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Old 11-02-2010, 10:50 AM
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Is there a big difference in the range of a AM,FM,or Digital radio?
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:05 PM
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No. Modern RC transmitters, regardless of whether they are AM/FM/etc, are capable of controlling a model as far away as a normal person can see it with the naked eye.
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While the Transmitters may meet that criteria, there are Receivers, such as for some Park Flyers, that have much shorter range.
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No. Modern RC transmitters, regardless of whether they are AM/FM/etc, are capable of controlling a model as far away as a normal person can see it with the naked eye.
This needs to be qualified. Most all, but not all. The "full size / full featured" transmitters should give you out of sight range, but the transmitters and receivers for park flyers may have a very limited range, I've seen some state 600 ft maximum. Current AMraidos are limited range. Some of the earlier raidos using AMmodulation were full powered. Early 2.4 raidos were limited range, but most if not all the current ones designed for aircraft will have out of site range WHEN using the right receiver. A lot of the small park fly receivers, although they will work with a powerhouse transmitter, will ave limited range.

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