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Broken TX antenna

Old 12-19-2006, 02:21 PM
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Default Broken TX antenna

I have a broken spectrum 2.6ghz antenna on the TX for my CX2. I ordered a new one, but it will not be here till some time in January or February. Does anyone know where I can get one sooner or have a way that I could fix something so I can fly. I did find a antenna wire like the one from the TX it is not as thick but the plug works. It plugs on a small board in the TX. I routed it up into the broken antenna and fixed it all with electrical tape. Is there some type of difference in a 2.4 ghz antenna verses a wireless antenna from a old laptop( that is were I got the wire from). I do notice that my servos (left and right control) will pitch hard left and hang making a whining noise. I have to disconnect the battery and turn off the transmitter to fix this issue. I feel this is a signal issue. Any help would be greatful.
Old 12-19-2006, 03:27 PM
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Default RE: Broken TX antenna

How is the stock antenna broken?
The swivel link on my DX-6 broke.. I just goo'ed in position, straght up.
Old 12-19-2006, 03:45 PM
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It broke at the swivel point then the wire got pulled loose. It pulled (the wire)off the gromet that connects it to the little board in the transmitter. I am going to try a little reverse engineering at home and see what I can come up with as a temp. fix and the wait continues.
Old 12-21-2006, 03:45 PM
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I took the stock antenna apart, replaced the wire with a simalar wire. Resoldered it back in place on both ends. I can now go about 400+ feet out and no problem. As with the cx2 the servo was shorting(that is what the hobby guy told me). They are sending me a new one ASAP. Other than that the [email protected] is awsome and fun to fly.
Old 12-21-2006, 10:09 PM
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Default RE: Broken TX antenna

I figured it would only be a matter of time before I broke off the little 3dB antenna so I have already modded it to a replaceable style. Now I can also change it out to any number of High-Gain Antennas that we stock. 3dB, 5dB, 7dB or 9dB. Range should not be a problem. 3dB and 7dB pics attached.

Rich
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Old 12-31-2006, 12:30 PM
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High-Gain: WHat antennas do you stock? Do you have any swivel antennal for Futaba 9C's?
Old 02-20-2007, 07:21 PM
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Cool do those High-Gain Antennas work with stock Cp pro TX

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