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Old 07-10-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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I'm taking the plunge and finally upgrading to FM. I have my transmitter and servo all picked out but I'm having trouble choosing a receiver. I want a 2 or 3 channel FM 75mhz that I can fit in a touring car (TA05) and use with Futaba plugs. What's a good VALUE. I'm not looking for top of the line per say, but small size and bug free operation are whats important to me. Thanks in advance!
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"Spektrum". If he Googles "spectrum", it won't help him much.

But yeah...screw 27 or 75 Mhz FM...glitching, drama, frequency clips, conflicts...baaaaaa.....get a Spektrum and have a permanent smile on your face.
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I'm on a budget. I wish I had that kind of green to dole out.
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I have a Novak Xxtra mounted on my TA05. Tower hobbies has it for $68. You could probably find one on Ebay.

http://www.teamnovak.com/products/re.../xxtra_new.htm

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXWL88
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Two thoughts...

Nobody has the money to buy the good stuff the first time, but they always have the money to buy it the second time.

People are always selling nice used stuff on here. There's a Futaba/Spektrum deal for sale right now.

If you're going to buy a regular FM setup, Minicooper is a good guy to buy it from.
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JR racing has two nice units that are 75 mhz synth (no more changing crystals!) they are pretty affordable too. The first is the RS300 model. The next one is the RS310 model. the RS310 is smaller and has all the functions of the RS300, but it is a little more expensive. But it is definitly the way to go in the long run. I have outfitted 2 of my electrics with RS300's and my gas car and racing electric with RS310's. i have never had any problems with either model. Very reliable!
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With the number of people who have already switched over to Spektrum, Nomadio, and Futaba Fasst, I've found it leaves the good old 27 and 75 bands pretty open at most club tracks and way open at most major events.

One thing to watch for is phase shift, Futaba and Hitec use one phase, KO, Sanwa/Airtronics, and JR use the other, so you have to be careful which rx you choose due to compatibility issues. LRP's phaser rx is pretty cool, small and fairly inexpensive, but I always try to use rx from the same manufacturer as my transmitter. All the radio manufacturers have switched over to "futaba J" style connectors so you shouldn't have any issues there.
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Get the Futaba 3pm 2.4ghz radio w/ 603FS receiver. Its a great spektrum combo for about $180!
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Two thoughts...

Nobody has the money to buy the good stuff the first time, but they always have the money to buy it the second time.

People are always selling nice used stuff on here. There's a Futaba/Spektrum deal for sale right now.

If you're going to buy a regular FM setup, Minicooper is a good guy to buy it from.
Thanks for your advice. I don't believe in buying things I can't afford so I try and get the maximum value out of what I do have to spend. Moving along....
I was looking at the Spektrum DX2 radio set, street price of $165.00, which is right in mind with what I have to spend. Any impressions on this radio?
Seems like a good way to get in the 2.4 ghz door.

See, the problem is that I busted up my servo racing this weekend and it's really just not a good servo. So I was looking at these fancy digital servos and they all recommend FM receivers. I have AM at the moment. I could easily just buy another $15 dollar servo that will last me 10 years like this one, but I'd like to "get with the program" and into the 21st century.
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I have a few friends with DX2 radios and they work just fine.

I'm with you on the "stretch your dollars" deal. I buy almost all my "nice" stuff used. Radios, ESCs, rollers...you name it. Let someone else take the hit.

Seriously...check the "for sale" board. You can find some really good deals on here.
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Seriously...check the "for sale" board. You can find some really good deals on here.
I agree with Turbo Joe. I've bought all my higher end radios, esc's, servos, used from my fellow racers.

If you're going to buy anything, check with Turbo Joe he has a lot of stuff and is a good guy to buy it from.
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Thanks for all your help guys, it's much appreciated!
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Thanks for all your help guys, it's much appreciated!
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within a budget!!

how does $169.99 sound?? with receiver(spektrum) and 2 servos
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=SPM20200

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I've seen that radio lack a few features, such as the exponential setting. Although it does have all the usual basic functions that you'll see on any radio, and more.
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