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Old 06-03-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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Does the antenna on a 2.4Ghz Rx really need to go through the tube and out side the car? just wondering if I left the wire inside the radio box if that would shorten my rang at all.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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Some here at the track run theirs in, I run mine under the body, it sticks up about 3 inches.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:30 PM   #3
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if you read the manual it tells you the exact measurement you can cut it at
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:51 PM   #4
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Really?
I'll have to read up on the React then, it has an absolutely massive antenna.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:57 PM   #5
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+1 on 2-3 inches tall and under the truggy body. It's sooo nice to have it short and out of the way!! Bonus..you loose less caps too!
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Read the React manual, right in it the manual states, and I quote, "DO NOT CUT the antenna."

Which sucks, because it can't fit in a normal antenna tube, and it almost touches the motor if I tuck it under.

Looks like I'll be doing a range test with it tucked in the receiver box tomorrow.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:15 PM   #7
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Ran my futaba 2.4g all inside the box with no problem.

running my 3PK with Assan 8X 2.4 inside the rx box with no problem, never got to out range test cuz it's too damn far.
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My son and I both run our Spektrum 2.0 on our Losi 8ight-T RTR's under the body and I have gone up to a full football field away and have had no problems. Just keep the pack charged for the RX and fresh batts in the TX.
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spectrum dsm can be cut to 3.6 inches according to the paperwork. I run all of mine about this or a little longer without any issues. Cant speak for any other brands though.
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