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Can I use 2 bobbins to shorten antenna?

Old 06-20-2005, 11:49 PM
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Default Can I use 2 bobbins to shorten antenna?

So, Can I use 2 antenna bobbins to shorten the Rx antenna? Or would it be better to run the antenna up one side of the fuse, then down the other side?

Its for a small electric pylon racer. I had used one bobbin, but there was still about 16 inches trailing behind the fuse.

Well, the inevitable happened, the antenna got pinched by the elev in a loop and jammed. When I leveled out after the loop, the plane just started snap rolling, I cut power but could not recover. I thought something came loose or broke in flight, and it ended up as a really nice lawn dart. Actually very little damage (thanks to soft ground and grass field). After the plane was pulled out of the ground, I noticed the antenna stuck between the elev and stab.

Or should I go with a Deans or Revolution base loaded antenna?

Opps, forgot to say that this was an Electron 6 Rx
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Default RE: Can I use 2 bobbins to shorten antenna?

Go with the base loaded antennas. I don't suggest using more than one bobbin nor running the antenna back on itself.

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