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Old 01-13-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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I've now had 2 antenna's come apart on me since the summer. The little rings and balls that hold the telescoping parts together has broken on both.

Is there something I don't know?
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Keep them clean and wipe a little 3in1 oil on once and a while. Also handle with care

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Go to 2.4
Not need to extend the antenna
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:28 PM   #4
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Antennae are easily replaced. Just go to one of the on-line shops and you should be able to order one. They are usually around the $10 range.

I needed one for a JR 8103 and was able to pick one up at FliteCraft in Kitchener - they had the JR ones in stock, but I'm not sure about Futaba.

If your not comfortable around electronics, get someone in your club who is, and ask them to replace it for you.

As for raising your antenna, pull up the smallest section first, then pull on the next (a little larger) section, then the next etc. Do not pull on the smallest section only to raise your antenna, this may cause the antenna to separate as you described.

If the sections are binding, pull the antenna all the way out and put a little WD40 on a cloth and wipe the antenna with it, then wipe the WD40 off. This should free up the antenna.

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Re: Futaba Transmitter

On their site Futaba list the appropriate antennae for each of their current Txs and many of the discontinued ones - there are quite a few different ones. I always feel Wayne's idea of WD-40 (sparingly applied and then wiped off) is better than 3-in-1 oil, I'm afraid Bill. Also carefully wipe the antenna down after flying if you fly glow.
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