FCC Update FlySky GTB3
I was finally put in contact with the FCC engineering department that handles the technical issues regarding interference.
They were very helpful and seemed to have figured out what the problem is with the FlySky GT3B system.
They went through the testing and approval paperwork on the FlySky GT3B and based on the milliwatts that the radio is approved for, the operating distance should be about 50 feet. They were shocked to find out that the range is dramatically higher than 50 feet. Obviously these radios work up to several hundred feet and the FCC assumption is that they are operating at a higher power level than what they were tested and approved.
Part of their FCC compliance for FlySky or other radio systems is to not cause interference with other 2.4ghz equipment.
The 50 foot operating distance would be equivalent to the cheap RC toys that are sold at Target ect....where you lose contact of the vehicle due to such a limited range.
The bad part is that I don't think that the FCC can do anything regarding stopping the problem unless people report issues of interference with the FCC.
It would be good to get the info out to the RC community as this issue of FLYSKY rc radios showing up at races is happening more and more. Which could result in marshals possibly getting hurt as the car that is getting interfered with loses controll during the glitch, plus the potential to the cars being damaged from the interference of the other radio system.
The FlySky does not get glitched by other radio systems, Spektrum, Futaba, KO ect...as they work properly and don't cause interference of other radio systems. The Flysky user gets to use a radio with zero interference issues at the expense of causing other radio systems possibly being unusable when their radio system is being used.
Regardless of cost of a radio system if Spektrum or Futaba glitched other systems they would under scrutiny at a race due to the problems that would result.
What is the solution if a 2.4ghz radio is causing interference with another 2.4ghz radio? Who has to stop racing for the day, they radio user causing the interference or the user who’s radio is being interfered with? One of the two racers day will be wrecked.
If you have had an issue with a 2.4ghz radio glitching another radio please call the FCC and provide the details of the problem.
Below is a list of FLYSKY ground transmitters and their FCC ID number and also a link to the FCC paperwork.
FCC ID Number: VPOFLYSKYGT3B
FCC ID Number: VPOFLYSKYGT3
FCC ID Number: VPOFLYSKYGT2
FCC ID Number: N4ZFLYSKYGSGT2D
FCC ID Number: N4ZFLYSKYGT2
FCC ID Number: N4ZFLYSKYGT2B
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