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Old 05-10-2004, 07:53 AM
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A couple newbie questions

First question. Does the length of the antenna on the receiver need to be a certian legnth? Can any extra be cut off?

Question two. What is the best way to make sure the mesh is right between the spur and pinion gear?

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Old 05-10-2004, 08:29 AM
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Antenna length: dont cut the wire ! The radio wont work correct afterwards, if it even work....

Mesh: There should be some play between the spur and the pinion, but not too much. A normal piece of paper should be able to pass between the gears... Maybe others can explain it better.
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Originally posted by Cole Trickle
Antenna length: dont cut the wire ! The radio wont work correct afterwards, if it even work....

Mesh: There should be some play between the spur and the pinion, but not too much. A normal piece of paper should be able to pass between the gears... Maybe others can explain it better.

Thanks for the info. I figured that to be the case with the antenna wire. What do you do with the extra antenna wire?
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I go by the black myth of 18 inchs.
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Second question. It should have backlash. A small amount of play. I would say with the motor srews on and slightly loose press the gears together and ther roll the tires a half turn and tighten.
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Originally posted by notch
Second question. It should have backlash. A small amount of play. I would say with the motor srews on and slightly loose press the gears together and ther roll the tires a half turn and tighten.
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can u rephrase your question again?



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before tightening the motor in place. Place a small slip of notebook paper between the spur and pinion gear. Press them together until you can just remove the paper. Then tighten the motor mount screws. This should give you the correct amount of backlash
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always use locktite on metal to metal sqrews
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Since I can't tell if anyone answered the question about the antenna wire, here goes: wrap it in a TIGHT spiral around the TOP of the antennz tube then use shrink tubing to hold it there. Should work for you, does for me.
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Originally posted by Java1970
Since I can't tell if anyone answered the question about the antenna wire, here goes: wrap it in a TIGHT spiral around the TOP of the antennz tube then use shrink tubing to hold it there. Should work for you, does for me.
like this?

it works for me also!

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Old 05-19-2004, 08:20 AM
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a bit of OT, but how hard isit to replace the antenna wire ?

mine has busted, bit of copper wire sticking out. i dont think it will last too long. so is that a way to change it ?
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