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Old 10-23-2007, 04:49 AM   #1
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Cool Futaba 4PK

The Futaba 4PK was only just released and drew a lot of attention from racers due to its rather unique look. The 4PK’s contemporary styling is not only unique, it’s extremely well balanced and ergonomic and because the transmitter only weighs 1.5 pounds, you won’t worry about hand fatigue all the way through a grueling main. Besides the repositionable wheel, you can also adjust the trigger location to fit your finger and programming pluses include 40-model memory, 12-character naming, super-sensitive 2048 resolution and a 4th channel that’s ideal for adjusting front and rear brake bias in monster trucks. And here’s the best part: the 4PK was designed from the beginning as a spread spectrum system, which means the 2.4GHz module is built in, a state-of-the-art receiver is included, and all of the incredible advantages of FASST system technology are at your command!
Click here for the full details…
Features
- Much consideration went into the design of the 4PK’s grip, which is slightly thicker to accommodate larger hands. Besides being lighter, the transmitter’s weight is well balanced for added comfort.
- Achieve perfect “feel” in seconds with the Advanced Positioning Adapter. You can drop the wheel down, move it left or right, even change the angle – a feature many drivers have requested.
- The trigger position can also be shifted by as much as 7 mm. This allows you to customize the radio for sharper response based on finger size.
- The redesigned keypad features a large 4-direction jog button for quick access and scrolling. Important functions can be assigned to buttons on the wheel housing to keep them within easy reach.
- Not only is the backlit LCD screen large enough for easy reading without eye strain, it’s also angled for instant viewing without having to tilt the transmitter.
- Because the 4PK was engineered from the beginning for 2.4GHz modulation, there’s no long, unwieldy antenna. Instead, the antenna is shorter and lighter in weight, folds down for easy storage, and pivots for optimum reception.
- No NiCd battery here – the 4PK comes with an 1700mAh NiMH pack that’s comparable in size, but with almost twice the capacity. That means about TWO HOURS of operation on a single charge – enough for the longest of mains and maybe even an entire weekend of racing!
- The included R604FS receiver features Dual Antenna Diversity (DAD) for reliability and security. Its compact size (1.54 x 1.02 x .55 inches) and weight (0.49 ounces) lets you use it in the tightest installations.
4PK System Overview:
- 40-model memory
- 10-character model naming
- 4th channel for brake bias, throttle adjustments, etc.
- 2 programmable mixes
- Assignable button, trims and dials
- Digital trims and dials
- Advanced Positioning Adapter (APA)
- Adjustable trigger location
- Backlit 128 x 64 white LCD screen with adjustable contrast
- Subtrims, servo reversing and EPA on all channels
- Fail safe
- DSC (Direct Servo Control)
- Exponential & Adjustable Servo Speed (Steering/Throttle)
- Up/Down, Lap & Systems timers
- 100-lap memory
- ATL (Electronic & Mechanical)
- Traction Control/Acceleration Rate
- ABS braking system
- Boat mixing
- Idle-Up
- Tx NiMH and Dual-Output Charger
4PK Specifications:
- “New Driver”, “Race-Ready”, “Expert” and “Big Car” menus that add functions based on driving skill level and experience
- Throttle Mode Select, for selecting acceleration/brake servo neutral points between 70/30 for nitro or 50/50 for electrics
- Vibrating alert system
- “Direct Select” single-button access to eight preassigned functions
- Navigation Lap Timer that sounds when target lap time is exceeded
- Servo Display Screen shows set-ups/mixes for individual servos (Expert Menu)
- Throttle programming options, including 5-point curve, Expo and VTR
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:53 AM   #2
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with all that features how much does it cost
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:54 AM   #4
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTHR6&P=0

probably cheaper else ware
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:31 AM   #5
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Holy crap! $600?!?!?!



I may have missed it, but I've not read anywhere that this thing is software 'driven' radio - I.e. one can download the latest software for it, then load it into the radio with a USB cable or whatever... Ala Nomadio...

It's great that they really worked on the ergonomics/weight of it and that the radio HW is speedy/trick, but user updateable, software driven radios is the future. New features will be rolled out via software updates.

$600?!?!

Well, I guess I'll be upgrading to the 3PM FASST system after all...

