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Old 05-17-2022, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by pitstain View Post
What did you use for antennas?
They are nothing special.The antennas are simple “piano” wire, small spring for their bases and sections of electrical shrink warp. They are slightly thicker then scale antenna as I needed them to be stout and able to handle moving through tall brush and surviving getting snagged.

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Old 05-18-2022, 01:49 AM
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When I built my first stug I looked around at antennas and finally settled on .5 mm styrene rod. It's cheap, it holds up well, and you can just hit it with a black Sharpie and it looks great. You can get a pack of 5 or more rods for under $10 and it's usually enough to make about 15 antennas. That's cheap enough that I usually don't worry if one snaps off or something. Just stick in a new one.
Old 05-18-2022, 02:20 AM
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Doesn't anyone still make antennas by heating a piece of sprue, that came with the model, over a candle flame and then drawing it out into a tapered rod?
Old 05-18-2022, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by oldwolf75 View Post
Doesn't anyone still make antennas by heating a piece of sprue, that came with the model, over a candle flame and then drawing it out into a tapered rod?

On static models and much smaller scales I did. But for a 1/16 RC tank, piano wire rules.
Old 05-22-2022, 04:48 AM
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Wonderful work

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