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Old Jan 05, 2010, 12:23 PM
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Antenna replacement

I have a 2 remote controls for 2 RC cars and both transmitter antenna are broken.. is their a DIY way to replace it? or I need to buy a new controller?

if DIY is possible what are the things to consider?

the RC are "New Bright" RC cars

thanks,
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Old Jan 05, 2010, 02:14 PM
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You could use any solid metal wire (for example a clothe hanger) as a substitute and it will work the same. Just measure the right length (about 2.5 ft should do it) and make sure it is connected to the base of the antenna.
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 06:57 PM
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how about if the antenna is the flexible thing wire..?
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 07:33 PM
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Well I don't know about the coat hanger trick it works for the old TV sets but ideally the antenna is tuned to the specific frequency. I would try to replace it with an original.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...C%2Fb%3Etennas

They are cheap 2 should set you back less then $20.00

If you are bent on making one Look here http://forums.qrz.com/index.php This is an Ham radio forum Look in the antenna page Some of the people know more about making antenna's then I could ever know. I think a coaxial cable with the correct length would do it. You just need the inside wire not the whole black cable.
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 09:45 PM
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how about if the antenna is the flexible thing wire..?

you guys are aware you're replying to a 72-day-OLD thread








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Old Mar 18, 2010, 09:51 PM
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Looks like the starter bumped his tread looks like he's looking for an answer.
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Looks like the starter bumped his tread looks like he's looking for an answer.
It appears he already got one, 72 days ago.
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 10:04 PM
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He must not of liked the answer if he posted again.
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 10:59 PM
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When it takes somebody two and a half months to come back and check the replies, it tells me they're not that interested.
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 10:32 AM
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no i was busy doing things.. plus its snowing and there's flood.. CAR doesn't like water.. heheh
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 10:35 AM
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btw, the old antenna is a screw type (it has thread) .. and i was able to find an antenna in radioshack but the thing is it has a hole with a screw and washer.. can i just solder it in??
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Of course, soldering a connection would be better (better coductivity) than one that is snap-fitted or screwed on.
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