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What way/angle to face the antennas?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by jake88, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. jake88

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    So basically im just wanting to know the proper way to angle your antennas ive seen about 3 different ways..
     
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    What does the manual say?
     
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    I position my antennas like this -- per the recommendation in the Phantom manual:

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    It wouldn't hurt to experiment with other positions though. Give it a try and see what works best for you.
     
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    ... and then point the front of the tx directly at the P3 so that the antennas are pointing perpendicular to the P3.
     
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    It's all relative to how you are most comfortable holding the Tx. I like to hold mine so it is parallel to the ground. With that being said, you always want to have the flat plan of the antenna facing your Rx, not pointing directly at it like a spear heading to a target. All that said, I keep my antennas pointing straight out from my Tx and actually tilted down a bit because the way I hold the Tx, this make them 'aimed' up and away from me which is exactly where the Rx is for me and the way I fly. I generally pivot around as the craft crosses over me so I always have a good signal path.

    That's my $.02.