Typhon Help! Changing receiver- Antenna stuck?

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Typhon Help! Changing receiver- Antenna stuck?

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I am trying to swap a GT5 receiver into my Typhon. I opened the receiver box (and eventually removed the entire box to get to the underside), but can't free the antenna from the tube. I even took the antenna set screw out to try to remove the antenna tube. Neither the tube or the antenna seem to want to budge, and I am afraid of breaking the antenna. What am I missing?


Update: Got it out. Unfortunately "Pull harder" was not the proper technique. It is out, but the antenna broke. :blackeye: My next post will have to be "Can an antenna be soldered back together?" :cry:
 
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The antenna on 2.4ghz rx's are a coaxial cable.. They can not be repaired.. but you could test your hand at replacing it at the board..👍
 

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Looking at the tube, there looks to be glue residue in it. Why would Arrma glue such a delicate part? :mad:

Mad at myself because I planned to use that transmitter and receiver on another vehicle, but not really sure how I could of done things differently. Are antennas available for puchase?
 

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Yes they are available.. but first open the rx and make sure you can get the old one off the board gently without damaging the port.. I wouldn't doubt if spektrum put a big glob off something over it...

Open her up and have a look.. post pics when you do..👍
 

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Yes they are available.. but first open the rx and make sure you can get the old one off the board gently without damaging the port.. I wouldn't doubt if spektrum put a big glob off something over it...

Open her up and have a look.. post pics when you do..👍
All right- some good news. The antenna is a snap in kind, so I was able to remove it from the receiver easily. I can't read the microscopic writing on the cap/plug. Are replacements all the same?
 

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