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Hitec installation

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:41 am
by ausiejohn
I am returing to the hobby after a long absence I have a Hitec optic 6 radio and I am unsure about installing the receiver into an AXN Cload. My query is about what to do with the Aerial I believe it is calle a Boda aerial should the antenna be outside the model or run internally inside the fus. Any help would be apprciated.

Re: Hitec installation

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:19 am
by quarry44
I've never heard of a "boda" aerial,but if it's about a 6-700mm long one,run it from under the canopy to a rubber band pinned to the top of the fin.I think on a foam model you could theoretically run it inside,but how would you get it in there?

Re: Hitec installation

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:39 am
by BillGriffiths100
The Boda is a 2.4 GHz aerial and quite short.
Tape the aerial to the top of the fuselage behind the canopy the Hitec RX is a strange shape and will be a bit of a tight fit but there is room in the canopy above the servos.
Don't forget to use an additional rubber band to hold the canopy on.

Re: Hitec installation

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:46 am
by cynr100
I recessed my original FlySky Rx (rather large unit) into the canopy wall at the wing root, as long as the wings are fully glued in place you wont have a problem with structural integrity.
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VMC - Dennis

Re: Hitec installation

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:34 pm
by ausiejohn
Thanks for the reply I have taped the aerial to the fuselage as suggested

Re: Hitec installation

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:39 am
by A.T.
ausiejohn wrote: I am returing to the hobby after a long absence I have a Hitec optic 6 radio and I am unsure about installing the receiver into an AXN Cload. My query is about what to do with the Aerial I believe it is calle a Boda aerial should the antenna be outside the model or run internally inside the fus. Any help would be apprciated.

A little late now but for the benefit of future readers, an extract from the Hitec AFHSS FAQ page:
. Optima Transceiver & Minima Receiver- Installation of Receiver & BODA Antenna
Also of assistance will be:
. Hitec Optic 6 & Optic 6 Sport- Manuals, Tutorial, Comparison Charts, Updates & FAQ

Alan T.
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