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Old 01-21-2003, 01:17 AM
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What is the most common way to route an ant. on a heli (venture)?

Is it a bad idea to run it along the tail boom??
Old 01-21-2003, 02:25 PM
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Cutting it down and using a whip ant. Like a Deans or Revolution base load ant
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Thanks Paul,
What's the most common way without using a whip, I will get one in the next couple weeks, But in the mean time I need a good way to route it so it wont get interference.

On my first couple times hovering it , I was in a steady hover and it shot up about 5 feet with no input from me, and it was hard to set down easy, pitch seemed erratic, My thoughts are the ant. might be picking up static from the belt running inside the tail boom ???

What is a good price for a whip ant.?
Has anyone experienced this before?
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don't strap it to tail boom or to anything carbon fibre...

best way is through a tube and then by a thin rubber band to the tail fin...

Or you can spend money on a base loaded antenna
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I've got mine going through the holes in the landing gear support and then tied to the tail fin. I don't have any problems with interference (so far anyway)
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I use the whip and only because it looks more top notch that the loose wire. Also, because the manufacturer has it on the display model in the store...
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I took mine straight down and throught the holes underneath. Then I routed it to the tail boom support where I rubber banded it as far back as I could with a piece a couple of inches just dangling. May be kind of rudimentary but it seems to work very well.
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Never let the antenna contact metal. You can have heavy interference
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Just don't forget to tie it down so it won't go thru rotors while inverted with neg. pitch. Been there, done that.

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