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Old 08-10-2009, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default DX2.0 vs. DX3S

Hello everyone,

I am going to be purchasing a new radio and receiver tommorow.

I was originally looking at the DX 2.0 because it fits nicley with my budget but allot of people have recomended I go for the DX3S.

Problem is the DX3S is over $350 AUD here in Australia and dont know if I can spare that much just yet.

What are the advantages of a DX3S over the DX2? I understand it has more telemetry but what extra does it tell you?

Any info is much welcome.
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Lighter as it only uses 4 AA batteries, but lasts longer on a charge, easier to navigate screen.

Negative is it doesn't take some brands of rechargable AA's (found out mine doesn't take Varta brand AA's)
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I just switched from a dx3.0 to the DX3S and holy cow I love the 3S its light as i dont know what and its alot easier to use.... I love my 3S

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Fair enough, weight is important. What kind of info does the telemetry give you?
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Engine Temp Sensor - RPM Sensor - RX Battery Voltage

I believe you can also set it up to be your own lap counter if you are timing yourself.
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Nice thread, I was going to buy myself a DX3S. My DX2.0 isnt cutting it as far as features and I want to race both buggy and truggy, not have to choose one. So will the 3000 receiver that came with the DX2.0 work with the DX3S and vise versa? Also should I have 2 different radios (one for each car) or just use my DX3S to control all my cars? I want to know how long it takes for it to bind.
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Engine Temp Sensor - RPM Sensor - RX Battery Voltage

I believe you can also set it up to be your own lap counter if you are timing yourself.
Awesome thanks for the info. Didnt know the DX3S has temp and rpm reading, im very tempted to get one now. This would save allot of time tuning it.

I will let you know which one I go for tommorow.

Thanks again.
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Nice thread, I was going to buy myself a DX3S. My DX2.0 isnt cutting it as far as features and I want to race both buggy and truggy, not have to choose one. So will the 3000 receiver that came with the DX2.0 work with the DX3S and vise versa? Also should I have 2 different radios (one for each car) or just use my DX3S to control all my cars? I want to know how long it takes for it to bind.
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The DX3S will work with the 3000 receiver no problem. Here's a chart showing which receivers will work with each Spektrum transmitter.
http://www.spektrumrc.com/Articles/A...ArticleID=1923

Also, the DX3S will control 10 different cars, no need for more than one radio
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Default dx3s cheap with discount

If you order from amainhobbies you get a nice discount from then.

here are the codes:

$100-$149.99 -$5.00 off (dppan95)
$150-$249.99 -$12.50 off (dppan912)
$250- or more- $25.00 off (dppan925)

Carolinasrc.com has a 10% off
code. (FPAUG910)

Some parts might say back order but sign in and they will have it in stock.
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I think the newer 3S's like the 3R is DSM2 ready. (with the right rx) The older 3S's can be returned to Spektrum to be upgraded to DSM2 for a fee.

Anybody know if this is really true?

The few Dx3.0 and 2.0's I've tried all felt numb compared to my M8. The DX3R felt great though. I don't know if it was speed, latency, or the wheel/trigger itsself. Just didn't feel right.

I'd skip both and go straight to the DX3R. Really nice radio.
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dx 2.0 is a nice radio, but if you can afford a dx3s you will like it better.
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i llike my dx3s
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I love my DX3S, a radio is an investment, it will more than likely stay with you through many cars. So don't skimp on a radio, it's only a one time investment, if you have to wait to save up for a nicer one it's well worth it in the long run. My brother has a DX2.0, I binded my DX3S to his truck and let him go out and drive his truck and now that's all he talks about is getting a new radio.

In my observations, with every DX2.0 and 3.0 they don't drive the servos far enough out, my brother's truck has a lot more lock to lock steering throw just by using my transmitter, nothing else changed at all.
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Beyond the telemetry, it's just a nice radio, had great ballance in your hand, light and the big screen along seems worth it to me, I love being able to read full list names etc, look around on ebay etc, top level sellers doing deals for around $300AU shipped to your door.
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If you order from amainhobbies you get a nice discount from then.

here are the codes:

$100-$149.99 -$5.00 off (dppan95)
$150-$249.99 -$12.50 off (dppan912)
$250- or more- $25.00 off (dppan925)

Carolinasrc.com has a 10% off
code. (FPAUG910)

Some parts might say back order but sign in and they will have it in stock.
I've always found carolina rc's prices to be a little higher than amain's on almost everything I've compared. Has anyone else noticed that?
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