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Old 09-18-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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I have done a lot of research and asked lots of questions about the batteries, motors, chargers, blah, blah, blah and I have those answers

But what about radios

I honestly never used any fancy smancy settings like exponential, etc so I just need the least expensive radio that will do the job

I just set the steering wheel turned all the way to the right/left then the car tires should be all the way to right/left

Same with throttle

What I mean by do the job is that I don't want to have such a cheap radio that I get interference or whatever other radio problems that people run into

Here is the one I like the most for the price of $220

http://www.futaba-rc.com/systems/futk1400.html

Honestly taking into consideration that I don't use fancy smancy settings how would it be in comparision to this $400+ one

http://www.futaba-rc.com/systems/futk4901.html

I had this one before but not sure the going price today

And why in this picture does it have two antenna's

http://www.kopropo.co.jp/sys_en/radios/ex-1ur.html

Any advice or experience with either of these or other's?

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I've been using Spektrum radios for the last 5+ years, they have been awesome. The DX3E might interest you if you don't need a bunch of features but it only has 1 model memory.

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdId=SPM3160

A few guys at my club have bought the DX3C recently, they are really liking them and for $130 I'd say they are a great deal.

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdId=SPM3300

Or check the Buy/Sell thread, always wicked deals to found there
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I've been using Spektrum radios for the last 5+ years, they have been awesome. The DX3E might interest you if you don't need a bunch of features but it only has 1 model memory.

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdId=SPM3160

A few guys at my club have bought the DX3C recently, they are really liking them and for $130 I'd say they are a great deal.

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdId=SPM3300

Or check the Buy/Sell thread, always wicked deals to found there
Reminds me of something out of Terminator

And the receiver looks pretty cool and not too big

Thanks

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Infinite12th, I understand your point, but it's the possibilities of improving control that the more expensive radios offer that make them attractive to racers trying to get an edge on the competition . Also, the opportunity to try all that's available out there is priceless !
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Infinite12th, I understand your point, but it's the possibilities of improving control that the more expensive radios offer that make them attractive to racers trying to get an edge on the competition . Also, the opportunity to try all that's available out there is priceless !
The exponential stuff was never an variable for me in the past and it was never reason I had car problems so perhaps those features are for people who have a different driving style with extra settings/control for them

I just don't want to get glitched because some more expensive radio is owning the frequencies or has more powerful frequency output or something...lol

Is that true or bologna?

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Infinite12th, I understand your point, but it's the possibilities of improving control that the more expensive radios offer that make them attractive to racers trying to get an edge on the competition . Also, the opportunity to try all that's available out there is priceless !
Very true. I couldn't live without EXPO now.
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A few guys at my club have bought the DX3C recently, they are really liking them and for $130 I'd say they are a great deal.

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdId=SPM3300

Or check the Buy/Sell thread, always wicked deals to found there
+1 for Spektrum DX3c

This controller feels nice in the hand, has all the fancy stuff if you require it and is cheap as chips. Since i bought one, i have replaced all the rx in my cars, 1 DX3c, 5 x SR300 rx and for everything else there is mastercard.

To be honest, this was the best purchase i have made in a long time, it has reduced the amount of crap i have to take along with me as well as remembering to change tx batteries for a bazillion tx's.
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