HELP! Looking for "coke" bottle antenna spring

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Postby BarryC » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:03 pm

Does anyone make one of these?

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Postby jarndice » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:58 pm

Perhaps this will do the job ---
http://www.rctank.de/ACCESSORIES_16
And scroll down.

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Postby BarryC » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:13 am

Thank you but the springs do not have the correct shape. :(

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:59 am

Cmon Mr C, surely your not going to resort to off the shelf items now !!!!! 8O
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Postby BarryC » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:14 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:Cmon Mr C, surely your not going to resort to off the shelf items now !!!!! 8O


:haha: I have spent the entire day trying to make one. I have 3 failed and 2 that are "sort" of OK and one that is not too bad but still does not meet "spec"! I have not given up.....yet. :lolno:

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Postby jarndice » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:29 pm

Barry if you are still looking for that aerial spring I wonder if you have looked at the collection of WW2 American Antenna and the relevant parts on this site?
http://www.dklmrc.com/product/hd_antenna
Certainly one of the springs in the small detail pictures looks like an option :thumbup:

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Postby BarryC » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:08 pm

jarndice wrote:Barry if you are still looking for that aerial spring I wonder if you have looked at the collection of WW2 American Antenna and the relevant parts on this site?
http://www.dklmrc.com/product/hd_antenna
Certainly one of the springs in the small detail pictures looks like an option :thumbup:


Thanks for the heads up but none of them have the "coke" bottle shape.
I decided to wind my own using a shaped mandrel and piano wire.
This is the result, right now I'm going with them.
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Thanks again for thinking of me.
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Postby Max-U52 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:10 pm

I like your scratch-built version better than any of the store-bought models I've seen. That looks really good.
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Postby BarryC » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:01 pm

Thanks you sir!

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