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Old Dec 13, 2011, 02:14 PM
Genaro Solé
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Spektrum receiver on glass fiber fuse-wing carbon sailplane

I've searched the forum in many ways but I can't find an answer:

Can I use a Spektrum receiver (AR6200 /AR7000) on a sailplane with glass fiber fuse, but carbon wing?

I want to buy an F5B/F - Orion 2.4 E-Carbon, and want to use my AR6200 /AR7000 receivers, without exposing the wires trough holes (if possible).

Vendor claims "The Fuselage is 2.4ghz friendly", but I don't know if the wing may interfere somehow with the spektrum signal.

Thanks in advance,
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Old Dec 13, 2011, 03:41 PM
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Carbon wings will shadow antenna if it is located in fuselage mid-section. Try to locate antenna further away from mid-section.

If you don't want to take a chance, place a satellite on left upper wing and another satellite on right under wing.

If you don't want to puncture holes on fuse, use 72MHz or other VHF bands. I have 40.735 Hitec/Futaba module and receiver in For Sale forum. PM me if interested.

You can ask other pilots who are using 2.4 in this glider.

Spektrum is known for brown-out. It is advisable to use separate battery for receiver.
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