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Old 06-17-2005, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default Advantages of a High-End Radio?

Hello,

I currently have this setup:

JRX-S
Novak GTX
Novak XXL Receiver
Airtronics 94360Z servo

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a JR XR3 radio.

Whenever I look around, I see people with M8's XS3's and R-1's

I was wondering, what would be a definite plus to getting one of these radios?
I don't need memory for more than 2 cars, and I don't have money for the Spektrum right now (if i buy the m8 or r-1).

So which one would be the best and why would it be so much better than my XR3?

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Old 06-17-2005, 10:14 AM   #2
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Well apart from the multitude of functions that most people never use anyway...

I think one of the most compelling reasons is that you will never have the urge to upgrade your transmitter again since its a top of the line model.
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:42 AM   #3
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the biggest reason is the comfortability of the m8 or there high end radios
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:47 AM   #4
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The biggest benefits I think would be:

XS3(Pro) - Synthesized and no more crystals; plus, the STeering Master setting on the Pro is Fabulous
M8 and others - Ability to upgrade to the spectrum in the future
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:18 AM   #5
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faster response, features that may help driving be easier, Also these features can be adjusted to fit the conditions of the track yuor racing on. High end radios aren't just for show...they really make a diference either a good or bad way.

I love my helios, some people say it's hard to navigate, but it's really not. I use alot of the features on this radio so i make sure i'm not wasting my money, i think the m8 might be going obsolete do to the m11, the helios seems to be very very peopular radio, many drivers switched to the helios (reignhard, surikan).

But then again i see good local driver's using all sorts of radio...it's all about preference. Also don't get jealous around the track( i know it's hard )
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Its all in what feels good, up until April I was using a Caliber 3PS and a JR756, the only reason I switched the M8 is because the 756 literally wore out inside, and the 3PS fell apart and wouldn't stay on . The M8 was the closest thing feel wise to my 3PS. I love the super loose wheel.
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Its all in what feels good, up until April I was using a Caliber 3PS and a JR756, the only reason I switched the M8 is because the 756 literally wore out inside, and the 3PS fell apart and wouldn't stay on . The M8 was the closest thing feel wise to my 3PS. I love the super loose wheel.
loose wheel? wheel tension? that could always be adjusted on most high end radios.
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[QUOTE=axel]High end radios aren't just for show...they really make a diference either a good or bad way.[QUOTE]

I run a KO mars and love the thing. It's light, compact and never has glitching problems.
I think the features on a high end radio are a must!! I've improved significantly by adjusting the steering servo speed (overall and stepped), expo, end points, throw, etc..
If you think your going to be into RC for a long time you should pony up the dough and get a top radio right off the bat. It will pay off in the long run.
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[QUOTE=ddesros2][QUOTE=axel]High end radios aren't just for show...they really make a diference either a good or bad way.
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I run a KO mars and love the thing. It's light, compact and never has glitching problems.
I think the features on a high end radio are a must!! I've improved significantly by adjusting the steering servo speed (overall and stepped), expo, end points, throw, etc..
If you think your going to be into RC for a long time you should pony up the dough and get a top radio right off the bat. It will pay off in the long run.
That sums up eveything, i always say "plan for the future, just get high end stuff if you plan on staying "
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Also don't get jealous around the track( i know it's hard )
Haha yes, it's hard, but I'm actually jealous only on the radios heh.

I'll probably start looking at the XS3 Pro.

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Oh BTW, what's the "STeering Master setting"
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Yea, I play on staying with this hobby, and I'm pleased with all the other stuff:

"JRX-S
Novak GTX
Novak XXL Receiver
Airtronics 94360Z servo
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and the radio just wasn't of the same caliber as the other stuff.
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FYI, that's a nice TC setup you have!! I have the exact same gear in my TC, except my car is an FK05.

The XS3 pro is a nice radio. It has a very stiff steering wheel spring (not sure if it's adjustable or not?). It has all the features of any radio out there.
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OK,

Thanks for the info, everyone!
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loose wheel? wheel tension? that could always be adjusted on most high end radios.

Not back in the day when I bought my high end radios 10 years ago. Thats something new.
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