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Old 05-05-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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I was wanting to know which one would be the better buy and why? The Futaba 3pk or the Futaba 4pk.
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I was wanting to know which one would be the better buy and why? The Futaba 3pk or the Futaba 4pk.
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Ask yourself this question?
Are you skilled enough to really need more than a DX3R?
I don't like futabas because their more difficult to navigate than the M11 or M8.
If I had to buy a futaba I would buy the 3pk. I don't see it necessary to spend $500 on the 4pk.
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the 4pk imo is the one to get i just like it that is just me
if you can spend it you can get it
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DX3R Awesome pro level radio for an awesome price. I wouldn't use anything else anymore.

Not a big fan of futaba radios and definately not a fan of the price tag that comes with them. They are extremely heavy compared to many(3pK that is). 4pK is just too much $$.

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Lots of problems with the Fassst system..stick with Spectrum, or Airtronics 2.4
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4pk is a beautiful radio. I tried to order one from A-main and it figures its backordered now. But the 4pk is far advanced over the 3pk.
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I was wanting to know which one would be the better buy and why? The Futaba 3pk or the Futaba 4pk.
well to actually try and answer your question I just bought the 3pk and so far I love it was looking at the 4pk I did not think it was worth the extra money for the the few extra features that I will never use
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Test both of them if you have access to them. Their both good radios. I personally run m8 or m11! very good and reliable radios. They have a good feel to them too. If you had to make a decision between those 2, go with 3pk!
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Gotta love the 'ol fishing rod *hint 3PK
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:16 AM   #11
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I am with Alan: do you really need a 4PK? I always use Sanwa myself. I have a M!1 and like it because it has also features I use on my boats such as a 3rd channel for remote needle adjustments etc. If your current transmitter is working fine stick to it.
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i would say no need the 4pk ,the 3pks is the best radio for me ,but on the day 1 lol i struggle on that damn ppm mode ,so i bought digitals servo (hitec 7985,7955) & problem solve ,hrs mode is the way then select the level 3 (expert driver) & ur good to go
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I have both of them and I think 4pk better. Is lighter even if you yse lipo in 4pk. 4pk fits also great in hand and has better steering wheel. Buy 4pk .
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Alright well thanks who have all replied your answers have really help me out.
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I really like my 3PKS, I actually like the extra weight. I didn't like the lightweight feeling of my Spektrum. Plus the wheel resistance is very low. Lastly, the Futaba's have a much nicer fit and finish than the Spektrum, the Spektrum feels very cheap by comparison. The Spektrum is more user friendly though, they didn't an awesome job on the software.
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