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Adding R/C to your Powerwheels vehicles? Using R/C parts on your Powerwheels?
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By jhawk19
#148589
I added a 6v battery to my daughter's 12v Dune Racer two years ago and it's really fast. She loves it!!

Now, I'm seeing vehicles that include a small remote transmitter. I would like to buy a cheap 12v and add an addtional 6v or 12v and make a giant off road (possibly FPV) vehicle to drive around the woods around my house.

Can you guys help me out with typical range on these remotes? Are they bluetooth or 27/49mHz? How easy would it be to extend the range on these?

I'd be happy to have any other tips or suggestions on this project. I haven't even selected a model yet. Thinking a Jeep or Hummer HX.


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By Oddmar
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Well, pretty much any TX these days is gonna be using 2.4Ghz. Power is between 60-100mw. 27/49Mhz is really old-school.

That little controller that comes with a modern RC powerwheels is prolly only good for 150' tops. It's meant as an override for parents walking along with/ near the kid driving.

Using a decent-quality modern transmitter, 2.4Ghz is usually good for 1000' line-of-sight. From the ground to a plane is easy, but from the ground to a vehicle driving on the ground you get stuff in the way. Any metal buildings in the way will reduce signal drastically. For basic woods driving you could get away with using a 2W WiFi booster in between the Tx and the antenna. http://www.2daydeliver.com/product_deta ... d%201-mill Using a directional antenna would help as well. Buy a relatively inexpensive controller like the Turnigy 9XR pro, 24-channels possible. google 'Turnigy 9xr', i tried to put in a link but Amazon substituted a redirect to their main page...the shitbirds.

As far as a video Tx/ Rx, 5.8Ghz is what everyone is using for quadcopters these days. It's fine for line-of-sight, but if you go behind a building or just inside a treeline you are going to lose signal. For driving it around the neighborhood or back in the woods go with a 1.3Ghz 1500mw Tx with CP antennas on both the Tx and Rx. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/FPV-Vid ... 8fbd171b-9
CP antennas will virtually eliminate multipathing (double image or 'ghosting'). https://www.getfpv.com/ibcrazy-1-3ghz-b ... ingle.html

For Really long range you'll have to switch to a control frequency that penetrates better, like 430mhz. I bought an EZ UHF 2W Tx for going super-far through the woods. http://www.antigravitysports.com/store/ ... er=product
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