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Old Jun 04, 2012, 03:33 PM
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On its side works just as well. It fits in its case that way too.

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Old Jun 04, 2012, 04:04 PM
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So from what ur saying its better to have the antenna bent straight up at ur head?.. I always have mine bent in the middle position cause I had heard not to do it straight. So I need to start bending it up all the way now?
Whatever orientation that gets the antenna so the top end is NOT pointing at your airplane. Almost no signal radiates from the end of the antenna.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 04:46 PM
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Ok. I will start pointing it more towards me. Thanks.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Imagine a donut stuck onto your antenna. The directions where there is the most donut are the directions in which the strongest signal is being transmitted.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Imagine a donut stuck onto your antenna. The directions where there is the most donut are the directions in which the strongest signal is being transmitted.

While all this dead on in nodes and antenna theory it is a bit less critical at these short wavelengths. In fact I find it pretty hard to demonstrate in practice. Do a range test and get out the prescribed distance (30 paces?) and see if you can cause signal loss by antenna orientation. All the stuff that used to be pretty solid practice at 72 MHz is much less stringent at 2.4. At least that is what I have found. But as they say your mileage may vary! <G>
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 10:23 AM
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I do this all the time. In fact I have demonstrated the affect to club members who did not believe me multiple times.

At 40 paces antenna pointing up range check works just fine. 40 paces antenna pointing right at plane.. NADA no control what so ever. That's with AR6200 receivers. It's even MORE important with 2.4 as opposed to 72mhz because the amount of power used is so much less.

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While all this dead on in nodes and antenna theory it is a bit less critical at these short wavelengths. In fact I find it pretty hard to demonstrate in practice. Do a range test and get out the prescribed distance (30 paces?) and see if you can cause signal loss by antenna orientation. All the stuff that used to be pretty solid practice at 72 MHz is much less stringent at 2.4. At least that is what I have found. But as they say your mileage may vary! <G>
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Plane crash, orange receiver to blane

I have lost two planes to the Oranger Receivers. One a good Sig Senior that I was able to repair. I had just converted it to Electric power. Just after take off at about 20 feet in the air, it just rolled to the left and went down. No control at all. The Ttransmitter is a Spectrum DX6i and had new batteries in it. The antenne was bent and not pointed at plane. The Orange Receiver had a satalite receiver. Next plane was a scratch built stik. It had an orange receiver that did not have a statalite plane as it was designed to be a Park Flyer. Using the same transmitter, the plane did excatly the same thing as the Senior. I was able to repair it also. I have retired the orange receivers and replaced them with Spectrum Receivers. Both planes have nothing else done to them except repaired and spectrum receivers installed. Both planes have numerious flights with no radio problems. A friend of mine had the same exact problem with the orange receivers he bought. He was flying about 20 miles on a different day from where I flew. His planes is totalled. My advice, stick to Futaba or Spectrum, get rid of the Orange Receivers. Remember, " You Get What You Pay For" As for me and my friend, Spectrum and Futaba only.
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 12:58 PM
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I have lost two planes to the Oranger Receivers. One a good Sig Senior that I was able to repair. I had just converted it to Electric power. Just after take off at about 20 feet in the air, it just rolled to the left and went down. No control at all. The Ttransmitter is a Spectrum DX6i and had new batteries in it. The antenne was bent and not pointed at plane. The Orange Receiver had a satalite receiver. Next plane was a scratch built stik. It had an orange receiver that did not have a statalite plane as it was designed to be a Park Flyer. Using the same transmitter, the plane did excatly the same thing as the Senior. I was able to repair it also. I have retired the orange receivers and replaced them with Spectrum Receivers. Both planes have nothing else done to them except repaired and spectrum receivers installed. Both planes have numerious flights with no radio problems. A friend of mine had the same exact problem with the orange receivers he bought. He was flying about 20 miles on a different day from where I flew. His planes is totalled. My advice, stick to Futaba or Spectrum, get rid of the Orange Receivers. Remember, " You Get What You Pay For" As for me and my friend, Spectrum and Futaba only.

I guess different people have different experiences but I fly with 2 clubs who have many many orange receivers. I fly most every day and have, currently, 6 planes with orange receivers. It just never comes up as a problem. We just all take them for granted. It's been that way for close to 2 years.
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