Does anyone know that the manner(orientation) which you mount your xbee module makes any difference to the maximum telemetry range achievable? Say... on the ground side, a patch antenna with vertical polarization is used.
Eg. Mounting flat on top of the fuselage or sideways by the wall of the fuselage etc etc
Assuming also that the xbee module is the one with the 900mhz wire antenna, would the orientation of the wire play a role as well? Must the wire be perpendicular (ie straight up) to the xbee module?
*Actually, I would like to know the polarization pattern of the xbee wire antenna :)