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Old 01-19-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default Traxxas 2.4ghz with nitro racing?

Hey guys, I was wondering if there would be any downside or negative reasons you wouldnt use the traxxas 2.4ghz system on 1/8th truggy racing/buggy racing ? It seems a cheap alternative and I was wondering if there are features you would need that it doesnt have? Or would it be better going with a spektrum? I am looking for budget priced ones, hence the traxxas radios seems really cheap and I have a rustler anyway I could use it on and then just buy a couple more receivers for the nitros?
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:13 PM   #2
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it lacks a bunch of functions that are important in 1/8 nirto. Mainly servo endpoints. I would recommend a spectrum DX series radio. they have some going cheap right now and will get you started in 1/8 nitro.
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Well i wouldnt do so because they are more issue prone. Also adjusting like a nitro needs a traxxas radio dont really do. If you want a cheap 2.4 but good go spektrum dx2.0 or airtronics they are in 100 range.
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It will work but it really isn't a good way to go. It doesn't have EPA adjustments which can make it really tough on your servos. I run a Futaba 2pl and I really like it. It's a basic 2 channel 2.4ghz radio and I've had zero problems with it. I got mine for $99, so it's pretty cheap too.
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If that's all you can afford, then make it work. If you can do better, then do so for sure.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:56 PM   #6
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I'm running it with my rc8t,you can set epa.Look at menu tree in your manual
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:07 PM   #7
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I've been using one with my truggy and it works great. Contrary to what some have said above, you DO have the ability to make endpoint adjustments, although it is fairly laborious using the blinking light menu.

I'm going to be upgrading to a spektrum but it was great for an entry level 2.4 ghz that I wanted to use to try out the truggy racing to see if I liked it.
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I would go for a spektrum radio over any traxxas radio for racing applications. If you have the money buy a DX3S(All the radio you will would ever need IMO). A good budget alt may be a DX3E.
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I am currently using the traxxas setup with my jammin x1 and my slash. works great. It took a little time to set it up initially but once you figure out the led codes its pretty quick. you can set end points, sub trim, throttle and steering expo, and so on. I just swap receivers into one from the other adjust steering trim and bam! Although i wouldnt buy one to get a 2.4. Look at the airtronics mx-sport. $89.99 at tower. Im getting one soon.
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