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Old 10-29-2004, 06:42 PM   #1
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Ok...I'm going to retire my ole' Air. 3Ps.
I'm in the market know for a synthesized radio. I'm looking at the Airtronics MX-3S, JR XS3 or Pro, & Hitec CRX w/spectra.

Can anybody post their experiences with either 3? Pros and cons for each/
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Old 10-29-2004, 06:46 PM   #2
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Find you a used M8. Radio only and buy one of these when it comes out.
http://www.spektrumrc.com/DSM/Default.html
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Old 10-29-2004, 06:49 PM   #3
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Chill you beat me to it!

That system will be out for the M8 in January

http://www.spektrumrc.com/
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I've thought about that too. Though I'm kinda hestitant on buying any "used" radio. Anybody ever have issues with an M8? Seems to be the choice of everyone.
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Ive owned an M8 for 3 years. I love the radio, does everything you could ask for, and for me it has great balance when holding it. I say goto your local track and hold different radios and find out which one feels the best as most of the top end radios have almost all the same features.
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Old 10-29-2004, 07:32 PM   #6
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I have a M8 and love it it has been threw alot and still is up and running, The only problam i would have is if i put the radio down to hard it will beep, i think the connection isnt that good or something.
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I've had a JR XS3 for a while now. It has all the top model features, and you can find a new one on ebay for 120-200. People sell them from their Losi LST kits. The xs3 pro is an extra $50 for a little bling, nothing special.
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Actually, for the extra cash you get 10 model memory (versus 6), the momo wheel (it adds some bling), a smaller receiver, and the grip pad. I have a regular and a Pro and they both work great.
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Dont forget to do the grip test ! A radio can have all the bells and whistels and features and gadgets... but if you're not comfortable with the grip... it doesnt really matter.
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Grip test is probably the most important in my opinion. All the synthesized radios pretty much have high end features so that is not a issue. I have an M8 but my wife's JR XS3 feels more comfortable to me. When the Spektrum system comes out though module based radios will be the way to go.
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I like the bling factor on that JR XS3 Pro. So I've narrowed it to a M8 and the JR radio. I'd save money on the JR...
Where as the M8 it would cost me more.
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Actually, for the extra cash you get 10 model memory (versus 6), the momo wheel (it adds some bling), a smaller receiver, and the grip pad. I have a regular and a Pro and they both work great.
Thanks for the correction. I forgot about 10 model memory.

The M8 is a SNUG fit if you have big hands. The JR felt comfortable to me, and I've had to put a good deal of tape on my Futaba
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Have you ruled out the Futaba 3PM ?? The synth version is just being released and it has a couple of feature's the XS3 and the MX3 don't. The one that I've enjoyed using is servo response speed. I'm not one for a lot of goodies but this function was on my Multiplex and I learned to love it. Otherwise....for more cash you could get a new M8. Yes...it's that good.
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Snybody know about warranties? I read that JR has a 3 yr warranty...
Decisions....decisions.
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I have sent a Jr rs300 to horizon for repair "just a case". They wouldn't just sent me a case. Which I thought I can replace myself. But the repair as fast and they only charged for case which as 5.95
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