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Original TX - does it matter where you point the antenna?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by IceFireSoul, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. IceFireSoul

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    Hello all,

    Newbie question (as I want to learn before I see some things for myself out in the field):

    Does it matter where you point the antenna at? Why?
     
  2. toolman2a

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    Re: Original TX - does it matter where you point the antenna

    every thing i have read on it says keep it at 90 degrees why i dont know but it seems to work any way you point it.
     
  3. IceFireSoul

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    Re: Original TX - does it matter where you point the antenna

    Hmmm, 90 or 45?
     
  4. tanasit

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    Re: Original TX - does it matter where you point the antenna

    It depends on how you hold your TX but the rule is you want the TX's antenna lines up or parallel with the Phantom RX which is pointing downward. So if you hold the TX parallel to the ground, then the TX antenna should be at 90 degree. There are diagrams explaining the pattern sent by the TX that should coincide not cut through with the RX's.

    Many RTF RC models, with non adjustable angle antenna instruct not to point Thea ten a at the model but upward. Many RC airplane flyers when they feel like the transmission is losing, they will hold the Tx up so that the antenna will point upward and many times over they regain the control.