It is possible to use a vex transmitter and receiver, but use completely different motors and stuff. Not that I recommend it. Pretty much any Hitec or Futaba set will be cheaper than and just as functional as Vex. Or you could just harvest some brains from a cheap RC car, if cost is really an issue. As long as it has multiple channels.
About channels: The old Futaba set I have now allows you to switch the crystals on both the transmitter and the reciever. I think the more modern non-bluetooth ones come in two categories: ones where you have to switch out a whole frequency "module" on the transmitter, and ones where the transmitter has multiple settings internal to it. If you get a bluetooth one, you probably won't have to worry, because most of them do automatic open-channel-seeking.
The instructions for this transmitter indicate that the transmitter and receiver are bound to each other - the receiver will only react to instructions from the transmitter and will ignore any other radio transmissions, even if they are on the same frequency. This is as bullet-proof as you can get with a remote controlled robot.Congratulations. There's a new 4 channel radio system from GWS compatible with the rules. It's 2.4GHz (meaning you don't need crystals) and is only $42 for the transmitter/receiver. Supposedly binds quickly, but I don't have specs on interference resilience.
Well saying it's expensive doesn't necessarily mean we aren't willing to raise money for it...Well, you're also pointing out the cost of the event while commenting on the discontinuation of a Vex product. There's more than one axis of ironic beauty to that statement.
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