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Old 06-05-2008, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Brushless & radio range?

I'm new to BL, and recently installed a Novak SS5800 brushless system on my E-Firestorm, and has since encountered radio range issues.

Previously w the brushed motor setup, the truck work with no problem at the track. But now with the brushless, the truck stutters half way out at the track. Appears as though the motor is not getting good signal, but steering seems to work OK. I need to extend the antenna post to a length of 13, 14 inches long, before the truck will drive without the stuttering problems.

Where can I start working on, reciever? Antenna wire? Or just use the long antenna post & call it a day?
Is a brushless motor prone to interfere w radio signal more than brushed motor?
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yes brushless will interfer with ur signal. i just upgraded to 2.4. u can try twisting the wires from ur esc to the motor and moving the receiver as far away from the wires as u can, but in my opinion 2.4 will fix it
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I had the same problem. Switched to the 2.4 and havent had an issue since.
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Okay, thanks for the clarifications! Otherwise I'll still be trying to figure out what went wrong.

Twisting the 3 motor wires didn't seem to work, so perhaps upgrading the radio is the only option if I want zero interference.
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yea if twisting didnt work i think u need to upgrade ur radio to 2.4
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Okay, thanks for the clarifications! Otherwise I'll still be trying to figure out what went wrong.

Twisting the 3 motor wires didn't seem to work, so perhaps upgrading the radio is the only option if I want zero interference.
Power wires too...
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Power wires too...
That meaning, I can try twisting the power wires too? What are "power wires"?

Anyway, just out of curiosity, anyone know what is causing the range glitch? The motor wires, or the motor, or something else?
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the brushless stuff electric field could be messing with the receiver
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