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Old 05-21-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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m11,3pk or helios?cant decide which one. need your help
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Go to ur LHS, hold them all and decide, they are all excellent radios, it depends on which one feels the best in your hands.. Also depends on what type of system u wanna run Fasst or spektrum and stuff.. lots to consider.. but u can't go wrong with either of them good luck
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I have the futuba 3pm and the futuba 2pl. They both have a 10 model memory and the extra recievers are less than 50 each. The 2pl comes with 2 cervos and the 3pm does not come with any.

Of the 2 price and function wise, I would have to say 3pm.
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in the last 2 years or so, a pretty large percentage of the top drivers in the world switched to the Futaba 3PK....

what does that tell you??????
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Futaba pays top drivers to use their radio equipment.
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I have the M11, and only thing I can say is... AMAZING!
Its so easy to use and navigate through menus. I like the feel of it in my hands. Very nice controller. One downside is.. that it eats up AA batteries fast because of the huge LCD screen. But i just changed the settings so the backlight is off all the time, and stuff to help keep the battery life last a little longer. Overall I love it and wouldnt get another one. Airtronics has always been top notch with radios and this is the best so far.
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I have the M11, and only thing I can say is... AMAZING!
Its so easy to use and navigate through menus. I like the feel of it in my hands. Very nice controller. One downside is.. that it eats up AA batteries fast because of the huge LCD screen. But i just changed the settings so the backlight is off all the time, and stuff to help keep the battery life last a little longer. Overall I love it and wouldnt get another one. Airtronics has always been top notch with radios and this is the best so far.
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I would agree 100% its a great radio, for the aa's I just use rechargeables and charge it prior to each race and it goes throught the whole day without a hitch
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Futaba pays top drivers to use their radio equipment.
but they dont switch radios for the money......its because the radio is better

example.....Schreven runs for KO.....Schreven decides to switch to Futaba and BUYS a radio.....Schreven wins 19turn at Snowbirds, beating Pauly, Toso, Easton, Groskamp, W.G., Dumas, Hara and so on.....

any questions....
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Would you rather spend money on a radio or get the radio gear free and get paid at the same time?
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but they dont switch radios for the money......its because the radio is better

example.....Schreven runs for KO.....Schreven decides to switch to Futaba and BUYS a radio.....Schreven wins 19turn at Snowbirds, beating Pauly, Toso, Easton, Groskamp, W.G., Dumas, Hara and so on.....

any questions....

Iths comes down to driver more than anything. If he was using a KO radio chances are he still would have won

Go to your LHS and try them all out. Whichever one feels the best for you to hold is the radio you want
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Would you rather spend money on a radio or get the radio gear free and get paid at the same time?
I would rather use what gives me the best chance to WIN!

in the end that is what is most important to any top driver...

if they say otherwise, they are pulln' your leg...
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Iths comes down to driver more than anything. If he was using a KO radio chances are he still would have won

Go to your LHS and try them all out. Whichever one feels the best for you to hold is the radio you want
oh boy,why do I even bother....

anyways....dude, touring car racing is like NASCAR.....its 20% driver and 80%equipment!
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You are not contributing whatsoever. Why did a TC3 nearly TQ stock rubber at the Novak Race? It's driving, setup and being able to keep a run together. You are just giving bogus information, son.
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Ergonomics and features. They all put out the same pulse assuming the communication is clean to the reciever. It is the speedo and the servo that take that simple signal and turn it into performance on the track.

Some of them can have such a fast frame rate (HRS) that they actually work worse with some equipment. Unless all of your stuff is top shelf and new you can spend a lot of money for less performance.

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