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Old 02-11-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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How many of you have or are gonna try out this new radio? Any thoughts or opinions on it out there yet?
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I know it's going to end up costing me some dough....but That is one sexy looking radio in my opinion. It's basically just a re-vamped Mars but I love the design and with the drop wheel from the EX10...it's going to be pretty sick looking!

I have the nomadio react now and hate it with a passion...so, the UR will be my upgrade
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How many of you have or are gonna try out this new radio? Any thoughts or opinions on it out there yet?
I had a Mars R with spektrum (and did the spektrum internal antenna mod) and it was nice. I just didn't care for the tiny LCD.
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I know it's going to end up costing me some dough....but That is one sexy looking radio in my opinion. It's basically just a re-vamped Mars but I love the design and with the drop wheel from the EX10...it's going to be pretty sick looking!

I have the nomadio react now and hate it with a passion...so, the UR will be my upgrade
i might have a new in the box one for sale tomorrow when mine arrives
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buying it just to sell it? lol
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buying it just to sell it? lol
that wasn't the intention
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That radio's case goes WAY back. Maybe even the first pistol-wheel radio that KO ever made? If I recall, the older ones didn't fit large hands very well. Just FYI in case you're shopping.
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it's like an E30 M3...boxy as hell....sexy as hell in my opinion!

ya know....that nomadio is a great radio for what it has...the features rival any M11, any 3PK, any EX10....and has 2.4ghz built in! It just looks and feels like a toy so....that's my only beef with it.
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i got mine today and it's pretty nice. i put the lipo out of my Helios in it so it's nice and like and the Spektrum pro from my Helios works perfect in it as well so i'll run that until KO's 2.4 system is out in June
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Hey guys I just ordered one of these the other day. I've run Airtronics for the past 10 years so this is a pretty big change for me!

Anyone know if I can use an Airtronics 27mhz receiver with my new KO? I used to run Futaba recievers with my Airtronics stuff but I wasn't sure if Airtronics and KO would work the same way or not.

Also, anyone hear when the drop down wheel will be available? I got one on backorder from my LHS but haven't heard an arrival date yet.
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Hey guys I just ordered one of these the other day. I've run Airtronics for the past 10 years so this is a pretty big change for me!

Anyone know if I can use an Airtronics 27mhz receiver with my new KO? I used to run Futaba recievers with my Airtronics stuff but I wasn't sure if Airtronics and KO would work the same way or not.

Also, anyone hear when the drop down wheel will be available? I got one on backorder from my LHS but haven't heard an arrival date yet.
from my understanding it will be available at the end of the month or the 1st week of March
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where did you get your UR from?
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where did you get your UR from?
i got mine direct from KO
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:18 PM   #14
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here are a few pics.with the spektrum installed and antenna mod done.
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The one question I have seen asked or answered is, Why?

Why would KO make a newer model radio in the older Mars case? Maybe I've been out of it, but wasn't the Helios case an 'upgrade' to the old Mars case? I understand that the new UR will have better circuitry than the Helios, I just don't understand going backwards with the case design. I love using my Helios and thought it to be an excellent upgrade in case design with the jog wheel, bigger lcd scree, and pivoting steering wheel compared to the older Mars models. Maybe I'm the exception? I don't know. Maybe one of you guys know the answer?
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