As we’re sure that you’ll agree, a transmitter is a very important piece of RC car gear that is designed to send information to the receiver. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to effectively give your RC car the correct driving commands and signals safely. But how to bind RC transmitter and Receiver together?
The only question is, how do you bind your RC transmitter to the receiver to ensure that all driving commands are received by the car and safely executed? If you’re currently asking this, rest assured that you’re in the right place.
In this article, we are going to be talking you through simple step-by-step instructions that will ensure you are able to bind your RC car’s transmitter to its receiver correctly. Let's dive in!
How Do RC Car Transmitters Work?
Before we talk you through how to bind an RC transmitter to the receiver, we first think that it would be a good idea to provide you with a quick rundown of how RC car transmitters work - as they can be a pretty confusing piece of equipment to get your head around.
Essentially, an RC transmitter, which is sometimes referred to simply as “TX”, is a piece of car equipment that is designed to send driving commands via an inbuilt antenna inside the body of the transmitter.
In simple terms, the transmitter is the thing you hold onto to drive the car.
These driving commands are sent by the driver to the receiver. The commands are then be carried out by the car's electrical components (the steering servos and motor.) This means that for the transmitter to work correctly, it needs to be connected to the receiver. This brings us to our next point.
How to Bind Your RC Transmitter to The Receiver:
Now that you know what your RC transmitter is for, we will be showing you how you can connect your transmitter to the receiver.
Generally speaking, most of the transmitters currently available on the market typically tend to come already bound to a receiver. However, this isn’t always the case. So, you will need to know how to do it yourself. Not only that, if you ever needed to replace a component of your transmitter and receiver set-up, it’s a good idea to make sure that you know how to bind or rebind the two together.
Now, it’s important to note that there are various transmitters on the market, which means that the method for binding will greatly depend on what type of transmitter you have. With that being said, to help make sure that you are able to bind your particular transmitter model correctly to the receiver, we are going to be focusing on the most commonly used transmitters currently available on the market below. Under each, you will find simple instructions to bind the transmitter to the receiver.
Let’s take a look:
Traxxas TQI Top Qualifier:
First up, we are starting with the TQI Top Qualifier transmitter, which is one of the most commonly used transmitters, as well as one of the most user-friendly. In order to bind this RC transmitter, all you are going to need to do is hold firmly down on the “set-up” button, which is located on the very top of the transmitter. Once you have done this, you should notice that the LED light on the transmitter begins to flash red, and you can release the button.
After you have done this, take the receiver and press the “link” button, before then proceeding to power up the transmitter. Once the transmitter has been powered up, release the “linking” button you are holding down. After a few moments of allowing the transmitter and receiver to carry out the binding process, you should then see that both the transmitter and the receiver’s LED lights are green. This indicates that the binding was a success.
If you require more information to carry this out correctly, then you should be sure to refer to the owner’s manual for additional information.
If you have the Tactic TTX300, binding this RC transmitter to the receiver is pretty simple. To bind or rebind, all you need to do is turn on your receiver by switching on your car, and then pressing down on the “link” button that is located on the receiver box. When done correctly, you should notice that the receiver’s LED light turns red and then switches itself off, before re-switching itself back on and lighting up green. This means that the binding has been a success. If you need further assistance, make sure to refer to your owner’s manual.
Kyosho Syncro System:
The last most commonly used transmitter is the Syncro system, which is used on a variety of cars including the Outlaw Rampage. In order to bind this transmitter to the receiver, you are going to need to take the binding stick (that would have come in the box) and then press down on the “binding” button while simultaneously starting up the transmitter.
When done correctly, you should notice that the transmitter’s LED light begins to flash, which will indicate that the binding process is taking place. Once you can see that the transmitter has completely powered up, you can then release the button you are pressing on the stick. If the binding process has been successful, the LED light on the transmitter should relight itself.
If you are confused at any point or would like further guidance, then you should refer to the owner’s manual for further information on how to correctly carry out the binding process.
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There we have it! We hope that this guide has helped you to learn how to correctly connect your transmitter to your receiver. If you happen to find yourself getting stuck along the way, then you should be sure to refer to the owner’s manual for the relevant instructions specific to your particular transmitter. Thank you for reading!