and then thread (loop) it into the next hole. The end of the antenna will be secured in the same manner, with a low tension spring fixing it to the top of the rudder.

I have heard this method will not cause any interference, is this true ???

What methods do you use ?

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Old 07-23-2003, 04:50 AM
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That is how I do it on my small planes & never had a problem, on the rudder I use a rubber band. No problem

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Old 07-23-2003, 05:01 AM
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Default Antenna stopper out of fus

Gil,

The plane I want to do this on is a 2x2 pattern plane. I assume the same applies. The antenna is to short to get right back to the rudder, and I have to use a spring of about 15 cm. Will the spring cause any interference due to the length of it ?

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Old 07-23-2003, 05:12 AM
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I always glue a 2 inch piece of fuel tubing through a hole in the fuselage and feed the antenna through that, anchoring it on the inside in the way you suggested.

That way, when the tubing bends, it provides a small tension to the antenna and there is a very gentle, soft curve on the antenna as it exits the fus. Also, the anchor plays on the end of the tubing in the fuselage, and has a lot of 'spring' in it.

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Hanging a metal spring onto the end of your antenna probably won't do good things for your receiver...

I'd recommend that you secure the antenna to the rudder with something nonconductive - like a rubber band, fuel rubing, ziptie, etc.
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I would not be using a spring. I use the fuel tubing. Maybe you want to try to attach it to the bottom of the fuse. This worked well for me on a Tiger II. A little CA spot gluing it.
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