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Dai Fledermaus25/07/2019 12:26:51
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Anyone know where I can buy one or several if needs be, Hitec Optima aerial mounts? They seem to be as rare as - well something really rare. I was going to make a reference to rocking horses, but I thought better of it. 😚

Alan Gorham_25/07/2019 12:36:33
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I'm not sure they have ever been available separately. I've only got one when I bought a new receiver. I don't use them though, I just build a little mount out of actual wood that can be made to fit conveniently into the model's structure.

Dai Fledermaus25/07/2019 12:53:55
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They were available in packs of ten Alan, but no longer it seems.

Bucksboy25/07/2019 16:44:37
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Use a fat straw from your favourite fast food place, hot glue gun the straw in place, insert aerial.

Alan Gorham_25/07/2019 17:11:02
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It does seem like the most pointless accessory known to man, no wonder they stopped selling them!

Keith Berriman25/07/2019 17:22:36
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Having used them over the years I assume the rubber mount is there for a reason but I have various model with the end just held in place with some white tack and in one model I have it held in place with a small tyerap

Edited By RC Plane Flyer on 25/07/2019 17:26:23

Colin Bernard25/07/2019 19:30:27
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Dai - have sent you a PM

robert chamberlain26/07/2019 04:13:38
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seems I have more planes than receivers. Now using Hitec Optima 6 sport equipment. I plan on mounting one on a piece of light ply. I have never really noticed any getting hot after a flight but did not want to mess up the case area exposed to air flow by doing so. I plan on mounting one on its side to expose the bottom and attaching it to the fuselage with 2 magnets. Easy to move from one plane to another. Magnets don't affect the rec, do they? --BoB in Kansas

iqon26/07/2019 09:17:23
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If ever i cant find one., I just drill a hole in piece of scrap balsa & stick to airframe.

Dai Fledermaus26/07/2019 09:49:06
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Thanks for your replies fellers.

Paul Marsh26/07/2019 14:03:24
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They can be 3D printed or ordered from ebay from this person:

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Edited By Paul Marsh on 26/07/2019 14:03:53

Keith Berriman26/07/2019 14:58:51
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The picture shows the Maxima range not the Optima range

PeterF26/07/2019 21:24:51
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Wheelspin Models have these as shadow stock, could check with them to make sure that they can source them before ordering.

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