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Shorter range for Losi 2.4 GHz system?

Old 04-03-2008, 10:09 PM
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Default Shorter range for Losi 2.4 GHz system?

Hi there,

I've got a 2.4 GHz DSM transmitter and receiver from a mini LST2 and started using them on my CEN MG16. But sometimes the truck has gotten out of control. First I thought the rx battery could be loose but it didn't solve the problem.

I notice this occurs when the truck goes far away (but still in my "control able" line of sight). So I started wondering if the 2.4 Ghz could have a shorter range than a ordinary AM or FM system.

It should be noted that the Transmitter uses only 4 AA batteries. So maybe the range is affected by the lower power supplied than a 9.6v Tx. Also the system was designed for 1/18th electric trucks. Maybe bigger tracks weren't considered in the project design.

Has anybody else noticed this?
Old 04-04-2008, 12:53 AM
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Default RE: Shorter range for Losi 2.4 GHz system?

Ive noticed that with my 2.4 i can go so far out that i cant tell where my car is pointed. and i cant hear it idle[its a nitro]
Old 04-04-2008, 08:44 AM
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Default RE: Shorter range for Losi 2.4 GHz system?

misasi,
Which system do you use? Because I'm talking about the Transmitter and Receiver which come with the Losi Mini trucks and Bajas.

I am sure it's not a problem related to Futaba, Airtronics or Spektrum systems. They have a very long range.
Old 04-04-2008, 02:43 PM
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Default RE: Shorter range for Losi 2.4 GHz system?

i am using futaba. however i would think even with the losi dsm you should get at least the same range as a basic am radio.
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Default RE: Shorter range for Losi 2.4 GHz system?

Yeah, I"m sure the 4AA's would definately hinder the ranger of the radio. That's too bad.
Old 04-09-2008, 09:19 AM
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Default RE: Shorter range for Losi 2.4 GHz system?

Losi is offering this radio system on their new Speed-T also.

I wonder if it's a more powerful radio even with 4 AA cells.
Old 04-09-2008, 09:32 AM
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Default RE: Shorter range for Losi 2.4 GHz system?

The number of batteries have nothing to do with range.

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