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Old 06-22-2019, 07:30 PM
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What radio should I buy for club racing? New so not sure if hobby will last or not. Mainly a on road carpet car.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:36 PM
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Any sanwa model.. mt4s is inexpensive and great
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Old 06-23-2019, 04:18 AM
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Please check in the Radio / Electronics forum. I will ask a mod to move this there.
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I have been using Futuba radios and receivers since 1990. I have switched to hitec servos in early 2000.
My current radio is a 3PV
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:52 PM
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Futaba 3PV is a solid choice for what you’re using it for. See how it feels if you can, but it’s fairly easy to add some racquet or bike handlebar tape to the handle and mod the trigger if the feel is off. I love my Sanwa, but between the 3PV and Sanwa’s comparable radio, the MX6, I’d probably get the Futaba.
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Thanks for the replies. What about a Sanwa MTS? Bonus it comes w internal antenna on receiver.
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If you're going to spend Sanwa MTS kinds of money I would get a FlySky NB4 instead. Also has internal antenna receivers available. They're tiny!
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:39 PM
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The MTS is a great radio. Zero issues with mine and I do consider it a fairly significant step up from the 3PV. Essentially the same latency as the M12 when you use SHR mode. I like the Menus better than Futaba as well. Fell is good, though plasticky. Nothing that can't be addressed as I mentioned above about the Futaba. Zero regrets for me, and in that price range, I think it's the best value radio out there right now, but obviously, I haven't used everything. Also look at the new Futaba 4PM if you're going to spend that kind of money, the KO Propo EX-2, and as mentioned, the FlySky NB4. You can also find the Sanwa MT44 for similar money to those other radios, but you're looking at a gray market import from RCmart or other overseas online vendors if you go that route.
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Flysky nb4 quality right there with Sanwa? MTS and nb4 about the same price.
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I'd say so. The main advantage for the MTS would be if you use the special Sanwa servos that work better with their radios.
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I don't know no one that races with FlySky they used to cause issues a few yrs ago and we wouldn't let them come to the track if you can feel any of the remotes that you want that would be the best bet but if you can't I would go with the sanwa mts or mt4s
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I've been racing with my NB4 for several months now with zero glitching or range issues for myself or anyone else on the stand.
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You dont need to run SSR mode with the Sanwa's if you don't want to or have compatible servos. SHR mode works with most any digital servo and is still one of the lowest lattices in the industry. I think one of the main advantages of the Sanwa and Futaba are that you're almost guaranteed someone else at the track has the same radio as you. They can help set it up, answer questions in real time, help ya out if you need a spare receiver, whatever. Just makes sense to me. See what others are using at your track, ask questions, hold a few(most racers are happy to let you check their fancy radios out), and of course, most importantly, see what the track carries. They likely have a pro shop with a selection of radios.
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I'd say so. The main advantage for the MTS would be if you use the special Sanwa servos that work better with their radios.
Not that I would not advise this but those SSR servo's are expensive and not much faster than SHR with any other digital servo.

But if speed is important I would stay away from Spektrum because their fastest speed is twice as slow as Sanwa SHR and Futaba its FHSS mode. Even the NB4 transmitter has a 333Hz option for a faster speed. (about the same speed as Sanwa and Futaba)
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+1 for the nb4, noble, awesome radio.
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