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Old 06-28-2005, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default M8 vs. DX3

your thoughts?

I had an XR3 so I'm used to the features and design of the DX-3.
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Old 06-28-2005, 12:48 PM   #2
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how many radio threads you need for a decision? I say helios all the way great radio. If your just interested in the spektrum thing then doen't really matter they all work. But the Helios is starting to become is really really really popular radio so many people are now switching to it and many some factory drivers are now going to the helios. This is the most adjustable radio i have encountered.
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Hehe, I was just trying to compare the two, I think I'm gonna go with the DX3
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Ahh, but the DX-3 doesn't have the Lap Timer feature... DAMN I GOTTA MAKE UP MY MIND!!
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:03 PM   #5
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I would really consider getting the helios it has all the bells and whistles that you need and more it's a very good radio. Or the Ko Mars R these radios are really good. The lap timer feature i don't even use, you can use a personal transponder for that. The dx3 is a new radio that just came out and it's the first of it's type. I would wait for a couple of month to wait and see hoe people like this radio. If you don't wanna wait then seriously consider the m8, 3pk, and the helios. But i really reccoment the helios the helios is like the next big thing since the m8 in my opinion.

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helios dude!!!! that radio works flawlessly for me. i havent had a glitch with it yet and u get the fastest react time compared to other radios
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Ahh, but the DX-3 doesn't have the Lap Timer feature

Don't let that be a deal breaker to you. I don't know about anyone else but I can't use the dam timer accurately anyway. To me it is something in my radio's menu that never gets used.
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I really reccomend the HELIOS period.
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I really reccomend the HELIOS period.
Look at my signature man, trading up the M8 for the Helios myself.
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Look at my signature man, trading up the M8 for the Helios myself.
good plan
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Most of the high end radios are good. M8 vs. Helios, it comes down to personal preference. Most pro racers don't mess with 75% of the high end radio's features anyway. Go with cost, "feel," and customer service. I've got an M8, so do more pros than any other, but they all are good.
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Most of the high end radios are good. M8 vs. Helios, it comes down to personal preference. Most pro racers don't mess with 75% of the high end radio's features anyway. Go with cost, "feel," and customer service. I've got an M8, so do more pros than any other, but they all are good.
yeah thats changing fast though.
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over at my track i see alot more ko radios then before, alot are driving with a helios or a mars r. In my opinion both are better than the m8. But you should really buy a radio for your OWN preference and customer service.
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My personal opinion is that all the high end radios of other brands except mabey hitec have surpassed the m8 feature-wise. I dont know much about the m11, but I would be looking into that over the m8. I dont like the cursor system of the m8 (and m11 if it hasnt changed), I find the menu system of the 3pk much easier to use, the features are abbreviated less and there is a full screen for each type of feature, and sometimes a graph that can help you understand what you're doing, but whatever floats your boat.

I dont think the DX3 would be much of an upgrade, unless you're having glitching problems, you wont notice any difference with the spectrum other than the antennas. You'd be better off getting one of the high end radios which have more features and which most people find more comfortable. If you dont think that's necessary, why not just stick with the XS3?
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