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Old 03-01-2009, 01:22 AM   #16
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I love the nomadio react. its so quick and easy to setup. and it doesn't have a stupid antenna sticking up to break off
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OK so the big difference between the 3s and the 3r is dsm2 and telemitry. Is there a major difference that I'll notice? Telemetry sounds cool but I don't push the envelope with tuning, that I'm concernered with constant monitoring of temp.
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seen interference with DMS1 systems never with DSM2.
constant temp monitoring is usefull really just for break in.
dont really understand why spektrum made 3s with just DSM1. it also looks very cheap.

for cheap radios get the new Airtronics MX3 or if u think you will need channel mixing get Futaba 3PM. Did have 3PM and liked it except receiver size. spektrum or airtronics receivers are way smaller. fitting 3PM receiver in mugen was interesting. cant imagine fitting nomadio receiver.

Nomadio radios are cool, but they look cheap and receivers are quite big.

Mid range - DX3R all the way. It does not have some highend features like servo speeds but most people can live without it and the display is great.

High end 4PK. M11 is just too heavy and big for my liking.
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Well the telemetry pack is only 70 bucks so there has to be a performance difference with the dsm2. I mean the 3s is 249 with 2 receivers and telemetry and the 3r is 319 with no telemetry or second receiver. There has to be a reason for the difference
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ko propo....
i had a m11, worked well but its heavy, bulky and expensive, but who cares anyway. I love my ko helios, even if its 27mhz...IMO
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Before you make your final choice, you should at least hold a Helios. Its one sweet radio, maybe not the most popular, but its feel is great!!
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Before you make your final choice, you should at least hold a Helios. Its one sweet radio, maybe not the most popular, but its feel is great!!
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the most comfortable radio ive used also....but i would like to use the ex1!
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Futaba. Pick your flavor, 75MHZ or 2.4, 3pk or 4pk, Fasst or Spek. Alot of different options.

I have a 3pk with Fasst. Got nothing to wine about here. Just the rumor of over heating, but thats more over loading your box with other electronics or running on 7.4 volts. Those both create a substational amount of heat. And they dont like heat.
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seen interference with DMS1 systems never with DSM2.
constant temp monitoring is usefull really just for break in.
dont really understand why spektrum made 3s with just DSM1. it also looks very cheap.

for cheap radios get the new Airtronics MX3 or if u think you will need channel mixing get Futaba 3PM. Did have 3PM and liked it except receiver size. spektrum or airtronics receivers are way smaller. fitting 3PM receiver in mugen was interesting. cant imagine fitting nomadio receiver.

Nomadio radios are cool, but they look cheap and receivers are quite big.

Mid range - DX3R all the way. It does not have some highend features like servo speeds but most people can live without it and the display is great.

High end 4PK. M11 is just too heavy and big for my liking.

Why do i need servo speeds as a feature and what is it?
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imo i go with history, Airtronics been out since the 80's i believe and the M-11 is a great choice with no flaws
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I just got the 3R and was using the 2.0 there was a noticable difference in latency time from the 2.0 to the 3r. I have now found that the 3r is the best I have used. Light weight and buggy reacts better and faster so 3R was a very good investment.
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If you can price is not a issue the futaba 4pk is the best radio out there but of course thats just my opinion if possible go to your lhs and hold all of them find the one you like
4pk is good but has problems glitches around other 2.4 ghz systems and can only run futaba 2.4 ghz system

I like the M8 old school better than the m11 which i think is heavy.
Dx3r is suppose to be good so would say run that or
get you a 3pk from futaba it is bitchin radio also
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the most comfortable radio ive used also....but i would like to use the ex1!
Truth, I've got my hand over both ex1 ur and helios recently. Both have a nice feeling, I liked the little strip of rubber on the trigger . They looks like a good alternative to more popular brands
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If budget no concern, then the M11 is the answer
M11 is cheaper than the DX3S. Currently $299 on A-main with DSM.

If you want an inexpensive radio with Spektrum (ok, not the TM name Spektrum) Airtronics has one for $169 on A-main. Forgot what it is called though, sorry.
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Why do i need servo speeds as a feature and what is it?
then you dont need it

high end radios can limit servo speeds which can be helpful in onroad cars if you have very fast servo and have trouble with oversteer. (or buy slower servo )

in offroad I can live with exponentials
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