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Old 09-09-2013, 09:10 AM   #16
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I really like the 4PKs. I had the older ver but did not like the menu button very much and upgraded when the s model came out. Fits great in my hands and does everything I have ever needed. I have tried other folks 4PL but like the extra weight of the PK and have had bad luck with interference both times I have bought Spektrum. I like the 3PM but disliked the way you had to go though every setting to get to the one you wanted vs just scrolling over like Spektrum or the 4PK & 4PL do. I've had the high end Airtronics back in the FM days but never really liked the way they fit my hand.

Bottom line buy what feels good in your hand. Seems most the middle and high end radios all do the same stuff these days and I have yet to run into anyone that finds much value in telemetry..
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M12. When you gotta lap every mother fu-ker in the room... Accept no substitute.
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Buy a radio that suites you and what's the most comfortable to hold when you are racing... You can have the best radio but if it's comfortable it will affect your driving... I prefer KO Propo radio because of their 3D wheel it's expensive but it's worth the money...
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I've been happy with the MT4, not as tank-like as my old M8, but durability has not been an issue. Does everything I need it to and then some.
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M12. When you gotta lap every mother fu-ker in the room... Accept no substitute.
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this radio has an anti-failure protection system. it allows you to see yourself about to drive into boards, and then double steer out of the corner avoid boards, all while not blowing your line.

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Old 09-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #21
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:21 PM   #22
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this radio has an anti-failure protection system. it allows you to see yourself about to drive into boards, and then double steer out of the corner avoid boards, all while not blowing your line.

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I'm not sure that system is working on mine.

I know what you mean, though, and I agree. It's just that little bit more connected-feeling than my old DX3R.

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I'm not sure that system is working on mine.

I know what you mean, though, and I agree. It's just that little bit more connected-feeling than my old DX3R.

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I think thats the main difference between any of the mid model radios and the high end ones. I used to use a 4PL and switched the a 4PKS-R and had the same experience. Just felt more connected and higher resolution in the throttle and steering inputs.

To the OP - I'd stick with either Futaba or Airtronics. You can't go wrong with either one. I'd suggest trying to get your hands on each and see which is more comfortable and go through the menus and see which you prefer.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:33 PM   #24
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Airtronics mt4. Just as fast with a cheapo 92524 vs the 150$ M12 receiver (for high V in my nitro buggy). Stay away from spectrum that things light years behind with futaba and airtronics w.r.t. lag and build quality. Just good for bashers. Love the MT4 for the spring tension adjustments and the trigger angle adjustment. I have mine to stiffest settings helps with braking a lot.
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I like the m11x but I also like my custom flysky!!
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:53 PM   #26
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Thanks for all of the input, I ended up going with the 4pks-r. The local hobby shop had several models I could hold and I ended up liking the 4pk the best. Plus I had a 3pk so I know somewhat how the menu works.
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Well as long as the radio feels comfortable to u I am sure that is what matters!!
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:42 PM   #28
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Gangname style radio hehehehe
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:13 AM   #29
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I use the the FlySky GT3B. Cheap, comfy and it does the job. No complaints there.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:55 AM   #30
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AIRTRONICS MT4. It's super light and comfortable, feels less "cheap" than my old Spektrum, has all the adjustments and features that one could ever want or need, responds plenty fast, works flawlessly, and it sure doesn't hurt that the pricing is very reasonable. I see no reason to spend substantially more when the MT4 does everything so well. And and added bonus, MT4 transmitter has no external antenna at all to fumble with, to get damaged, or to get in the way.
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