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Old 02-14-2019, 07:21 AM
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It seems I never hit the "complete" button when I ordered the Rx for my GLA that I should see in the next couple weeks. I was just about to order one so that was not holding me up when I finish the build and I ran across this which looks to be a brand new offering. It is ever so slightly bigger and weighs almost a gram more but I like the idea of no wire antenna. I am guessing no one has used this yet for the fact I can't find any reviews but wondering on what you thought?

I actually just found one on Amazon Prime so that makes it a much easier decision to try because it is so much easier to return so I hit the "buy" button.

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I have the same in Sanwa and notice no difference between the performance of the one with wire antenna and one with the ceramic antenna. I have not tested the range limits, but for my uses, I didn't see any noticeable performance difference.

I plan to use the ceramic antenna receiver model going forward.
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I have the same in Sanwa and notice no difference between the performance of the one with wire antenna and one with the ceramic antenna. I have not tested the range limits, but for my uses, I didn't see any noticeable performance difference.

I plan to use the ceramic antenna receiver model going forward.
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Is there a version that would work with the kt432pt?
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Ran this rx with no issues. I did, however, cover it in shrink tubing.
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Is there a version that would work with the kt432pt?
KR-331/431T receiver's are listed as compatible. I haven't seen models which use the micro JST plugs commonly used in this scale. So you will either need to modify the plugs, or direct solder to the pins.
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Thanks just thought I’d ask. I’ve ordered a kt432pt that should be here on Friday. I may end up putting it for sale and getting either a Futaba or Sanwa. They really make it tough to decide. I was going to stick with my DX4S and deal with the stock Mini Z transmitters. That was until my DX4S steering spring snapped. Tried fixing it with a spring from another to but it just doesn’t feel the same. I’d like something to cover all the bases. Mini Z, GL’s, 14b,Tacon and whatever tenth scales I decide to keep. You guys got any suggestions on which brand I should consider. I’m done with Spektrum for now. How good is the KT432PT? I purchased a KR-331 to try out the radio with the GLA or GLR. I just don’t know if I will be satisfied with the Kyosho over one of the others.
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I use an old EX-10 Helios with ASF module for mini-z. It's old, and relatively slow, but good enough for me. I use Sanwa for any aftermarket electronics based platform. It means carrying two transmitters to the track, and I am still not acclimated to the Sanwa yet. There is a huge speed difference between the two platforms.

I had considered getting the EX-6R, but really cannot justify the expenditure to stay with proprietary bands. I had also thought about getting the KT-432PT, and getting above RWD cars/electronics to replace my brushed ASF cars as well as EVO RX, but it's more of a side grade than an upgrade.

Electronics compatibility are still a concern in this scale, sbs for the most part it means having two transmitters as there is no single transmitter than can be used with all cars.
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It is surprising that Kyosho never seemed to try to make things "standard" I totally understand that the protocols have changed over the last two decades that the Mini-Z has been around but it seems that they kind of went out of their own way to make different models not compatible. I am also surprised that in this time of "cheap" electronics that a third party has not offered reasonably priced boards that work with the protocols that the major manufactures use. I would have thought with all the electronic production facilities in Asia that this would be a "no brainer" with the popularity of this scale there.

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I may just go with the 4PM from Futaba. Seems like itís a good transmitter and it work with the Mini Z Evo. Iíll just have to bite the bullet and get a few 2ch receivers for now.
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Originally Posted by LJH View Post
It is surprising that Kyosho never seemed to try to make things "standard" I totally understand that the protocols have changed over the last two decades that the Mini-Z has been around but it seems that they kind of went out of their own way to make different models not compatible. I am also surprised that in this time of "cheap" electronics that a third party has not offered reasonably priced boards that work with the protocols that the major manufactures use. I would have thought with all the electronic production facilities in Asia that this would be a "no brainer" with the popularity of this scale there.

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This surprises me as well. PN made a brushed spektrum board, which was around $100. Not cheap, but the going rate for ASF brushed boards at the time.

There are some inexpensive ASF clone boards for brushed and brushless... the same company makes clone micro receivers for some of the big brands, so I wouldn't put it past their ability to swap an RX band on the boards, but I am no electronics engineer.
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Originally Posted by LJH View Post
Hello All,
It seems I never hit the "complete" button when I ordered the Rx for my GLA that I should see in the next couple weeks. I was just about to order one so that was not holding me up when I finish the build and I ran across this which looks to be a brand new offering. It is ever so slightly bigger and weighs almost a gram more but I like the idea of no wire antenna. I am guessing no one has used this yet for the fact I can't find any reviews but wondering on what you thought?

I actually just found one on Amazon Prime so that makes it a much easier decision to try because it is so much easier to return so I hit the "buy" button.

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would this be compatible with the T4PM?
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would this be compatible with the T4PM?
It should be. The 4pm is compatible with t-fhss, s-fhss, and T-fhss SR
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Hello All,
It seems I never hit the "complete" button when I ordered the Rx for my GLA that I should see in the next couple weeks. I was just about to order one so that was not holding me up when I finish the build and I ran across this which looks to be a brand new offering. It is ever so slightly bigger and weighs almost a gram more but I like the idea of no wire antenna. I am guessing no one has used this yet for the fact I can't find any reviews but wondering on what you thought?

I actually just found one on Amazon Prime so that makes it a much easier decision to try because it is so much easier to return so I hit the "buy" button.

Cheers,
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Do you have a link to the one on amazon.for the Futaba
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Only one left, better hurry!

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