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Old 11-27-2002, 09:52 AM   #16
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Tower is a little on the high side compared to what i can get one here for ($299).
Yep, I double checked the manual and your right, 27 & 75 bands are availible for the 3PK.
Confirm for me. The crystal is "racer" changable by removing the module and R & R-ing the crystal just like a Non-Module transmitter? Is this correct?

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Pops Racer - You're absolutely correct about changing the crystals, I fooled around with mine last night. The 27 mhz radios are hard to come by in the states, unless you want to pay Tower Hobbies price. The only one that is available in my area is the 75mhz PCM version, the HRS version is even harder to come by, and I haven't found any hobby store in the states that has the HRS receivers.
On another note, those of you who purchased a 3PK, did it come with rechargeable nicads and the futaba charger. The reason for my inquiry, I purchased mine for $299.99 at Ultimate Hobbies and it came w/nicads and charger. I looked on the Tower Hobbies site and they are selling the radio for $329.00 and it doesn't come w/nicads and charger.
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Old 11-27-2002, 01:17 PM   #17
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Default Mine works great with the Hitec Module!

Yes you can use the 3PK with the Hitec Module. However on mine, I am not using the HRS Recievers instead use the Novak cyrstal-less recievers instead and so far no glitching. just an FYI!
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Old 11-27-2002, 02:59 PM   #18
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Default 3PK manual

According to the Manual (I just checked again) ALL of the 3PK transmitters are the same. They ALL can transmit on FM, HRS, PPM and PCM. (user selectable) The receiver is the only thing that changes (unless you buy a 27mhz system) then it comes with a 27 mhz module and receiver.
I want the 75 mhz system because I have 8 cars/trucks that are already on 75 FM.
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Old 11-27-2002, 06:17 PM   #19
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There are a few thing that should keep in mind for 3PK user:

1..Use only Futaba digital Servo 9550, 9451, and 9450 etc. along with the HRS receiver. I tried with Sanwa (Airtronics) WR which glitch like hell.

2. With LRP Quantum and Futaba M800C, you have to reset the center trim. (Do not use throttle reverse for adjustment) This will cause some problem.

3. To get the graph, go to the System Menu and then scroll down to DISP-Sel: change to servo view. USually, you will see the graph just touching the 100% mark and cannot go anymore. In order to get the bar go further, you have to go to Menu 3 (Adjuster) to reset the throttle and Steering. But first go to EPA menu to ajust everything to 120%.

This is just one of the best radio and I love it a lot.
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Old 11-27-2002, 07:31 PM   #20
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Default 3PK & Digital Servos

The 3PK SHOULD work fine with anyones DIGITAL servos. I think the problem is with NON-Digital servos not being able to respond fast enough so they might glitch. I know the manual makes a statement about causing a NON-6volt servo to catch fire. But I think that is improbable. Many R/C RTR kits come with "Standard" 4.8 volt servos and alkaline battery holders which are
1.5 volts X 4 = 6 volts. I think Futaba is trying to increase sales of it's servos.
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Old 11-27-2002, 07:46 PM   #21
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yup.. I had to buy some new receivers as well. the HRS receiver is not available in US yet. I was able to get another from HK for $85.00 from RcModel.
contact Terence at: [email protected]
if you're interested in getting another one. mention my name and he'll give you the best of service.

If you're 3pk is on 27mhz... haven't decided yet..but I might be selling a Futaba PCM receiver and/or LRP Phaser.
what you paid 85??? it is a rip off price. get it from Harmony. i think the receiver should cost arouind 6x US$ from Harmony.
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Old 11-28-2002, 07:49 AM   #22
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Default Re: 3PK manual

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According to the Manual (I just checked again) ALL of the 3PK transmitters are the same. They ALL can transmit on FM, HRS, PPM and PCM. (user selectable) The receiver is the only thing that changes (unless you buy a 27mhz system) then it comes with a 27 mhz module and receiver.
I want the 75 mhz system because I have 8 cars/trucks that are already on 75 FM.
Do you know why 27 module do not have option for system (PCM/PPM/HRS) selection???
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Old 11-28-2002, 08:30 AM   #23
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Have you try to use Sanwa digital servo with HRS Receiver? The reason I stated this because I tried it. I first tried Sanwa WR (digital), it glitches. Then, I tried with Futaba 9550, it works fine and no more glitches. And also many other users confirm the same thing.

