Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Rounded or flat side towards bird.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Trackman1, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Trackman1

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2016
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    211
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I have not seen a thread on this before and I have wondered if it makes any difference.

    Should the rounded side on the antennae be toward the bird or the flat side.
     
  2. alokbhargava

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5,064
    Likes Received:
    1,628
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    The flat surface should point to the bird and not the rounded end points.
     
  3. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    18,815
    Likes Received:
    5,540
    Location:
    US
  4. RedHotPoker

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    3,972
    Likes Received:
    1,364
    Location:
    Edmonton Alberta
    Port side out, star board home.
    Flat side of antennas towards the phantom bird at all times, for its best optimal connection.

    RedHotPoker
     
  5. Trackman1

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2016
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    211
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Not what I meant. Maybe it's just my imagination. It seemed like one side was more rounded than the other.
    When I got the P3 in Feb. I got a plastic piece to put on the antennae to keep them parallel. Now that I have taken it off
    it seems the holes in it did not contact the antennae the same on both sides. Giving the illusion the antennae was not symmetrical.
    When in fact it is the holes in the plastic piece.

    Thanks for the reply's.

    See what old age does to ya.
     
  6. alokbhargava

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5,064
    Likes Received:
    1,628
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Slight tilt will not affect the reception and transmission, antenna position is not that critical. In general they should be parallel to the P3 antenna.
     
    NRJ likes this.
  7. RedHotPoker

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    3,972
    Likes Received:
    1,364
    Location:
    Edmonton Alberta
    Mine are feeling/looking symmetrical on both flat sides.
    Not a raised side in the pair... ;-)

    RedHotPoker