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    Range

    I just tested a little FPV with my Merv and I found the range for controlling the car wasn't exactly stellar. Do other people find limited range with the Traxxas Radio? Is it wise to get another Rx/Tx?

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    Yeah we noticed that on our first rc the stampede now have a Spectrum transmitter and their receivers in all of models other day so ran his e revo across a foot ball field all the way half way across the other joining field before it stopped I was amazed had to walk turn off then back on to get reception its the Dx3r but his cheaper Dx2s has awesome range also
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    I've been thinking about getting the FS-GT3B but I don't know what to expect from the range.

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    Range is fantastic for mine... no problems

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    I all depends on the area you are in as well, if there is a lot of noise, how the antenna is mounted on the car etc...

    I lost range once at 15 feet! The car stopped responding, and then TOOK OFF in to the ****ed wall. This was when the tx batteries were almost dead and I was in a very "noisy" area. I took it home - countryside - and it went 100+ feet with the same batteries.

    Now I have a DX3E and I haven't found it's range limit yet, HOWEVER I'm afraid to get too far away in case it decides to just take off at full speed again!!

    I think that GT3B is awesome, seems like a large screen like that would hurt the batteries. How the heck is it SO cheap though!?!?

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    big squid rc has done a transmitter shootout, might look into that, it actually said the spektrums had the worst range

    traxxas fell in the middle

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    cant say ive had an issue with my standard rx/tx yet but being a basher its not a good idea to be too far away as further to jog when it flips off a jump/kirb/dog

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    Everywhere I go I see Spektrum banners and all kinds of advertising, all the hobby shops rave about them, so I figured "might as well get the best!" Got home and saw that shoot out hahah, ah well. With a MINI it's not so bad, you lose sight of it 50% faster than an ERBE! ... at least that's what I tell myself.

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    in that shoot out, i think they do mention it as being a great radio, just it happens to not have such good range.....

    oh well..... everything has its own achilles heel

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    I guess I'm looking for something with as long range as posible because I'm doing FPV. I thought about droping my Optima Rx in the car and using my Aurora 9. I know the Aurora 9 has great range as I've taken my plan pretty far.

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