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Old 07-29-2015, 09:18 PM
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Hi i was wondering how far can a range can a 27 mhz radio can go in a rc airplane, i want to have a low power airplane with a slow moter, because i am just getting into the hobbie
Old 07-30-2015, 06:32 AM
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Depends on the particular radio. A properly designed 27MHz will have excellent range, well past your visual range. Range is more often limited by the receiver, not the transmitter.
Old 07-30-2015, 10:01 AM
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I've flown recently on 27MHz with no trouble.
However, if your radio has some age you may want to get it checked by a qualified technician before committing it to an aircraft.
Old 08-04-2015, 12:21 AM
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27MHz was largely abandoned by RC flyers in the 1980's because of interference from CB radios.

CB have died a death now so probably not a problem
Old 08-06-2015, 08:53 PM
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Be aware that the six hobbie channels on the 27MHz band are shared surface and air channels. In other words boats and cars are all allowed to share those same six channels. You accept the risk using the 27 band. Yes most cars and boats like airplanes have gone to 2.4 however there are still tons of 27 stuff still out there both carss and boats so the risk is yours.

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