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Old May 20, 2010, 11:30 AM
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2.4 install best practices for a 2 antenna Receiver?


I was wondering if there are any best practices for a two antenna receiver installation. Many of the manufacturers offer two antenna receivers as do some of the module manufacturers.

Futaba does not suggest orientation in the 6008/6014 and Spektrum/Jr offers some thoughts. I am looking into Hitec and Airtronics and will update.

Should it always be left and right side out at a 45 degree angle?

Is it better to have one in the nose adn the other vertical out top or bottom?

What works best vs. what is recommended?

I figure this might be helpful for any newbees to 2.4 and istallation in a DLG.

I know what some of the manufacturers recommend but has this been proven to work best in practice?


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Old May 20, 2010, 11:58 AM
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Hi Frank,

It kind of depends on the rx you use. I have mine equipped with the AR500 rx, which has one long antenna and one short one. I placed the long one out the left side of the fuselage about halfway down the side at the mid-point of the wing saddle. The short one is sticking out on the right side about halfway down in the nose. This has been a reliable set up for me.

For some other ideas on antenna installs, check out The 2-Point-4 Chronicles at my web-site, http://mysite.verizon.net/respri94

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There have been two threads recently on this topic. One started by G_T and an earlier one started by me.

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Old May 20, 2010, 12:44 PM
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No prob. I'll close it.

I did not know that.
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