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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:17 am    Post subject: Antenne questions Reply with quote

I have a tk560 helmet kit I assemble. It looks great. I did not attach an antenne yet. I am worried that anything to stiff, with no bend or give, will rip the comm box off. Also i don't want to go around stabbing children in the eye or head, as I do a lot of charity functions and parades which put me in close contact with people.

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also do a lot of events with kids and I just left it off. Tell them you've gone wireless. Wink

If you want to add the antenna, I bought wire from a remote control toy shop. It's very flexible and you can even get the clear tubing to put around it.

The antenna is not a required item for the helmet.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have any old cell phones laying around with the extendable antena... many of those screw off from the phone... I found one (begged around work for folks who also had old cell phones laying around needing to be recycled... you know you're bad about doing it too Very Happy ) and tapped a hole in the top of the com box, and screwed it in and put some hot glue around the threads inside the comm box... now I have a nice collapsable antenae (and did a little bit to help recycle an old, unused cell phone)...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to the hobby store, and got a bunch of cheap small aluminum tubes.
Then just drilled a small hole in the box, and stick it inside.

They're rigid enough that they don't bend really easily, but they're not so rigid that they'll cause injury if someone get whacked. Plus, they're cheap! and if one of them bends too much, or breaks, I can just yank it out and put a new one in.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a clothes hanger, I rounded the end and put a curved to it. A lot of the pics have it curved over the dome.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished mine and I used some spring steel from the Wal-Mart jewelry/craft section. Like $1.50 for 2 feet of it. It has a natural curve in it so it curves toward the back and stays close to the helmet. Just my two cents......
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