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Old 11-29-2006, 11:37 AM   #16
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i dont need all those features that are available..
the only settings you use is steering trim, throttle trim.. brake..
not other special features not me anyway

i think i am going to buy a helios with spektrum pro and the micro reciever.

today i have the Futaba 3PJ and i dont feel good with it. it feels noncomfortable and big in my hand. Very big in its size too.

as i heard the spektrum have built in failsafe?
Yes the spektrum does feature a failsafe.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:47 AM   #17
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i saw that in spektrum manual..

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Content/PD...structions.pdf


i think i order Helios and spektrum with micro reciever..
so nice! no crystals.. and much shorter antenna.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:07 PM   #18
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I'm currently using the regular pro receiver which fits fine in the radio box on my 777 but I think I'm going to have to get the micro one for my G4.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:12 PM   #19
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hi guys..

just a quick question:

-what is the steering balance right and left works for on the helios as a friend of mine can't adjust the steering balance for the right hand side only,the left works fine.Got any idea what went wrong?

thanx for your reply
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:15 PM   #20
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just if your not aware of this

2.4GHz Module & R603FS Receiver
TWICE as much data, almost NINE TIMES faster, and EIGHT TIMES smoother!
It’s a quantum leap forward in performance for the 3PK! The 2.4GHz FASST module and R603FS receiver enable the 3PK to do more, do it much faster — and much more accurately too. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of not having to wait for a frequency to open up. Compare the 2.4GHz FASST to the competition and you'll agree: more + faster + smoother = BETTER!

Over TWICE as much information is sent to the receiver- keeping you in control and the vehicle locked in!
An almost NINE TIMES FASTER bit rate, to keep you better in tune and in control! Plus, the FASST system offers incredible response speed and unparalleled performance! Increased bit value ensures the data transmissions are error-free and keeps the vehicle’s veer locked in.
EIGHT TIMES the resolution, for servo travel so smooth it’s undetectable! Provides the finesse and smoothness of movement so that the driver is constantly in tune with his/her model.

More great "driver-friendly" features you'll find on the 2.4GHz FASST system:

Interference? Not Hardly!
Whereas other spread spectrum systems find one open frequency and remain on it indefinitely, the 2.4GHz FASST system is constantly shifting from channel to channel, so you’ll never have to worry about signal conflicts.

Dual antenna diversity!
The FASST system’s dual internal/external antennas provide blanket reception coverage, eliminating dead spots and glitches.

An “Auto-Detect” feature!
Turn on the radio, and the R603FS receiver instantly determines whether HRS or PPM mode is active from the transmitter.

A Fail Safe function —
for both the module (in case of interference) and the receiver (in the event of low receiver voltage).

A wider range —
for larger tracks!

A special ID code —
that prevents glitching by not accepting unwanted signals.
2.4 ghz technology in home phone use has been outdated for a few years now. I wonder why all our r/c manufactures have decided to adopt the outdated 2.4 ghz technology instead of the current 5.8 ghz technology?
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:49 PM   #21
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I am also on the verge of getting a new radio. My only quirk with the helios is the screen seems so small (not enough info. on screen). Also will the Ko receiver fit in a G4S? Anyone know where to get either one for a decent price? Thanks.
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I own the JR Z1 , its the Helios case with the JR synthesized module and receiver, i also had a KO Helios with spektrum.
personally you cant go wrong with the synthesized system, its easy and fast.
as far as the weight of the transmitter, buy a neckstrap, i used one all last season and it felt great.
The screen size on the helios is average to small,i say save the voltage for more run time between charges and make the necessary settings before hitting the track.
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:33 AM   #23
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2.4 ghz technology in home phone use has been outdated for a few years now. I wonder why all our r/c manufactures have decided to adopt the outdated 2.4 ghz technology instead of the current 5.8 ghz technology?
cost might have something to do with it
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I've spent days doing research for my needs and desired features. Must have:

ABS
Backlit
Easily accessible trims and Dual rate
DSM available (failsafe)
Comfortable

I currently have a M8 and although it's a solid transmitter I wanted something new. The M11 didn't look to be much of an improvement over the M8. Looks like they just made the standard M11 like a backlit M8 w/ the ABS as well.

Next was the new 3PK Super w/ the Futaba 2.4ghz Fasst system. Held it today..... nice, fairly balanced and f'ing expensive by the time you are done!! $225 for Tx alone and $199 for the Fasst system.... and Spektrum Rx's won't work with it. (I have 2 extras).

Lastly was the KO Propo EX-10 Helios. This looked to be my best choice- light, comfortable, DSM, quick menus, drop down and swivel steering wheel. It's the most seen radio at the impound table at the 1/8 Nat's, MWS events, GLC, WinterNats, etc.... Must be for a reason. Kudos to Brooklyn Hobbies for hooking me up on a package deal for the WinterNat's
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:35 PM   #25
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I was wondering this very same question myself. Again like many I held them in my hands and decided the helios had the best feel. The swivel steering and the ability to get a larger handle if you want to are icing on the cake. Sure the menu system may not be that great compared to the Futaba, but it comes in cheaper. Plus once you set it, it's done and you shouldn't have to do much fidgeting with anything except perhaps the steering trim once in a while. That's what I think anyway.
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i tried a friends Helios yesterday because he just bought it and i was little curious how it felt. It felt really light and balanced in my hand. It didnt feel like it was gonna drop forward from my hand if you understand what i mean.

But i cant understand how people can run with that steeringwheel angle option :P some have it in the lowest down position and some have it with a little angle :P why not run as standard?

I think i am gonna wait until the summer then i buy a new Helios with Spektrum.
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i tried a friends Helios yesterday because he just bought it and i was little curious how it felt. It felt really light and balanced in my hand. It didnt feel like it was gonna drop forward from my hand if you understand what i mean.

But i cant understand how people can run with that steeringwheel angle option :P some have it in the lowest down position and some have it with a little angle :P why not run as standard?

I think i am gonna wait until the summer then i buy a new Helios with Spektrum.
Because some people hold the radio at an angle anyway. I've seen some people hold it with their wrist cocked to the side and they can angle the steeringwheel to be more natural.

What's most uncomfortable and awkward is the stick radios that some people use. I can't for the life of me see how that's as precise as a good pistol grip radio.
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Many topdrivers are using those stickradios and i cant either find whats so "nice" with them :P i think they just are used to them.
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Many topdrivers are using those stickradios and i cant either find whats so "nice" with them :P i think they just are used to them.
Yeah I have seen videos of people at some top races in the mains using them, but I have tried using them too and I didn't get it
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A buddy of mine wanted me to get the M11, he said the Helios was setup weird (trigger and wheel are not parallel) so I ordered the wheel thing to drop it down a bit. The M11 as the trigger and wheel on the same plane, but it honestly never bothered me on my Helios.

I love it though.
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