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Old 12-18-2005, 07:51 AM   #1
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Which is it the best radio for nitro cars? m11, helios, and 3pk seem to be equally matched.. need input b4 buying Thanks

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Old 12-18-2005, 02:23 PM   #2
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People buy for preference. There is no "best" radio. Go to the LHS and hold them. See what one you like. I prefer my JR Z-1/EX-10 Helios.
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People buy for preference. There is no "best" radio. Go to the LHS and hold them. See what one you like. I prefer my JR Z-1/EX-10 Helios.
I agree. Go with what attracts you. Feel them see what you like. I think of all the radios the Futaba has a really fast response time. Meaning less delay to your inputs which gives you a more live feel...rather than a drive and watch.

But yeah feel them out. I chose futaba because of the good pricing , easy to get ahold of , there somewhat lighter weight and fast response. They also have nice servos.

Statistically more pro drivers use the m8/m11 , but they say a lot of people are starting to switch to the 3pk. I personally think the m8/m11 is too large for my tastes. But then again who cares what I think. Its all about you.

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I agree wqith the last 2 posts & thats what I did myself & O love my helios
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Which is it the best radio for nitro cars? m11, helios, and 3pk seem to be equally matched.. need input b4 buying Thanks

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I use an M11 but chose it over the others because its similar to my long used M8. It's a matter of preference. Only thing I noticed of the M11 over my m8 is that there are more features and a very big instruction manual.
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I love my M8, not planning on upgrading to the M11 for a while. Best thing is, right now you can get an M8 dirt cheap on ebay since the M11 is out. The M11 has a lot of nice features, but I dont even use half the stuff on the M8 so why spend all the extra coin? But whatever feels good to you is what counts. The VRX Li-Po made a big difference on weight also for the M8
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I love my 3PK!! Alot of people here in San Antonio use the Helios.... Just like cars, it's just the one you prefer..
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I run a Spektrum based 3PK and am very pleased with it, although it is a little more battery hungry when running the Spektrum system compared to a standard Futaba frequency module.
Some people have commented that the 3PK feels a little heavy in their hand.....probably the best thing to do would be to get a feel (demo in your LHS) of the various transmitters youre considering and then make a decision based on what feels most comfortable and user friendly.
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I have 2 Futaba 3PDF radios ... and i love them ... i dont like the volume on those M8/M11/3PK radios ...

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I run a Spektrum based 3PK and am very pleased with it, although it is a little more battery hungry when running the Spektrum system compared to a standard Futaba frequency module.
Some people have commented that the 3PK feels a little heavy in their hand.....probably the best thing to do would be to get a feel (demo in your LHS) of the various transmitters youre considering and then make a decision based on what feels most comfortable and user friendly.
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In my 3pjs I get more time out of the TX. Spektrum even states youll get more run time as they use less power.
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I have a 3PDF, but I'd really like spektrum and the other features. It also kinda destroyed two of my Hitecs mysteriously . The JR is settling in and it seems to work great! I love it. It's still a KO helios in my eyes and it clearly says at the bottom...Ko Propro! HAHAHA!
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Thanks for the input guys! it seems that helios, 3pk, and m11 are at the same price here. so it all comes to down to me... i think i'll be getting a 3pk. thanks!
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I'm a little late but i agree with what everyone has said, go with what you fell comfortable with. In my opinion i love a soft throttle level thing with a bit of movement for my finger and a easy to turn wheel. Futaba nailed it and i love the feel
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Thanks for the input guys! it seems that helios, 3pk, and m11 are at the same price here. so it all comes to down to me... i think i'll be getting a 3pk. thanks!
Make sure you get the Titanium Black ver. 3pk if you want the best.
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I prefer the Futaba 3VCS myself. It's basically a 3PK, but in a 2-stick verson. With a pistol grip radio my throttle hand gets exhausted during a long main. With the 2 stick I run a neck strap, so I don't really even have to hold the radio up. I can concentraite on driving more. It also allows me to be a little more precise on the throttle and steering inputs.

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