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Old 10-03-2003, 10:10 PM
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I have a bare bone Magnum Junior.I thinking of upgradin to a 3PK.Will it improve How I drive?

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Bbasically the newer better radio's have a quicker "feel" due to faster processors. That and how comfortable the radio is to you makes it betteror worse
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radio systems will improve how you drive if you know how to operate them properly

The 3PK is an expensive radio with alot of adjustments. If you went to say a JR XR2 you would be a couple of steps up from the magnum. The XR2 is a great and fairly inexpensive radio and it should (if you know how to use it properly) improve your driving.


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you can have the best equipment in the world but it's the driver that matters
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you can have the best equipment in the world but it's the driver that matters
That's right it's whoes turning the radio not what radio is being turned.
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Old 10-03-2003, 10:59 PM
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I have a bare bone Magnum Junior.I thinking of upgradin to a 3PK will improve How I drive?
Well if you feel that you have outgrown your radio, as far the the functions and features that it offers, then it is time to move up. But if you are still learning, then keep it for now and spend your money for practice fees. But if you have the dough, then by all means practice on a nice radio. The bling bling factor alone will motivate you to drive better. You don't wanna be the guy with the $400 radio who is using his car to re-arrange the boards.
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that is exactly what I was saying however you can be a good driver and have a good radio(that is set-up wrong) and it will screw you up
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It's certainly the case with radios like the R1 and M8 to get lost with the settings so if you want a radio with the settings you actually need and use you can go for a Sanwa MX3, JR XS3 or the new futaba 2PL. I think "expert" radios are a waste of cash.
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I have a JRXS3, I only use end point adjustments for setting up servos. All the rest???? I can't wait until they come out with a trigger finger adjustment! No wait, I guess that what the exponential throttle is for in most high end systems. Heck my instruction manual is 32 page long.. It takes a time to figure out new high end radio.... I'm a 42 old man that finished high school with passing grades in English. If I were to have the best system.. 6 model memory. Servo end point adjustments, & no crystals. & no having to charge transmitter batteries. Are you getting my point!

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I have a JRXS3, I only use end point adjustments for setting up servos. All the rest???? I can't wait until they come out with a trigger finger adjustment! No wait, I guess that what the exponential throttle is for in most high end systems. Heck my instruction manual is 32 page long.. It takes a time to figure out new high end radio.... I'm a 42 old man that finished high school with passing grades in English. If I were to have the best system.. 6 model memory. Servo end point adjustments, & no crystals. & no having to charge transmitter batteries. Are you getting my point!
6 model memory?! where have u been were at 10+ and we can't forget the imparative adjustments of ABS and traction control!
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would you like to buy one or both of my cars though
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I'd just like to say, I ran with the Megatech Junior for ages, doing alright, the I upgraded to the 3PK, last night I took out my class, with 3 firsts and a second, granted a lot of that result was car tuning and some driver skill, but I had a lot of help from the precise and accurate control from the 3PK, its a great system.
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[QUOTE]6 model memory?! where have u been were at 10+ and we can't forget the imparative adjustments of ABS and traction control!
Ok! 10 model memory, As far as brakes? I hardly use them. Different driving style maybe? I guess that is why they are packing high end radios with all that stuff. Each to their own!
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Guys;

A Computer Radio system will NOT make you a better Driver.

What it WILL allow you to do, is fine tune the controls to your ability and preferences, thus making your Car easier to Drive.

After that, it's all up to the Nut behind the Wheel.
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