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why top driver donīt use 2,4G?

Old 12-30-2008, 05:11 PM
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Questions?? why top driver donīt use 2,4G?

Iīm looking for KO PROPO 2.4G Fast Response Module And Receiver... but iīm not sure if it is faster then normal...
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:53 PM
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I spoke to Adam Skelding about this at the weekend,he said the KO system was just as fast as his old 40mhz setup!
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Originally Posted by Bill-CZ View Post
Iīm looking for KO PROPO 2.4G Fast Response Module And Receiver... but iīm not sure if it is faster then normal...
For international Pro racers, sometimes it is not legal in some countries. So for those top pro racers that travel, it would be a PITA to use 2.4ghz then get to a country that doesn't allow it, and your screwed.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:39 PM
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yep.. some countries and/or events don't allow the use of 2.4Ghz.
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I guess the pros would have to have a variety of frequencies available. In Australia 75 and 40 meg are not legal. Everyone uses 27, 29mH and 2.4gig

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Originally Posted by Team Ash View Post
I guess the pros would have to have a variety of frequencies available. In Australia 75 and 40 meg are not legal. Everyone uses 27, 29mH and 2.4gig

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40Mhz is legal in Oz, in addition to 27Mhz and 29Mhz.
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My mistake, sorry. Memory isn't what it used to be.
27,29,36,40 and 2.4 gig are all legal in Australia.
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Originally Posted by Bill-CZ View Post
Iīm looking for KO PROPO 2.4G Fast Response Module And Receiver... but iīm not sure if it is faster then normal...
Be aware that the KO 2.4G doesn't work when a Futaba 4PK in turned on.

I posted this problem in their thread and their response was, "Ask those that are using the 4PK to switch to the French mode, this opens up the lower band for others systems to bind."
Also, "send it in for repairs."

Prior to this, KO made no mention of this problem on their website or on this forum.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:48 AM
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2.4GHz is really just a convenience thing, not a racer development. It does not make a driver faster, and since the majority of top drivers practice in off-peak times at their local tracks, and then race at controlled events, plus race at races round the world, what advantage would 2.4GHz give a top driver??

It also goes to show that these $300+ new radios are not going to make you a better driver if you already own a quality radio.
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Up to about a month ago I was still using AM. I was pretty happy with my setup, but it is hard to find AM stuff anymore. I bought a new 2.4 radio and have not noticed anything different between the two. I still have not upgraded the rec. in all of my cars yet so my mini, 1/12, buggy... are still at AM.

I bounced receivers back and forth to see if I could tell a difference and could not. In my book the big reason for 2.4 is you don't have to worry about someone stepping on you.

All of my planes and heli's are still on FM. I don't plan on changing them till I can't get FM stuff any longer.
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Originally Posted by kn7671 View Post
2.4GHz is really just a convenience thing, not a racer development. It does not make a driver faster, and since the majority of top drivers practice in off-peak times at their local tracks, and then race at controlled events, plus race at races round the world, what advantage would 2.4GHz give a top driver??

It also goes to show that these $300+ new radios are not going to make you a better driver if you already own a quality radio.
I agree even though I have never owned any 2.4GHz radio. I just somethings doubt about how quick the response you can physically feel. Some manufacturers claim their new gears can decrease response time, but can people really tell that 0.01s difference? Maybe some top racers do
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The pros can feel some lag under the most critical conditions...like foam tire carpet racing. Not all 2.4 system have lag. The Spektrum DX3R and the new DX3S are just as fast as normal radios. These radios encode the analog signals from the steering and trigger pots directly into DSS.

Radios with modules encode anaglog to pulse point (FM PPM) then to DSS. THAT is where the lag comes from. I know Airtronics and KO radios are like this. Futaba's 2.4 non module radios might be like the top Spektrum radios.

Normal FM radios encode anaglog to PPM and all the module does is assign a transmission freq so they are very fast.
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I'm a gas racer and I can tell u, 2.4 has lag. I don't like the delay and don't use them. I know some racers will say it has no lag but it really does. U think that u get used 2 it until u go back 2 crystals.
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Originally Posted by jag88 View Post
Be aware that the KO 2.4G doesn't work when a Futaba 4PK in turned on.

I posted this problem in their thread and their response was, "Ask those that are using the 4PK to switch to the French mode, this opens up the lower band for others systems to bind."
Also, "send it in for repairs."

Prior to this, KO made no mention of this problem on their website or on this forum.
does 4PK work when a KO 2.4G is turned on??
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Originally Posted by over gear View Post
does 4PK work when a KO 2.4G is turned on??
Yes
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