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How do i get more range from my rc car? Answered

Okay I have this rc car that I got to go way faster, but now i need to know how to get it to go farther from me so I can get it to get up to speed.

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rada194
rada194

9 years ago

http://www.amazon.com/dp/849900072X/?tag=shopamato-20
This will work perfect. It should fit right into the car were your old reciever was.
it can go about 200 yards. I know that from experience i have it and its very cheap so its perfect

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Biglenn
Biglenn

Reply 1 year ago

What part is this I'm try6to find it.

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impo5t3r
impo5t3r

8 years ago

You could buy an RF amplifier, they are relatively cheap and add it into the transmitter circuitry just before the antenna and it will give it more power. Just an idea.

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ikestarm17
ikestarm17

11 years ago

I don't know much about it, but don't you have to make the frequencies it sends more powerful or something like that?

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Junk_Wizard
Junk_Wizard

Answer 11 years ago

perhaps you should read up on radios.

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seandogue
seandogue

11 years ago

I suppose if you happen to have another receiver and transmitter, tuned to the same settings as your original, you could rig a repeater at some halfway point (the point just prior to drop off in your current setup) You - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Current failiure You - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - repeater - - - -- - - - - - - - - new drop off. but it would have to be a known course and be finite in width. Anyone have issues with that. This isn't from experience, just a hunch.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

Yes. Its not a packet switched protocol. The interference would be nasty.

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 11 years ago

ah...yeah..well, it was worth a shot anyway.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

Like redesign says, you could mess with the antenna, and you'd probably do better with a more directional antenna on your transmitter, after all, you are always facing your model, so why transmit power behind you ? Likewise, this is a car, so why transmit your signal into space !

A very simple antenna, which still has 360 degree sensitivity in azimuth, but nearly parallel to the ground in altitude, is the slim-jim. I think it might be too long in this waveband, but its an idea.
http://www.hamuniverse.com/slimjim.html

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Re-design
Re-design

11 years ago

You can try putting on a longer antenna on the transmitter and receiver, but that might not work if they are already the optimum length. THe next step would be to change the receiver for a more sensitive one and the transmitter for a more powerful one. Look at towerhobbies.com and see what they have there for you. If you change just one of them you have to make sure that what you get is compatible with the other one. Unless you know what you are doing there isn't any easy way to increase the distance by changing the electronics that you already have.