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Old 07-15-2018, 10:46 AM
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Which of these radios is a better radio they are both same price new $109.99 I have local guys that one says futaba 3pv and another local guy says spektrum dx5c I just want more opinions before I buy.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:22 PM
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To be honest....

Yes, Spektrum was the pioneer in 2.4ghz systems but over the years they have become one of the worst options for RC racing. The stick with the 5.5msec as their fastest framerate while Futaba and Sanwa are twice as fast. There were huge range problems with several model receivers. And now many budget models do come with a gyro receiver which is forbidden at the races and most RC drivers agree that a gyro should never be used on a RC car.
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For mid to high end, I like the Sanwas. For specifically the Futaba 3PV vs. the Spektrum DX5C, I find the ergonomics of the 3PV atrocious, and would take the Spektrum any day. And yes I own both.
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I bought brand new spektrum dx5c with 415 receiver for less than $105 after taxes at my local hobby town I really like it alot
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