Radio Control FAQ

Radio Control FAQ

Radio Control – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What are the Syncing instructions for 2.4GHz: Joystick Transmitter?

A: Step 1. Remove / Replace fresh batteries into the transmitter.
Step 2. With the vehicle upside down, wheels facing you, turn the vehicle’s on/off switch to the “ON” position.
Step 3. The vehicle is now in sync mode. You have approximately 30 seconds to sync the transmitter to the vehicle. Push and hold the forward/reverse joystick on the transmitter. Once synced, the rear wheels will engage/spin.
*If at any time while using the vehicle the connection between the vehicle and transmitter is lost, you will need to re-sync the vehicle to the transmitter by repeating the steps outlined above.

Q: What are the Syncing instructions for 2.4GHz: Pistol Grip Transmitter?

A: Step 1. With the vehicle upside down, wheels facing you, turn the vehicle’s on/off switch to the “ON” position.
Step 2. The vehicle is now in sync mode. You have approximately 30 seconds to sync the transmitter to the vehicle. Turn the transmitter on/off switch to the “ON” position. Pull and hold the throttle trigger on the transmitter. Once synced, the rear wheels will engage/spin.
If at any time while using the vehicle the connection between the vehicle and transmitter is lost, you will need to re-sync the vehicle to the transmitter by turning *both* the vehicle and the transmitter off and repeating the steps above.

Q: How can I tell if my radio control vehicle is equipped with 2.4GHz, and where is it located?

A: There are 3 easy ways to tell if your vehicle is equipped with 2.4 GHz technology.
1. Look at the front panel of your vehicle’s packaging/box, you’ll see 2.4GHz noted; typically on the upper right corner.
2.Right side panel of your vehicle’s packaging/box; you’ll find an oval sticker that says 2.4GHz.
3. Underneath your vehicle & the back side of your transmitter; look for a rectangular black sticker with white lettering. Both of these frequency stickers need to match for the vehicle to operate.

New Bright Radio Control FAQ Frequency

Q: How can I tell if my radio control vehicle operates on a Megahertz frequency, and where is it located?

A: There are 3 easy ways to tell if your vehicle operates on megahertz technology.
1. Look at the front panel of your vehicle’s packaging/box, if you do not see a frequency noted, your vehicle operates on a megahertz frequency.
2. Check the right side panel of your vehicle’s packaging/box; you’ll find an oval sticker that says either 49MHz or 27MHz.
3. Underneath your vehicle & the back side of your transmitter; look for a rectangular black sticker with white lettering. Both of these frequency stickers need to match for the vehicle to operate.
4. If your vehicle operates on a megahertz frequency, only two vehicles using different MHz frequencies can be operated at the same time.
4a. If you’re purchasing two of the same scale/line of vehicle operating on MHz frequency, look at the antenna wires for black and red.

New Bright Radio Control FAQ Frequency

5. Some vehicle lines, for example the MHz version of our 1:8 Grave Digger truck, you will find that all vehicles in that line operate on the same MHz frequency, however, there are two available bands: “Band 1” & “Band 2” which can be distinguished by a square sticker on the front of the packaging.

New Bright Radio Control FAQ Frequency

*Should your vehicle operate utilizing MHz frequencies, please make sure to install the included yellow antenna tubes on both the vehicle and transmitter. These tubes help keep your antenna wires safe, increase your operating range, and have a stylish, iconic flag at the top. 😉
*Please remind young children not to use antenna wires to pick up/handle vehicles or remote transmitters.

Q: How many vehicles can I have operating at the same time?

A: This is dependent on WHICH frequency or frequencies your vehicle(s) operates on.
• 2.4GHz Frequency = up to 6 Vehicles
• RC Pro line 2.4GHz Frequency = up to 12 vehicles
• 27MHz / 49MHz = 2 Vehicles, one of each frequency

Q: How long will my fully charged battery last?

A: A fully charged battery typically lasts 15 to 20 minutes but this varies depending on the terrain the vehicle is run on.

Q: How long should I charge my battery? For Lithium Ion (Green Packs)

A: All New Bright batteries should be allowed to charge for 1-1.5 hours in their OEM charging unit.

Q: How long should I charge my battery? For NiMH & NiCD (Long, Gray Packs)

A: All New Bright batteries should be charged 8 hours for the first two charges and then 4 hours for each subsequent charge. If the battery has not been charged for several months, an 8 hour charge is recommended.

Q: What is the warranty of my product?

A: New Bright warrants to the original purchaser that their product will be free of defects in materials and workmanship for 30 days from the date of purchase. Please see the owner’s manual for further details.

Q: Does my vehicle require a battery cover?

A: Vehicles that require AA or AAA batteries or are capable of using a 9.6v soft pack battery are supplied with a battery cover. Any vehicle that uses a 6.4v, 9.6v, or 12.8v hard pack battery does not require a battery cover.

Q: How do I determine the scale of my vehicle?

A: The scale of a vehicle is the ratio between the size of the toy vehicle and the actual vehicle the toy represents. For example a 1:10 scale vehicle is one tenth the size of the real vehicle. Below are typical scaled sizes in inches, however, these may vary depending on the size of the actual vehicle.

1:6 scale approx. 25 to 30 inches
1:8 scale approx. 20 inches
1:10 scale approx. 15 to 19 inches
1:14 to 1:16 scales approx. 11 to 14 inches
1:18 to 1:20 scales approx. 9 to 10 inches
1:24 scale approx. 7 inches
1:43 scale approx. 5 inches

Q: Where can I find replacement parts for my radio-controlled car or truck?

A: New Bright does not supply replacement parts. Toy and hobby shops typically stock generic replacement parts that fit New Bright radio-controlled vehicles