Pics of D2 antenna mod for Calabash

jerseybones

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Shrink tubing over stock antenna wire using factory opening in lower shaft, Dremeled a hole in side of rc mount and passed through . Zip ties to keep every from moving . Cable folded in one loop inside shaft. Still fully collapsible.
 

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DiggerinVA

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Not to high jack this post...but, at what point do you need the antenna? Can you detect in the edge of the surf ....say 1 foot or less of water without it? Got a beach trip coming up and not sure if i want to install this for 1 beach trip or not....Thanks.
 
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jerseybones

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Not to high jack this post...but, at what point do you need the antenna? Can you detect in the edge of the surf ....say 1 foot or less of water without it? Got a beach trip coming up and not sure if i want to install this for 1 beach trip or not....Thanks.
No highjack worries, just put pics up at Calash request. Various others have tested the loss of signal when submerging coil at about 5 or 6 in. What I haven’t seen tested , does leaving the antenna attached full time over dirt hunting have any effect ?
 

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Shrink tubing over stock antenna wire using factory opening in lower shaft, Dremeled a hole in side of rc mount and passed through . Zip ties to keep every from moving . Cable folded in one loop inside shaft. Still fully collapsible.
Great idea ,what size diameter shrink tubing are you using
 
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Didnt actually check , I have a bunch and just used the one that just fit over the small end I slipped about a foot down the the coil mount end, and then another piece about a foot again after I fed it up through the mount end , then made one loop in the middle and fed that back into the shaft. And put the shaft back together.
 

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Didnt actually check , I have a bunch and just used the one that just fit over the small end I slipped about a foot down the the coil mount end, and then another piece about a foot again after I fed it up through the mount end , then made one loop in the middle and fed that back into the shaft. And put the shaft back together.
Well done Nice Work
 

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