Hi Michael, not a silly question at all …*
** EARLY X8Rs had the so-called “*PCB antenna”* with soldered ends.
** REVISED X8Rs now have the PCB antenna with connector ends.
The “*PCB antenna is told to have some 1.5 dB gain over the isotropic radiator, alas it may be bulky, or just inappropriate, in particular situations, think to a small fuselage for example.
On new X8R it is offered (optionally) also the normal 4/wave antenna (exactly the antenna depicted on this page) with connector ends. The smaller gain being acceptable for the majority of usages …*
To sum up, please verify if you have connectors on your X8R receiver, if yes, this antenna can surely be used!
Hope it helps.
I am new to the RC world, and therefore i would need some help over this antenna.
This antenna comes with an connector, and is also a bit longer than the stock antennas that come with the Turnigy iA6 receiver.
The iA6 receiver if i have seen it right doesn¨*t have a plug for the connector.
Could someone please explain how this antenna can be soldered to the iA6 receiver, and if there will be any problems because the antenna seems to be longer than the original ones?