Monopole vs Blade antenna [ch10067][ch10067][ch10067]

romanov

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Guys,

Any consideration on blade antena advantage
vs monopole? Is the price difference justified?

Thanks
Toman
 

jakej

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Blade type is electrically &, surprisingly to some, more aerodynamic than the dipole type. The dipole type rod is too brittle & can easily break - I’ve had 1 customer break 2 of them before he got smart ;)
 

GWMotley

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For what it’s worth, I too broke two of the monopoles just by trying to clean the plane’s belly. They are very fragile. Switched to blades with no further problems.
 
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