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Oct 22, 2003, 09:09 AM
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Does this land+air combo toy violate FCC regulations?


I just came across this toy being sold at many stores. With a flip of a switch, you can launch the RC plane from the back of the RC truck and control it with the same control device used for the truck. I've seen this set sold with 27MHz and with 49MHz Tx/Rx.

Has anyone taken a close look at this and determined whether or not this violates the FCC rules? I that land vehicles operate on a different frequency than air vehicles? Perhaps my understanding was incorrect?

[edit]: Oops! It might help if I posted a link to the toy. My bad.
Here is the link to the toy as sold on Amazon.com.
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Oct 22, 2003, 09:37 AM
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My understanding is that 27 and 49mhz are both surface and air frequencies.
Oct 22, 2003, 09:47 AM
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cwesh is right. 27 Mhz can be used for any type of radio control model. The 72 Mhz band is reserved for aircraft use only and the 75 Mhz band is reserved for surface use one.
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Oct 22, 2003, 09:56 AM
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Thanks for the clarification. Hmmm. . . it does look like a cool toy! Ya think my 2-month-old daughter might like it for Chistmas?
Oct 22, 2003, 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by J Cubed
... Ya think my 2-month-old daughter might like it for Chistmas?
She might not, but I bet her Daddy would!

John