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Old 01-21-2005, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Difference between Futaba 3pk US and Asia version????

Hi guys,

can somebody confirm whether this guy is just trying to unload his stuff or there's something true on what he says about the versions sold in US being superior. If it's true what's so different.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...951524110&rd=1

I know people who did buy from HKG, but I never heard from them that there would be something different as far as they radio goes. I can't imagine what it would be.

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Old 01-22-2005, 10:34 AM   #2
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Where is all the 3PK experts?
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Old 01-22-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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I have been using the Megatech version (Asian version) for almost a year. My version does not come with charger or battery pack. Other than that, I don't find any difference in performance. I think the American version is also made in the same Asian factory which makes the Asian version. Just a different label (Magnum instead of Megatech and different bundle).
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There are no differences physically or otherwise between the 2 products. In fact they are identical except the name. The ONLY difference is in the WARRANTY. FUTABA USA will not do warranty work on MEGATECH. If you need your Megatech to be work on. You will have to pay for labor + parts etc..... If you want to find out, call Futaba or go to their website www.futaba-rc.com. Hope this shed some light to the issue. Here's their address:

The Futaba Service Center address is:

Futaba Service Center
3002 N. Apollo Drive, Suite #1
Champaign, IL 61822


Telephone: 1-217-398-0007. Available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm U.S. Central Standard Time.

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Old 01-22-2005, 10:19 PM   #5
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MXS- I bought the Megatech while in Japan for the TCS Worlds in 02. Mine included the battery(700mah) but no charger. The only difference to US versions I have seen(felt) is that the steering return springs are lighter. We brought back 3-4 radios for others and they all had the lighter springs. I notice it now when I drive another persons car and do a double take.
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MXS- I bought the Megatech while in Japan for the TCS Worlds in 02. Mine included the battery(700mah) but no charger. The only difference to US versions I have seen(felt) is that the steering return springs are lighter. We brought back 3-4 radios for others and they all had the lighter springs. I notice it now when I drive another persons car and do a double take.
so where can I get that spring?
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Old 01-22-2005, 11:32 PM   #7
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MXS- I bought the Megatech while in Japan for the TCS Worlds in 02. Mine included the battery(700mah) but no charger. The only difference to US versions I have seen(felt) is that the steering return springs are lighter. We brought back 3-4 radios for others and they all had the lighter springs. I notice it now when I drive another persons car and do a double take.
but the spring rates for the steering is adjustable.
Maybe the Asian/japanese versions have a different preset tension than the Magnum version, but there is a screw near the steering wheel (check the manual) that can control the torsional stiffness or the steering. Unless of course you've already taken that into account, then my bad.
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Not sure on that side Lee. I have never adjusted or tried to stiffen it as I like the version/adjustment I have currently

John there you go instead of a sword get your radio back form Jack and try adjusting the tension
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