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Old 12-08-2008, 11:02 AM
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I race, and I'd pick the S over the R any day. If you race club level off road, it's better suited to that type of action, simply because it could save your equipment, thus keeping you in the race. If you're a seasoned pro, you "Might" be able to feel the difference, and you "Might" have more than 10 cars to run.

I'd say choose based on what suits you more, not what the specs say.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by R40Victim View Post
I'd say choose based on what suits you more, not what the specs say.
This is the exact answer anyone should be looking at. I couldn't of said it better myself.

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Old 12-08-2008, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by rcterp View Post
DX3R - R=Racing
DX3S - S=Sport

Easy choice, just pick what you're going to use it for.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:54 AM
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I actually read the manual on this, its good that I got it in the winter. In the summer I would have never known!



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I had to look that up!

RS Port
The RS Port function allows the Remote Start feature
(available in the future on remote start compatible
vehicles) to be enabled on either the Bind port or
Auxiliary channel port of the SR3300T using the
Remote Start Button.


Sportwerks (aka Horizon hobbies) has a RTR truck http://www.sportwerksrc.com/Products...ProdID=SWK1280(Reaction) with this feature.....guessing they might expand it in the future to other RTR's
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:07 PM
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cheers guys, imo the R sounds better for me as i race.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:28 PM
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I notice one thing about DX3S, it doesn't have thumb trim. That's the one
feature that I would like to have, but I don't really use the thumb trim
that much during a race.
So I went with the DX3S... DX3R with extra SR3100 Rx is $400+
I have tested it for one day, so far I like it. I'm moving from an old EX1.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:10 PM
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I currently use the 3R as a racer. It in my opinion is not as 'techy' or smooth as the KO PROPO stuff, however it is lightweight and a very solid technology. I have not had a hiccup. As a racer, the telemetry stuff is of little value or you will be lugging your car down with all this extra stuff. Not only in weight, but also with more things to go wrong and keep you guessing. From a practice standpoint, or tuning, or sport, the telemetry makes sense, however I still think in that case the nomadio equipment is better. It has the telemetry and is completely configurable via computer. 2 cents worth.

I paid 249.00 for my dx3r almost a year ago from ultimate hobbies. Just 1 receiver included. Food for thought.
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As a racer, the telemetry stuff is of little value or you will be lugging your car down with all this extra stuff.
Just so he knows, this is the extra stuff you'd need to "lug around" with the car in order to know your motor temp, RPM, etc...

The receiver is almost identical in size to an average DSM receiver:



And see the little servo-lead sized wires in the bottom of the pic, they hardly weigh anything:



My racing partner just got one. I doubt any of the on-board telemetry stuff would add more than several grams. But if you notice your motor is over 200F during a race, you could stop and save your equipment, or if have the R, toast your motor. Even the best club level racers have problems, and this little gem could save them hundreds on motors, batteries, etc...

Not only in weight, but also with more things to go wrong and keep you guessing.
Ah c'mon!... that's half the fun of a hobby, to experiment. If not, the brushless/lipo stuff might get a little dull!

From a practice standpoint, or tuning, or sport, the telemetry makes sense, however I still think in that case the nomadio equipment is better.
Will any of the other brands of DSM receivers work with this radio? Something to think about if you bought this system. It's comparable in price, but if you already have JR/Spektrum DSM receivers, the DX3S will work with them.

I see little value in the Tach, but some might find it useful to sort other issues. I'll have one of my own soon, and I'll be happy to report my experience.
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they are SUPER lightweight. the S. i'm guessing the R is too. to the point where even with batteries in them they feel empty inside. i could see using one of these for long run time nitro races...
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Will any of the other brands of DSM receivers work with this radio? Something to think about if you bought this system. It's comparable in price, but if you already have JR/Spektrum DSM receivers, the DX3S will work with them.
Yes, this radio (DX3R) works with all Spektrum surface Rx's....
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If the dx3s is so much cheaper with more stuff why is the dx3r more money ?

Just curious.... it must do something better for the extra cost.

I hate most radios other then my m11 but the dx3r would be my second choice. 3rd would be the helios.....
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Originally Posted by RB FIVE View Post
If the dx3s is so much cheaper with more stuff why is the dx3r more money ?

Just curious.... it must do something better for the extra cost.

I hate most radios other then my m11 but the dx3r would be my second choice. 3rd would be the helios.....
The R can be cahnged to be used with left handed modelers, 10 vs. 30 model memmory, and the R is on DSM2 which is a little faster and smoother but barely noticeable if at all in offroad.
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Yes, this radio (DX3R) works with all Spektrum surface Rx's....
No, I meant the Nomadio. Will the Nomadio radio work with the Spektrum brand receivers?
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Cheers Guys, I'm leaning more towards the R because the S isn't really an upgrade in response time etc compared to my radio i have now, dx3.0
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