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Old May 25, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Hmm, how to describe this?

The turnstile works by reactive phase shift vectoring. This is a fancy way of saying that the elements "fire" at different time intervals. Imagine the tips of the antenna going hot in a rotational sequence. Nice and circular. Now imagine two side by side pairs going hot together instead. The resultant vector is linear. Changing the thickness of the wire disturbs the firing sequence and makes it look more like the second case.

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Old May 30, 2011, 07:04 AM
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How would this work on the Thomas system that has 2 antennas ? Would it give longer range than the 2 dipole antennas that come with the receiver ?
Thanks Marc
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Old May 30, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Old May 30, 2011, 06:14 PM
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any pics of this antenna mounted on a Funjet ?
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Old May 30, 2011, 06:16 PM
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Sorry wrong thread.
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:51 AM
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How would this work on the Thomas system that has 2 antennas ? Would it give longer range than the 2 dipole antennas that come with the receiver ?
Thanks Marc
It could. What the turnstile does is limit loss of signal due to random drop outs. While this often means longer range, that isn't necessarily the case all the time.

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Old Jun 01, 2011, 05:30 PM
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Alex -

Is there any issues with covering the Turnstile or the dipole 433 antenna wire with something like nyrod?

I would like to experiment with a couple of the antennas - but need the structural support of tubing....
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Old Jun 02, 2011, 06:29 AM
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You can cover the turnstile with little penalty. A standard dipole will react a bit worse, but not much. Just don't support it with anything metallic or carbon fiber.

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Old Jun 15, 2011, 09:43 PM
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Hi Alex, once again thanks for sharing your knoledge with us

The turnstyle goes horizontal on the plane, do I have to lay the Tx antena horizontal too ? or it is fireproof to polarization missmatch?

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Old Jun 16, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Yes, your TX antenna needs to be flat too. Horizontal polarization is better for distance anyway

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Old Jun 16, 2011, 03:00 PM
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O.o Glad I read this, I was going to use a Turnstile Antenna on my dragon link RX laying horizontally. For my VTX I was going to use a bluebeam SPW antenna if I can figure out how to mount it properly, which I don't think I will be able to do. If I can't i will be using a Vee antenna, so you are saying that I am going to have to mount my Vee antenna horizontally as well?
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 05:16 PM
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I built a turnstile for my Funjet and its a little too big - what will happen if i shorten the elements to about 80% length ?
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 02:45 PM
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i have just made a turnstile, but not sure if i have made it well enough, is there any way of testing it, other than flying with it ?
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 04:17 PM
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I built a turnstile for my Funjet and its a little too big - what will happen if i shorten the elements to about 80% length ?

It won't work. The length is determined by 1/4 wavelength calculations. Changing the length changes the frequency it's tuned to. Making it 20% shorter would move it from being tuned to 433mhz to ~541mhz.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 07:24 PM
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Mod DL dipole

I would like to mod my original DL 1/2 wave dipole into a turnsile if possible. I dont know what the coax oHm is and I watched the video twice and didn't see Alex mention a specific length for the coax.

Respectfully posted,
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