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    Question Antenna replacement

    Hey Team,

    The antenna broke on my carís receiver. I soldered the coaxial back with the original tip, though it is very short. I worry about range being lost and was looking into a new radio. Iím not sure what Traxxas charges for a new oem 3 channel vs other vendors.

    I also didnít want to open it to find out it wasnít just a simple replacement and void any warranties (although Traxxas backs their electronics, I donít think my case would be covered).

    Is it as simple as open the receiver and a plug and play antenna install?

    Any recommendations on brands, instructions?

    Would my truck take a TQi with the extra channels without upgrading to LiPo?

    I know that was a lot. Yíall are a great heíll.

    Thanks and Keep Rolliní,

    Ed

    Traxxas Stampede XL-5 w/ Stock Electronics and Transmitter.

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    A basic 3-channel Rx is fairly inexpensive if you want a new one:
    https://traxxas.com/products/parts/t...ity-management

    No need to go LiPo if you donít want to.

    Have fun!
    Creativity is intelligence having fun. -Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    A basic 3-channel Rx is fairly inexpensive if you want a new one:
    https://traxxas.com/products/parts/t...ity-management

    No need to go LiPo if you don’t want to.

    Have fun!
    Agree with this.

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    Oops! I linked the wrong receiver...here is the 3-Channel Rx:
    https://traxxas.com/products/parts/6519

    Good luck!
    Creativity is intelligence having fun. -Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Oops! I linked the wrong receiver...here is the 3-Channel Rx:
    https://traxxas.com/products/parts/6519

    Good luck!
    Thanks! I was confused with the TQi link - which I assume would only use lipo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StampedeMachine View Post
    Thanks! I was confused with the TQi link - which I assume would only use lipo.
    The radio system doesn't care if you use NiMh, LiPo, or any other type of battery it would still work. Your confusing what an ESC uses and what a Transmitter/Receiver uses.

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