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R7108SB versus R7008SB

Old 09-05-2021, 06:56 AM
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Hi Bill, I understand that the R7108SB uses high-gain antennas but is there a really significant difference in the range of the R7108SB versus the R7008SB? Apart from the antenna type, are there any other differences between the two receivers? Thanks for the inputs!
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As I understand it the difference in gain is significant but I cannot put a number on difference in range. It was less about extending range than improving the robustness of the signal. Having said that, I have flown 7008s in a number of planes since they came out and never had an issue. I have a couple of 7108s in service now and they too have been flawless for me.
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Hi Bill, thanks for the inputs. May I ask if the R7006SB is also using high-gain antennas? They have the same heat-shrink tubings at their ends
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The 7006 uses the older antennas. The 7106 which will be out soon has higher gain antennas. I'v used a bunch of 7006 in gliders flown to the limits of my eyesight with zero issues.
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Hi Bill, is there any timeframe when the 7106 will be available? Thanks
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I don't know. I'll ask to see what I can find out

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