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Spektrum DX3R vs Futaba 3PK

Old 03-12-2009, 12:21 AM
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Hi guy, I just need some help here. I'm about to get a new Radio System for my Hyper 7tq and I been checking the different between the two Radio System, but still don't know which one to get. Please give me some Id which one is good. THANKSSSSS ALL
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:58 AM
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The best advice I can give is to check 'em out at the local shop with batteries installed in 'em. They have a very different feel between them and that is many times the deciding factor for someone.

I have both an M11 and a DX3R. I got the DX3R because it's the only radio with a proper 3rd channel for my crawler. I ended up keeping my M11 because I like the feel of it so much better even though it's probably twice as heavy as the '3R and it's not nearly as power efficient.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:35 AM
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I have not used tha 3pk, but the DX3R is very light in the hand and the menu is extremely easy to navigate!
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Yea, another vote for the DX3R had mine for a few weeks now and love it! super light.. sooo battery efficient.. and easy to use.. cant go wrong!
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:23 AM
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I prefer the 3pk - it feels good in my hand, it's not heavy and has quite a few functions.
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I really like my 3pk, but I want a reliable 2.4 ghz system. I just dont trust the fasst system. I had one that was shutting down on me and dont want to mess with it, so with this being said I went back to good old trusty 75mhz.
I have driven with a dx3r and just cant get comfortable with the feel of the radio. If it wasnt for that I would have one.
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3pk all the way.....i hate the feel of the Spectrum gear.
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i use the dx3r, have been since it came out, its nice and light and dosent eat up batteries, the menu is really easy to navigate, the 3pk is out of date and they had issues with over heating on the fasst system, if i was gonna get a futuba i would get the 4pk i used one in a 3 hour enduro it was pretty nice, its not as light as the spektrum but its on the light side though, feels good in the hand but is pretty pricey compared to the dx3r
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How so is the 3pk out of date ?
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:24 AM
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Didn't you know that whenever something new comes out that everything else is no longer any good? I still use my trust M8 FM! And my buddys give me crap. Then bitch about losing bind on the 2.4.
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The last time I used a Futaba radio, it was with my RC10 and Grasshopper buggies in the '80s. It had two sticks on it. We didn't have these fancy trigger/wheel radios that are available today. But really, today's Futaba radios look sweet.

The DX3R is an excellent radio at any price. I sold mine so that I could stick with one brand (Airtronics M11), but the DX3R performed flawlessly. I never had a bind issue... no loss of signal, etc. It was lightweight and easy to program.
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Originally Posted by Integra View Post
How so is the 3pk out of date ?
because its old, if you had the 4pk you would most likely say that it was out of date as well
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My vote goes DX3R. To me it is the most comfortable radio out there. It is soooo light and easy to use. Oh did I mention It is soooooo light? I used an airtronics M8 for years before getting the DX3R and the weight difference alone makes the radio that much more comfortable in those long mains. The battery usage is also amazing. I have had mine for 4-5 months now and only used 1 set of 4 batteries. The menu is also very intuitive. The scroll wheel makes navigating the menu easy and all in all it has a very simple menu. You can see your travel and expo curves visually to understand what the changes you are making are actually doing. For the price I don't think you can beat the DX3R. I have used a buddy's 3PK before and it is a nice radio but it weighs like 3 times more. It weighs more than my old M8 does, and just didn't feel anywhere near as comfortable to me.
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Its honestly all about what you like. I like that the 3pk is heavy. I have a custom grip on mine. I like it a lot.

Find a good hobby store and hold both of them, play with the screens, all that stuff.

Most of these RCTech answers are gonna be personal to them, none of them can tell you what you like and how it feels in your hand. But they can tell you how they may or may not perform. But not personal feel.

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Yea, the DX3R does have more of a curved grip unlike most which have a pritty straight type.. Depends what you like the feel of most.. there both great. So you will be pleased with eathier. What I preferd is the Lightweight of the DX3R for those long mains.. that it only needs 4aa's.. which last ages.. but try holding using them.. would be your best bet!
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