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Any off-roaders using 2.4ghz radio system?

Old 04-21-2007, 05:53 PM
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Default Any off-roaders using 2.4ghz radio system?

Obviously they are not cheap, but probably the most glitch free radion system out there. How are they holding up to the abuse of off-road racing?

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I have the Nomadio React works like a DREAM.
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I use the Spektrum in my revo and it works great.

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Old 04-22-2007, 01:27 AM
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Digital is way 2 go, only way to speed up digital servos, you can actually have 78 radios in one area all turned on at the same time with no glitches.
Ive got one on the savage that I race every 2nd Sunday.
Cost wise, its only aprox $100 more than a good FM turn dial radio.
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just bought the futaba system... love it, feels faster than the standard spectrum.. feels more locked in and the built in fail safe is great... transmitter and rx 190$$ at my lhs.. great deal
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Been using spectrum for awhile. No problems with it yet.
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ive got the nomadio sensor and its doing great
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:52 AM
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I've been using a spektrum system in my M11 for almost two yrs now with no problems.
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Nomadio Reach and its rock solid. You can beta the built in telemetry either. Look at RX voltage, tx voltage, motor temp, all on your radio. Feels 30% faster than the Spek Pro I was using in a JR EX-10 Helios too.
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I have a spectrum in my KO helios and revo works perfectly.
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I have been using my specktrum system in nothing but off road vehicles for over two years and have never had a single problem. I started using it in my on road touring car at loyd noble center (a large arena where the OU basketball team plays) some of there electrical boxes and stuff disrupt it but worst case scenario it fail safes and then reboots and your good to go. It has only happened twice out there and i have been out there probably 30 times this year. Other than these two instances it is perfect absolutely perfect.
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I think those electric gliches would be noticed more with a 75mhz or 27mhz radio than the spektrum.
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:45 AM
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The Spektrum stuff had glitches when we were racing indoors on carpet - they seemed to engage lock down mode and then recover after about 20 seconds. We thought that it was something to do with static, or some other form of Wifi interference (not possible as it turned out).

It turns out that that on electric powered cars, the receiver's voltage could occasionally drop below the minimum required (due to voltage spikes) for glitch free operation.

I think updated versions came out to help solve the problem.

Do any of you guys with Nomadio, Futaba, Spektrum 2.4ghz stuff know the safe operating range with the radios you're using? Or the Tx output power?

I'm interested in some of the newer systems available too, but if I go 'bashing' in a large open area with a large model, what are the safe limits of operation?
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