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Old 06-25-2020, 07:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Very true. The radio signal radiates "sideways" from the length of the antenna. There's hardly any signal coming from the tip, so if you spend most of the time flying with the tip of the antenna pointed at your aircraft, the signal is not going to be very good for the receiver in the aircraft.

Fast forward to 2020 (this is a pretty old thread), and now most of the newer Spektrum transmitters have antenna diversity, which means there's a second antenna in the handle of the transmitter that sends a signal in a direction that's perpendicular to the main antenna. Many receivers have dual antennas as well that you want to position pointing in two different directions. Between the two antennas in the transmitter and the two antennas on the receiver, signal should get through much better regardless of how the transmitter and the aircraft are positioned relative to each other.
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