Some bright spark by the name of Dave Treacy thought it might be an idea to compile a list of standard aerial lengths for receivers, and I have to agree its a good idea - LOL accidents do happen!
To help me, if you own a shop and are prepared to measure the length of the aerial wire on a new receiver, please would you PM me with the length and receiver type.
If you have just bought a new receiver, please measure the aerial length and PM me too.
The wire used on most is 16/01 or sixteen strands of 0.1mm hook up wire, but I prefer and recommend the next size up which is 7/02 or seven strands of 0.2mm hook up wire - it is much stronger. You must replace the entire length, right back to the circuit board, joins in the cable will seriously reduce range.
Not much of a list yet, but I would hope to add to it soon, please!
KO297FZ 40MHz FM 33cm
KO301F 40MHz FM 33cm
Futaba FP-R103F 40MHz FM 36cm
Futaba FP-R122JE 40MHz AM 40cm
Novak XXL 40MHz FM 45.5cm
Hitec HFS-03MM 40Mhz FM 43cm
Jamara XT2 40Mhz FM 45 cm
LRP phaser comp 87400 40Mhz FM 34.5cm
Acoms AR-2/27 mini RX 27Mhz AM 48cm
knew this was on another forum board thought it might be of use ?!?!