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Radio Transmitter & Receiver Usage


IMPORTANT NOTICE -   Please read document about using 2.4GHz receivers at DAC




* Don't buy anything until you come to the club and get advise from senior club members.

   =====  Don't forget to bring a hat and sunglasses  =====

* Also check out this YouTube clip on RC Flying for Newbie's here

At the Bulleen field, radio control transmitters on the following frequencies are allowed:

Allowed Frequencies at DAC


MAAA MOP Reference

36.010 to 36.590 MHz in 20 KHz increments (36.010; 36.030; 36.050 etc.)

NOTE - 36.150 MHz not permitted at DAC

Must pass range test

MOP049  #

29.725 to 29.985 MHz in 20 KHz increments (29.725; 29.745; 29.765 etc.)

Must pass range test

MOP049  #

40.665, 40.675, 40.685 and 40.695 MHz

Must pass range test

MOP047  #

2.4 GHz         NOTE - refer to 2.4 GHz equipment restrictions below

See 2.4GHz below

MOP058  #

                          # MAAA MOP's can be found here

Before purchasing any radio equipment ask a DAC instructor about what equipment best suits your requirements.


Perform a 36MHz Range Check
Simply turn on the transmitter then the model (This is always the sequence of turning on your radio). With the is model securely restrained (in case of loss of control), motor running, walk away from the model with the "antenna DOWN" and jiggle the sticks back and forward. While you are walking away watch for any sign of the servos (Flight controls) doing their own thing or stop working in the model. You should be able to walk 20-30 metres from the model without losing control or seeing "jitter" in the servos. If pass range test you should be okay in the sky when your "antenna is UP". 


MAAA 2.4GHz Radio Control Equipment Policy      (Last updated 30/11/2013)

READ this before committing to purchasing or the use of 2.4GHz equipment.

Refer to MOP058 for latest updates and requirements

2.4GHz equipment used by MAAA members must conform to the requirements of the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA)

Compliance marking needs to be displayed.  Either the C-Tick , FCC  or ETSI .

2.4GHz equipment shall be installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Transmitter must be capable of doing a ground range check.    (e.g. Mode to reducing output power)

Any electronics is added to an aircraft, a range check should be carried out before and after the equipment is added. This is to determine if there is any slowing of the servo response or any interference at maximum range and that there has been no reduction in the range.


DAC extra restriction:

2.4GHz equipment must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and consistent with safe modelling practices.

2.4GHz equipment must be ground "range check" before the first flight of a new or repaired model, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions .

"Full Range" transmitter and receivers must be used on models greater than 100g. 

Models under 100g can have "Park Flyer" receivers and flown in the inner flying field area.

In CERTAIN circumstances members may be given Committee approval to fly models between 100g to 300g, up to 3S LiPo, with factory fitted "Park Flyer" receivers and flown in the inner flying field area.

No 2.4GHz video down link.

Frequency Keys must be used at all times.   

This approval is subject to ongoing review and, should any safety issues arise, this approval to operate 2.4GHz equipment at DAC can be suspended or removed at any time.


Extra notes:

● Spektrum receiver installation best practice link, and check list

● No Parkflyer receiver document

Assume Full Range 2.4GHz equipment is greater than 800m


If not sure ask a DAC Committee member for assistance


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Last updated 04 November, 2022

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