Oops, broke the antenna!


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Oops, broke the antenna!

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Well, today I broke the right side (regular radio) antenna at the pivot. Has anyone tried to repair one? It broke at the 'strap' that allows it to lay over.


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Swagonmaster wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:06 pm
Well, today I broke the right side (regular radio) antenna at the pivot. Has anyone tried to repair one? It broke at the 'strap' that allows it to lay over.
I had to buy a new complete rod to fix mine.
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Swagonmaster wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:06 pm
Well, today I broke the right side (regular radio) antenna at the pivot. Has anyone tried to repair one? It broke at the 'strap' that allows it to lay over.
I can't picture a 'strap' on it?
Maybe a photo?
What was it that "broke"?
Was it the pin that it pivots by?

Mine has a "sleave" that you slide up, then the antenna is free to lay down.
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It has a thin flat bar or strap that allows the antenna to only fold one way. You can see the end of it in this picture. Looks like replacement is the way to go.
https://wingstuff.com/products/36588-fm ... ntenna-tip
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Swagonmaster wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:13 am
It has a thin flat bar or strap that allows the antenna to only fold one way. You can see the end of it in this picture. Looks like replacement is the way to go.
https://wingstuff.com/products/36588-fm ... ntenna-tip
that is just the top rod, the swivel and sleeve that goes below that is what usually breaks.
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I know the swivel and sleeve, still no idea what the term "strap" refers to.

I even looked at mine closely, pulling the sleeve up and folding it over even, no "strap".
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Ok, having taken it partly apart it seems that the term strap was not very accurate, tang might be better. It is the bottom of the mast that is flat (thus my thinking strap) that allows the mast to go up and down and lay over forward. Looks like if it could be fixed it would not be worth the effort.
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If you had added a picture, we could have a better idea and suggestions.

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Probably true but the reason I broke it was that I was hurrying to cover the bike because of rain and the rain pretty well stopped me from wanting to go outside to take things apart and investigate. Sorry for making it hard but thanks for the efforts.


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