11 months ago
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
I wonder if anyone has had a similar problem to this one. Had model boat down to the lake today; and the transmission range was shall we say 'very short' say about say 20 yards. I had the same problem last week with a totally different model but same transmitter
. No-one was on the same frequency, and the aerial was fully extended on the transmitter
and on the model I had this morning, the aerial runs along the deck for the receiver - and - the model I had out last Sunday (an MTB which the aerial is coiled around the inside of a Carley float on deck ) , The MTB (I know for a fact has a range of over 1/4 mile with a Skysport 6 transmitter
). Riggers and I tried this out a few years ago. Now, came home today thinking the aerial wire may be snapped inside the transmitter
- took it all apart - but couldn't find a thing wrong. No evidence of black wire or anything inside the transmitter
. But, I noticed - when I switched the transmitter
on - and removed the crystal from the transmitter
- the power needle goes up to 100% - replace the crystal into the transmitter
and it drops down to the near enough 60% or, just outside the red bar. Tried this crystal and other crystals in another Skysport 4 which I have and it stays at 100% same as on my Skysport 6.
So, has anyone experienced this type of problem/any ideas - I still cannot sort the shortness of range - Its as though there is a short when you plug a crystal into the transmitter
Obviously I have tried various other crystals in this transmitter
, but, they all have the same affect.