- Jul 29, 2005
- Orange County, California
Lacking any of the more sophisticated equipment (and the knowledge to use it) mentioned earlier in your post, I'll have to give the mockup a try. As this is a glider, an external antenna is simply not an option due to drag considerations. Thank you very much for the advice....My advice would be to go ahead and build the antenna into the fin and give it a try; but, have a plan for an alternate more conventional antenna installation if it doesn't work. You can probably get close enough on the antenna tuning by making a mockup of the fin using a block of foam similar in shape and size to the fin. The mockup won't need to be carefully airfoil shaped, as long as it is approximately the same size it will be OK. Once you've got the antenna tuned on the mockup you can build one of the same dimensions into the real fin.