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Old 08-16-2007, 04:30 AM   #1
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hi would anyone know or have pictures on how the spektrum handheld telemetry unit attaches to a spektrum DX2/DX3 and how do you get the antenna out of the Tx is there a correct way to twist out??
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http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdID=SPM1300

That the unit itself.
Not sure how it mounts.
As for the antena i have never pulled my DX3 apart so i couldnt say.
But there is a post that goes into the antenna hole so there must be a way to remove it. More than likely you will have to sperate the two halves of the TX and see for youself tho some one may know how cause in all seriousness i dont. GL tho.
If you look at the PDF manual on that link provided you can see the post i am talking about from the bottom of the telemetry unit.

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thanks I got an idea that it fits into the antenna hole but how to get the antenna out and what do you do with the Tx wire I am not sure??
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thanks I got an idea that it fits into the antenna hole but how to get the antenna out and what do you do with the Tx wire I am not sure??
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It fits in the antenna hole of the M8-M11, 3pk's KO, and JR that use the Tx module as the stock radio antenna isn't used with the Spektrum.
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On a M11 you just unscrew the antenna and plug in the Rx for the telemetry. There is no wire its attached to the place the antenna screws in.

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I have an M11 and was using it in the antenna hole, but I found it to be unwieldly and it fell out once in a while. So I drilled a small hole in the Spektrum Telemetry unit, attached a ball end then attached that to a key chain. I now hang the Spektrum telemetry unit from my belt loops and have it set to vibrate when a certain temp is exceed, I can also grab it and take a look, works fine for me this way.
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Also regarding the DX2/3 and the antenna. The Spektrum antenna's are different from AM/FM radios. They do not thread into a screw hole, but a thin wire runs down the middle of the antenna and plugs into the TX unit. So even if you remove the antenna you will have a wire still attached to the internal TX unit.
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I took my dx2 apart and realized an open area on the left side where the screen is and drilled a hole on top above it just big enough for the unit and it has worked great. The only time I use it now is during practice because I cant use it and the personal transponder together.

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thanks guys!! draggindrew thats exactly what I was thinking of doing as soo as I get the unit I will try to install.
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FYI.

I have two Spektrum DX3's that had broken antenna's (hinge/swivel part broken) and this is what I did. I opened the radio and disconnected the antenna wire (small plug). I then took what was left of the antenna and ran it up thru the antenna hole (from the inside) and epoxied it into place. I then reconnected the wire and put the radio halves back together. The antenna sticks out about 3" and works perfectly. I did the same thing with my Airtronics M11 and a JR R-1. If you don't feel comfortable doing something like this, then just send your radio back to Horizon and they can replace the antenna for you.
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