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Old Feb 28, 2013, 10:54 AM
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futaba s-fhss 6ch in boat

hi all

I have a spare 6ch s-fhss receiver which i was think of using in my pursuit.

My guess is that it should work without problem

Any ideas
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 02:59 AM
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I have the 8ch version that I temorarily use in a sailboat..it's all the same 2.4 stuff as far as I know..
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Should i stick one antenna up the tube? ? Or just leave both in boat
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I use a DX7S and it works perfectly, just with the radio hanging out inside the boat.
I haven't tried it on a boat with carbon yet but I am building one.
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 11:38 AM
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I've heard the antenas NEED to stick up in an antenna tube...I've been using it inside the boat without any problems but it's a sailboat..not the fastest thing on the water..I've ordered a Fly Sky radio and a couple receivers from Hobby Patrz for my faster boat and future faster boats . The antennas on those receivers are longer and that's probably what people are talking about.
I'm not sure what the isue is, but the first Spectrum radios had problems with the fuselage blocking the signal from the receiver in airplanes, hence DSM2...hasn't happened to me in any model air or surface but I figure why take the chance.
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Not elegant, but I slide a piece of flexible plastic tubing over a small nail so it sticks up and slide one antenna into that. It holds the antenna above the waterline , but bends over when the hatch is installed, so that nothing is visible from outside the boat.
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 02:38 PM
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I've heard the antenas NEED to stick up in an antenna tube...I've been using it inside the boat without any problems but it's a sailboat..not the fastest thing on the water..I've ordered a Fly Sky radio and a couple receivers from Hobby Patrz for my faster boat and future faster boats . The antennas on those receivers are longer and that's probably what people are talking about.
I'm not sure what the isue is, but the first Spectrum radios had problems with the fuselage blocking the signal from the receiver in airplanes, hence DSM2...hasn't happened to me in any model air or surface but I figure why take the chance.
Unless it's carbon/kevlar it'll be fine. Spektrum makes special receivers for carbon fuselage planes that have really long whisker like antenna so they can stick out of the fuselage.

In a fiberglass, wood or plastic boat you'll be fine with the antenna inside only.
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