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Old 12-14-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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whats your opinions on radios guys? I need a little help!

M11 or 4PK

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4PK is a great radio maybe the best, but unless you need that 4th chanel it is overpriced, get the 3pk FASST same radio less one chanel and cheaper, I do not know much about the M11.
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i cant give an opinion on the 4pk, but I love my M11. the screen is big and backlit (white or blue) and its easy to scroll through and name different models. along with adjusting everything. I love the SW buttons also (can be programmed to activate things like traction control, anti lock braking, lap timer, etc). it is kind of big and awkward but not to hold, its still comfortable and everything you need when driving is in a natural spot, only when you are trying to store it/travel with it. kinda of a pain to put it in a bag with other stuff or something. im also terrified of what would happen if i dropped it because i dont know how well it would really hold up.

otherwise the wheel is great, the trigger is good. it has weight to it which i prefer. and it looks cool imo.

I wish i could help you with comparing but i have no experience with the 4pk, I always buy Airtronics radios.
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If your looking at the 4pk then skip the M11 and check out the M11x.

IMO if your going to spend close to 5 bills on a radio then go with the new M11x.

If you really don't want to spend that much just get a DX3R for like 250.

DX3R is a great radio and is DSM2 2.4Ghz just like the 4pk and M11x.

Also, if you are running direct LiPo then make sure your RX can handle the voltage. I know Futaba doesn't rate theres to handle above 7.4v but people have done it with success. Not sure about the M11x RX specs you will need to look that up, and the DX3R RX's are all rated to handle 9.6v, so LiPo is not an issue with Spektrum.
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sorry yes I was trying to compare the m11x to the 4pk
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4pk all day. Fit and finish of Futaba radios are what all other companies try for. I dont own one, but if i could afford it, i would.

+1 on the 3pk with the Fasst system.
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In features they are similar, I have the 4PK now and used to use the M8. The M8 was heavy but very nice to hold. However my arm would get tired. Consider that when racing nitro offroad!

The 4PK has pretty much the same stuff as the M11x, but is laid out better and clearer, adjustable to your hand. Plus of course back lit. Much lighter than the M11x.

Go to the shop and hold both, see what one you prefer.
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I have all ways like Futaba radios just me. love my 4pk
have had it from like feb. have had no problems at all
put a li-fe (trinity) battery in and have run it 6hr on
one charge. but if you would like to go unregulated
lipo rx pack it may not be the one you want. but some
people do run then unregulated. I don't!
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I have all ways like Futaba radios just me. love my 4pk
have had it from like feb. have had no problems at all
put a li-fe (trinity) battery in and have run it 6hr on
one charge. but if you would like to go unregulated
lipo rx pack it may not be the one you want. but some
people do run then unregulated. I don't!


6 Hours.....how many Mah...5000
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I strongly suggest you feel both before you make that $400 to $500 purchase. I was unsure until I felt a 4pk, when I did I had to have it. The radio's reaction is so fast you think you're in the car your controlling. Everybody I let try my truggy or buggy notice the reaction and how smooth the radio feels.

How many radios out there can you move the whole trigger assembly forward and back like you can on the Futaba 4pk?
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m11. around my local tracks i have seen some 4pk and 3pk glitch where i have not seen a m11 glitch. so me the m11 seems to be constructed of a better quality than the m11 and it is super easy to use, simple menu to scroll threw to set up you cars, you can switch it over ot left hand steering in just a few minutes, you can adjust the spring tension on the throttle trigger and steering wheel to make them stiffer.
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i think i am leaning toward the m11x so far
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Hitec has something on the Horizon..but aint any where near ready....so if I personally had to choose it would be between the 4pk and M11X.
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Hitec has something on the Horizon..but aint any where near ready....so if I personally had to choose it would be between the 4pk and M11X.
the thread is about only the m11x and 4pk
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Can I ask why you ruled out the new KO eurus? That's where I am looking atm
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