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Old 01-26-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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well i have made up my mind and im pretty sure i will be getting this...
http://www.airtronics.net/airtronics_new_mx3.htm
any oppioins on it?
like it?
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:19 PM   #2
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I have used Airtronics radios since 1986 and absolutely love them. I have to use an M8 since I am backwards and drive left handed. I used to skate goofy footed but I am right handed. Go figure.
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:19 PM   #3
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I bought the MX3S version about 3 weeks ago, I have no complaints.

I really don't have anything to compare it to except the 15yr old Futaba pistol grip I was using prior to buying the Airtronics. It has more features than I will need, 18 model memory ??? ... mebbe if I won a lottery...

Still figuring out all the adjustments, but its a nice radio. I wanted a synthesized radio for the convenience. Some have reported problems with the synth receiver but I sure haven't.
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should i get the 24 or 72mhz? and should i get the one that comes with the servo? is it any better than the stock rtr tc3 servo?
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I got FM 75mhz because there are more frequency options which is a plus especially with the synthesized
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I used to have that radio. it is a good radio i got alot of radio hits on it though.
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what causes those radio hits? and how can they be avoided?
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Dont know your budget, nor the price difference, but have you considered the synthezised version?

If you not already have done it, remember to do the grip test !

I dont have an MX-3 myself, but Airtronics is good, and it has good features. I really like that big display, which gives a good overview ( KO could learn something here )

If it should be better than the MX-3, then it's 3PK or Helios. The faster response might be worth something, but other than that, I believe that these radios are overkill.

In short: To me, the MX-3 looks like a good radio, with high value for money.
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I have the MX3 since 2 years now, didn't have any problem with it.
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what causes those radio hits? and how can they be avoided?
lots of things can cause radio hits. like where you put the reciver on your chassis. When I ran a TC3 I put the reciver on the servo so I wouldnt get hits, or if you are running a graphite chassis then you dont want to have the antenna touching the chassis. Alot of people put two pieces of double sided tape under the reciver. Even low batteries can cause hits, cut on the antenna cord, some motors, there are lot of ways you can get hits.
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