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Old 11-23-2006, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default KO PROPO Esprit 3 Universe

Any news about this product??

Compatibility with spektrum technology??

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Old 11-23-2006, 06:46 AM   #2
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I might be wrong but Im sure there is a 2.4 ghz system for the KO.
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:51 AM   #3
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yeah i heard this is spektrum compatible as well, i was waiting for it to come out but went with the sanwa super exzes instead
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:35 AM   #4
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There definatley is Spektrum system for KO PROPO EX10 (helios)

But for the for the brand new esprit 3 universe, i don't really know.. I'll ask a few pros during the CARPET WORLD CUP in CRF

Half of KO's drivers are using this new transmitter.. I just hope it is spektrum compatible.. SPEKTRUM is soo much more convinient..
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:50 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure the new Universe transmitter takes the same module as the Helios instead of the funny Vantage II module, so Spektrum will be a straight swap.
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:13 AM   #6
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Yep it will be Spektrum compatible. The only problem is that I'm told KO will not sell the transmitter without the module and receiver. This means if you want spektrum then you'll have to buy it separately. Also, I'm wanting the micro receiver with mine, and Spektrum don't sell the transmitter modules on their own, meaning I'll have to buy a module kit and then the receiver.

All this means that to get the new transmitter with Spektrum and the micro receiver I will have to buy the transmitter + receiver + module, the Spektrum module + receiver and then the micro receiver.
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I don't know how you guys across the pond race with those things.

Spektrum modules are available without a receiver.

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdID=SPM1113
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Old 11-23-2006, 10:06 AM   #8
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Hi,

Thanks, I've just noticed this myself. However, the owner of my local model shop has been talking to the Helger Racing Rep (UK distributors of KO and Spektrum) and he told him that they could no longer get the modules separately.
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Oops double post.
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:25 PM   #10
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Its just preference really. TBH, its no disadvantage, Masami seems to like it and he seems to have done okay with one
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Thats great news.. I was planning on going for the 3VCs with spektrum.. but i think i'll wait..

Any ideas on when the esprit 3 will be release for us??

Any idea of price??
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Hopefully sometime before Christmas but can't be sure on that. I'm expecting the price to be around that of the Helios or possibly a bit more (£300-£350 for the UK guys).
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Here's some enrichning info guys:

http://www.helgerracing.com/dbreakne...ntagepage.html

So its coming out soon! and it is Spektrum compatibe since it uses the same module as the Ex10..
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And the world champion uses one so they cant be bad :P
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Just giving you guys crap...
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