4ch Controller Question
July 14, 2002 at 9:31 pm #9067
I own a 4ch controller with Booster set.
Does anyone know how to get more range from a 4 channel controller?
My range isless than2mwith the antenna fully out.
July 14, 2002 at 10:08 pm #14340
Add new longerantenna or more batteries to the controller. If you add more batteries don’t use that controller as a charger for your car use an alternate controller.
July 16, 2002 at 8:11 am #14407
Thanks 4 answering jwinges,butthe antenna is alreadyabout1 footlong.
Do they have that cripple capasitor thing like the standard controllers.
Any other suggestions.
July 16, 2002 at 2:22 pm #14413
yes they do i believe they may
July 16, 2002 at 4:42 pm #14415
Just to clear onelittle thing up. The multi-controller is 4-BAND (frequency) and 2-CHANNEL :smiley1:
As the other guys have suggested, a longer antenna on both the controller and car will help a little. Similarly, fresh batteries will always give you some extra “kick”. Also – have you tried running the car outside – away from your home/office equipment. Quite often there’s all sorts of nasty RF interference about that can upset the Char-G.A run outside might just rule out issues with the actual controller.
Now – onto the multi-controller “cripple capacitor” question. The answer is “possibly”. Sorry I can’t be more helpful than that. I have two multis and cannot find ANY trace ofa capacitor to retard output strength. HOWEVER, I’ve read posts (search the forums) from a number of folks that state they’ve located a specific capacitor, removed it, and experienced significant range performance improvements.
Just a quick word of warning on pulling the multi-controller apart. There’s LOTS of little parts to contend with and they’re a nightmare to get back in the right spot for a correct reassembly. Take your time and watch what you’re doing VERY carefully :smiley4:
BTW – what frequency is the car?
July 17, 2002 at 7:33 am #14444
Thanks 4 da suggestions,i will trylater today.
Andthe frequency is in my newsig.
July 20, 2002 at 8:51 am #14529
Thanks derek for added info on the 4 channel. You might want to add that you use category 5, 8 wire copper when replacing the car’s antenna found in computer pcb wiring.
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