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Old 05-28-2008, 01:38 PM
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I AM IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW RADIO. HAS TO BE SPEKTRUM OR SIMILAR SYSTEM. I AM NOT A PRO BUT AM GETTING BETTER SO I WANT A HIGH END RADIO TO KEEP THE NEEDS MET AS I GET BETTER. JUST LOOKING FOR PREFERENCE AND WHY YOU LIKE THEM. DECIDING BETWEEN 3PK DXR3 M11 OR KO PROPO HELLIOS. JUST LOOKING FOR MY BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK THANKS
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:58 PM
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There is honestly no discernable difference you'll notice between them. Get one you think is comfortable and race.
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:06 PM
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Futaba +1 great radios
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:49 PM
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go to your local hobby shop and hold each one, find the one that fits best in your hand. Performance wise they all do the same thing
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m-11...some say it's a bit heavy, but, get a lipo battery and it's pretty light..
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:39 PM
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DX3R!!
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:34 AM
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DX 3R has major binding Issues.

Read the DX 3R Forum...
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:43 AM
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I AM IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW RADIO. HAS TO BE SPEKTRUM OR SIMILAR SYSTEM. I AM NOT A PRO BUT AM GETTING BETTER SO I WANT A HIGH END RADIO TO KEEP THE NEEDS MET AS I GET BETTER. JUST LOOKING FOR PREFERENCE AND WHY YOU LIKE THEM. DECIDING BETWEEN 3PK DXR3 M11 OR KO PROPO HELLIOS. JUST LOOKING FOR MY BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK THANKS
Futaba 3PK.
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Mitch P. View Post
Futaba 3PK.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:11 AM
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pick up whatever your LHS carries and stocks parts for. Personally I like the 3pk and M11.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by MadRacer View Post
DX 3R has major binding Issues.

Read the DX 3R Forum...
HAD binding issues. It was on early transmitters and the problem has been fixed. New radios do not have this problem.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:02 AM
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Not to make this decision any more difficult, but the Nomadio React could be considered as well.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:28 AM
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WELL I HAD A SENSOR I SOLD GREAT RADIO JUST NOT CRAZY ABOUT NOMADIO LEANING WARDS THE 3PK OR DXR3. LIKE THE FUTABA NOT SURE ABOUT 2.4 FASST HEAT PROBLEMS THAT I READ ON THE 3PK FORUM. I NOW I HEARD THE SIMILAR PROBLEMS ON THE DX3R BUT THEY FIXED THOSE. SO THE CHOICE IS BETWEEN THEM SO LET ME NOW FROM SOME OTHERS EXPERIENCE THANKS
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I've owned both, like both. I like the feel of the DX3R better.

Fondle both and buy the one you like.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Marcos.J View Post
DX3R!!
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Transmitter feels great and its very light weight.

Binding issue has been recognized and resolved. Only affected early releases. New transmitters going out shouldnt have any issues.
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