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Old 08-14-2010, 07:03 AM   #1
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the new smaller transponder is it worth it to get one or just buy a used amb?
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Buy the new one. You can get them for $89.99. You are going to pay that for a used one.
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i saw that they came out with a new design. But i went ahead and bought the older design. It was a couple bucks more expensive. Did i make a mistake? I didn't like that fact that you could not screw it down and it does not have a led light.
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Its all preference. I have the new one with and extra holder so i can swap between cars.
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I have 3 new ones and 3 old ones. They all work the same. But I can fit the new one inside the radio box on the losi cars with room to spare. The new ones are a lot smaller but they both work the same.
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The new transponder is just a step in between of 2 systems, when the RC4 system comes the old transponder will become unusefull.
Also the new transponder has fuel resistance wires and has a stronger output signal. Placing it close to the receiver I would not sugest, I have seen many problems with transponders near the receivers. You actually place a transmitter close to a receiver which afects the receiving signal as also other electronics within the receiver.
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so in other words, i made a mistake. when they come out with the new lap counter it will be obsolete? I have not used it yet, should i return it and get the new one? And when does the new system come out? At my local track all anyone really use's is the old model. Plus the shop owners whoud have to buy a new lap counting system, which i am sure would cost a couple thousand.

On another note, it in some ways makes me angry. I mean these little things that count laps, cost as much as my iphone. It's ridiculous. I can get a rx and a spectrum module for the same price. Is the circuts made of gold? Then you buy one only to find out you wont' be able to use it in the future. Stupid stupid stupid.
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so in other words, i made a mistake. when they come out with the new lap counter it will be obsolete? I have not used it yet, should i return it and get the new one? And when does the new system come out? At my local track all anyone really use's is the old model. Plus the shop owners whoud have to buy a new lap counting system, which i am sure would cost a couple thousand.

On another note, it in some ways makes me angry. I mean these little things that count laps, cost as much as my iphone. It's ridiculous. I can get a rx and a spectrum module for the same price. Is the circuts made of gold? Then you buy one only to find out you wont' be able to use it in the future. Stupid stupid stupid.
Im going to go out on a limb and say the old ones wil be fine untill the track buys the new RC4 system witch I dont see happening very soon due to the cost so the old style will stil be used at tracks that are using the old style untill they upgrade...
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the new systems will be expen$ive
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Most tracks won't upgrade until the old system crashes.
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You will never know what interesting exchange deal AMB is gonna offer to the tracks......
Beside that the real RC4 transponder will get some neat futures.

Buying a used transponder is giving some questions as well like if it is registrated and how long it is gonna last.
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If you track has the new RC3 decoder with the LCD screen on it, they can get a free upgrade when the RC4 comes out.

Everybody knows AMB is overpriced and they are, but they have a chokehold of lap counting in ALL forms of racing-Motox, nascar, rc, etc. The one good thing is that the AMB decoder's last for years and the transponders last for years also, and they are extremely accurate.
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then they would be forcing everyone else to buy the new transponders. Hopefully the new system will be compatible with the old transponders like the old system is compatible with the new transponders.
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i saw that they came out with a new design. But i went ahead and bought the older design. It was a couple bucks more expensive. Did i make a mistake? I didn't like that fact that you could not screw it down and it does not have a led light.
If you are talking about the new rc4's not having a light, you're misinformed. They do have a red light on them to let you know they're working, and they come with a holder that works great, it screws in perfect on all the buggys I've seen except the losi.
Plus, they are super small. I couldn't believe how little they were when I got mine.
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The old transponders are compatible with the new RC4 system. No need to worry!
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