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Old 07-01-2019, 10:28 AM
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I have a couple of Traxxas RCís (well technically three now with them XO-1 but thatís still boxed)

About to start a kit build still undecided on Tekno or X-Ray but thatís digressing off this topic.

I have no plans to race in any for of comp itís just really for down the local track or weekend track events when anything goes (within reason)

Now Iím new to this area but on quick research Iím shocked none of the higher tiers offer anything like TSM or AVC now I wonít say I need it and itís typically set on the lowest setting but heard many say itís needed on the XO-1?

Also again something I find odd is none offer any real form of iPhone integration, not sure why they wouldnít utilise the phoneís display or have an app to adjust the settings, maybe Iím just spoilt with my Traxxas and Castle apps.

So regardless I need a system for my kit and ultimately would like and would make sense to integrate into my other cars.

Budget wise Iíd say £400-£500 ($500-$630) and Iíd like something good and reliable but donít need it full to the brim with functions Iíll never use and probably never understand!

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Sanwa mt44 looks nice
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You can always get a standalone gyro to help regardless of what radio you run.
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Yes the Sanwa options do look more in the region Iím looking at my go too place has the M12S-RS and the M44 available.

Is it best to look at a gyro from the same company or which brand are deemed the best?

Also is it worth swapping out the servos? Iím running the Traxxas 2255 on my E Revo, the XO-1 has the 2075 and for my kit I havenít purchased one as yet.

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with that budget for a radio you can buy the top of the line radio from either futaba or sanwa. That would be the 7px for futaba or the m17 for sanwa. Personally i would go with the futaba 7px.
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with that budget for a radio you can buy the top of the line radio from either futaba or sanwa. That would be the 7px for futaba or the m17 for sanwa. Personally i would go with the futaba 7px.
7PX is £650
M17 is £464

Thats a transmitter and receiver package, but the more Iím reading into them on here the more something along the lines of M12S-RS or MT44 is more suited and anything above is overkill.. but then I donít really want to get down the line and regret it later.

Any advice on gyros?



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The XO-1 ESC has a communication with the receiver, not sure if you can connect anything different. If so you will loose the telemtry option and still I do not know if that will also unlock the speedrange the XO-1 has. Normally you do need an Apple device to unlock yje 100mph range.
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The XO-1 ESC has a communication with the receiver, not sure if you can connect anything different. If so you will loose the telemtry option and still I do not know if that will also unlock the speedrange the XO-1 has. Normally you do need an Apple device to unlock yje 100mph range.
Hmmm in all honestly if I do run the XO I doubt the ESC will stay as Iíll most likely drop and XLX in it!

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I have the m12 and going to purchase the mt44 because it just feels better in my hand. For the price you can get multiple receivers as well? My 2cents. Never had futaba
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Really leaning toward the Sanwa but is it the

MT44 £243
M12S-RS £320
M17 £464


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One mistake I made early was not switching to better radio. Not that I’ve had many problems with simple RTR controllers. More, it would have been more convenient then having around 70 controllers currently.

By the time I did it would have been over $1,000 in receivers alone.

Those driving aids are not legal for racing. That’s why most don’t have them. You can add gyro if wanted. But I’ve personally never liked them. I do own a few that came with it. But I’ve turned it off. Don’t like how it alters driving., even at low settings.

I’m currently trying a Futaba 4pls. It’s been a bad start. Having problems getting receiver to bind. But finally got one. Controller feels fine. But I’m not picky
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7PX is £650
M17 is £464

Thats a transmitter and receiver package, but the more I’m reading into them on here the more something along the lines of M12S-RS or MT44 is more suited and anything above is overkill.. but then I don’t really want to get down the line and regret it later.

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the 4px can be had for under $600 USD shipped new with 2 receivers from places like rcmart and many other online sites.
futaba receivers are also significantly cheaper than sawa receivers.
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Originally Posted by EvilR2.0 View Post
Really leaning toward the Sanwa but is it the

MT44 £243
M12S-RS £320
M17 £464


personally like the feel of MT44 over the others, donít need any other features, Color and touch screen would be nice (m17) but donít like the weight , Again just my preference. Local hobby shop or race track may give you chance to hold one?
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I love my FlySky NB4. Telemetry, pretty much zero latency, high framerate, touchscreen, the battery lasts forever... I've been very impressed with it and everyone always wants to check it out at the track.

The fact that FlySky CS is great is also a big plus.
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the 4px can be had for under $600 USD shipped new with 2 receivers from places like rcmart and many other online sites.
futaba receivers are also significantly cheaper than sawa receivers.
Iím Uk based and always concerned with warranty support especially when buying electronics abroad.

Whats the situation with say Futaba and RCmart, say I did have a problem with it would the U.K Futaba distributor take care of it?!
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