Radio Transmitter Range

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  1. Tippy

    Tippy New Member

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    I have HOBAO remote control for my Baja 5b ss. It is 27mhz pistol type transmitter. The maximum range in terms of distance is only 30metres to 50metres. I was told the range would be 250metres. Anyone faced such a problem? what could it be that is restricting the performance?
     
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    Timmahh Bajastafarian Madnes
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    AM or FM radio?
    Habao would be part of Jammin so owned by Ofna, so likely a rebaged hitec agressor or similar radio.


    on a gas rc, i strongly recommend a 2.4 radio 3 channel radio, with a remote kill switch/failsafe unit.
     
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    yeah the 27mhz get interference from the gassers ignition system...probably why it wont go more than 30m
     
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    Thank you, oops I forgot to mention it is a AM transmitter
     
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    Don't use the AM one. You will get bad interference. I would also recommend using the 2.4ghz radios. A little more but way better.:)
     
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    get a futaba 3pm 2.4 gig.
    about 190.
    this will take care of all your eangr problems.
    i got over 1100 feet range with mine.
     
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    Timmahh Bajastafarian Madnes
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    ever listen to an am radio during a thunderstorm? thats the same type of interferance your coil and plug will give your am radio system.

    2.4 is the smartest way forward as even FM Synths have glitching occasionally.
     
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    Good point Timm... I had a 27 AM that used to flip out whenever a nextel would ring...
     
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    I can't even imagine what a nextel could do to an AM radio.:lol:

    Who needs a ringer with nextel just watch your screen and listen to your speekers. Man what's it doing to our heads?
     
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    Trip Well-Known Member

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    That's why I switched to a Virgin! lol Oh wait, that didn't come out right :lol:
     
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    so this may be a dumb question and I am sure once I read the answer I will wish to delete this post but what good is a kill switch once you are out of range? Does it have some sort of heartbeat signal that defaults to off if comms go out?
     
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    Timmahh Bajastafarian Madnes
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    the PBkill switch is a good one, when setup with your onboard failsafe on chnl 3, the motor will shut off if you go out of range, lose rx power, lose tx power, ect...
     
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