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This is going to sound dumb, is it bad if you cut off an antennae?

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Help' started by Bobby, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Bobby

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    So...yeah. Back when I was working on my gimbal I accidentally caught one of those grey wires that hang out the holes on the bottom (I presume is an antennae) in my allen-wrench thing and ripped it off about halfway.

    Now I know that sounds like, duh of course it's bad you won't have any signal, but there are two of those things and I only pulled one. Plus I think the older P1's only had one of them...I think. And as far as I can tell I still get most of my range, but I could be wrong.

    So my question is what do you think about this? Am I losing half my signal?
     
  2. SteveMann

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    It's a diversity antenna to reduce the dead spots due to the environment. Just solder a new piece to it.
     
  3. Bobby

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    Oh okay good, so does that mean I'm not losing any real range?
     
  4. IflyinWY

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    Hey Bobby, Welcome to the party.

    Nope, you're not loosing half of your signal. But you are loosing some of it. Unless you're going long distances it's not a concern. It would be a good idea to replace it at some point though.

    How's your gimbal working... what did you get... where are the pics?????????????

    Enjoy the show.:)