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Old 03-24-2005, 03:21 PM   #16
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I was reading up on the whole site and it is indeed roar legal.
As far as it being ugly, well I guess we are used to the traditional look of Transmitters.
I actually see it as less bulky and pretty streamlined.
As far as being expensive?
How much do you spend on a good transmitter? now how much is a Spektrum system?
If you wanted to go 2.4, then this new system may actually be cheaper.
And the fact that you can upgrade the software?
I only see positives with this new product,
however it is yet to be thoroughly tested.
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:48 PM   #17
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I'm running a 3 year old xr-3i radio. The futaba 3pk would be my only choice of the highend radios out there. So i have to plunk down $320 for the radio then try to sell the module and reciever. Then shell out another 100 bucks for the speckrum setup. I just don't like big radios. I wish there was somthing outhere like my old JR xr3i whith dsm. I dont want all that extra stuff I just want to be immune to morons in the pits that turn on their radios.
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:55 PM   #18
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I wish there was somthing outhere like my old JR xr3i whith dsm. I dont want all that extra stuff I just want to be immune to morons in the pits that turn on their radios.
I agree. Maybe Nomadio could make a "Lite" version without all the external sensors. I'm lucky I can go a whole day without locking up my computer !! I can see it now ......."I'm sorry Mr. Race Director, I'm trying to program my radio and it keeps telling me to go @%$# myself !!!"
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Old 03-25-2005, 05:41 AM   #19
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You don't have to use the sensors....
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Old 03-25-2005, 05:51 AM   #20
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You don't have to use the sensors....
Yep, knew that. I think Neil meant that some people may just want a good radio with all the needed functions but with the benefit of the 2.4ghz. I also wonder weather a "lite" version would be any less cost?? Have to admit that this radio, INCLUDING all sensors, the voice response and the vibrating handle, is pretty cool !!! Makes me wish I spent more time on playstation or xbox.
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Another thing that not so great is the size of the transciever. If I'm running 8th scale buggy or even nitro sedan its not a big deal. But in my TC4 my GT-7 and a R-135 reciever wont fit unless I stand up the reciever. If they would come out with a smaller reciever for electric cars I would buy one for sure. Its 50x33x22mm thats a big reciever. My R-135 is thinner and narrower.
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Old 03-25-2005, 10:39 AM   #22
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Remember the transciever does 2 way communication between your car and controller.... From what I've seen the Spektrum's transciever is a little on the large size also... BTW... once you go to a GUI system running on 2.4ghz the radio you put into the car is no longer a reciever, it's now a transciever.... I'm sure the size will come down as technology advances more..... I have Novak XXL's in all of my cars and I manage to get them to fit....
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I just wanted to let everyone know that I am testing the Sensor. It has been working great for me, with no glitching at all. While some may say its expensive, it's a great investment. If you have any questions, I may be able to answer them.
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Can you give us a run down on how the features are compared to let's say a 3PK or M8???

I don't just race EP on road... I have my MT's, I have motorcycles and I have 5th scales, etc.... My 3PK does a great job of controlling those vehicles and gives me the settings to make them handle exceptionally... I like the brake mixing for my 5th scale cars and motorcycles that I have both front and rear brakes on.... And so on....
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Old 03-27-2005, 11:44 AM   #25
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How about some pics of the system as installed in your car ?? Is the radio officially available and shipping ?? Or is the beta testing still ongoing??
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How about some pics of the system as installed in your car ?? Is the radio officially available and shipping ?? Or is the beta testing still ongoing??
I'll have to check to see if I can get some pictures of it.

Currently, there is only beta testing going on. On the www.nomadio.net site, you can pre-order your Sensor.
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I really hope Nomadio makes it. The sheer coolness of the radio, coupled with a LARGE and easy to read screen is undeniable.

If they get the Rx smaller for 1/12th applications, I'll be onboard.

Also, since Nomadio is a licensed defense contractor, they should be around for a very long time. The fact that they do more than R/C gives me confidence as a consumer.

Of course, we have yet to see what Sanwa, Futaba, KO and JR are cooking up on the DSM front.

You can bet they will be releasing DSM radios before the years end.
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Here is the rundown of the basic features as stated on the Nomadio site-
"Radio Type : Digital Spread Spectrum 2.4 Ghz
Range: 2000 ft.
Frame Rate: 70 Frames per second
Latency: 13 millisecond max, 7ms typical
Channels: 3 (base) up to 32 (expansion)
Weight w/Batteries: 784 g
Rechargable Batteries: Included - NiMH
Charger: Included
Model Memory: 8 Named, custom graphics+sound
Controller Batt Voltage Monitor: Graphic, Real time
Car Batt Voltage Monitor: Graphic, Real time
Timers: Operation and Lap Timers
Trims: Adjustable Trims and Sub Trims
Controls: Dual Rate, Endpoints, Exponential
Mixing and Servo Speed Adjust on all channels
Anti-Lock: Brake Anti-Lock with Cycle, Delay, Depth
Idle up: Yes
Speaker: .75 w/headphone jack
Audio: Programmable WAV file audio and tones
Tactile Alarm: Programmable vibrator
Display: Movable Backlit monochrome LCD display
Resolution: 128x64 display resolution
Auto Modes: Auto Display and Display Only
Presets: Fail Safe, Auto Start
Telemetry: 3 channels of real time telemetry
Telemetry sensors included: Speed, Temp, Battery
Servos supported: Analog and Digital
Left handed operation : Yes (user modified)
PC : Serial connection for customization, analysis and updates
Antenna: Fixed 3 antenna
Architecture: Software upgradable"


The Sensor is software based, and most things are probably possible. It's just going to be a matter of whether enough people want something.

As for the pictures of the reciever, I'm gonna have to hold of on those since it is still a prototype and the production model will look different than the one I am currently using.
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Looks like I might be using my spektrum money to help save for this - JB
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I also thought I would let you guys know of that the weight posted on the site is incorrect. The actual weight is 674 g. This is lighter than almost all highend radios. For a comparison in weight, the mx3 weighs about 706 g.
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