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Old 04-03-2010, 09:50 AM
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Questions?? Looking for 2.4ghz Radio

I was wondering what anyone would suggest. I want to upgrade to 2.4ghz radio and I was thinking something with atleast 3 model memory, but I do like room for my growing collection. I was looking at the Spektrum DX3 because it is a reasonable price on ebay (about $100). If there are other radios out there that are comparable feel free for suggestions.

Also what are the limitations, I think I remember my friend telling me that you need to keep the Tx and Rx the same brand. Can you use any brand servos with them?

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Old 04-03-2010, 10:56 PM
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usually servos work with any brand but they may work in the opposite direction. in 2.4ghz it is a must to keep the rx and tx same brand.
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:33 PM
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Futaba 3PM-MX. You can get one off towerhobbies for around 170. It's argueably the most versatile radio on the market. I use it for 1/8th scale racing. It is designed to do everything from racing to crawling. 10 model memory if I remeber correctly. Never had a range issue or a glitch from it. I personally like the feel of the DX3R, but my radio is just as fast, plenty of features, and costs 1/2 the price. I would not buy one of the cheaper 2.4 systems, you'll outgrow it in time.
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I just ordered the Futaba 3pm-x and a second rx last week from A Main Hobbies...paid $230 shipped (found a $25.00 coupon on line ). Can't wait to try it out (should be here before the weekend I hope) since it was one of the radios that were recommended to me numerous times.

IMHO I would stay clear of Spectrum. I had a DX3.0 and had nothing but problems (signal loss, crapped customer service, etc).
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I've found the KO Propo EX-5UR to be far superior to the DX series Spektrums.

A lot of the guys at the track are using the new econo Futaba 2.4's.
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:46 PM
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If you wanna pay 50 for a cheap one then get
Eurgle 2.4Ghz 3Ch
itll probably break though!
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:33 PM
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how much are you looking to spend? i have an airtronics m8 with a spektrum module and 2 receivers that i would sell for $125 plus shipping, it is in good shape, will include boxes and manuals for radio system and spektrum. pm me if interested. thanx
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I am in the market for a 2.4 radio also, How is the Airtronics MX Sport 2.4 ?
seems like a good deal at $100.00, I have a stock Slash and a Platinum 4x4.
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Ajb1205, how are you liking the MX? I still think it is the best value out there. I wish Futaba would make a drop down wheel adapter for it, that's my only gripe.
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