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Old 08-29-2017, 07:02 PM
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My range sucks after getting my brushless system installed. I doubt the brushless has anything to do with it. I believe I smashed the antenna wire trying to fit everything back in.

If this is it, is it possible to pull apart the receiver and replace that wire?

Anything else I should look at? I changed the batteries in the remote with no luck.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:57 AM
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If you cut or exposed any of the metal wire from the protective shielding then chances are slim... you can try re-soldering the wire back together and use heat shrink tubing to make sure there is no exposed wire or that will jack with your signal, it's also very important to make sure that you use the exact same length of exposed wire at the end of the tip. You might be able to restore some of the range to an acceptable use, but don't expect to fully restore the range. Depending on the brand, it might be cheaper (and less hassle) to simply buy a new Rx.


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Old 08-31-2017, 05:29 AM
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If you cut or exposed any of the metal wire from the protective shielding then chances are slim... you can try re-soldering the wire back together and use heat shrink tubing to make sure there is no exposed wire or that will jack with your signal, it's also very important to make sure that you use the exact same length of exposed wire at the end of the tip. You might be able to restore some of the range to an acceptable use, but don't expect to fully restore the range. Depending on the brand, it might be cheaper (and less hassle) to simply buy a new Rx.


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So the crimp was right near the base. So I cut it off and re soldered it on. I think it improved but not much. My soldering skills are lacking. I did later find exposed wire about halfway up. I guess I didn't think it would do anything as long as it wasn't cut. I will put some heat shrink on and see what happens.
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Sounds like your wire is ready for the garbage. So confused me when you used the word crimp. Does it have a gold connector/crimp at the end of wire or is it just a bare wire soldered to the board? If it's the connector type you have to be really careful putting back together that a single strand don't get undone and touch the shield. Exposed wire means it took damage. You need to determine how many of the strands of wire were cut if more than 10%,then the wire is most likely garbage. A wire with 10 strands and 1 is cut throw it away. Most likely it's just a regular stranded wire nothing special. I would look for something I owned I could steal the wire I needed from. Try to Match length of wire. Match the strand count, also consider strand thickness try to Match. The new wire will work better than a damaged one. I say try to match note that anything will work but not as good as original and if the wire is not even close example if the new wire is 2 times the thickness Of the old wire then the new wire actual mite be worse than the damaged? Trail and error. Careful soldering around the board as they don't like heat for long, and may stop working all together.
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