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Old 02-23-2007, 01:52 PM   #1
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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?
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What Futaba & Airtronics raido where you looking at getting?

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Well Airtronics over Futaba anyday. Thats just my opinion. I use an Airtronics M8.
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I really like the feel of the futaba 3pk. I had one of those and an M8 at the same time. I sold the futaba just becuase the M8 was so easy to program. My buddy just got an M11 and I'd take the M8 over that as well becuase programming the M11 is about the same as the 3pk. All three are very nice radios though, as is the JR zx1 or whatever it is. That radio feels really nice too.
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FUTABA! My 3pk, its so easy to use, and its light weight to say it has that big screen. Only down side it the batts will doe sorta quick but not as fast as a M11.
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yeah cole the m11 is very nice.ill let you drive my car if its not raining tomorrow i have m11 so if you want to try it out just let me know.
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Futaba's 3PK has a nicer feel.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:09 PM   #8
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I use a M11 more so because it was cheaper than the futaba. I prefer the futaba because I have used them exclusively before, but the M11 is a great radio, I really don't see myself switching anytime soon. I think the radio is easy to program, you just have to go through a lot if BS screens and things you don't need like channel mixing, traction control, etc. Its all about feel, how you prefer the weight distribution, if you want to call it that. One thing I noticed about the M11 is that it is weighted pretty damn good from top to bottom.
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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?
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go to your lhs and see what the guys are running, and maybe ask them. if you dont race, you probably dont need the multiple hundred dollar radios. the jrx2i is a cheep, programable radio that is great for bashing.
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JR !!! lol, jk.

go to your lhs and see what the guys are running, and maybe ask them. if you dont race, you probably dont need the multiple hundred dollar radios. the jrx2i is a cheep, programable radio that is great for bashing.
like i he said cole look what everyone else is runnin and you will see mostly M8 and M11
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JR !!! lol, jk.

go to your lhs and see what the guys are running, and maybe ask them. if you dont race, you probably dont need the multiple hundred dollar radios. the jrx2i is a cheep, programable radio that is great for bashing.
like i he said cole look what everyone else is runnin and you will see mostly M8 and M11 at FHR
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like i he said cole look what everyone else is runnin and you will see mostly M8 and M11 at FHR
I have seen a few futaba radios there at FHR and when I have go to palamar and ARC I have seen quite of bite of futaba raidos as I see airtronics so its about the same.
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I am going to what intell the RCX show, but I think I am still going to go with the futaba one it fits and fells better in my hands then the M11 and 2nd of all I can buy the 2.4gh system with it as combo at towerhobbies for about $400 or something like that.
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I am going to what intell the RCX show, but I think I am still going to go with the futaba one it fits and fells better in my hands then the M11 and 2nd of all I can buy the 2.4gh system with it as combo at towerhobbies for about $400 or something like that.
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i got my M11 and 2.4gh spectrum for like 300$ ebay brand new
you could also try the ko propo that thing fells very good when driving a losi.just something big makes me feel like im more in control .
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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.
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