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Old 11-28-2003, 10:21 PM   #31
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i am using the 3pk and wish i had kept my ko mars. not becasue the ko is better, but becasue it is lighter. my left wrist will complain at the end of a 30 minutes run (that is what you get when you don't hold the radio correctly, bad habit). i think the ko helios is lighter than the 3pk as well.

i didn't have too much problem with either radio as far as glitches, both system will work great as long as the receiver is in good condition and installed correctly.

if you were to pick an older version, get the ko mars.
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i am using the 3pk and wish i had kept my ko mars. not becasue the ko is better, but becasue it is lighter. my left wrist will complain at the end of a 30 minutes run (that is what you get when you don't hold the radio correctly, bad habit). i think the ko helios is lighter than the 3pk as well.

i didn't have too much problem with either radio as far as glitches, both system will work great as long as the receiver is in good condition and installed correctly.

if you were to pick an older version, get the ko mars.


I know what you mean about heavy radios.I once borrowed a friend's R1 for a day and can you say NEVER AGAIN?

Damn thing weighed a tonne compared to my Ex1 and I wanted to drop it on more then one occassion!
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Old 11-28-2003, 11:00 PM   #33
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Ok, that itself would limit you to 3 controllers... 3PK, 3PJS and the JR R1.
Well, not necessary, you can get Futaba, KO, Dynamite or any aftermarket fail safe unit, they all work!
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Old 11-30-2003, 12:10 AM   #34
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ok guys I made my decision Im going to buy KO helios 75 MHz. many many thnx to those who replied. I appreciate them. One last question what brand of receivers can I use with it? JR, Hitec, futaba or just KO propo brand. thnx

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Old 11-30-2003, 08:17 AM   #35
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Me too, thanks guys.
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Old 11-30-2003, 10:39 PM   #36
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If you get an external failsafe, DO NOT buy the Venom version. Everyone I know that bought one, including myself, had it fail. I was lucky enough to not have it fail and launch the car into the wall.

But with the new servos from KO, I am pretty sure you have a failsafe feature in those. Just program them like the Multiplex servos.
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But with the new servos from KO, I am pretty sure you have a failsafe feature in those. Just program them like the Multiplex servos.
Really!

Wow, i didnt know about those servos!

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speaking of programming servos for fail safe - what do you need to use to program them? Is it fairly easy to do?

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Old 12-01-2003, 11:50 AM   #39
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Is the Failsave from KO works well?
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I am not sure if KO has a programmer out yet but HiTec does. I think you can use the HiTec programmer. It's a seperate unit and you plug in the servo then program what position you want the servo to go to when you lose the radio signal.

The KO Failsafe unit is one of two that I would reccomend getting. The other is the Futaba. Internally, they are exactly the same.
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Old 12-01-2003, 07:13 PM   #41
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When ordering remote like 3PK, which will you get between PCM and HSR(FM)?
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Old 12-01-2003, 07:37 PM   #42
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By the way, who knows the weight of EXI Mars, EX10, and 3PK?
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You either specify which version you want when you order your 3PK. The transmitter is the same in either of the models but the reciever differs. What is neat about the 3PK is that you can switch the mode from FM, HRS, to PCM but you have to have the right receiver.

I don't know the exact weight of the radios but if you've ever held one or the other, the Mars is the lightest and the 3PK is a bit heavier. The Helios is in between.
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Thanks. I am thinking which one is better, for EX10 is made in Japan, and 3PK I think is made in Tawain.
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They are both made out of plastic, so besides the "craftsmanship" of the soldering, there is little difference in quality. A machine is still doing the molding of the transmitter case.
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