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Old 02-20-2020, 04:59 AM
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Hi,

Maybe I am a little overdramatic, but I have some questions regarding the placement
of the reciever in a Carbon fuselage. I have a 1:2,5 sailplane, the whole front of the fuselage is coverd with
carbon fiber material, after some repairs. I have been reading something about that some people take the
antennas from the reciever outside the fuselage? I can see the logic regarding line of sight, but what is the effect when
the carbon comes between the antennas the transmitter in for example a loop or roll?

And the placement.. Is it wise to place the antennas (of coure 90 degrees of each other) UNDER the fuselage ?
Or does anyone have some suggestions The Reciever will probbably be Futaba R6014 HS
Thank you



Old 02-20-2020, 07:18 PM
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It is best to run your antennas exterior but not up against the side of the fuselage. You want them sticking out. Shown is a picture of my Pike Giant. You will notice the white stub just under the rear edge of the canopy. That is the single antenna of a Hitec Optima 7 channel antenna. The 1" tip of the antenna runs through a plastic tube that is sleeved with heat shrink tube. Hundreds of flights without any issues.



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