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    Replacement RC controller for Toys R Us truck?

    Hi there -- Recently I got a great deal at a home salvage place, $1.49 for the truck below. Perfect shape -- but no remote, so really not as exciting for my kid as I'd hoped. I stopped by the local Toys R Us but they had no idea how to help. Any idea if there are other units compatible with this one, or where I might be able to get a remote for this truck?

    Thanks in advance! I'm new to these things but the boy loves them so I'm doing what I can! (And yes, I should probably just shell out for a new truck but he digs this one, so I thought I'd give it a shot)

    Drew




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    It's a toy and not hobby grade. It could be on any frequency and protocol. Finding a transmitter that will work will be very difficult if not impossible. I would dare to say that the receiver and servos are made into the same unit making the addition of a hobby receiver and servos unlikely. Spare parts will be nil also. But it is pretty to look at.
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    Countilaw thanks a lot for the response; that was the type of info I was looking for. It's 27.145 mhz but I'm presuming the specific protocol is more important than the frequency, right? I think I'll put my effort and money into getting a complete unit and leave this guy as just a big truck toy.

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    Would this work.??? I googled and searched ebay for 27,145 mhz
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TQ-3-TQ3-Tra...item461557092f

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    It's possible it could work. But you wouldn't know until you tried it. Traxxas transmitters use the same format and protocols as Futaba. Where as a Futaba and Spectrum will not work together, but Spectrum and JR will. Hitec transmitters will not work with either. So you won't know until you try the two together.

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    Frank knows that Toys R Us stuff!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewInCA View Post
    Countilaw thanks a lot for the response; that was the type of info I was looking for. It's 27.145 mhz but I'm presuming the specific protocol is more important than the frequency, right? I think I'll put my effort and money into getting a complete unit and leave this guy as just a big truck toy.
    Take a picture of the Receiver unit you got the frequency number from so we can see if it might be replaceable, AM car transmitter/receivers are cheap, practically free
    You're so smart,, you figured out how to read this!! Or maybe ya just got lucky??


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