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Old Dec 10, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Optimal Antenna placement

Quick question.

I have always wondered this about my 8FG...

When I used to fly with my TM-7 module, I used to point my antenna downwards with a slight inclination to have my planes perpendicular to the antenna.

The 8FG only allows me 90 degrees of motion on the antenna.

My solution is to fly with the antenna horizonal to optimise my signal. The only drawback is that I will need to face my plane... which is usually the idea :-) But when I look away at something/someone, I may risk a reduced signal if I turn my TX away as well. I always reckoned a downward pointed antenna reduced this directional sensitivity.

What are your thoughts on this?
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