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Old 09-02-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm going for a very clean look on my car. I don't want any red from the transponder showing up cause I'm going for an all black theme on my RC8. Is there any disadvantage or harm in mounting my transponder inside my reciever box instead of on the radio tray?

I have plenty of room in there with my Spectrum receiver because I moved my receiver battery forward. The only disadvantage i can possibly think of is that I won't be able to see my transponder number, but I can write that down. Are there any interference issues or any other problems?
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shouldn't be....try it out and if you get a weak signal from the RD....move it back out side the box and see if you get a Good signal again.
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Yes. If you don't put the transponder number on the outside of the car somewhere it's a pain to open the radio box to get the number off the PT.
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Adam Drake does it and I picked that up and started doing it...looks clean and works great!
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I run mine in the reciever box. Only thing was i wasn't counting laps because i didn't have enough voltage so i needed a shortened (f.f.m.) Y harness.

I placed the capacitor under my radio tray. Practicly invisable.
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I keep my TP number in my Cell Phone that way when i get ready to check in at the races all i haft to do is open my cell phone and given them my number .
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I keep my TP number in my Cell Phone that way when i get ready to check in at the races all i haft to do is open my cell phone and given them my number .
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in most cases we subscribe to a race using online forms. i normally don't have my car right beside of me, when i'm online.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:40 AM   #8
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Sometimes the transponder causes interference. I dont know about 2.4 though. I use crystals.
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my PT is also placed inside the rx box; protect against the harsh elements outside...

so far no problem with signal pickup during races.
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i run my pt in the reciever box,i have the battery box from the rc8 and it works great. stays decently clean and plenty of room in there. no issues so far!
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I keep my TP number in my Cell Phone that way when i get ready to check in at the races all i haft to do is open my cell phone and given them my number .
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I only have one right now, so I do the same thing for my buggy and truggy.
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7 digit # you guys cant memorise.....commmmmon.
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Thanks everyone for your help. I'll keep the transponder tucked away in the receiver box then! Great idea on keeping the TP number in the cell phone. I'll be doing that as well. Since I got a cell phone years back, the only seven digit number I have memorized now is pretty much my own. lol
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I put my TP in my receiver box and write the TP number underneath the body
with a permanent magic marker.
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