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Stupid R/C Helicopter Question....

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by HollowHead, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    There's about a 30" wire antenna that hangs from an R/C helicopter I picked up at a garage sale this weekend. Can I coil this up and stuff it into the bodywork or must it hang free? Thanks. HH

    Edited to add: it's an older 72 MHz model.
     
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  2. Cubdriver

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    I'm pretty certain it's intended to hang free. If you coil it up, you'll reduce the receiver's sensitivity in a big way. 30" is about a quarter wavelength at 72 MHz, so it's likely 'tuned' for the frequency.

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    What model you got? I used to fly them. Run it from the landing gear in a plastic tube and then back to the horizontal find on the tail. Loop over a rubber band and slide a piece of fuel line to keep it there. Look up pics. Run Ryder. Com is the Site to go to also. I have a raptor 90 big one for sale in. Georgia.

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  4. HollowHead

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    This is a little electric indoor flyer. I don't think it could lift all that. HH