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Old 12-13-2019, 01:37 PM
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M17 or 7pk and why? Having a hard time deciding
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:05 PM
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Another new radio thread


We had another person ask the same question.
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:56 PM
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I always wonder why others should decide it for you, it is YOU who has to control your cars with.

Read all topics, make a list of the con's and pro's which are all been discussed in the topics and make your own choice.
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:15 PM
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What even radio you choose. Go to your local HS and what feels good in your hand.t
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Old 12-14-2019, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by zipperfoot View Post
Id like to know what makes either of these radios better or rather more expensive than say a MT44 or a 4PM? I know they are faster, but how fast is fast enough? What advantage do they offer?
The real answer is status. You will be seen as a kid with a toy car when going to the races with a simple RTR transmitter.
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Originally Posted by zipperfoot View Post
Id like to know what makes either of these radios better or rather more expensive than say a MT44 or a 4PM? I know they are faster, but how fast is fast enough? What advantage do they offer?
Faster resolution is your answer,able to use the newest technology servos and experience a higher level of connection to the vehicle
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Anything from Futaba, Sanwa, or KO Propo will be a high quality radio that will last you years to come. My Futaba 4PK is a decade old and still going strong.

My advice, go to a local hobby store and hold both in your hand for couple minutes. Whichever feels more comfortable, go with that one. That simple! While you are there, purchase the radio from the local hobby store to support them!
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Originally Posted by Losiracer12 View Post
Faster resolution is your answer,able to use the newest technology servos and experience a higher level of connection to the vehicle
Those fast resolutions are also found on both brands half priced models.
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
Those fast resolutions are also found on both brands half priced models.
The Sanwa half priced models do not have the transmission speed or the fastest response modes of the M17.
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Originally Posted by Losiracer12 View Post
The Sanwa half priced models do not have the transmission speed or the fastest response modes of the M17.
The MT44 is specified with SSR mode. With Futaba there is the 4PM with SR mode.
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
The MT44 is specified with SSR mode. With Futaba there is the 4PM with SR mode.
The M17 adds SUR and SXR modes which are faster resolution then SSR. I have used many Sanwa radioís and the M17 on SXR mode is absolutely incredible!

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Originally Posted by zipperfoot View Post
What "newer" servo can the M17 or 7PK use that a lesser radio can't? I am aware there are coreless, brushless, HV, etc., but not sure what would be considered a higher level of connection?

As far as speed is concerned, I have had more than one pro tell me they turn down the response time on their radios and servos, or they become too twitchy.

I am kind of leaning towards the status philosophy.
the 7px can use certain high end futaba servos like the cb700 in sr(super response mode). All older futaba systems and non futaba systems can use these Hugh end servos but you must set the servo in normal mode. If servo is set to sr mode it will not work.
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