diversity antenna and coax were each placed in recommended
45 degrees to the vertical; with the antenna pair 90 degrees to the
fuselage length. Antenna and coax were held firmly in place to
assure position did not change during test.
the initial test of the Futaba© system it became apparent receiver
& antenna placement was of little concern because
were the same as when the system sat outside of plane on a
board. Please re-read that sentence again before
The results were the same, whether each system was
sealed up within the fuselage, or sitting on the flat test bed not
in any airplane.
While it was not our intention to provide technical "proof" but to
simply record results of evaluating 2.4 antenna(s) inside, with 2.4
antenna(s) exposed to the exterior of the fuselage, and the 2.4
system sitting outside by itself, we were so pleased with a lack of
difference that evaluation data was left virtually without need of a
comparison between the three brands and technologies.