Originally Posted by llamont
The EX-1 Mars R is a great radio. It is just as capable as the more recent models and has a ton of features (including high speed response). If you are comfortable with the Mars R, then keep it. A lot of good racers still use that radio.
The EX-1 is a great radio! I like my radios nice and compact. I actually think it looks "racier" than the Helios.
IMO people change radios far too often! Run it till it breaks I say!
And X-Ray , if you're a leftie I'd look into a left-h capable radio if your more comfortable driving with it. It's important that your radio feels "right" in your hands. No need to get the latest and the greatest , good and affordable is better! And you can always keep the Helios as a keepsake or sell it off when you grow less attached to it.