Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Radio and Electronics
Airtronic MX3S versus MX3FG >

Airtronic MX3S versus MX3FG

Airtronic MX3S versus MX3FG

Reply

Old 03-09-2009, 08:34 AM
  #1  
Tech Elite
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
tom_chang79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,591
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default Airtronic FHSS versus FG MX-3

What's the difference between the two? What sort of improvement was made on the MX3S to warrant a MX3FG?

Last edited by tom_chang79; 03-13-2009 at 08:24 AM.
tom_chang79 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 11:53 PM
  #2  
Tech Elite
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
tom_chang79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,591
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Any airtronics guru in here?
tom_chang79 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2009, 03:54 PM
  #3  
K_B
Tech Master
iTrader: (69)
 
K_B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 1,434
Trader Rating: 69 (100%+)
Default

Not an Airtronics guru but I did stay in a Holiday Inn last night

If I'm not mistaken, the MX-3S is the synsthesized FM version.

Now they had the MX-3FHSS 2.4Ghz radio and now they have a newer version of it with the FG designation. As far as I can tell, the only difference between them is that the new version has a higher power signal output.
K_B is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 08:23 AM
  #4  
Tech Elite
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
tom_chang79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,591
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Hehe, thanks for pointing out my typo of the MX-3 "S." I really did mean the FHSS and the FHSS2, but you answered it anyway. Perhaps you are like the people I saw in the Holiday Inn commercial

Higher output at the antenna? My god, I wonder what drove them to do that, was it some ranging problem? These transmitters already eats up my batteries, perhaps it's time to get rechargeable ones...

I've read in another thread that the FAAST system actually puts out less power at the antenna as compared to the FHSS (or the FHSS2 now) for a comparable performance, is this true? If it is, I might decide to get the Futaba stuff for my next 2.4ghz system...

My only gripe is that the Futaba radio isn't as aesthetically pleasing as the Airtronics/Sanwa stuff (don't get me started on the aesthetics of the Spektrum, they are just plain fugly).

I suppose I might've created a spark with that fugly statement about the Spektrum, flame on
tom_chang79 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 11:03 AM
  #5  
Tech Master
iTrader: (5)
 
jnslprd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,239
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

i dont like the triggers on the spektrum radios. you need a sausage finger to hit the brakes. the mx3 feel just like the m11 only with a higher wheel placlement. If 4 extra aa batteries adds too much weight to a radio maybe people should hit the gym instead of the track.
jnslprd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 08:40 AM
  #6  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 538
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

From what I see at my LHSm the MX-3FG is using the DSSS system whereas the MX-3 is using FHSS. I don't know which is better... anyone knows?
stocker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 08:00 PM
  #7  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Collins Colorado
Posts: 206
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by stocker View Post
From what I see at my LHSm the MX-3FG is using the DSSS system whereas the MX-3 is using FHSS. I don't know which is better... anyone knows?
they originally devoloped two systems. the fhss draw too much power and got hot. the dsss system they designed went in the m11 module kit first. thye decied they didnt need 2 incompatable systems and mad the mx3 use the same systemos they now cna use either systems reciever and it will work on the other. the fhss recievers dont work with the dsss system or vice versa
mxzhonkey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 10:39 PM
  #8  
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 18
Default

Originally Posted by tom_chang79 View Post
Hehe, thanks for pointing out my typo of the MX-3 "S." I really did mean the FHSS and the FHSS2, but you answered it anyway. Perhaps you are like the people I saw in the Holiday Inn commercial

Higher output at the antenna? My god, I wonder what drove them to do that, was it some ranging problem? These transmitters already eats up my batteries, perhaps it's time to get rechargeable ones...

I've read in another thread that the FAAST system actually puts out less power at the antenna as compared to the FHSS (or the FHSS2 now) for a comparable performance, is this true? If it is, I might decide to get the Futaba stuff for my next 2.4ghz system...

My only gripe is that the Futaba radio isn't as aesthetically pleasing as the Airtronics/Sanwa stuff (don't get me started on the aesthetics of the Spektrum, they are just plain fugly).

I suppose I might've created a spark with that fugly statement about the Spektrum, flame on
How long do your batteries last. Im using 2000mah eneloops, and ive done about 6 litres since i bought it and the batteries havnt needed charging. That like 8 hours or more, how long do you want it to last lol?

I totally agree with the Spektrum statement, i wouldnt buy one for that very reason
HomeDawwg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 04:09 PM
  #9  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (2)
 
bllski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 169
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

/http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXWYX8&P=7looking at getting this anyone have one I cant find a review Airtronics MX-3FG FHSS-2
bllski is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 11:33 PM
  #10  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (4)
 
YotieKillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 480
Posts: 575
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default MX-3

I haveth 2.4ghz radio and like it alot I can runabout 10 to 12 hours on the batteries. Have not had a problem yet.

i used some grip wrap to make the grip a lil larger is all. Like the kind you put on tennis raquets.

Last edited by YotieKillin; 05-25-2009 at 11:37 PM. Reason: i wanted to
YotieKillin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 11:35 PM
  #11  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (4)
 
YotieKillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 480
Posts: 575
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

I have that radio and like it lots the grip is a lil small for my hand so I used tennis raqute grip tape and wrapped it around it. I can get 10 to 12 hours out of the batteries.
YotieKillin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 04:33 AM
  #12  
Tech Rookie
iTrader: (-2)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 18
Default

I had a MX3 FHSS about a year ago and it was a nice radio the part I really liked was the digital screen and trim controls def a step up from the tactics and traxxas links and hobby king radios!
SgtCuts is offline  
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service