I am mounting a Cushcraft R8 in a space-constrained location (the only spot available in my QTH.) The base of the antenna will be about 12 feet above ground level, on a pole fastened to a tilt-over base. One or two of the 7 radial wires that surround the base of the antenna will be close to or over the property line. To avoid irritating my neighbor, I would like to permanently bend those radials (which are about 4 feet long) by 45 to 60 degrees a foot or so from their ends. Is this likely to have a significant effect on the antenna's performance? If so, are there any steps I can take to offset any degradation? Would it make sense to bend all of the radials at the same angle, to maintain a uniform spacing between them? Thanks in advance for any advice.