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wow $600 is retardedly high...people will still buy them
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:36 AM   #7
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...Not this "people"!
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:48 AM   #8
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Damm, I just bought a new 3PKS.
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Think I`ll keep my Helios with spektrum after all . Didn`t think it was gonna be that much.
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$600 is pretty high for a transmitter. I'm hoping it's NOT upgradeable by software. I'd rather not have to deal with a software update breaking my radio, and then my 1/8th scale.
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Tower sometimes shows an inflated price before a product is released. I'm hoping it will be around 400. At 600 they will not sell very many.
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Uh, the firmware/software updating process can be refined to where it doesn't 'brick' your equipment. Just because Nomadio hasn't improved it yet, doesn't mean it cannot be improved. Not flaming ya, just reminding you and Futaba/Nomadio that enabling a user to update their software isn't rocket science, and has been possible for some time now, so their not exactly pioneering it.

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i hope that price does drop. i dont think i'd drop $600 for a radio, i'd buy a new buggy/truggy with it though.
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The Futaba 4PK was only just released and drew a lot of attention from racers due to its rather unique look. The 4PK’s contemporary styling is not only unique, it’s extremely well balanced and ergonomic and because the transmitter only weighs 1.5 pounds, you won’t worry about hand fatigue all the way through a grueling main. Besides the repositionable wheel, you can also adjust the trigger location to fit your finger and programming pluses include 40-model memory, 12-character naming, super-sensitive 2048 resolution and a 4th channel that’s ideal for adjusting front and rear brake bias in monster trucks. And here’s the best part: the 4PK was designed from the beginning as a spread spectrum system, which means the 2.4GHz module is built in, a state-of-the-art receiver is included, and all of the incredible advantages of FASST system technology are at your command!
Click here for the full details…
Features
- Much consideration went into the design of the 4PK’s grip, which is slightly thicker to accommodate larger hands. Besides being lighter, the transmitter’s weight is well balanced for added comfort.
- Achieve perfect “feel” in seconds with the Advanced Positioning Adapter. You can drop the wheel down, move it left or right, even change the angle – a feature many drivers have requested.
- The trigger position can also be shifted by as much as 7 mm. This allows you to customize the radio for sharper response based on finger size.
- The redesigned keypad features a large 4-direction jog button for quick access and scrolling. Important functions can be assigned to buttons on the wheel housing to keep them within easy reach.
- Not only is the backlit LCD screen large enough for easy reading without eye strain, it’s also angled for instant viewing without having to tilt the transmitter.
- Because the 4PK was engineered from the beginning for 2.4GHz modulation, there’s no long, unwieldy antenna. Instead, the antenna is shorter and lighter in weight, folds down for easy storage, and pivots for optimum reception.
- No NiCd battery here – the 4PK comes with an 1700mAh NiMH pack that’s comparable in size, but with almost twice the capacity. That means about TWO HOURS of operation on a single charge – enough for the longest of mains and maybe even an entire weekend of racing!
- The included R604FS receiver features Dual Antenna Diversity (DAD) for reliability and security. Its compact size (1.54 x 1.02 x .55 inches) and weight (0.49 ounces) lets you use it in the tightest installations.
4PK System Overview:
- 40-model memory
- 10-character model naming
- 4th channel for brake bias, throttle adjustments, etc.
- 2 programmable mixes
- Assignable button, trims and dials
- Digital trims and dials
- Advanced Positioning Adapter (APA)
- Adjustable trigger location
- Backlit 128 x 64 white LCD screen with adjustable contrast
- Subtrims, servo reversing and EPA on all channels
- Fail safe
- DSC (Direct Servo Control)
- Exponential & Adjustable Servo Speed (Steering/Throttle)
- Up/Down, Lap & Systems timers
- 100-lap memory
- ATL (Electronic & Mechanical)
- Traction Control/Acceleration Rate
- ABS braking system
- Boat mixing
- Idle-Up
- Tx NiMH and Dual-Output Charger
4PK Specifications:
- “New Driver”, “Race-Ready”, “Expert” and “Big Car” menus that add functions based on driving skill level and experience
- Throttle Mode Select, for selecting acceleration/brake servo neutral points between 70/30 for nitro or 50/50 for electrics
- Vibrating alert system
- “Direct Select” single-button access to eight preassigned functions
- Navigation Lap Timer that sounds when target lap time is exceeded
- Servo Display Screen shows set-ups/mixes for individual servos (Expert Menu)
- Throttle programming options, including 5-point curve, Expo and VTR
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Look's very nice but it is going ot be about 600 usa money so i wont be buying it lol.
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