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Old 01-30-2007, 07:17 PM
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Default Whip antennas

I would like to install a whip antenna in the Giles 202 from CMP. I would like to mount it parallel inside the fuse. Is there any problem with this? There is not any carbon fiber or anything of that nature to interfere with the signal.

Doing this just to try and keep the lines as clean as possible. Thanks
Old 01-31-2007, 06:55 AM
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Why not just use the normal antenna and run it down the fuse inside?
Old 01-31-2007, 12:19 PM
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I've never used one inside a plane. I've used them inside heli canopies and they did fine with all the metal and servo's around. It probably would be easier to just run the regular antenna through the tail though. It's just up to your preference I guess.
Old 01-31-2007, 12:32 PM
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Have used Deans many times with no problem. Dennis
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Default RE: Whip antennas

The main reason I'm looking at a whip is the receiver I just got already has one attatched. If I could use it, then it saves me the trouble of resplicing an antenna lead on. I wanted to keep it inside the fuse to keep clean lines.
Old 01-31-2007, 05:37 PM
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Default RE: Whip antennas

Deans whip antenna inside the fuselage works fine. I've used that setup on many planes from 1/2A to slope racers to quarter scale. And as you said, I could have run the full length antenna in the quarter scale but the receiver came out of a slope racer and already had the whip.

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