Futaba 3PK

Old 04-07-2004, 04:24 PM
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i am considering buying the black 3PK, is there much difference between the silver one and the black one? also would you recommend it? is it over complicated????
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Old 04-07-2004, 09:49 PM
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theres nothing different...just the color and different steering wheel
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Old 04-08-2004, 05:26 AM
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there's no difference in the two besides color. Also its not complicated at all the book explains everything. But I would recomend that you get acustomed to the radio before you go race with it.
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The "Black" 3PK if marked MEGATECH does not carry the same warranty as MAGNUM branded 3PK. Call Futaba for clarification and specifically mention MEGATECH, see what they say about warranty?
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:05 PM
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The Futaba Service Center address is:

Futaba Service Center
3002 N. Apollo Drive, Suite #1
Champaign, IL 61822


Telephone: 1-217-398-0007. Available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm U.S. Central Standard Time.

HOBBICO handles the service department.
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I checked with Futaba when the 3PK first came out... they will not do warrantee service for "Megatech" marked radios... you'll have to pay a service/labor/parts charge. If you're in the US spend the extra $$$ and get the "Magnum" version.. you won't regret it...
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Old 04-09-2004, 08:38 AM
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The same replies I got when I talked to them yesterday. I do have the Magnum 3PK and a Black Megatech and they will require periodic service/calibration.
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Old 09-03-2004, 07:38 AM
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Does anyone know if a KO 75mhz receiver and/or crystals will work with the Futaba 3PK? Thanks.
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Originally posted by mo
Does anyone know if a KO 75mhz receiver and/or crystals will work with the Futaba 3PK? Thanks.
Hey MO,
I don't know about 75 band, but my 27 band KO receivers and crystals work great with my Futaba 3PK.
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Old 09-03-2004, 09:43 AM
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Yeah, 27 band is pretty much interchangeable but I don't want to switch bands. I already have 5 KO receivers and 6 sets of crystals and it would cost way too much to replace all that stuff. I'll just get the Helios if the 3pk isn't compatible.
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Mo,

I will be at SW on Saturday and I use the 3PJ. We can "see" if my 3PJ works with your receivers. If not, looks like you are getting a new Helios.
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Cool. I think the 3pj and the 3pk have the same modules too, right?
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Yes they do. I have three modules so we can do a test with Futaba crystals and a test with KO crystals back to back.
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Originally posted by pheyhoe
i am considering buying the black 3PK, is there much difference between the silver one and the black one? also would you recommend it? is it over complicated????
I been using a 3PK for 6 month now and is a very good radio. Only problem I had was with the HRS receivers not working with some ESC and Brushless controllers.
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