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Old 05-29-2003, 05:04 AM   #3256
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I know people who have played with these kind of ideas in the past, and so to say but they dont work very well. A similar design was done by an old friend and he lost control of the car due to lack of range.

For an antenna to work at its full potential it must be fully extended. as an example, when your in a car and listening to the radio, is the antenna extended or down? There is one thing you can do that does work but still not as good as it being fully extended is to use the following "ladder" design (see attachment)
This keeps the wire in the body and still gives good range.
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Old 05-29-2003, 05:07 AM   #3257
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Well someone at the track on Sunday did something very similar and had no problems.

Don't put the mozz on me .
That is pretty standard practice on the 1/12 cars, It all works on line of sight in theory therefore the higher the antenna the better reception.......However with modern radio systems and the size of the average track it should not be an issue.

Brett, I am impressed....you responded to that post without one profanity or insult ...are you not well or what????



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Old 05-29-2003, 07:04 AM   #3258
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Bloody hell I'm silly ! Now not only do I have to buy another antenna... but I have to thread the bastard through again !

I started thinking why the hell there'd be aerials if we didn't need em !

Why do I bother ?!

Aaah well... there's a lesson for all of ya !
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Old 05-29-2003, 07:06 AM   #3259
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Dude i dont want to be puttin the idea down, but it looks terrobley sketchy
Nah, go ahead... put it down if you want! I know it was a stupid idea, I even admit it !
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Old 05-29-2003, 07:26 AM   #3260
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Nothing is stupid until proven so. It was a good idea, believe me - i thought of doing it too! Just do go jumping to conclusions until you test it and prove it works. (ive been nabbed in the past )

anyway, keep the ideas flowing!.


btw, im in the process of building an onboard fuel gauge but with a difference........it transmits a signal to a hand piece (which could be small enough to install inside transmitter (maybe) or attach to the side or leave it with your pit man) with a low fuel light. Its an idea ive been working on for awhile, they are a few on the market but mine will be simple, tiny and best of all - CHEAP!

i'll post up my progress soon.
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Old 05-29-2003, 11:34 PM   #3261
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Nothing is stupid until proven so. It was a good idea, believe me - i thought of doing it too! Just do go jumping to conclusions until you test it and prove it works. (ive been nabbed in the past )

anyway, keep the ideas flowing!.
Nah... really.... it's ok, you can be honest .
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Old 05-29-2003, 11:56 PM   #3262
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Bloody hell I'm silly ! Now not only do I have to buy another antenna... but I have to thread the bastard through again !

I started thinking why the hell there'd be aerials if we didn't need em !

Why do I bother ?!

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but I have to thread the bastard through again
Ill let you in a secret.........sprinkle the antenna wire with baby powder or talc before you try to thread it in.......It will go in easier than(well you get the picture)
This pic shows how short the 1/12th run theirs.

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Ill let you in a secret.........sprinkle the antenna wire with baby powder or talc before you try to thread it in.......It will go in easier than(well you get the picture)
This pic shows how short the 1/12th run theirs.

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I'll try that! I usually use some type of thin oil like Castrol Handy Oil.
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Old 05-30-2003, 06:06 PM   #3264
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the gas tank of the v one s isnt in the middle like the r?
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Old 05-30-2003, 06:14 PM   #3265
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That is pretty standard practice on the 1/12 cars, It all works on line of sight in theory therefore the higher the antenna the better reception.......However with modern radio systems and the size of the average track it should not be an issue.

Brett, I am impressed....you responded to that post without one profanity or insult ...are you not well or what????



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yeah i wasent bothered goign into the whole thing

i thought i held myself back well
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Old 05-30-2003, 07:52 PM   #3266
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thats a good idea dave
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the gas tank of the v one s isnt in the middle like the r?
Thats right its not in the middle , but with the carbon top plate it is closer to the middle.

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Old 05-31-2003, 04:05 AM   #3268
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how much is the v one s kit these days?
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how much is the v one s kit these days?

Assuming your buying locally (Australia) the cheapest Ive seen is $439.00 at Newcastle Model Autosports, However Nitrodave may well have one at a better price.

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wat bout your S for sale squizzy?

dave i was thinking bout your idea

how are you making the sensor.... i was thinking that you might use probes... but then i thought is it wise to send a current thru nitro?

and with the fuel sloshing around how will u get a accurate read out?
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