I have the current platinum colored Magnum 3PK 75Mhz / R203HF HRS receiver that requires changing crystals to change channels. I am planning to get the Spektrum when it comes out.
Futaba has finally come out with their #PK-FSM75 synth module for the 3PK (weird timing given the imminent release of the Spektrum): http://tinyurl.com/5clj8
How are you supposed to fit a screwdriver in those tiny holes to change channels?!
Now there's a new "Titanium Black Synthesized Magnum" 3PK: http://tinyurl.com/68cdq
According to that web page, Tower is selling the transmitter and synth module (with no receiver or servo) for $380!.
When you read on to see what you're expected to use for a receiver, they link to the same R203HF HRS receiver I currently use which, of course, is not synthesized. There must be a corresponding synthesized receiver to match the new module made by Futaba. Right? Tower must have just copied the text from the page for the "regular" 3PK. Right?
Just out of curiosity, (since I plan on leapfrogging over Futaba's belated synth module system and getting the Spektrum) would the new synth module work with the platinum 3PK anyway?
Will the Spektrum work with both the platinum and black 3PKs?
Are there any features on the new black 3PK that would make it worth updating from my platinum one?