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Old 03-31-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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What would be the benefiet of having a 3 channel transmitter on a traxxas rustler
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:57 AM   #2
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Not sure about the Rustler, but on the T Maxx there is a reverse kit that would make use of the third channel. I can't remember offhand the name of it, but Traxxas does make a nitro truck with reverse.

My guess is they can get the radios cheaper by making them all three channel, rather than making some 2 channel, and some 3 channel. I do have a T Maxx, and have been wondering what else I might add to it to make use of the third channel. Lights, or anything else.

If anyone has any ideas, feel free to drop them here for me.

They have even stepped it up with the new rock crawler, which uses a four channel radio. The third channel is to switch between high and low gears, while the fourth channel is used to lock in the diffs. Pretty sweet setup, though I haven't had a chance to see it in action other than the factory videos.
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Well since your most likely using 2 of the channels you could set up the third for lights/horn/smoke canisters/any thing else you might want.
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well you could make a winch out of the extra servo and make it compress the suspension. so when your done with your speed runs you could show off your low-ryda off to the girlys! just messin.

there's no use to it.



BAD THING: three channal radios have less cell life.

GOOD THING: the 2 channals can give you weeks.

BAD THING: (most) three channal radios are more heavy then the standerd 2 channal.

GOOD THING: 3 channal radios are FM so your signal is stronger.

also do they even make 2 channal 2.4ghz radios?

3+ channal radios will be a huge plus, because, its supported my 2.4


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well you could make a winch out of the extra servo and make it compress the suspension. so when your done with your speed runs you could show off your low-ryda off to the girlys! just messin.

there's no use to it.



BAD THING: three channal radios have less cell life.

GOOD THING: the 2 channals can give you weeks.

BAD THING: (most) three channal radios are more heavy then the standerd 2 channal.

GOOD THING: 3 channal radios are FM so your signal is stronger.

also do they even make 2 channal 2.4ghz radios?

3+ channal radios will be a huge plus, because, its supported my 2.4


the list can go on
the traxxas TQ3 is AM, and you can buy 2ch 2.4ghz radios.
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Does anyone still sell 2 channel radios?

Don't see any downside to having three channels (I don't agree with the above re battery life, weight, actually with the newer DS3 you only use four cells so the radio is way lighter, I actually prefer the old weight it feels better in the hand). Upside? Not sure again, but why not have an extra channel if you can?

I use my remote on a number of cars and some (like the crawler or the Hi-lift) use the third channel, actually I would like four (or more) for my next radio.
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What would be the benefiet of having a 3 channel transmitter on a traxxas rustler
On a rustler?
In the on-road section?
Trick question?
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On a rustler?
In the on-road section?
Trick question?
es a rustlerin the on road section because thats all my rustler is set up for is top speed runs right now im getting about 79 out of it... looking to get 90..somehow
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