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Old 04-13-2002, 10:41 AM   #16
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what do you guys think of the ko propo ex 11 presto?
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Scroll up & read my original reply, I already recommended it to the thread's starter.....
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GO for the M8 it will take your driving to a new level
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Old 04-13-2002, 09:12 PM   #19
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Ok, let me elaborate, I've had(& still have) a Presto for over 5 years, & I still like them alot(though I now have an EX-1 Mars for my primary radio). It has plenty of features & is of VERY high quality. I still keep one Presto as my backup, & I still use its reciever in one of my cars(it's a KR-297F, the same as the Mars uses, I consider it one of the best made), & even better, it can be found for around $150 at mail order shops......
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I'd suggest you have a look at KO's EX-11 Presto, it has about all the features you mentioned & it can be found for around $150.....
not PCM function tho
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i agree with what you all said...
dennis..go with the one that you think feels the most natural in your grip...you have to try it before you could make up your mind!
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It's true the Presto doesn't have PCM, but you're not going to find ANY new radio that does for the price the original poster asked about(the cheapest PCM radio I've seen was around $290 or higher). I'm trying to keep his budget in mind(if money was no object, I'd recommend an EX-1 Mars, the finest radio I've ever owned or used, but he DID say at $150 or less). Also, I think that PCM radios in most of our applications are overkill, I RARELY have any glitching problems, & I've never had a PCM radio(you just have to take care in setting ALL the electronics up, & buy quality components, which KO certainly is).....
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Old 04-16-2002, 08:39 AM   #23
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Do the grip test !

Recently, I bought a new radio. I checked out Multiplex, Hitec, KO and Futaba. I ended up with KO Propo Presto EX-11.

At my opinion, these are the highligts:

Fits my hand nicely. (The Mars are actually too small for my hands).
Very very small/light RX.
Reliable.
Good functions. Probably more, than you request.
Very easy to use.
Very good manual.
Extremely good value for the money.
It fits your budget.
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gd manual from KO?...tat's new
2 mi,their manuals r always japlish(japan style english)...
full of minor mistakes which could translate in a major mistake

BUT,their products r definitely the best n even bcos of their quanlity,i am able to tolerate their jap-lish...

anyway,go choice on the KO controller,tons of features n i believe u wun even use all of them unless u r racing nitro...
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Thanks a lot for all the replies. I have decided on either the KO PROPO EX-11 or the FUTABA 3PDF. The KO PROPO has a few more features and is a little cheaper.....I have always liked FUTABA's equiptment though. THe KO PROPO is a little small for my hands while the Futaba feels a little better.....the only thing that i was confued about was the KO PROPO 4: channels

It comes with a 4 channel trans and a 2 channel reciever. could I just use any 3 channel FM reciever to get 3 channel use? I have a nitro boat that uses three channels and was thinking about using thisr adio for that too. OR is the KO PROPO accessory to make the receiver the only way to get 4 channel use?

Thanks again for all the replies.......anyone selling a KO PROPO for a good price.....with a receiver?
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i suppose u can use a different brand for the receiver...
but i believe the futaba 3pdf comes with a 3-channel receiver,so u wun b spend xtra on another 3-channel receiver if u get the KO ex-11...

jus a suggestion,...hope it helps u...
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I am going to have to buy other receivers anyway, just making sure that the EX-11 will control a Novak 3 channel receiver for my boat. I would use the micro receiver in my xxx-s since I only need 2 channels
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I don't know all the details, but I do know that KO sells some third channel modules that plug into the reciever, & are meant for radios like the EX-11 & EX-1's(though I believe the extra channels on those radios are an on/off thing, not proportional channels). If you look on eBay, you'll seee a number of them appear from time to time.....
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It's correct that KO sells an additional module. Actually, it expand the 2-channel RX to 4-channel.

Personally I'm going the Hitec RX way. I'm probably recieving the HFS-04MI+ next week from my LHS. According to several other people, it should work fine, as long as you stick with single-conversion type RX AND you use KO crystals. But hopefully I can try it out myself in a couple of weeks. Where I live, the Hitec RX is 40% of the price of a similar Futaba RX....

About EX-11 versus 3PDF: The 3PDF also fit my hands better than the EX-11. But only slightly and where I live, the 3PDF are 50% more expensive than the EX-11. In addition the EX-11 got 4 channels, ABS and direct setting. So for me, the choise was easy.

Good luck Dennis, with your TX / RX "hunting".
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