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Old May 23, 2015, 05:38 AM
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Dang Jack, I forgot about you. I just wrote myself a note so I don't forget to call Sonny. I assume you still want those pics of the antenna right?

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Yes, please! Get me as close a pic as you can because I only see a little contact point on the front. What kind/ gauge wire did you use? What length is it?, etc.
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Old May 24, 2015, 05:10 PM
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Yes, please! Get me as close a pic as you can because I only see a little contact point on the front. What kind/ gauge wire did you use? What length is it?, etc.
Jack, my Bud couldn't find his V4 with the antenna installed but I assure you this is the spot to solder to. My Bud had two bricks without antennas but, he knows the wire dimensions because his Son helped him make a couple extras.

Wire length: 1 1/4'
Thickness: 1.25mm single strand w/insulation.

Notice the terminal is stamped "A1" Antenna 1 maybe?

Mike.
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Old May 25, 2015, 05:51 AM
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Thanks for the location. I have the 72Mhz 4-in-1 laying around and nobody seems interested in it. Do you think I can use a piece of that wire?
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Old May 25, 2015, 08:19 AM
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Thanks for the location. I have the 72Mhz 4-in-1 laying around and nobody seems interested in it. Do you think I can use a piece of that wire?
A piece of old antenna wire? Sure, why not!

Mike.

EDIT: They seem to be about the same gauge. Measure it and if it's 1.25mm you're good to go..
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Old May 25, 2015, 01:30 PM
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What day is today? This is an American holiday. We don't got no Metric here, buster!! 1.25MM? Whatsat?
You realize I have to take the whole &(&)_* heli part to do this right? I may be back to pod and boom very soon!!
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What day is today? This is an American holiday. We don't got no Metric here, buster!! 1.25MM? Whatsat?
You realize I have to take the whole &(&)_* heli part to do this right? I may be back to pod and boom very soon!!

Awwwwww! poor boy ... dont cry - its 0.049inch!! ...

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It's done and it's also back to pod and boom. Thanks for the location. There was a big glob of something over the connection - a lot of good it did. Did your buddy leave the wire sticking straight out or did he wrap it around to the opposite side of the 4-in-1 and tape it down so it is protected?
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Old May 26, 2015, 09:20 AM
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Leave that 1.25" of antenna wire sticking out straight. It's a good idea to put some hot glue around the soldered joint or where the wire comes out.

Dude, you don't have a pair of calipers? And how long have you been in this hobby

Let me know how the testing goes. Pod and boom is the way to go

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Leave that 1.25" of antenna wire sticking out straight. It's a good idea to put some hot glue around the soldered joint or where the wire comes out.

Dude, you don't have a pair of calipers? And how long have you been in this hobby

Let me know how the testing goes. Pod and boom is the way to go

Mike.
Calipers for what? I have extensive machine shop experience and the tools to go with it. I just don't "embrace" Metric.
Even late in the evening, the wind is whipping around like crazy lately. Best I can do right now is the garage. I think it'll be OK. Thanks.
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