Question about receiver antenna length.

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Joined Feb 9, 2008
I have Futaba model transmitter and receiver.
What I need help with is, the receiver, it comes with about a meter long antenna.
As I what to use this receiver in a R/C car, the meter long antenna in awkward/impractical.

On the car there is a wipe antenna.

What I would like to know is, should I leave the receiver antenna meter long and
coil it to shorten it, then connect it to the cars antenna.

Or should I cut the receiver ant to about a foot long and then connect it.

What is the best method? without loosing a great amount range.

Thanks NM


Joined Apr 5, 2008

Shortening the antenna will always reduce the distance.
When you want to make it shorter it is better to keep the lenght and make a spring of it (whip antenna).

Here is some general information links on antennas.

There are a lot of different antennas for different applications.

Antennas: Antennas general overview Antenna list J Pole antenna Antenna topics Dipole antenna Loop antenna Radar Antenna types: overview Helical antenna Parabolic Dish Antenna Yagi antenna