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Old 07-18-2004, 10:34 PM   #1
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Is this radio a good radio? Is it synthesized, or can it be? How does it compare to a M8?
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Old 07-18-2004, 10:50 PM   #2
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The R-1 is one of the top notch radios.

It's not synthesized, and I don't think there's a conversion to do so (ex. Hitec Spectra Module on Futaba Radios).

The M8 interface is easier to learn and everything. And, can be synthesized.
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Its heavy and bulky IMO. Crystaless is the way to go now so R1 is kinda in the back.
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I've used an R1 since they were first available in Australia. Awesome radio, and there's not a single feature that they've left out of it.

I "think" Its now available in synthesized. Not too many places would have it yet but the latest Racing Lines magazine (australian RC Car mag) confirms its available in synthesised version. Unsure of price.
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They showed a Synth version of the R-1 at the Shizuoka Show in Japan...so it's on it's way.

Big and Bulky?? not too bad actually..I tried my buddy's M8 and found the balance of the R1 to be preferable..puts the weight in the center of yoyur hand instead of on top...

The R1 has a menu system for finding features with a large display, but also allows the most common features to be accessed directly vs the M8 which lets you scroll through a list of features to oget what you want.

Personally, I'm running an R1 right now and I love it, but I've just picked up a Multiplex 707 to use as a backup/2nd radio...
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I think the people that knock the R1 are people that have not used it for a long period of time. It has a differnt feel then the other top notch radios. Personally I prefer it, others do not. Pick it up, see if it fits your hands, with the addition of crystaless, no other radio has more features.
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It is the BEST radio ever!! But it could be better if they put the LED on the screen for night racing...It has more features than I needed, or maybe I'm just not good enough for it. Anyways, definitely try one when you have a chance!
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I have been puting off the purchase of a new radio in the hopes of a synth R-1. Sounds like one is in the works. I have used the M-8 and it feels nice. I have personally been using a JR 756 for the past 7 yrs and have had NO problems with it. I also used a friends R-1 several times and since I am used to the 756, the R-1 just feels better to me as well. The new R-1 better be back lit or I may still have to buy the M-8. We race alot at night and in dimly lit drivers stands. Hope this helps

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The R-1 is one of the top notch radios.

It's not synthesized, and I don't think there's a conversion to do so (ex. Hitec Spectra Module on Futaba Radios).

The M8 interface is easier to learn and everything. And, can be synthesized.
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i had one for about a year. i loved it except one thing. the pro version has a variable tension spring on the wheel and i broke it three times. each time was during a main and was very frustrating. the third time was the last, i got a 3pk and haven't had a problem since.
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Jr R1 is the radio to get when you get sick and tired of your m8 glitching and your car getting wrecked, especially with nitro cars. I have been running the old r1 version for a long time and like it allot. When the synth. version comes out I will get one for sure. I know its on its way because the team drivers are using them now.
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I know a few people that have had the springs break, I've personally had a throttle spring fail on my older R1.

I have since added a Multiplex 707 to my RC arsenal and in my preliminary tests with it I'm getting much faster servo response.

No scientific measurements here...simply testing the rate of turn from my Mini-T's JR 351 servo and with the R1 it acts like a standard slow servo oin the .17 to .2 range....with my 707 it seems to react quicker..similar to my Futaba 9350...it might all be perception..it may be the same speed....but others say the same thing..it seems to get a faster response.

I love my R1..the menu setup is great..the feature selection is unbeatable...the service..is questionable...when you have to send the radio in to replace a spring that is a known point of failure...I have a serious problem with that. With every inquiry I've made I was told that there was no part number and that the springs will not be sold individually...they must be installed by their technicians in the service department
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