Radioshack Zip-Zaps

Old 12-20-2006, 05:05 PM
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Hello, I hear that Zip-Zaps are going to be discontinued by Radioshack. I picked one of the SE versions up for about $10. Me and my friends used to play with these all the time. Anyway, has anyone heard of these or has one. They are pretty fun for the $10. Soon they might be vintage. Also, does anyone have any tricks to make the radio range become better?
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Originally Posted by RCSteve93
Hello, I hear that Zip-Zaps are going to be discontinued by Radioshack. I picked one of the SE versions up for about $10. Me and my friends used to play with these all the time. Anyway, has anyone heard of these or has one. They are pretty fun for the $10. Soon they might be vintage. Also, does anyone have any tricks to make the radio range become better?
Scuba Steve??? I think I remember your screen name from the "bit pimps" forum.

Use electric guitar string at 9 guage or so for an antenna. It will increase your range up to 3 times. Use at least 4" in length.
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Scuba Steve??? I think I remember your screen name from the "bit pimps" forum.

Use electric guitar string at 9 guage or so for an antenna. It will increase your range up to 3 times. Use at least 4" in length.
I have never heard or been to that forum.
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If you search google and such you can find articles about how people put in bigger batteries and got the cars a lot faster. I think they basically go to a bigger watch battery.
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