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Antenna tubes-inside plane.....

Old 09-18-2005, 08:02 AM
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Default Antenna tubes-inside plane.....

Greetings,
I have always used antenna tubes inside my smaller .40-1.20 size planes, and have never had a problem in doing this. I am doing some bigger 50cc gassers, and wondered if there are any reasons I shouldnt continue this practice, especially considering the antenna wont actually come all the way out of the planes of this size?
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Old 09-18-2005, 08:42 AM
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It is not a problem I 'am using them in my 35% extra with a DA 100
Old 09-18-2005, 02:25 PM
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Cool.....Thanks
Old 09-19-2005, 06:41 AM
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Default RE: Antenna tubes-inside plane.....

Hi!
What about the effects of servo leads? Nowadays it is common practice to mount servos in the aft fuselage, hooking them up to the Rx with long extension leads. Without any proof, my gut feeling is that it is bad practice to mount the antenna alongside a bunch of servo leads inside the fuselage. In that case a whip antenna is a better proposition.

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Old 09-19-2005, 08:33 PM
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Default RE: Antenna tubes-inside plane.....

I have not had any problems either, just be sure to do an engine off and on range check with a degradation of less than 15%. You also need to meet or exceed the manufacturers recommended range too.

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