Replacement Remote for an RC boat
January 17, 2013 11:24 AM   Subscribe

I have a radio control boat without a remote, very similar to the one pictured here. After much Googling, it doesn't look like a replacement is easily available. How would I go about setting up a radio control remote for this boat? What information and equipment would I need?
posted by slogger to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total)
You need to know which frequency band it's on -- probably 27 MHz for the cheaper ones, or 75 MHz for the more fancy ones; you need to know which channel the boat is on (which is a number, like ch 12), and if it's AM or FM. All this stuff is probably printed on receiver.

Once you have that info, any transmitter with the same specs will work.
posted by phliar at 12:31 PM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

If it's not printed on the receiver, you could take the boat to a hobby store and just let them try a few until you find one that does control the boat.
posted by thewumpusisdead at 2:22 PM on January 17, 2013

It's been a while since I've been into RC, but back then, I don't think I saw any radios that didn't cost a fair amount more than the whole cost of that boat. So it may end up being easier to buy a new boat. Maybe look on eBay for the same thing with a working radio?
posted by primethyme at 4:40 PM on January 17, 2013

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