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Old Sep 08, 2014, 12:53 PM
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Blade Nano QX range sucks

I love the Nano, but the range when outdoors is terrible. I can't even get it all the way across my yard before it seems to lose signal. Range is probably <30ft. I have the RTF version and a customer service tech said that's pretty normal, since it's a low power transmitter. Anyone else experience this? I've had people say they can fly theirs 300ft away.
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Old Sep 08, 2014, 12:58 PM
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I love the Nano, but the range when outdoors is terrible. I can't even get it all the way across my yard before it seems to lose signal. Range is probably <30ft. I have the RTF version and a customer service tech said that's pretty normal, since it's a low power transmitter. Anyone else experience this? I've had people say they can fly theirs 300ft away.
Definitely have flown mine much further than 30ft but I am using BNF with a Spektrum radio.
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Old Sep 08, 2014, 01:00 PM
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Something else must be wrong... even the cheapest 2.4ghz rc vehicles these days will go much farther than 30ft.

My kids have had their airhogs a good 60ft in the air at least.
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Old Sep 08, 2014, 01:12 PM
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It does seem a little strange. I have a Syma quadcopter which is 2.4 GHz and that one goes much farther. I bought a DX5e tx the other day, but it was DOA, so it's off for repairs. I hope that will make a difference.
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Old Sep 08, 2014, 02:56 PM
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Check the length of the antenna, should be 31mm long including bit that's soldered in the board. Could also be an issue with your stock Tx, but you're taking steps to fix that. I didn't get much more then 30' myself, got a Devo 7E and modified it...much happier now.
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Old Sep 08, 2014, 07:44 PM
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Check the length of the antenna, should be 31mm long including bit that's soldered in the board. Could also be an issue with your stock Tx, but you're taking steps to fix that. I didn't get much more then 30' myself, got a Devo 7E and modified it...much happier now.
Thanks. I looked inside the Tx and the antenna wire seemed pretty normal in length. Once I get the DX5 back, I'm hoping it gives me a nice range boost. I'm getting the hang of flying outside in a little wind, but I can let it stray far at all.
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Old Sep 09, 2014, 10:51 AM
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DX5e is full range TX. Gameboy toy TX is far from good. Using cheap dollar store batteries or possible old batteries in TX. They don't last forever and first thing range goes way down. Try some duarcell batteries for TX.
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Old Sep 24, 2014, 07:26 PM
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***update***

I got a new DX5e today. After I sent my old (new) one in for repairs, they just sent a replacement. Anyway, I tested it with the Nano and the range problem is solved. The thing flies 100 times better now, and I would probably lose sight of it before the signal dropped.

The Dx sticks seem much less sensitive than the stock tx, but I think it's just because the range of motion is greater. It will take a little getting used to, but I feel like I can fly much more precisely with the Dx. I love this quad now!
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 11:35 PM
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I use DX5e for my four ch Blade helis and MQX. Also for Mig-15/ Archer etc.
TX works very well and like sticks. Smooth and easy to use. My c/p's DX6i is great.
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 06:44 AM
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Cool. I am really liking the DX5 so far. I kind of wish the unit was a little smaller, but other than that, no complaints. I feel like I have much more control over the quad.
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