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I just picked up one of these little guys, used, and the antenna on the receiver appears to have a nick/cut in the wire about where it goes into the case for the all-in-one receiver/ESC.

My question is has anyone had a similar experience and if so, has anyone attempted to replace the wire completely? The solder job does not look all that bad - I have a tip on my Hakko that should work nicely. My concern is where to find a wire that is the right size diameter and length. Losi does not sell these individually so that is my main concern.

Any help on this one is greatly appreciated!

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BudBartos said:
Just try to splice it back together. You have to have the antenna up in air or You will not have much range.
It's not completely cut through and through - the wire is just nicked and so when it rubs or moves a certain way in the truck the signal is lost. And yes, the antenna is up in the air and outside the body of the truck.

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nitrojeff said:
I put small shrink tube around mine. works great! you can replace it with futaba wire and shrink tube that.
I was wondering if JR, Futaba, Airtronics, or any surface based antenna wire replacement would work. Thanks nitrojeff! And yes, I plan on reinforcing it with something so that it does not happen again.

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Snagged a JR Rx antenna wire replacement at the LHS and that definitely did the trick! Had to cut it to length, but it worked out perfectly! No more glitching and range issues!

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