Proper radio adjustment will make sure you get the most
out of your gear. Always read the instruction manual that
accompanies your electronics first. It will tell you everything you need to know about your specific radio system.
You don’t need a huge knowledge base to have success
with your radio gear, so if you read up and follow these
simple guidelines, you will be in great shape. ✇
LOW VOLTAGE = LOW RANGE
It is important to use fresh batteries in your transmitter.
Most transmitters have a low-voltage warning, either an
audible signal or a flashing LED (or both). If your TX says it
needs fresh batteries,
don’t ignore it. Run-
ning the transmitter
on low voltage can
lead to shortened
range and interfer-
ence. Rob some
AAs out of the TV
you get back
into action. NEVER CUT
It’s a rookie goof: ;e
receiver’s antenna is longer than the antenna tube,
so you snip o; the excess.
In addition to shortening the antenna, you’ve
your radio range—by a lot,
potentially. If the antenna
wire extends past the
antenna tube, just fold it
over the top and secure it
with a cap.
WHAT ABOUT “BINDING”?
RTR models with 2.4GHz radio systems arrive with their
transmitter and receiver already “bound” at the factory.
;is means the transmitter and receiver have been
powered up and synced together so that they recognize each other when you switch on your vehicle. Once
bound, you should not need to rebind the components.
But if you buy a new receiver to use with your transmitter, you will need to bind it. ;is is usually just a matter of
holding down a button as you power up the transmitter
and receiver. Read your manual and then perform the
process. Once you bind the system, you shouldn’t need
to do it again.
brand, the “bind” buttons
may be labeled “Link,”
“Set,” or something else.
Just check your manual.
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