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What Radio came before the Futaba 3PK ?

Old 04-02-2011, 12:30 PM
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Default What Radio came before the Futaba 3PK ?

As the title says, what Radio came before the Futaba 3PK ?
I know there was one that looked very similar.
What features does it ''not'' have, that the 3PK does ?
And does it use the same Tx. Module that the 3Pk does ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated .
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Futaba 3PJ was before and the module is the same that plugs into it. You can do a google search about it and compare. Hope this works for you. I have the 3PJ and didn't like the looks of the 3PK so I kept my 3PJ and still use it today but I have a spectrum system plugged into the back.
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Futaba 3PJ was before and the module is the same that plugs into it. You can do a google search about it and compare. Hope this works for you. I have the 3PJ and didn't like the looks of the 3PK so I kept my 3PJ and still use it today but I have a spectrum system plugged into the back.
Thanks for the info buddy.
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Yea the 3PJ looks different, I thought there was one that looked just like the 3PK
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Nope. 3PJ then 3PK then 4PK.
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Futaba made a 3PJS after the 3PJ. I have and still use one, but offhand I don't know what was different between the 3PJ and the 3PJS.


There was also a 3PDF, but pretty sure it came before the 3PJ and 3PJS.
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The 3PJ was Futaba's first fully digital pistol grip radio. Then came the 3PJS which had more models and other small tweaks. The 3PJ has pretty much all the same adjustments as the 3PK, just not as user friendly. The 3PK did introduce HRS mode.
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Do any of those use the same Tx. Module as the 3PK ?
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Yes, they are the same, the 3PJ plugs in the back and the 3PK plugs in the top. Spectrum system module works on boy too.
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My son uses my hand me down 3PJS and it's still a great radio. We have 2, the one he uses with a 75 mHz synth module and the other is actually a spare that's brand new in the box. The difference between the 3PJ and 3PJS is that the 3PJS came with a 1024 PCM RX and the PJ came with a PPM RX in addition to these differences:

http://www.futaba-rc.com/downloads/notes-3pj.html
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Originally Posted by C5R01 View Post
Yes, they are the same, the 3PJ plugs in the back and the 3PK plugs in the top. Spectrum system module works on boy too.
The reason I ask is I want to buy a second radio used and cheaper than a 3PK, that I can use the same Fasst 2.4ghz Rxs. that are in all of my cars.
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Email futaba: they are quick at getting back with you when you ask them questions. Hope I did help you.
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Originally Posted by C5R01 View Post
Email futaba: they are quick at getting back with you when you ask them questions. Hope I did help you.
Yes thank you so much for your help, I will give them an Email.
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I have a FAST module in my 3PJs and it works great. I got the unit from A main Hobbies. Ask about there discount codes .I got $12.50 Knocked off the order and free shipping . I also had a custom radio skin put on an oldie but a goody. I can switch back and forth 2.4GHz for racing F.M.for bashing.





Here is where I got the skin from.http://cgi.ebay.com/Custom-Futaba-3P...item3f0051ebb2

My radio was the template for the skin. I sent it in to Darkside and now they have them for the older radios.
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