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Old 02-15-2005, 11:57 AM   #1
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I would like to ask a couple questions about controller->car distance.

1. How far away can your car go without starting to glitch.

2. What is the farthest it NEEDS to go at the tracks you race?
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i dont have the best eye sight, but i know i can still control my cars as far down the road as i can see(last time i ran in the street i had an am radio) and thats way more than i have ever needed at even the biggest tracks ive been on
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My old airtronics Caliper 3ps FM I could drive till I couldn't see the car, but at the track with a metal roof and 9 other guys on the stand it would glitch like a mutha 15 ft away.

being able to drive your car far and not glitching at the track are two totally different things.
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:36 PM   #4
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i dont have the best eye sight, but i know i can still control my cars as far down the road as i can see(last time i ran in the street i had an am radio) and thats way more than i have ever needed at even the biggest tracks ive been on
So the distance you need is something less than as far as the eye can see.
I'd like to know how far less, i.e, how far is the biggest tracks you've been on.
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the biggest was like 150 by 80 or something i dunno i didnt measuer
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my track is 200 by 75 and ive never had a glitching problem with my radio. i also have a jr xr3 im using in a friends 5th scale that im repairing, and it wont even go 2 houses down from mine before it goes cray.
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I use Futaba radios (An old-model Magnum Jr and a new Magnum 2PL, both 75MHz AM) and haven't had glitching with either, IF the antenna is at least partially extended. With it collapsed, I can get glitches with the thing sitting in my hand. I usually extend the bottom 3 stages of my 5-stage antenna for ordinary use, which with 10V in the batteries gives me control without glitching for about 50 yards. That's much farther than you'll ever be from your car at a race.
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I think it also depends on the radio.

I'm having some glitching issues with my Futaba 2PL right now. Sometimes it'll glitch, other times it won't, other times I lose control after 20 feet.
With my Hitec Lynx AM, I could drive the car until it was way way way down the road and would still have control.
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I have no problems at 100' indoors on carpet or outdoors over 200' on tarmac or offroad, with either a Caliber 3Ps or a JR XS3. To be on the safeside 300' would be nice.
Will the DART kit work with either of the above radios? The Caliber has a module which is larger than that of the M8, and the XS3 has no module; it's built in.

Thanks.
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Given good conditions (transmitter and receiver are in good working order, and there are no sources of interference) the range of an average RC radio is about 1/4 mile. That's 1,320 feet. I think the biggest RC track is near 250 feet long. Most are much smaller than that. So you would never be more than 200 feet from your car.

RC airplane radios have the same power output as surface (car and boat) radios. Airplanes fly much furhter than 200 feet from their pilots and they are still in control.
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I was thinking about this the other day but didnt make a topic, done me a favour :P

What kind of range does the spektrum system have as its on a totally different frequency?
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May 1996: Kakegawa Circuit, a 320m race track for R/C cars is opened in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka. As well as being open for public use, it serves as a testing ground for development of new R/C cars.



yeah...it's gokart big
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