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Feb 25, 2013, 08:50 AM
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hiko you could route the wire round the NB circle rather than dangling at the rear,

if the diameter permits that is..
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Feb 25, 2013, 11:48 AM
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I've submitted the photos of my 22" Nutball to Phoenix (RC sim) as per their instructions. Now wait and see.
Feb 25, 2013, 03:30 PM
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Thanks for the antenna info I thought it had to be in a straight line I will route it around the edge
Some of this delivery problem is mine They said the delivery could take up to 45 days when I ordered.
I thought wow that long and didnt start enquiries until the 45 days were up and then I find out that the tracking has expired Lots of learning for me here!
They have promised to do an investigation for me so I live in hope
Feb 25, 2013, 04:26 PM
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You're welcome Hiko.

Ideally straight is the best, but around the circle is going to be quite close in reception effectiveness, being in a circle should make it quite "directional effective"

In other words, and w/o getting too technical a straight dipole antenna like those will pick up signals better from most directions only when placed vertically and static.

But another way of getting them to receive well signals coming from anywhere in 360

making them round!

See? the NB is good even when it comes to this matters!
Feb 25, 2013, 05:33 PM
I used to fly an old heli with its antenna like this...

Ridiculous but
a. it worked
b. it came stock like this
c. where else could you put it? running through the tiny tail boom along with tail motor wires? yikes...

So I guess one can even get away with almost anything if it's short range...
Feb 25, 2013, 06:49 PM
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I already said that earlier Chris.. indoor-close proximity etc.

Also, let's consider that those helis (I have to confess I had one) are not know..

But would you risk it with a "proper" RC plane that will fly outdoors and who knows in what radio environment?

I'd like to think I wouldn't...

been there..done those mistakes before, loosing control of my models has always been a scary scenario, always.

they often end up costing time, money and hope that nothing, or, and, no one gets hurt.

IMHO...not worth it, I wouldn't take the chances knowing what I know now.
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Feb 26, 2013, 09:32 PM
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@Jose.... Thanks for getting pictures to Phoenix... hope they get it live soon..

I Have to take the wife to Mexico for two weeks... bah-humbug.... or not....
Then driving to Elliot Lake two days after we get back...
Feb 27, 2013, 04:16 AM
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I can only hope they will go ahead with the Nutball have a great time away
Feb 28, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by hiko
Another question ! Is there any practical way of shortening a 40mhz receiver antenna ?
Its nearly a metre long so a fair bit would dangle out the back which I am not so keen on
or doesnt it matter ? I know most folk seem to use 2.4ghz but I have this Futaba 4ex fm radio system that seems pretty good and I would like to use it at least for a start anyway

Never shorten the antenna, the system is tuned to it's length, the signal being picked up by the end of the wire. What you can do for shorter range is wind the wire like a coil, never crossing over itself, leaving a short length hanging. Having the wire cross over is the same as cutting it short to that point.

Still, you should follow the radio manufactures recommendations for legal reasons for you own protection if flying near spectators, public locations or me.

Better still, install a Corona 2.4 kit and never have to worry again.
Feb 28, 2013, 10:44 AM
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lost for words....................
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Feb 28, 2013, 10:48 AM
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an oldie...............
Don't Hit Bob! (1 min 47 sec)

And yes, I told him not to move.
Feb 28, 2013, 10:48 AM
i have been flying n/b's on 72 megs for years . 39"ant.
on the small ones i have used the bobbin but on the larger i have routed the antenna wire around the perimeter and taped in place. i have flown them all out of sight w/o any problems, fwiw.

Feb 28, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by goldguy
an oldie...............

And yes, I told him not to move.
You guys were having TOO much fun

Feb 28, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Is that you Frank? if so, its good to see your face at last! you look happy..

a 2008 clip right?
Feb 28, 2013, 03:10 PM
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Yup, that's me five years ago at age 65. and just a few months after starting this thread.

How time flies.
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