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Old 12-05-2018, 10:43 AM
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Default Futaba T4PM 2.4GHz radio system

Looks like a new pistol in the works:

Futaba announced that a new T4PM 2.4GHz is coming soon. Here is the latest information released from Futaba official website. The new T4PM radio system seems set in a higher level of performance in the position. Supports Super Response (SR) mode added at 7PX and supports wireless control function of MC970CR.

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I also saw it can be used with the Kyosho mini-Z cars.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:48 AM
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Does anyone know what this new 4PM is going to replace? The 4PV and 4PLS??? I looking at upgrading to a new racing radio. I have read that the current 4PV & 4PLS use the same software. Is the 4PLS the predecessor to the 4PV?? I would like to invest in something thats gonna be around for a while.
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I would be interested.... .. I just purchased a new 4PLS... 3 days ago.. but I knew it would be replaced soon....

but hay $189.00 with another $20.00 off from Amain... and free shipping... replacing my 3PK... it failed last week, during a local race.
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So get this right the 4pv is the cheep version of the 4px and the 7px replaced the 4px. This 4pm looks like I it’s the cheep/budget version of the 7px and this 4pm will probably replace the 4pv.
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So get this right the 4pv is the cheep version of the 4px and the 7px replaced the 4px. This 4pm looks like I itís the cheep/budget version of the 7px and this 4pm will probably replace the 4pv.
I've made a few phone calls to Futaba USA, and, while most of them didn't result in any "useful" information, two calls produced one piece of interest. On one call, according to the person I spoke with, the 4PM is an "addition" to the line. Based on this, it's possible that the 4PM is, essentially, a "replacement" for the discontinued 4PX. In regards to the other call, I was finally given a time-frame for release. Evidently, they're working out a few "bugs" on the firmware, but are targeting a "mid-February" release. Unfortunately, I still can't get any definitive information...but, I did find some info on a German website, which translates as follows:FEATURES
Modulation: T-FHSS / T-FHSS-SR / S-FHSS
Display: LCD dot matrix 128x64 dot 2.7 "with backlight
Antenna: integrated
Telemetry (T-FHSS): Temperature *; Number of revolutions*; Electricity*; Receiver battery voltage; external voltage *
(* With optional sensors)
Servo link connection
Micro SD card slot
40 model memories
2x drive condition
Steering and gas speed 2-fold
S.BUS integration
Jog stick for navigation in the menus
Car-type Select and Easy set up
Copy Model / Delete Model
Fail Safe
Free mixer
Brake mixer (with ABS)
Drift mixer with over-rev and throttle speed
ESC Link & Dual Regulator Mixer
Gyro-mixer
LED control CPS-1
Steering with Ackermann, 4-wheel steering
Gas control (programmable mixer)
Lightest transmitter in its class

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Channels: 4
Transmission system: T-FHSS / T-FHSS-SR / S-FHSS
Frequency: 2.4 GHz
Power supply: 4.5V
Power consumption: max. 150 mA
Transmission power: max. 100 mW EIRP
Weight approx .: 390g

DESCRIPTION
The T4PM is a professional 4-channel 2.4 GHz remote control system for RC cars with backlit 2.7 inch display! The system features the ultra-fast T-FHSS SR signal transmission and the new 2.4GHZ R334SBS 4-channel receiver with 2 antennas. Thus, the T4PM currently offers the fastest signal transmission with maximum reception reliability!
ē T-FHSS-SR, 4 control channels without telemetry, but with maximum response speed

DELIVERY
Transmitter T4PM
Receiver R334SBS
Battery holder
Manual

I can't claim to know how accurate the information is...but, Futuba should have the info up on the website soon, especially if the mid-February release is accurate.
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I spoke with a rep today and he stated that at 4pm today they will do a reveal on Facebook. Also while talking with him, it sounded like it maybe a replacement for the 4PV and the 4PLS. Unsure but that's kinda what it was sounding like to me.
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so its better than the 4pv if i had heard and read correctly
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so its better than the 4pv if i had heard and read correctly
Yes, better than the 4PV, but (supposedly) not a replacement. According to what I was told, think of it as a very delayed/belated "replacement" of the already-discontinued 4PX. For me, it no longer matters...I got tired of waiting, and decided to just "go for the gusto" - picked up the 7PX w/ R334SBS-E, plus an extra R304SBS. Unfortunately (or "fortunately", depending on how one looks at it), I'll be needing to order two more receivers, as I've added a second 'project vehicle' to the lineup, plus I just ordered the new TLR 8ight-XE.
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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

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So get this right the 4pv is the cheep version of the 4px and the 7px replaced the 4px. This 4pm looks like I itís the cheep/budget version of the 7px and this 4pm will probably replace the 4pv.
If anything the 4PV is the 4PLS replacement. The 4PM will probably be their new mid tier radio, and with the sale on the 4PV, I would not be surprised if it went the way of the dodo bird.
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Is it worth the extra money for the 334 reciever over the 304 if your not running the Futaba SR servos?
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Nope, the 334 is in T-FHSS mode simulair than the 304. In latency I do not know but it will no be that different.

I want to get some simple S-FHSS receivers like the 203 to see what they can do. In normal use you do not need SBUS and more than 3 channels, and because of that they are cheap There are also other brand S-FHSS receivers
- FUTABA S-FHSS compatible receiver_Receiver_POWERSTAR
- https://hobbyking.com/nl_nl/orangerx...-and-sbus.html
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what receivers work with this radio?
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The Futaba RC website has a compatibillity list online.
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