Milton says, "Don't forge to cycle your batteries regularly."
At PARMA HOBBY, we carry most popular brands of R/C radios,
components and accessories. You'll find:
Simplistic to the Sophisticated
Today's radio transmitters range from the quite simplistic to being quite sophisticated. Each model type has it's own specific demands. Thus, there are transmitters that are specifically designed for model cars and trucks, transmitters for airplanes and transmitters designed specifically for helicopters.
Many of today's transmitters are computerized and will store settings for multiple models. An aircraft type will provide "mixing" of channels to meet specific flight demands.
R/C flyers use a hand-held transmitter to control their aircraft. Control functions include throttle, elevator, rudder, flaps, landing gear, lights, smoke units, aerial drops, and other functions.
R/C car and truck drivers and R/C boat sailors also use a hand-held radio transmitter to control their model, but the design of the transmitter is normally that of the pistol grip type with a wheel for steering and a trigger for throttle. Special function may include lap and interval timers.
Selecting a Frequency
Regardless of which aspect of R/C you are purchasing radio equipment for, you'll want to check what frequency others are using in your area. If you belong to a club, you'll want to try to obtain a frequency that is used less than others. You'll also want to check if there are any "bad" (frequencies with interference in the area(s) you'll most frequent.
We've complied some helpful charts and additional information which will help you identify which frequencies are available for your use in the R/C hobby you are interested in.