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Old Sep 10, 2001, 12:08 PM
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Stinger......Antenna

I just purchased a Berg 6ch and I was wondering what do you guys do with the long antenna in the stinger.
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Old Sep 10, 2001, 03:59 PM
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There are a few ways of doing it. #1 is just to run the antenna out the tail boom. It's dirty but it works. #2 is to replace the stock flimsy antenna with a piece of .015 piano wire. It gets soldered onto the soft wire at 1-1.5" out from the Rx and is EXACTLY the same length as the original in the end. Advantage, full length antenna that stays streamline (doesn't whip around as much like the stock one). #3 option is to use a small loaded antenna, like a Hayes or Deans. People are putting them into the wings by cutting a small hole in the saddle area and sliding them into the hollow cavity. One of the obstacles to this plane is the all carbon tail boom. You should be wary of bundling up all of your antenna on a straw or business card in the boom. This works fine on other models with glass or kevlar fuselages but is not suggested in this application. I've been using a Berg 6 for a while now and I use the piano wire method. I haven't had any interference problems to date.
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Old Sep 10, 2001, 04:04 PM
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Thanks Troy, I think I will give the wire method a try. Do I have to worry about the wire rubbing the fuselage on the inside? Or to you tack glue it to keep it from flopping around?
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Old Sep 10, 2001, 04:18 PM
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I would be more worried about the antenna wire hitting any metal on the elevator pushrod. It's a possible source for interference but can be remedied by a piece of shrink tubing in the area of metal to metal contact. I've had my metal antenna rub my elevator pushrod before but nothing happened. It is better to be on the safe side, though.
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Old Sep 10, 2001, 06:25 PM
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There was a Stinger owned by Jim Ryan at Mid-Am, and it had a new base loaded antenna from azarr.com. I got one for mine and paid $10 and it weighs 2, maybe 3 gm. These are very small and test better than Dean's antennas as Azarr tells it. Jim flew his Stinger quite a way out and didn't have any trouble. He also used a Berg 6.

I'll have this in the collumn, I'm writing it now, should be out in the next week or two.

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Old Sep 10, 2001, 06:27 PM
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Does Azzar have a web site?
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Old Sep 11, 2001, 02:05 AM
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Azarr, that's the one I was thinking of. I'm gonna have to get one of those.
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Old Sep 11, 2001, 07:08 AM
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The Stinger has a carbon fuselage, you don't want your antenna down inside it. Jim Ryan is running his in the wing.

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Old Sep 11, 2001, 01:44 PM
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I run mine (555 rx) down the fuse, and out the tail. once it gets outside, I replaced the remained of the wire with guitar string. This exposed metal is not going to touch anything in flight.. First thing you do when you land is coil it up on itself.
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