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Old 08-08-2020, 12:07 AM
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Looking for recommendations as for best bang for your buck radio, was told to get something with the lowest delay but not too sure what direction to look in.
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Whats your budget?
The Flysky and Radiolink Radio are the 2 best budget radios around.
You can get each for under 100 generally. If you want to go a bit better, find a Futaba 2.4 radio. around 200.

I have a radiolink I would sell, its new only a few uses with 2 6cnl rxs. Just have other radios so do really need it.
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Take a look here:
https://www.rctech.net/forum/radio-electronics-137/

Many same kind of topics to be found...
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Flysky Nobel at $170 is a high end radio. Receivers are $28. All when you can get them.
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For racing, it’s really hard to beat a used Sanwa M12S. I bought one last year after switching from KO Propo and have no regrets.
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Originally Posted by Timmahh View Post
Whats your budget?
The Flysky and Radiolink Radio are the 2 best budget radios around.
You can get each for under 100 generally. If you want to go a bit better, find a Futaba 2.4 radio. around 200.

I have a radiolink I would sell, its new only a few uses with 2 6cnl rxs. Just have other radios so do really need it.
Had 2 radiolinks, the 4g/4gs and been disappointed with both as one had trimming issues and the other communication issues and that's with changing rxs more than once. Could've been my situation but truly disappointed especially as it was a less than yr old radiolink rc4gs.
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Could try the futaba 3pv/4pm, spektrum dx5c, flysky noble, sanwa m12s/mt-s, maybe the radiolink rc6gs and not the 4 series. All except the futaba 4pm and sanwa radios are under $200, 4pm and sanwa are around $260 price range when last checked.

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Sanwa M17 or M12.
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As stated by others buy quality once, and dont look back.... an M12 , 4PX or even an MT4 are all great radios to be had for a deal! And as others have stated these threads re-appear over and over... with many looking for justification to buy a Frysky, Hobbythis or Hobbythat radio... just buy a great radio once, and not worry about lack of support and warranty!
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Originally Posted by BullFrog View Post
Sanwa M17 or M12.
don't think best bang for your buck refers to high end radios like the M17 🤷‍♂️
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Originally Posted by Pedmar007 View Post
don't think best bang for your buck refers to high end radios like the M17 🤷‍♂️
I do agree with that but people forget that am expensive high end transmitter is an investment for many years. My 1st high end was a Futaba FF3. by that time 500 euro and did about 14 years with it. The follow up was a 700 euro Futaba T3VCS I have used for also about 14 years (later with a SpektrumRC module and receivers) and now I have a 750 euro Futaba T7XC I hope to use for at least 10 years. Calculating it down with 10 years is 75 euro a year and so 1.50 a week.....
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Originally Posted by Pedmar007 View Post
Had 2 radiolinks, the 4g/4gs and been disappointed with both as one had trimming issues and the other communication issues and that's with changing rxs more than once. Could've been my situation but truly disappointed especially as it was a less than yr old radiolink rc4gs.

I have the RC6GS radio. Very little latency, no trim issues. it works as well as the 300.00 Spekys I used to run.

maybe their older units had issues, but so far, the RC6GS has been solid.

My Go-To Radio back in the Day was my Nomadio React. It took care of most of my surface rigs.
Had a Futabe 3pm and 4pm, and still preferred the Nomadios.
The Radiolink has a cheapy type case, but the radio is at least as good as my old Spectrum I had before I got the Nomadio.
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FWIW, I am the first one to say, You get what you pay for with Electronics. But.... things are not what they were 10 years ago either. Particularly in electronics.

Which is why I spent 350.00 on the Nomadio React Circa 2009. I still have 2 of them, both work great. 5Rxs and only one with a stuffed channel 2.
They're about all I have left of my old RC Gear besides this Duratrax DTX450 1/5th scale dirtbike. lol

I contemplated a 500.00 Futaba, but after I got the Flysky GT6 with my RedCat Axe, I determined Inexpensive Radios have improved A LOT over the last 10 years.

Lets not forget the OP did say BUDGET RADIO.
And you wont find a better Radio for a Budget than the Radiolink. Or the Flysky GT5 both being under 100.00 and the RX are around 20-25 max.
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Originally Posted by Timmahh View Post
Lets not forget the OP did say BUDGET RADIO.
And you wont find a better Radio for a Budget than the Radiolink. Or the Flysky GT5 both being under 100.00 and the RX are around 20-25 max.
The OP never said budget.
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Sanwa does have a transmitter just below the M17 and M12 that is very good. But price was never asked. I can say this My M12 was sent back for repairs I purchased the M17. The M12 was 5-6 years old and had worked fine. When I got it back it was fixed for Free! I did go cheap before my M12- Spectrum- never again when it went haywire before one of our state races. It got repaired and sold cheap. I've had Futaba and Sanwa/Airtronic the only two brands I will ever use.
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