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Old 02-29-2008, 05:19 PM   #4216
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i have a question, how can i put a normal hollow antenna on, instead of the hard one, which i wrap the antenna around? Is it possible, or would it not work?
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:42 PM   #4217
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You want the hard antenna mast to prevent roll overs.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:43 PM   #4218
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You can but I would reccomend against it. The fiberglass antenna is called a "roll over antenna" for a reason. When your car flips over the roll over antenna often times will flip it back on to it's wheels. Without it you will have to wait for a turn marshall to get your car every time you crash. Not to mention 1/12ths slide really really really far on their lid when there is no roll over antenna.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:59 PM   #4219
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a small piece of velcro will keep 1:12's from sliding as far on their lids

Kidding, you need a roll over antenna. The Antenna's could be more flexible like on "Ugly Stick" fishing rods but the hard antennas work too.
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:31 PM   #4220
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a small piece of velcro will keep 1:12's from sliding as far on their lids
On carpet maybe
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:07 PM   #4221
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Jason I talked to Marty Tonight he said he just finished the Car.
And it may have been a few years for him and 1/12 scale He wanted you to know that your DB12R is one Impressive Ride!!

I think he said ummmmmm Sweet!!!!!!!!! Bring on the DB10R!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #4222
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Thats awesome dude. Im glad he likes it. Let me know if you guys need any setup help.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:12 PM   #4223
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oh, okay, so i guess ill be sticking with the fiberglass ones. I find all rc'ers very influential, lol. How much can i cut it with it still working? if not, ill leave it the same lenth, how do you guys wrap the antenna, evenly, or most at the bottom, and then a single strand going up to the top?
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:07 AM   #4224
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The fibre glass antenna can be good and bad... I've seen turn marshalls pick a car up by it and the antenna and receiver wire both came off the car...
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:38 AM   #4225
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thats stupid of them, lol. Wouldnt the same thing happen with a regular antenna tube?
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:26 AM   #4226
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thats stupid of them, lol. Wouldnt the same thing happen with a regular antenna tube?
Not really, they see it holding up the car so they think its firmly attached...
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The fibre glass antenna can be good and bad... I've seen turn marshalls pick a car up by it and the antenna and receiver wire both came off the car...
That's why I was so happy Spektrum came out No longer does my reciever wire run up the roll over antenna. It stays under the body.
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:34 PM   #4228
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can the antenna be under the body for indoor? like a really small antenna? i have having to work with a car with a huge antenna, it bothers me, and can poke an eye out or something!
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Its a good idea to put a peice of shrink wrap around the roll over mast where the mast comes out through the bodyshell. I've seen a couple of areial wires cut in two when someone crashed and the body deformed around that hole and cut the wire!
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does it have to come out of the body? usually i like to run like 3-4 inch antennas, so the chassis is easy to work on, without removing it.
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