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  1. #1
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    Question Antenna Problem! My antenna broke... Any help?

    I know it might not be much, but I snapped the antenna and I'm not sure what to do... Thanks guys!!

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    Antenna on what? The receiver or transmitter?
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    receiver, any changes needed tho? Snapped right at the alloy/metal part where the wire meets the metal

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    Unhappy

    Dead. When the antenna breaks anywhere on the receiver it drastically shortens the signal length. You can't replace it either.
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    Contact traxxas. The metal part IS the antenna, the wire is just a cable to get the antenna away from the receiver.
    Dacaur

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    Does it still work?

    I am pretty sure I did the same thing and stuck it back in a glued it, it still worked as long as the metal was touching. The glue broke so it was wiggly again, but I am certain I still got a good 50ft or 100ft of range and I still used it regularly.

    I am starting now to lose range but I think it is because the antenna on the truck has been worn down flush to the body from rolling it and its loses signal at about 30ft I would say approx. I have a AM FlySky receiver and controller on order now because of good reviews and ultra low cost in comparison.

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    The antenna is coax, meaning it's got a wire inside a wire, kink it, or disconnect or short either, and you lose range. Best bet is to replace it.
    Dacaur

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    The wire is a coax cable as stated above. If you have enough wire left you can strip the outer part of the coax cable removing 31.25mm exactly - leaving the inner conductor and its insulation exposed. Stuff it back in the plastic tube and there we go. Done this on my boys trucks several times. Worked like a champ.

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