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Old 02-28-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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Questions?? Looking to upgrade radio any recommendations

Right now using the Spektrum 2.0 system and was thinking of the 3R. Any others you recommend and why. Like to know what you like or don't about it. The M11 looks nice too.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:49 AM   #2
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I have just got myslef a DX3R-Love it.. I like it 1. Because of not having to worry about Crystals anymore. 2. Sooo light.. makes those mains fly by!.
3.Easy to use.. and some nice features.. which are adjustable. 4.Battery's last ages.. and only uses 4 AA's. 5. Comfy.. for me.. and 6. Love it.. they do feel slightly on the cheaper side.. but think thats partilary due to the lack of weight behind it.. but I really like mine.. was defo worth the money for me personally..
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:06 AM   #3
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...Or what about the DX3S? Sure it has DSM1, but there is barely a noticeable difference between the two. Like a .09 and .08 second servo difference, somewhere around there. If you have more than 10 cars, get the DX3R. But telemetry really comes in handy when you are pitting and check your radio to see what temp the engine is. And you also get an extra receiver for cheaper than the DX3R.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:06 AM   #4
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+1 on DX3R extremely lightweight and easy to use. I have used this radio system for the 2008 season since it was released without any glitch. It has a ton of options including a timer function which I really enjoy. From what I have seen if you can afford it the 4PKS from Futaba is a phenomenal radio system also it even has a back light for easy viewing. The back light is the only thing I wish the DX3R had. The 4PKS is a little heavier than the DX3R. For the money the DX3R is the way to go.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:44 AM   #5
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i got rid of my m11 for a 3r and i'm not comfertable with the 3r yet. i used a neckstrap on my m11, so weight wasn't an issue. i miss my m11 but it's getting easer to like my 3r. plus if you go with the 3r, you can use the receiver that you have now.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:00 AM   #6
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i would have to say go with either 1the dx3r or the dx3s
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:08 AM   #8
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I had the 3pm 2.4 and liked it alot now I have the MX3 FHSS and like it also. I want to try the 3S next and would take that over the 3R because of the telementry, the extra reciever, and that you can use the older 2 and 3.0 recievers with it too. And I think the S looks better than the R. But I need to say I am more fond of the spring retention in Futaba than the Airtronics, the Airtronics is more twitchy than the Futaba. And I used the same servos on both so it is a true comparison.
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dx3s is a VERY cheap feeling radio......dx3r is ok........If my budget were unlimited, Futaba 4pk hands down.......but I just got a new 3pk synth........I personally have had better luck with FM than DSM, no more DSM for me.
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If budget no concern, then the M11 is the answer
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:09 PM   #11
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dx3r or dx3s for the win, lightweight, only needs 4 aa batts, tons of features, great controllers, all i use!!

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If you can price is not a issue the futaba 4pk is the best radio out there but of course thats just my opinion if possible go to your lhs and hold all of them find the one you like
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M11 needs a $60 lipo and a $35 bag.

Dx3R need nothing, small enough to throw in your bag, and 4aa batts last for a couple months. The throttle tension is not adjustable.

I switched to the M11 and have yet to sell my dx3r, it is simply a great radio. The M11 takes up SO much space (it is large).
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I use the M11 and once you get used to it, its hard to beat. Best by a mile, IMO.
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I have got the DX3S and it is fantastic. They are really light and i find it extremely comfortable. I would suggest it to anyone.

(ps) I upgraded from the DX2!!
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