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Old 04-30-2013, 08:58 AM   #31
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Latencey (response time) is less than 1ms. Yes, the difference is noticeable
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:03 AM   #32
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both radios are good, just choose the one that feels best in your hand
Its just like a handgun. What feels the best in your hand. Looks like you don't have options to try many to see, but maybe at a race guys would let you try one out.
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Pulpetti - stick with major brands like Futaba or Sanwa/ Airtronics or KO. Go with whichever brand that provides the best service and support in your area (OZ). Depending on your budget and committment to this hobby decide on the the appropriate level of radio you want to go with. If you're fine with an entry level radio then okay. However if you can afford to spend a little more I would say go for it because a radio will last you for some time before it needs replacing or upgrading. Just don't go nuts and spend too much for a radio that is overkill for your skill and committment.
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Guys, is the 4PL "basically" as good as the 4PKS?
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Pulpetti - If you are looking in the $250 price range either the 4PL or MT-4 will work great. Expect to see a new 4PLS from Futaba soon though.

There is a noticeable difference in speed between the 4PL and 4PKRS IMO.



4PL ~ $250
KO Propo K.I.Y. ~ $549

I don't think those are even comparable in price.

IMO the KO is awkward and unbalanced. Hence the reason they sell weights to add to the radio just to balance it. They should have spent more time in the design stages instead of trying to come up with the ugliest radio available.
My apologies, my brain transposed 4pk instead of reading 4pl. Alot of guys at my local track like the case, just don't like the $529 price tag. But I think KO was to busy developing the best quality electronics and cutting edge ideas with the case that actually comes apart then to be worried about looks, but thats just my opinion.
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But I think KO was to busy developing the best quality electronics and cutting edge ideas with the case that actually comes apart then to be worried about looks, but thats just my opinion.
From a "holy crap that is cool" perspective, the new KO is nice. I almost bought one because I saw you could use the trigger for throttle and a stick for steering!

FWIW, My Helios is well balanced and the multi angle steering wheel makes the transmitter really comfortable.

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