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Old 01-13-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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I ran over my reciever antenae and shredded it, now it is about four inches long,can I install a new one , keep using it or do I have to buy a new reciever?
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:07 AM   #2
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you need to buy a new reciever the antenae is not repairable
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:26 AM   #3
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open it up and solder a new wire.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:50 AM   #4
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You can keep using it as is, but your range will be reduced and you need to test it to find out just how much.

You can repair it by soldering in a new wire. Be sure to use the same gage wire and the same original length.
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Your probablly better off just replacing the antennae wire. Your radio's range is likely to be much shorter if you don't. Here's a little tip I learned back in the day for the old AM & FM radio's(not good for the 2.4G radios)
When you install your antenae wire into the tube, there is always some hanging out the top. I bend it back down the tube and use heat shrink to cover all the wire that's exposed. It holds the wire in place much better than the little antenae caps they sell, and it also covers and protects the whole wire. One little nick exposing the metal wire underneath is all it takes to cause serious radio glitches, or even a runaway.

PS I was guessing your not running a 2,4g system. Usually the 2.4g wires aren't long enough to run over. Don't bend 2.4Ghz reciever wires, it can damage them and reduce your radio's range.
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Your probablly better off just replacing the antennae wire. Your radio's range is likely to be much shorter if you don't. Here's a little tip I learned back in the day for the old AM & FM radio's(not good for the 2.4G radios)
When you install your antenae wire into the tube, there is always some hanging out the top. I bend it back down the tube and use heat shrink to cover all the wire that's exposed. It holds the wire in place much better than the little antenae caps they sell, and it also covers and protects the whole wire. One little nick exposing the metal wire underneath is all it takes to cause serious radio glitches, or even a runaway.

PS I was guessing your not running a 2,4g system. Usually the 2.4g wires aren't long enough to run over. Don't bend 2.4Ghz reciever wires, it can damage them and reduce your radio's range.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:39 PM   #7
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when I was flying heli's back in the 90's I put a base loaded antenae on it are those still viable?
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