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I've played with all sorts of IR stuff over the years but I can't work out what information you want. I don't understand either "new 2 watts" or "code programs" and I can't even imagine what IR may have to do with secret projects related to "giant scale gas".
Almost any range indoors is easy but getting decent range outside in bright sunlight isn't. Which is why almost all remote controls for anything use RF these days.
Its a simple way to do combat. I use infra-red to make parts fall off the other plane without it crashing. it can also be fun with 2 pilots on each plane. one to fly the plane with exterior lights and the other pilot using FPV. "live video feed from the plane.
Its complicated without knowing all the parts needed.
I just need to know if anyone anyone knows more then I do. anything over a 100' is more then I know lol.