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Old 04-19-2019, 05:07 PM
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Well that may be a good thing, speaking to the 4PM's capabilities!
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What are the most reasonably priced receivers for this radio with 2channels
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Originally Posted by Mattdaddy1974 View Post
What are the most reasonably priced receivers for this radio with 2channels
R304SB is not bad, you can find them for around 60$

The Futaba R204GFE S-FHSS is available too for arround 50$

the HobbyStar HFS04C is available too but as a S-FHSS system, which should work too, for around 50$

The days of only a 2 channel receiver are pretty much coming to an end, unless its an AM or FM radio.
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I guess hoping for a $30 rx was wishful thinking. The tax feels a lot better than my Spektrum.
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Originally Posted by Mattdaddy1974 View Post
I guess hoping for a $30 rx was wishful thinking. The tax feels a lot better than my Spektrum.
You may look through the For Sale threads, there may be a bargain on there as well.
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:55 PM
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S-FHSS receivers can be found for arround 30-35 dollar, the Orange brand can even be founf for just 20 dollar

FUTABA S-FHSS compatible receiver_Receiver_POWERSTAR

https://hobbyking.com/nl_nl/orangerx...-and-sbus.html

Futaba R202GF S-FHSS 2.4GHz 2 Channel Receiver #R202GF,

Futaba R203GF 3-Channel 2.4GHz S-FHSS Receiver #R203GF,
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Anyone who has seen/used this IRL?
Doubting between this and a Sanwa MT-44

Uses: 1/8 ebuggy, in the future 1 more class (1/10 2wd buggy probably).

Important:
- Build quality (plastics) and 'feel'
- Physical adjustability of the trigger and wheel. I know the Sanwa can slide the trigger 5mm front/back, how much is this in Futaba systems? How well adjustable is the spring tension etc.
I already read the manual, and I like the fact you can adjust the 'range of motion' of the brake movement in the T4PM.
How large is the total trigger 'range of motion' (full throttle to full brake) of Futaba compared to Sanwa?
I take it both Futaba and Sanwa can adjust throttle curve etc
- Reliability / warranty ( I hope to never use this, but still). Located in Europe btw.

Somewhat important:
- Speed (with normal servos), but I think the difference with Sanwa shouldn't be noticeable?
- Battery life

Not/less important:
- weight: it won't be a huge difference anyway

Yes I know, 'go to a local hobby shop and try them both'. I'm planning on that
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:38 AM
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Well the 4PV is off A Main's site and also off of Futaba USA. If this radio is said to be better any thoughts why it's less expensive with the same non SR receiver? I know earlier it was was said that this unit is better then the 4PV but if you are not going to use the SR receiver with Futaba SR servos are there more things? The reason I ask, just ordered a 4PV, can send it back no problem and order the 4PM... figure it would be better to have a newer model.
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I also got myself a (used) 4pv.
One difference I've been told is that there isn't any option for a dropdown or angle adapter on the 4pm.
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Originally Posted by fazznick View Post
I see that the 4pm takes 3 aa batteries and operates at 4.5 volts. Does this mean that a 1s Lipo is going to be the only option for a battery pack?

Nevermind: downloaded the manual and figured it out
I couldn't figure it out from the manual. I can see what model batteries Futaba wants you to buy. But I see this 1S pack that says it is compatible with the 4PM, but I can't see anywhere in the manual that states a 3.7V pack can work. Can you let me know what you figured out? Thanks.
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Hi all - I ‘ve been considering getting this radio, since it appears to be the new “step down” from the 7PX, which as nice as it is, is over my budget. I was looking at the 304 but noticed in Tower Hobbies’ information that it’snot Intended for use in Nitro vehicles? Is the 334 the only T-HFSS receiver that’s Nitro safe? Also, is the 334 also the only one with a shorty antenna?!

Sorry for the noob questions - just getting back into the hobby after a LONNNNG time... Let’s just say that my 3PJS probably wouldn’t cut it anymore.
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Telemetry recievers are r304sb, r314sb r324sbs and r334sbs

Antenna less Telemetry receivers for electric only cars are r304sb-e, r314sb-e and r334sbs-e
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It has nothing to do with nitro but with the size of the track.
The so called antenna less receivers have a small antenna in the receiver and so close to the carbon and metals of the chassis, this will cause a less receiver signal. To be sure you will have enough range the receivers with an antenna wire will be the best although many people using antenna less receivers did not face issues on larger tracks
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Thanks for the info guys.
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The r334sbs has dual antennas, just FYI.
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