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Old 12-21-2001, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default Which radio would you suggest to get...?

Without mentioning the two brands' of radios which I'm considering to buy.

Which radio would you buy? and why?
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Depends on what price range. I always recommend to buy the 'top of the range' because RC cars will come and go but you will always be using the same TX, therefore, it is best to leave some room for expansion, in terms of functions!

Also, all the top of the line TXs have about the same functions so it really depends on personal taste and most importantly "what feels more comfortable to YOU". An example of this is the JR R1, I really like this radio's design but the moment I held one I knew it was not for me! The grip was too large and felt too plasticky for a top end TX.... end of story... but of course it is only applicable to ME!

Personally I use a Futaba 3PJS for gas cars because of the PCM function and a KO 2000R for electric because I like the balance of this TX!
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Default Re: Which radio would you suggest to get...?

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Without mentioning the two brands' of radios which I'm considering to buy.

Which radio would you buy? and why?
M8 is very popular in Singapore... There is a service centre here too... The 3PJS is not a bad choice either, ease of use and if you want a PCM, go for it...
If you want a 2 stick controller, go for the 3CV by Futaba... in the range of 3PJS and it's also a PCM... sightly more expensive... Toykar and it's retailers in Singapore carries them...
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For a good price and lots of options look at the JR XR3 FM. Very good price for a digital TX.

If your going to get one make shure it is F.M its worth the few extra bucks.
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I personally use the Futaba 3PJS. It's slim and easy to hold, feels nice, but the best part is the PCM with frequency and battery fail safe. I've also never had a glitching problem ever in both my Electric or Nitro cars.
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Old 12-21-2001, 11:18 PM   #6
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Doesn't the PJS come with 3PJS's 8 model memory?

I doubt I need that much features, especially when it unlikely that I will have that many cars to programme it to.

I hope you'll be able to convince me b'coz it was one of the two radios I was considering but, can't justify buying it. It probably cost abit of $$ too
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JR XR3 FM is the other but, I don't know much about it. Could you help me out here. Take your time coz' I'm in no hurry.

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Old 12-21-2001, 11:25 PM   #8
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Between the two radios JR XR3 FM and 3PJS PCM : which is the more reliable and popular one.

What is the ABS feature and how does it work?

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The XR3 is a mid price model, the 3PJS is the top of the line. TX are all very reliable now a days, recievers sometimes fail due to the environement they are in... crashes, vibration etc.

Anti lock brakes work by realising the brake in pulses which can be set to different levels. Imagine in a real car you are "pumping" the brake pedal... this is effectively what it does to the servo (GP) or ESC (EP).
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Doesn't the PJS come with 3PJS's 8 model memory?

I doubt I need that much features, especially when it unlikely that I will have that many cars to programme it to.

I hope you'll be able to convince me b'coz it was one of the two radios I was considering but, can't justify buying it. It probably cost abit of $$ too
3PJS comes with 8 model memories, you can add a memory card for an additional 8 models.

You don't necessaryily need 8 cars to use up the memory, you can set the same car using different profiles for different tracks and conditions etc.... you soon run out!
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I Love my M8.....
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The 3pjs comes with awesome servos.
Boom! SOLD! :P
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The 3pjs comes with awesome servos.
Boom! SOLD! :P
At one point the M8 came with VR servos....... makes the 9402 look like a 3003!!! I almost bought an M8 then!! but common sense prevailed
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ive always thought that im only a fooling around with rc at first...so i sticked to those cheap AM radios...but after a while...i was playing more and more...then notice that my receiver was relitivly HUGE compared to other....and i had limited space in my car, i switched from the JR AM XR2 remote to the 3pj.

the jr xr3 is the same as the AM version....just that it has one more memory than the AM version!
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Default JR XR2

My friend says he's X2's receiver is a pos. What can you say about it? i was thinking of the XR2 too but I have Nitro and Electric. Do u think AM is enough for my Nitro?

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