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Old 11-29-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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OK so I ordered up an M11 for my Hotbodies D8. My question is I have noticed some people don't have their antenna sticking out of their cars. Do they just have the antenna tucked away in the receiver box? Also I put some mounting tape to hold the receiver down but do I need any foam on top of the receiver to help keep it from vibrating?
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:36 PM   #2
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delifely use foam inside your box double it if it will fit , i run my with the wire comeing out of the tube i have seen people have it on a piece of lexan if i remember i dont like doing that though i just think it messes up the signal with the speckum
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OK so I ordered up an M11 for my Hotbodies D8. My question is I have noticed some people don't have their antenna sticking out of their cars. Do they just have the antenna tucked away in the receiver box? Also I put some mounting tape to hold the receiver down but do I need any foam on top of the receiver to help keep it from vibrating?
Depends on the radio Manufacture .. are you running the Airtonics version of DSM? I run Spektrum and I think they state that an antenna length of 2" is all that is required... So a run a short piece of antenna tube & wire coming out of the buggy body.. On most truggy's the body sits higher and the antenna doesn't stick out.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:13 AM   #4
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It is the Airtronics FHSS-2 receiver, and I read through the manual but did not see anything about antenna length.
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make the tube 3 or 4 inches
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you want medium/high density servo tape...as for the rx antenna length, DO NOT CUT IT! coil it up and leave it in your radio box if you wish............I dont have a single antenna hole on any of my bodies/cars.....they all live in rx box or on the chassis in a neat fashion.......JMO and how I roll
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:13 PM   #7
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Alright I'll give it a try on tucking most of the antenna wire away in the box and have about 2" in the tube. I just hope it doesn't affect my range to much.
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