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Old 09-30-2006, 02:51 PM   #76
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listed on towers website

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LNLZP3&P=G
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Old 09-30-2006, 03:19 PM   #77
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Kinda pricey aint it?
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Old 09-30-2006, 08:10 PM   #78
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the price will mostly drop when they finally arrive to the US.

I bet they will be even cheaper coming from HK.
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Old 10-06-2006, 05:07 PM   #79
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The system is in stock at Tower and Omni Models.
$249.99 for both module and receiver.
or seperately
$119.99 for receiver
$129.99 for module.

both are offering $20.00 discount codes.
Free shipping from Omni only that comes to $229.99 shipped.

mine is on it's way...
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:48 AM   #80
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I picked up one and an extra receiver. I was kinda disappointed to find the receivers are NOT wireless. They have a 8" long external antenna that cannot be cut kinked or coiled. Early reports in chat rooms and pictures showed no antennas. Kinda makes you want to have second thoughts if you already have the Spektrum or Spektrum Pro. However it does run on the HRS mode.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:07 AM   #81
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You are correct you can see the antenna in the pic from Tower. I wonder if the new system (lack of antenna) did not work properly with the conventional 75mhz........................
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:18 AM   #82
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I have been testing the system since right before the IIC. I have had great luck with it and it feels exactly like the std HRS 75mhz. I kept my std antenna and still pull it up out of habit and I think it looks better with the antenna sticking out

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Old 10-11-2006, 08:22 AM   #83
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Chad Due (National #8 in Off-Road buggy ) got one yesterday and says it is great. As fast or faster than HRS. It does have an antenna. The manual says it can be used in PPM mode, so that makes it 3PJ compatible.

It is smaller than the synthesized Futaba receiver.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:40 AM   #84
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I think it working on hrs and being as fast as hrs is more important than having an antenna. But thats just me. I should be picking mine up today
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Two years ago when I started on-road racing, I got into it with the original Spektrum. I never had a single problem with the system, and I'm still using it today. But, I also never got to experience driving the car with HRS, since I bought a radio without a module.

All this time, I've dismissed people talking about the speed and resolution of the radio as market speak, and ways to discredit the massive head start Spektrum got on the market. Anyway, I figured -maybe- a pro driver could feel the difference, but at the club level, it wouldn't really affect me.

Now, two years later, I've gotten much better at driving. More and more, I feel like I'm leading the car, and having to time my reactions to predict where the car is going to go, rather than turning when the time is right. When I'm driving, especially when the car is fast, I feel slightly disconnected from it. It doesn't have quite the direct feel you'd expect, like when you're playing a video game. When I drive other people's cars, I've always thought they had a more direct feeling than my own. I figured maybe it was setup, but now I'm not sure.

So, now, I'm curious if what I'm experiencing is the delay induced by my Spektrum system. A lot of the better drivers at our track took them out immediately after using them, because they felt the timing was completely off. This was long before all the talk of the induced latency was making the rounds, so maybe there was something to it.

So my question is, what's the real story? Check your sponsors and prejudice at the door, and tell me the truth. Do good club racers in a fast, reactive class like foam touring (19T) notice the latency? Is it real, or is it simply the power of suggestion? $250 is a lot of cash to spend on something like this, but if there's a real, tangible difference, and it removes that disconnect I feel from my car, I may have to update my Christmas list.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:18 PM   #86
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I've heard rumours that the prototype had no antenna then they tried in a nitro car
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Apparently it's just licensed Nomadio technology. It runs at the same frequency as the sensor, faster than the old HRS. Has anyone tried to run one with the antenna folded down?
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I used spektrum for a year and a half. Switching during dirt season. This year I drove a friends car that was setup exactly the same as mine but with HRS, my jaw dropped to the floor on how different it was. I turned into the wall 5 times in the first lap from the quicker response time. This was carpet with foams.

Believe me you will notice a difference.
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I have the regular Spektrum and the new HRS Spektrum, the HRS is way faster. Anybody want to buy the original Spektrum for a 3PK ?
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Old 10-11-2006, 02:11 PM   #90
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Our system is NOT licensed Nomadio technology…it is completely our own.
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