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    RC Racer
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    Question TQ versus TQI antenna length? (NEWB QUESTION)

    I have a slash w/ tqi w/short antenna and I also have a stampede w/ tq and w/long antenna, afaik they are both 2.4 ghz so confused why one has a long antenna (tq) and the other a short antenna (tqi)?



    PLMK, thanks.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. JimmyNeutron's Avatar
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    From what I understand, Traxxas may have put weaker parts in the long antenna ones to save some money. The weaker parts means weaker signal which means the longer antenna is needed to get any distance on the range.

    Some have, however, shortened the antenna TUBE and coiled the extra antenna length in the Rx box without any ill effects on range.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Thanks Jimmie, down the road, no pun intended, I imagine an upgrade to tqi, I see Dollar hobby has new take offs pretty cheap.
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    So riddle me this; if I upgrade the receiver in the car to a traxxas p/n 6518 to run the shorter antenna (one of the better ones that came with vxl tqi,5 channel) can I use that with my tq radio until I upgrade it to a tqi radio (like 6507)?
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. JimmyNeutron's Avatar
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    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Thanks again, bye bye long antenna :-)


    Regards,
    Todd
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    Todd
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