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2.4 Ghz Antenna Orentation!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:26 pm
by krisko76651
What is the rule of thumb as to how the antenna should be? Straight out, 45 degree angle etc. Kris :ugeek:

Re: 2.4 Ghz Antenna Orentation!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:31 pm
by RCModelReviews
The only rule is that you should ensure you avoid pointing the transmitter antenna directly at the model.

Of course, having said that -- I was watching a guy fly FPV on the weekend and he was flying 2.5Kms away -- with the transmitter antenna pointed directly at the model and it all worked just fine (Turningy 9X with FrSky DIY).

In most cases, a decent 2.4GHz RC system has plenty of range in reserve so you shouldn't have to worry too much about where to point the transmitter antenna. I fly with mine straight out (not bent at all) but usually fly with the model to the left or the right of me -- rather than directly in front.

Remember -- if you *do* ever lose the RC link, hold your transmitter above your head with the antenna vertical -- that'll deliver optimum range. We used to have to do this back in the 1960's with our old long-wire sets from time to time.

Re: 2.4 Ghz Antenna Orentation!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:33 pm
by bmsweb
RCModelReviews wrote: Remember -- if you *do* ever lose the RC link, hold your transmitter above your head with the antenna vertical -- that'll deliver optimum range. We used to have to do this back in the 1960's with our old long-wire sets from time to time.


You know I still can't believe how well this works . . great for FPV too :D