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Old 02-24-2007, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by loopedout
ive had the 3pk and im currently using the m11, id take the m11 over the futaba hands down. the spektrum radios are very popular at my lhs and they seem to have all the features one would need at a very good price, and cheaper than that id have to go with the jr xs3, very nice radio for the money, see them go for under 100 bucks on here quite a bit.
wow very good price in a lhs.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:59 AM
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Well if I got it from tower hobbies some times they give u deals on the price if u spend over 130$ and some times they give u free shiping and they also cuit the price too.
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I prefer the M11... I have been using mine for the past year, and have an M8 as backup... Airtronics also has the 2.4 ghz in the works... Won't be any need for the Spektrum module soon...
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check out the JR Z-1 and KO Helios.

bmainhobbies.com has good prices on radios, $365 I think for new M11 and Spektrum pro setup.

also, Ultimatehobbies.com usually has good prices.

Ive had an M8 then an M11 and now I have a competition model Helios C2.
dont worry about features because you wont use 99% of them on any of them, get what feels right to you and which menu system you feel comfortable. My KO took about a week for me to get used to the menu system.
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by losi09
Well if I got it from tower hobbies some times they give u deals on the price if u spend over 130$ and some times they give u free shiping and they also cuit the price too.
just belive me you will want the M11 over the futaba .
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by m_perkins
just belive me you will want the M11 over the futaba .
I would not quite say that, I did not like the way how the M11 felt in my hands I did not have a enough grip and it did not feel very well in my hands. With the Futaba I had more grip and it felt much better in my hands then the M11 did.
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I've owned both. Had the M11 and sold it for a 3PKS. In my opinion there's no comparison - the Futaba is far superior in every way. It feels better, the switches and dials (especially the dual rate dial) are in better reach and the menus are easier to access. The screen is also better, I found the M11 way too cluttered where the Futaba is really nicely laid out.

Plus, if you're not using Spektrum, Futaba gives you the option of PCM, which is ideal for nitro with a built in fail safe, and HRS, super high speed if like me you race indoor carpet in the winter. Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by jon123
I've owned both. Had the M11 and sold it for a 3PKS. In my opinion there's no comparison - the Futaba is far superior in every way. It feels better, the switches and dials (especially the dual rate dial) are in better reach and the menus are easier to access. The screen is also better, I found the M11 way too cluttered where the Futaba is really nicely laid out.

Plus, if you're not using Spektrum, Futaba gives you the option of PCM, which is ideal for nitro with a built in fail safe, and HRS, super high speed if like me you race indoor carpet in the winter. Hope that helps.
Yes that does help thanks. I am to just going to get into indoor carpet racing too, it sounds like the futaba has a little more furters then the M11 does.
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cole im getting tired of asking you but is it yes or no for JBRL .
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Originally Posted by m_perkins
cole im getting tired of asking you but is it yes or no for JBRL .
Well I would like it to be yes but it looks like its goning to be no. I would love to go but do not have the money and tires and there some orther things to that I ned so I am realy not ready and perpard to go.
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Originally Posted by losi09
I am thinking about geting the new Futaba radio or should I go with the Airtronics radio? wich one do u all like better? and which one is eaiser to program?
Apples and oranges. Have you considered the KO Helios? It is a very capable and comfortable unit (and you can change the grips for that custom feel)?

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Originally Posted by llamont
Apples and oranges. Have you considered the KO Helios? It is a very capable and comfortable unit (and you can change the grips for that custom feel)?

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Yes I have considered the KO helios it is a nice raido too. The thing is that is easer for me to get the futaba or the airtronics cause of parts and being a ble to buy either radio at just about any hobby shop, the ko helios are a little harder for me to get.
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Originally Posted by losi09
Well I would like it to be yes but it looks like its goning to be no. I would love to go but do not have the money and tires and there some orther things to that I ned so I am realy not ready and perpard to go.
save up money and you can make the second one.

plus the last one is at hodrod again so you will get to go there again

got one of my packs togher today with dave came out alright

also cole what discharger do you use to discharge your batts.
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Originally Posted by losi09
Yes I have considered the KO helios it is a nice raido too. The thing is that is easer for me to get the futaba or the airtronics cause of parts and being a ble to buy either radio at just about any hobby shop, the ko helios are a little harder for me to get.
cole if you want you can have dave order you a futaba.

just ask him or billy to an they will be happy to

or if you change your mind they already carry the M11

just lettin you know
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Originally Posted by m_perkins
cole if you want you can have dave order you a futaba.

just ask him or billy to an they will be happy to

or if you change your mind they already carry the M11

just lettin you know
Cole thanks mitch.
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