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Old 12-09-2008, 11:22 PM   #31
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Whats up with the backlight situation on the Spektrum radios? Are they going to release their radios with backlight anytime soon? This is the only thing holding me back from getting one.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:30 PM   #32
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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.
why is it barely noticeable in offroad ? there is alot going on when i'm wheelin out there
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No, I meant the Nomadio. Will the Nomadio radio work with the Spektrum brand receivers?
I believe they do .
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:03 AM   #34
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pretty sick technology in the S
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THe Nomadio will work with the DSM1 Technology receivers....
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:07 PM   #37
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I own a 3R. Checked out the S at my LHS and, no one has mentioned it as of yet, but the quality is nowhere near that of the 3R. From the feel of the plastics to the cheeeep faux foam on the wheel. Almost like a peanut foam quality.
The 3.0, which my son also has feels more substantial in the hands.
Just doesn't have the quality like say a 3PK but that is too heavy for anything over a 5 min main. The spektrum with 4 AA\s can't be beat outside a lipo pack.

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Laugh you may, but I am going to run this for a while until I decide on DX3S or DX3R...

2.4Ghz DSM Spektrum, Servo reverse, Dual rate steering, EPA for steering (R\L) & throttle\brake. I will adjust throttle\brake curves threw the ESC software.

And it only uses 4 AA's as well.....


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I own a 3R. Checked out the S at my LHS and, no one has mentioned it as of yet, but the quality is nowhere near that of the 3R. From the feel of the plastics to the cheeeep faux foam on the wheel. Almost like a peanut foam quality.
The 3.0, which my son also has feels more substantial in the hands.
Just doesn't have the quality like say a 3PK but that is too heavy for anything over a 5 min main. The spektrum with 4 AA\s can't be beat outside a lipo pack.

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"Faux foam"? I did not know there was genuine foam and imitation foam?
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"Faux foam"? I did not know there was genuine foam and imitation foam?
Maybe just harder than normal? Just put some pargon on it.....
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I own a 3R. Checked out the S at my LHS and, no one has mentioned it as of yet, but the quality is nowhere near that of the 3R. From the feel of the plastics to the cheeeep faux foam on the wheel. Almost like a peanut foam quality.
The 3.0, which my son also has feels more substantial in the hands.
Just doesn't have the quality like say a 3PK but that is too heavy for anything over a 5 min main. The spektrum with 4 AA\s can't be beat outside a lipo pack.

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forgive me if im wrong but is that not like said a ford 500 and taurus are not the same car? they use the same casing don't they? if your so picky that a "faux foam" turns you off, im not so sure you can find a radio to fit you. after all the R still takes batteries to operate. solar panel may be what you need.
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forgive me if im wrong but is that not like said a ford 500 and taurus are not the same car? they use the same casing don't they? if your so picky that a "faux foam" turns you off, im not so sure you can find a radio to fit you. after all the R still takes batteries to operate. solar panel may be what you need.
I offered up what the OP asked based upon my preferences and how I felt about the 3S. Overall not as tight quality wise as the 3R.
3S also has a smaller screen.

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I own a 3R. Checked out the S at my LHS and, no one has mentioned it as of yet, but the quality is nowhere near that of the 3R. From the feel of the plastics to the cheeeep faux foam on the wheel. Almost like a peanut foam quality.
The 3.0, which my son also has feels more substantial in the hands.
Just doesn't have the quality like say a 3PK but that is too heavy for anything over a 5 min main. The spektrum with 4 AA\s can't be beat outside a lipo pack.

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whats wrong with this opinion? good to know peoples thoughts on what they prefer cheers!
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The 3r is a neat unit but the most important thing in a radio is the throttle feel/location and steering feel and the 3r has far too much tension on the brake and (to me) doesn't have the best throttle location--and I don't believe the tension is adjustable. I have a Helios which I love but the best feeling throttle has to be the M11.
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