Loss of signal in 15 feet?

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    I have been having issues with loss of control to my Walkera Rodeo 150 drone. I crashed it the other day an one of my receiver antennas popped off an also broke the transmitter antenna. No problem as I slipped the receiver antenna back in place, however the transmitter antenna is very loose now, (just the antenna part). I’ve ordered a replacement antenna, but I can still fly it perfectly up to about 15 feet an than it does its fail safe thing where if loss of connection from the transmitter it drops. But as soon as I am a bit closer it starts going back up before it hits the ground. Is this just cause I most likely broke the transmitter antenna an now it barely gets signal or am I wasting my time on that thought? Thanks, p.s. Im a noob to all of this :)

     
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    A loose antenna will not work.
     
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    Replaceing transmitter antenna has done nothing still working the same as before. Suppose its the board? P.S. this is while not in fpv, just flying it around. Thanks
     
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    If you had the TX powered without the antenna then you have fried the output power module in the TX.
     
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    OK, so i have replaced the TX board and am having same problem still. What would be my next step? Also noticing that it has bad pull so i have to adjust the trim more than usual to get it balanced decently.Still flying an maneuvering fine up to about 15 ft before my transmitter stops controlling it. And than it wont respond tell i get closer again?
     
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    Replacing the antenna is most likely too late. I suspect that you have fried the Output of the Remote Controller or broken the internal wiring to the antenna.

    Do you have access to another Transmitter to test?
     
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    Tried another transmitter an im able to go all the way across my house without hesitation, where before I couldn't even make it to my kitchen lol. But tomorow will be the main test outside in the fields with fpv. All keep ya posted. Really appreciate the help!
     
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    Everything is working flawlessly!
     
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    So you need to open your TX and check the antenna wiring. If the output is blown it would cost more to repair than a new Devo 7.

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