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Range issue r2008sb

Old 07-05-2023, 12:41 PM
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I have an issue with range on this receivers from my futaba t14 SG I put my transmitter on a chair and walked across a field about 50 yards away and lost connection. Is it worth having this receiver sent back to futaba shall I just put it in the bin
Old 07-07-2023, 10:43 AM
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If you have the transmitter in "Range Check Mode" then 50 yards (150 feet) is more than acceptable. See page 39 of the manual, states 100 feet minimum is good.
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Originally Posted by Dick T.
If you have the transmitter in "Range Check Mode" then 50 yards (150 feet) is more than acceptable. See page 39 of the manual, states 100 feet minimum is good.
I did a range check mode and found that I did get 50 yards but then when I turned the transmitter on full range I got about 70 yards. I also tried a different receiver with the same results. I now think the problem lies with the transmitter so have returned this to futaba ripmax for investigation. Thanks for your speedy reply
Old 07-07-2023, 02:37 PM
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Your testing was very thorough. Does appear to be a transmitter RF output issue.

Good luck.
Old 07-07-2023, 04:28 PM
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kinda depends,

if the tip of the transmitter aerial was pointed at the rx, then 50 yards aint bad, you are supposed to try and have the long axis, as in the side, of the antenna pointing towards the rx for best range.
Old 07-07-2023, 06:16 PM
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While the signal pattern off the TX antenna is stronger on the sides, 70 yards is still too short. Had a Hitec A9 that had range issues that turned out to be a bad TX module. Sending it off was the smart thing to do.
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You need to contact Jim at Futaba service / Ripmax - he will get you sorted.

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