My Radio Ranger is not working, what do I do next? Review the troubleshooting sheet below for the most common problems and simple solutions. Click Here Troubleshooting to Print or View a Full Size Troubleshooting Sheet.
Proper Battery Charging-Transmitter Batteries-Unplugged or Reversed Wires are the most common issue you may have with a Radio Ranger Rc Fishing Boat. First charge the boat battery 5-6 hours (not overnight). The charger should be a little hot and the battery kind of warm. If not then the battery or charger could be defective.
The on/off button on the boat has a thick rubber grommet inside that may become stuck that can cause the boat to turn off itself if the button is assembled too tight. The button can be separated into two pieces to loosen it and then reassembled, do not tighten too tight.
Make sure the transmitter batteries are correctly installed, lights on the controller should be solidly lit. One bad battery in the controller will not be strong enough to get a good signal with the boat, if you have a bad transmitter battery it can effect the range and performance. A good idea is to tape your receiver antenna on the side of the hull, (the silver wire inside the boat) away from the rest f the wires. Never pull the antenna or try to extend it to outside the hull. while addressing reception, (a good signal) if the antenna wire is pulled it may become unsoldered inside the receiver.
The older Radio Ranger, Pre-6/2015 does not have a setting on the transmitter. On the new version Radio Ranger make sure the switch above the red light is on the “REV” position. The switch sets the trigger position, you can pull the trigger in or push the trigger to go forward, (the boats do not have reverse).
If the boat operates but will not go straight most likely the wires on one of the motors are backwards. Looking at the back of the boat from behind the boat the right side propeller should spin clockwise, and the left side should spin counter-clockwise. If a motor spins the wrong way just unplug the wires on that motor and reverse the wires. Keep in mind each propeller has a small letter on it, L-Left side, and R-Right side.
When changing a propeller one of the propeller nuts are left handed threads, usually the right side propeller nut. Turn that nut to the left to loosen it.
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After Troubleshooting your boat and you still are experiencing one of the problems you may need a new receiver or transmitter. Parts are available at: Rc Fishing World Parts Page