Originally posted by JRX-S Bill
Lots of the pros have existing contracts to use their sponsor's electronic equipment...including transmitters and/or receivers. Virtually impossible for them to show up at a major event with anything else than what pays the bills.
Been sponsored...Deems da rules!
That is my point exactly.
who does Hodge work for and is sponcered from. Losi which has major stock in Horizon (spektrum) or Losi owns Horizon. Which is no wonder why he uses it. All the pro (well almost allt he Pros) have sponcers who are in the Transmitter/Reciever business....Kinda like Kinwald and Novak....Kinda can't run a spektrum with a Novak reciever right...Man before people say something silly like the Spektrum sucks or it is slow, needs to go to a place like SoCal where nearly 60% of the racers are using Spektrum becasue of three things,
1) It is convienant (i.e. you don;t have to go to the freq clip board)
2) YOU DON'T GET GLITCHED "PERIOD"
3) The repsounce is there (it is fast enough for TC it is fast enough for everything else) (If Todd Hodge can wield his Car with percision don't you think you can too?)
So which is better the M8 or the Helios...I have used both.
The M-8 Pros.
it is easy to use
it is easy to get help with
it holds more car memory (well only in stock mode)(Helios has a external memory upgrade)
The M-8s cons
It is top heavy
the Battery tray is junk
if you even nock it over it starts to glitch
the batterytray clip is ineffiecant.
It is do to be replaced at the end of this year or early next year.
It is lighter than any other radio in its class
it has a drop down wheel option
it is very comfortable (due to being very balanced)
the receiver that comes with it is very small (if fact the smallest out there)
It has more options including a very cool ring tone if you accidently leave on your radio (mine plays the itchy and scratchy theme song)
it does require some getting use to the menus and features
is more expensive than the M8 (well for now till the M11 comes out)
Some say it looks to funky. (I like the looks of mine)
Just my thoughts and opinions.
About the Spektrum....I say quit player hatin'
It is the best thing since Titanium screw kits and synthized frequencies.
My $0.02 take em or leave em.