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FrSky receiver snap-on connection problem

This type of connector is called a U.FL connector. Replacing the connectors will be super fiddly, but is possible if you are skilled with a soldering iron. The cable side is the more difficult bit ...
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How to mount XM+ receiver antennas?

I really like the way the Joshua Bardwell does it. He puts one on each rear arm facing forward with a zip-tie and heat-shrink over the top. It places the antennas at 90 degrees to each other and so ...
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How to mount XM+ receiver antennas?

TL;DR: From purely a range consideration the 90 degree mounting is the best because of the orientations your quad might see. You'll want to get the antennas as far away from the frame as you can so ...
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XM+ bound to FRSKY x9 lite, but commands not showing up in betaflight

Since you connected power to the SBUS pad it is possible that the inverter that sits between the SBUS pad and the UART pin on the microcontroller is fried. To get around this, I would suggest ...
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How does having bent antenna impact reception?

Antenna design is typically done to tune the transmission to a combination of specific wavelength frequency and polarity. In the case of whip antennas like those usually used on radio receivers, these ...
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How does having bent antenna impact reception?

Antennas are weird and the answer isn't really clear cut. As long as the wire within the antenna isn't damaged, it should work fine (1, 2). Sometimes bends in antenna can improve it, like with NASA'...
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How to mount XM+ receiver antennas?

RC Antenna mounting is always a compromise between RF signal performance and durability in crashes. If you are trying to maximize range, high vertical mounting (or ideally, mounting both high, offset ...
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