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Old 07-28-2006, 11:09 PM
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I would like to do away with the antenna sticking thru the cowl. My radio box is about a foot long and I was thinking about running the antenna on the outside around the radio box. It would look neat and have less wind drag. The only thing is would I loose range with the antenna this way. I surely don't want to test fail safe this way if you know what I mean. Thanks for reading my question. Only sure thing answers please.

Old 07-29-2006, 09:03 AM
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Default RE: 3.5 tunnel antenna question

I ran mine through the cowl. In my opinion the wind drag will not be as noticeable as the range loss by lying the antenna down. If you were to keep it inside I would still put the tube on and just bend it backward at like a 40* angle under the cowl.
Old 07-29-2006, 10:50 AM
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I don't see why not. When I had tunnel boats I've forgotten to run the antenna though the cowling and didn't notice any problems. Flyers run theirs though the fuselage all the time without distance issues. Scale hydro racers don't like ugly antennas sticking out of their boats.
Old 07-29-2006, 11:18 AM
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Default RE: 3.5 tunnel antenna question

On a plane I run the antenna down along the leading edge of the wing. It is completely hidden. Range is never a problem.

Old 07-29-2006, 02:52 PM
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I run Deans antennas on all my vehicles. They are still sticking up, but they look very nice, have excellent range and are smaller than stock antennas.

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