How Do You Make an RC Car Antenna?

Making an RC car antenna is a great way to get the most out of your remote control car. An antenna is an important component in any radio-controlled vehicle, as it helps to transmit signals from the controller to the car.

Without an antenna, your RC car will not be able to receive commands from the controller, making it difficult or impossible to drive. Luckily, making your own RC car antenna is actually quite simple and can be done by anyone with basic tools and materials.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

The first step in making an RC car antenna is gathering the materials you will need. You’ll need a stiff wire (such as copper wire) that is at least 17 cm long, a soldering iron and solder, scissors, and electrical tape.

Step 2: Cut and Bend the Wire

Next, use the scissors to cut two pieces of wire that are each 17 cm long. Then bend one of the pieces into a U shape; this will make up the main part of your antenna. The other piece of wire should be bent into a “V” shape; this will be used to connect the U-shaped piece to your controller.

Step 3: Connect the Wires

Once you have both pieces of wire cut and bent into their respective shapes, you can begin connecting them. Take one end of the U-shaped piece and connect it to one end of the V-shaped piece with solder. Once these two ends are connected, you can then connect them both to your controller using electrical tape.

Step 4: Test it Out

Once your antenna is connected, test it out by powering on your remote control car and attempting to drive it. If everything was connected correctly, you should be able to drive your car without any issues.


: Making an RC car antenna is a simple process that requires minimal tools and materials. With just a few steps, you can make yourself a functional antenna that will help ensure that your remote control vehicle receives commands from its controller properly.

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Susan Delgado