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Old Oct 18, 2008, 03:39 AM
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Futaba 6EX FASST replacement antenna


My LHS tells me that after talking to Futaba, this is not a normal inventory item so he was unable to get one for me. I've searched online and cannot find a part number or any place that even sells a replacement antenna for a 6EX. My guess is that they will want me to send the TX in for repair, but that's silly since I'm sure I could do the repair myself easily. I've sent an email to futaba to ask about a replacement antenna and will wait for their reply.

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Old Oct 18, 2008, 04:31 AM
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My LHS tells me that after talking to Futaba, this is not a normal inventory item so he was unable to get one for me. I've searched online and cannot find a part number or any place that even sells a replacement antenna for a 6EX. My guess is that they will want me to send the TX in for repair, but that's silly since I'm sure I could do the repair myself easily. I've sent an email to futaba to ask about a replacement antenna and will wait for their reply. Rob
Futaba 6EX Antenna. Manufacturer Stock # ANT5 is same for 6XA, 6XH, 6YF, 6YG, 6EXA
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Old Oct 18, 2008, 04:14 PM
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Futaba 6EX Antenna. Manufacturer Stock # ANT5 is same for 6XA, 6XH, 6YF, 6YG, 6EXA
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Sorry, maybe I needed to be clearer. It's a Futaba 6EX 2.4GHZ FASST radio. That antenna is for 72mhz radio.

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Old Oct 18, 2008, 05:23 PM
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Sorry, my mistake in not reading correctly late at night... try
Futaba Transmitter Aerial - 2.4 GHz TM-7 Antenna
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Old Nov 02, 2008, 09:40 PM
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I have had great luck replacing the exact antenna connector you mention, the Futaba 6EX 2.4GHZ FASST one, with a pigtail with an SMA connector for my patch antenna for FPV flying.
The circuit board end is a U.FL / IPX end which is rated for only a couple on/off cycles, so be carefull!

I have the 6" pigtail cable run internal to the back case where I have installed the connection for the external antenna.
I have then hung the patch fron the TX's handle.

See http://stores.ebay.com/QualityChinaGoods for the diff pigtails avaiuable.
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See http://stores.ebay.com/QualityChinaGoods for the diff pigtails avaiuable.
Also check out their WiFi Antenna 2.4GHz - 5$ instead of 13. But you will have to wait longer for delivery

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I have had great luck replacing the exact antenna connector you mention, the Futaba 6EX 2.4GHZ FASST one, with a pigtail with an SMA connector for my patch antenna for FPV flying.
The circuit board end is a U.FL / IPX end which is rated for only a couple on/off cycles, so be carefull!

I have the 6" pigtail cable run internal to the back case where I have installed the connection for the external antenna.
I have then hung the patch fron the TX's handle.

See http://stores.ebay.com/QualityChinaGoods for the diff pigtails avaiuable.
Do you have any pictures of your rig? I havent even opened my 6EX yet, but been pondering for a while about modifying it to take some sort of external antenna (SMA-plug in the side?!), so I can use one of the RaydioWarm mitts (I live in the North of Norway, need to keep both my hands and my tx warm ). On the RaydioWarm itself I plan to have a fixed external antenna.

Would appreciate any help here.


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