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Old 04-12-2009, 08:08 PM   #1
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Unhappy T4 Reception Problems

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Any help you can give me is much appreciated. I've had a T4 for quite a while with the stock set-up, and the reception has always been a minimum of 300 yds (basically out of site). Just a couple days ago, I purchased a Sidewinder 5700 BL combo, and upgraded to a 8 cell battery, but I still kept everything else stock. Every time I drive it, the T4's reception range goes down (although it started out good), and now it is down to like 30 feet without twitching. Any ideas what the problem is?

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Hello,

Any help you can give me is much appreciated. I've had a T4 for quite a while with the stock set-up, and the reception has always been a minimum of 300 yds (basically out of site). Just a couple days ago, I purchased a Sidewinder 5700 BL combo, and upgraded to a 8 cell battery, but I still kept everything else stock. Every time I drive it, the T4's reception range goes down (although it started out good), and now it is down to like 30 feet without twitching. Any ideas what the problem is?

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well your batteries in your remote could be one uhhh
possibly your antenna on the tx could be loose
rip in the rx antenna
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without knowing your radio and receiver, I can only ask if you have ever cleaned the connectors?
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without knowing your radio and receiver, I can only ask if you have ever cleaned the connectors?
My controller is the stock Associated XP2, and the reciever is the stock Associated TR203A.

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well your batteries in your remote could be one uhhh
possibly your antenna on the tx could be loose
rip in the rx antenna
I dont think it is the batteries in the controller because it worked fine before I installed the 5700...I'll still try different ones anyway. What do you mean by "rip in the tx antenna"??

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Hey Guys,

I just wanted to add one other thing: I have narrowed down the problem to the following:

5700 Motor: No (different motor does the same thing)
Sidewinder ESC: No (different ESC does the same thing)
Battery: No (I don't think that would have any effect on the reception)
Controller: No (different controller does the same thing)
Controller batteries: No (different batteries do the same thing)
Servo: Highly unlikely.
Receiver: Probably

So, now that I think it's the receiver, how should I go about testing it? Do I have to purchase a new one just to try it?

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P.S. I have it geared 20/87 (stock) and I clocked it at over 35mph on my 8 cell. I could probably push it much faster with a larger pinion, though.
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