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    fixing a broken receiver antenna- possible?

    I currently have two traxxas TQI receivers with broken antennas, and on one of them i have the other end of the antenna. since these receivers are somewhat costly, is there a way to fix them? I would like to know if the other end can be soldered back on and if there is a way to use something else, such as wire from a 27mhz receiver or something similar. Thanks.

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    Yes, it is possible to fix them.
    How much of the original antenna is still left attached to the circuit board?

    The antenna for the TQi is not a single wire, by the way. It is a coaxial... there are multiple layers of wire and plastic in that thin line!
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Yes, it is possible to fix them.
    How much of the original antenna is still left attached to the circuit board?

    The antenna for the TQi is not a single wire, by the way. It is a coaxial... there are multiple layers of wire and plastic in that thin line!

    I have two like this, they both have about 4-6 inches left on them.
    How would you fix this?

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    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    I don't quite understand what to expose on the wire, could you or someone else show me a diagram of the wire and what to cut please?

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    There is an outer layer, a wire mesh layer, a plastic layer, and a center wire. The center wire is what does all the receiving for the receiver.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    I need to fix mine but on the receiver side there's only about an inch of wire. Its not completely broken, just the outer layer of wires, does this matter?
    And we thought toy grade RC's where cool...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyNeutron View Post


    There is an outer layer, a wire mesh layer, a plastic layer, and a center wire. The center wire is what does all the receiving for the receiver.
    Do you cut the mesh?

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    You should end up with a very small clear wire about 32 mm long. i have done this to two rx's and with success. Unless the wire from the rx is very short you can do this. If it is not 32mm exactly do not worry , The 2 I did I just estimated and they work fine.
    If you have any friends working in electronics they should be able to do it if you are uncomfortable with the tiny coax.
    Don

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