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Old 11-23-2008, 01:39 PM
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Hi Guys,



I would like to get a rubber duck type antenna. I just don't know where to get one. I came across this one from the back of a Mag. According to the enclosed quote - the part about testing for boats and robots and pistol grip contollers got me a little nervous. Has anyone used these or is their a perferred brand used in pylon racing. Getting tired of the whiplash. LOL

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks Ed

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Tired of replacing broken telescoping antennas? The New R/C Power Duck from Smiley Antenna offers a flexible antenna with quick release. It's flexibility takes the strain off the controller and eliminates costly replacement of the easily broken telescopic antenna. Customers have used our antennas on planes, robots, helicopters, and boats. However through field testing we no longer recommend it for Pistol Grip R/C car transmitters, nor have we tested the antenna on the robots or boats. EACH UNIT IS HAND MADE AND HAND TUNED FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE. 12" Including Base. This antenna comes with adapter to fit your transmitter



Thanks again

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Old 11-23-2008, 06:50 PM
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I have been using the Smiley Duckie antenna for a couple of years, on two different transmitters. They work Great!

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Old 11-23-2008, 06:53 PM
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I used one of the early rubber duckie antenna for years without a problem.

The only issue is you need to be careful when you put the transmitter in the transmitter impound area. I recommend you remove the antenna when not using the transmitter. This prevents one from potentially leaving the transmitter on and the antenna being fully functional and potential shooting down someone.

I have never had range issues.
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I'm on year two with one in my 9C. Very happy with it!

I got it for the same reason I think you are thinking about getting one.
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