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Old 06-20-2023, 06:54 AM
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Hi Friends,

usually I do my own reseach on "versus" thread as I need to pick a radio for my son... but here I'm struggling - help welcome:

Are the physical adjustments (trigger, springs) the only difference between the MT-R and the MT-5?

(and yes, I'm aware they both are FH5 )

Thank you

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Better LCD screen, and more in-depth features. Downloaded both manuals and compare.
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I think potentiometers are better in the MT-5
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Thanks folks. for the price delta, might as well go for the MT-5.
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Originally Posted by Lonestar
Thanks folks. for the price delta, might as well go for the MT-5.
The MT-5 is a lot more user friendly. I'd recommend the MT-5 over the MT-R
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You can find M17, MT-5, MT-R user manual here.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...z-?usp=sharing
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It's time to go ahead...

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sangyue, how is the mtr compare to the mt5? any difference you can REALLY notice....Thanks
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sangyue, how is the mtr compare to the mt5? any difference you can REALLY notice....Thanks
As another member just found out, the one huge thing missing from the MT-R is the Safety Link feature. This feature alone is worth stepping up to the MT-5, IMO.
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yes and I'm saddened by it! I will be selling this MTR soon for the safety link. Will make someone a killer deal on a two week old radio!
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Very happy with the MTR safety link is not an issue for me it basically keeps you from controlling two cars at the same time if you switch models in between Heats and leave the one you just ran on you'll see the car throttle and steering moving but it doesn't affect the other car on track at all it's basically a failsafe if you forget to turn your second car off. I prefer the scroll wheel at the mt5 over the buttons on the MTR I was comparing the displays there both the same MT5 has adjustable grips and lipo capability and a few other features but performance is exactly the same on track, same feel.
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Very happy with the MTR safety link is not an issue for me it basically keeps you from controlling two cars at the same time if you switch models in between Heats and leave the one you just ran on you'll see the car throttle and steering moving but it doesn't affect the other car on track at all it's basically a failsafe if you forget to turn your second car off. I prefer the scroll wheel at the mt5 over the buttons on the MTR I was comparing the displays there both the same MT5 has adjustable grips and lipo capability and a few other features but performance is exactly the same on track, same feel.
It's always fun to go chasing your buddies car through the pits as he is up on the driver's stand running his next race, oblivious to the calamity he is causing.
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yes and I'm saddened by it! I will be selling this MTR soon for the safety link. Will make someone a killer deal on a two week old radio!
Iím interested in a mt R radio
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