How many elements?
How long is the boom?
The longer the boom, the narrower the pattern
in the vertical plane. At .35 WL, the vertical pattern
is usually +/- 50 degrees at the 3 dB point.
Look at your vertical pattern and see how much you
lose from a 15 to 20 degree tilt.
de Tom N4KG
On Fri, 02 Mar 2001 "Lane Zeitler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I have a homebrew quad. The boom is angled down a little. when you
> look at
> it from the side view the director side of the boom is pointing down
> the ground by maybe 15 to 20 degrees. I am wondering if I should try
> and fix
> this. Is this hindering performance (in theory)? On the air
> performance is
> outstanding but I am curious. It bothers me that it points down. It
> is only
> 35 feet high at the boom.
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