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Old 09-11-2003, 06:32 AM   #1
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I have the above mentioned radio and am quite happy with it so far. The one minor annoyance I have found is that the rubber wheel for steering slides in on the hub and rubs against the controller. Normally the wheel has very little tension on it but when this happens it drags badly. What are you other 3PK users doing to combat this?
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I have the above mentioned radio and am quite happy with it so far. The one minor annoyance I have found is that the rubber wheel for steering slides in on the hub and rubs against the controller. Normally the wheel has very little tension on it but when this happens it drags badly. What are you other 3PK users doing to combat this?
use double side tape to secure the foam ring on the wheel. this is kind of very thin double side tape which is much thinner then servo tape.
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I put 3 drops of CA glue on mine and it hasn't budged since.

Use small drops so if the foam wheel ever gets torn/worn out its easy to remove and replace.
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I use the foam from the M8.....the material is firmer than the 3PK, it has nice rounded edges.....and the original shape is a lot smaller so it fits nice n tight on the 3PK wheel with nothing else holding it!
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I use the foam from the M8.....the material is firmer than the 3PK, it has nice rounded edges.....and the original shape is a lot smaller so it fits nice n tight on the 3PK wheel with nothing else holding it!
i have the sanwa foam ring on it now !
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i have the sanwa foam ring on it now !
A lot nicer "feel" than the Futaba one...right!!
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A lot nicer "feel" than the Futaba one...right!!
sure. lets go back to M8 !

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3PK is an awesome radio
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sure. lets go back to M8 !

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3PK is an awesome radio
no doubt about it! you will be amazed if you are using the 3rd channel with diffferent mixing and program mix for instance, 5th scale, you can also set up front to back brake balance, and amount of brake according to steering angle!
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I did two things.

First and cheapest, I wrapped one layer of servo tape on the wheel and put the foam back on. This works great and also gives the wheel a little more diameter.

Second and cost about $9.00, I was in my LHS and they had a sale on the Powers replacement wheel (the one that looks like a mini Momo) so I bought one. This is a nice piece of eye candy that is also functional. It's a little thinner than the stock wheel so there's a larger gap between the wheel and radio and you can see through the spokes but it feels good. Finally after using it all season some of the paint is wearing off and the foam is beginning to crack.

At least I still have my old wheel for back up.
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Normally the wheel has very little tension on it
Isn't the tension on the wheel adjustable?
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i ditched the foam and use the overwrap grip made by HEAD
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Hi,

Do you guys recommend changing just crystal or purchase a new FM module for different channel option?

I have the Magnum version and the Crystal access is blocked. When I looked on towerhobbies, they have 75MHz modules with different channel options.

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i think only modules purchased outside of north america has the option of changing the crystals

the menu of my 3pk said it is against the law the change the frequency of the module, i guess that's why we don't have that option
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Everyone just takes the sticker over the crystal off and changes it anyway.
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