The four cells 1/12th scale does not work with HRS reciever. This is also confirm by local racer. I never try it with nitro because I don't own any nitro car. Can the Alkanine maintain 1.5 volts at all time??

In regards to the mod selection 27mhz, I am currently using 27mhz and I can change all to different mode and have no problem. So, I don't really understand that comment.

I am currently running HRS for my 1/10 touring and PPM with 1/12th 4 cells.

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Old 11-28-2002, 11:09 AM   #24
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im so bummed out, i just missed a sale on ebay for a brand new 3pk for $219 shipped next day air, buy it now!

my buddy coptic120 got it, the dirty ^%$&#*
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Old 11-28-2002, 11:20 AM   #25
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Default Futaba 3PK

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I run MOSTLY nitro with 2 electric cars in my stable. I was thinking of running the HRS in my 1/10 scale electric with a Hitec 5925 Digital servo. I guess if it doesn't work with other brands of servos then I'll get the PCM Radio system instead. There is NO way I'm going out and buy MORE $150 Servos just to get the HRS.

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According to the 3PK manual the HRS receiver is availible on 27 & 75 mhz bands.
I don't know if PCM is made for anything other than 75 mhz FM.
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Old 11-28-2002, 06:15 PM   #26
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There should be PCM in all different mhz.

According to the 3PK menu, there should be 27, 29,40,41,75 for PCM. And 27 are in North America only. I think you can find PCM receiver for it.

Futaba 9550 should run around US$70. This is lighter and a little shorter in height than other typical servo. I use it on almost all my electric touring. You can run your electric with HRS and your nitro with PCM. This is just my suggestion. If you run in different mode, you can use just about any servo. I am currently using Sanwa 141 for the 12th racer.
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Old 11-28-2002, 06:24 PM   #27
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Default Futaba 9550 servo

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What is the transit speed of the 9550? Anything slower than .10 @ 6 volts is just too slow for me. The higher speed servos make the Car(s) so much easier to drive.

I saw a 3PJS somewhere advertised as 27 mhz PCM. I always thought PCM was only availible on 75 mhz. Oh well.

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Old 11-28-2002, 07:24 PM   #28
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If you look at the Spec alone, it doesn't look impressive. But you have to try it with HRS. You can see the immediate difference. It performs a lot better than you can expect. I used to have this kind of worry too but just give it a try.
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Old 11-28-2002, 07:56 PM   #29
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Default Too many servos already

I've already got over $750 dollars invested in Good servos, so I'm not really looking to add to my collection at the moment.

4) JR Digital, High Torque
1) JR Digital High Speed
1) Hitec Digital 5925 High Speed
3) Hitec Digital 5625 High Speed
2) Hitec Analog 625 High Speed
3) Futaba & Hitec "Standard" servos
These are all divided between 8 different cars/trucks.
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Old 11-29-2002, 01:51 AM   #30
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I spend about the same amount for different servos. I used to buy a lot of Ko's but later I switched to Sanwa servo. Those are expensive stuff. At the end, I switched to Futaba because of the size and also the HRS came out. I don't want to spend another dime in the M8 evolution. They just switched their model too often in the past couple of months. So, I am switched to 3PK. I can customized the steering wheel's location to my need. I can bring it a little forward or little backward. I don't think you can do that with other brand. Also, the crystal is a lot cheaper than Sanwa's and JR's.

Finally, I don't think I need to spend another dime in transmitter.
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