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Old 06-20-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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I'm looking to purchase a synthesized radio for my mrx 3. Right now the only ones that I can find are the Airtonics MX-3s and JR XS-3. Out of the two radios which would be more user frendly for someone thats about to start racing on the weekends. Also which one has more of the functions that are more useable. Are there any other synthesized radios that I should consider before I make my purchase? I'm looking to spend around $200 for the radio and receiver.
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Old 06-20-2004, 08:19 PM   #2
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You could get the Airtronics M8 with a synthesized setup.
http://www.airtronics.net/Pistol_M8.htm
It's a little more than you want to spend though.
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I have the xs3. It is a nice radio and also pretty user friendly. has all the functions that you actually need. just make sure to get the 75 mhz one. the 27 mhz one you only get 6 channels.
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I thought about the air tronics, but my friend has one and its so complex he doesn't even know how to work the features.
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I thought about the air tronics, but my friend has one and its so complex he doesn't even know how to work the features.
Airtronics is easy, I master my M8 without reading any instruction
just give it a little time

however I might thinking about selling my old M8 with synthesizer because I like MX3-S, space saving and sufficient for a newbie like me
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The M8 synthesized is gonna run you more than $200. The receiver is $100, the module is $100 not including the radio and servos. Get the XS3, I have it and it has everything you need.
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i have the XS3 too... reliable, attractive and easy on the wallet
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The M8 synthesized is gonna run you more than $200. The receiver is $100, the module is $100 not including the radio and servos. Get the XS3, I have it and it has everything you need.
You don't have to buy them separately.
Atomic Hobbies has the M8 with the module and the receiver with 2 servos for $279.99
http://www.atomichobbies.com/
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You don't have to buy them separately.
Atomic Hobbies has the M8 with the module and the receiver with 2 servos for $279.99
http://www.atomichobbies.com/
Well I stand corrected Damn thats a good deal too.
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There's not much between the XS3 and the MX3, there both aimed at the same market with basically the same features. In choosing i would just try both with batteries in and see which one feels more cumfetuble for you. Both radios are easy to use and have the functions you need.
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