Get More Out of Your Remote Control Gas Trucks By Knowing

How They Work Understanding the way that your remote control gas trucks receive their signals can vastly improve the way you want them to perform.

After all, the experience and knowledge of the "driver" of the remote control gas truck accounts for at least half of the success in any rc truck competition.

As you might imagine, there are a series of events that must occur in order to get a radio control signal from your transmitter to the rc truck receiver that delivers the action message.

Following is the sequence of events that take place when utilizing a radio control transmitter for your rc gas truck:

  1. You press a trigger on the controller to make the truck perform an action.
  2. The trigger that you pressed causes a pair of electrical contacts to touch, which completes the circuit for a specific pin.
  3. This completed circuit makes your transmitter send a signal in a specific sequence of electrical pulses toward the vehicle.

    Each sequence sends a different message from the transmitter antenna to the receiver in the truck.

    A synchronization function alerts the receiver that there are incoming sequences/pulses. The synchronization is confirmed.

  4. Your transmitter then sends bursts of radio waves which oscillate with the frequency of the remote control gas truck that is constantly monitoring the assigned frequency for a signal.

    (Note: When the remote control gas truck's receiver receives a signal through its antenna, a filter blocks out any foreign signals.)

  5. The pulse sequence is sent to the integrated circuit in the remote control gas truck, which decodes the sequence and starts the appropriate motor.

    The pulse sequences could translate to the following actions:

    • Forward
    • Reverse
    • Forward/Left
    • Forward/Right
    • Reverse/Left
    • Reverse/Right
  6. And the truck moves! All this occurs within about 700-microseconds (millionths of a second)

If you take your remote control gas truck apart, you will actually see that it is very simple. It contains two electric motors, an antenna, a battery pack (or other source of power) and a circuit board!

One of the motors turns the front wheels left or right, while the other one turns the rear wheels backward or forward.

The circuit board is what contains the integrated circuit chip, the amplifier and the radio receiver. A few straightforward gears connect the motors to the wheels.

It's actually quite incredible to think that such simple parts can create such a versatile range of movements.

With an understanding of the parts of remote control gas trucks -- and the way in which they work together for the radio signal to bring the desired result -- you should be able to work with your vehicle to improve it and achieve optimum performance.

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