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Does colour of antenna wire matter??

Old 04-24-2004, 09:09 PM
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I managed to rip the antenna wire out of my XXL receiver awhile ago. The other day I was just looking through one of the "misc" bins at the LHS. I found what appears to be replacement antenna wire!! One was white and had a partial "FUTM" sticker on it, so I'm guessing it's a Futaba wire. The other one was purple with no label.

Since I've never seen white or purple antenna wire before (only black, green and red), I'm wondering if the colours mean anything special? Or will I be able to use this in my XXL with no problem? I just don't want my car to glitch if the wire is incompatible or something. I'm speculating it should be okay, but want to make sure. Thanks!
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As far as i know, all Futaba receivers have white antennas.

I replaced my fragile antenna from XXL with futaba's thick white antenna. It's much more durable
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The color of the wire does not matter but the length of the wire does. I know that futaba uses a lot longer antenna than say airtronics. the reciever is tuned partly by the antenna length. so be careful to get the length right. cut the wire if you have to.
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Okay, thanks for the info Sweet, I have a backup receiver now!
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BLUE... IS... FASTER !



just use the same length, as mentioned above...

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John Malin: is correct, be sure and make it the same length.

FYI: Novak color codes the freq. of the Rx with color of the ant. wire...



John: drop me an email, your other email bounced back..
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Futaba colour-codes their RX wires too.

Black 27
Purple 29
White 40?
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Just pick up some 24 guage at your LES (local electronics store)
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Gutter Ball;

Check the instruction manual for your RX. Sometimes they have the antenna wire length listed.

Also check the manufacturers website and you can always call/contact their Customer Service dept.
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white for 75 futaba
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<Does his best Wavy Gravy impersonation> Don't use the brown wire, the brown wire is bad, do NOT use the brown wire.
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Originally posted by WC
Futaba colour-codes their RX wires too.

Black 27
Purple 29
White 40?

Nice coding bro!!!
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Originally posted by John Malin
The color of the wire does not matter but the length of the wire does. I know that futaba uses a lot longer antenna than say airtronics. the reciever is tuned partly by the antenna length. so be careful to get the length right. cut the wire if you have to.
He's right dude!! its really the lenght that matters...
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ive put a new wire into my HRS Futaba reciever, with no problems. Just make sure its done by someone who can solder properly as there is only a small amount of space to do it. As it has been said before, its the length that counts, not the colour. make sure the new piece of wire is the same length as the last one.
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Lol...you guys crack me up Okay, the length matters.
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