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Old 05-18-2017, 04:10 PM
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What receivers are you using.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by JitsuGuy View Post
But it's soooo pricey... As a casual racer looking to get back into the scene (local track being built as I type this) I'm leaning towards the Sanwa MT-44 because it's cheaper but worried that later down the road I'll wish I had this one due to some feature it has... Not sure...
M12-RS coming out at a lower price point than M12S, check it.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:17 AM
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M12-RS coming out at a lower price point than M12S, check it.
This is a new one on the horizon?
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Originally Posted by JitsuGuy View Post
This is a new one on the horizon?
Yes

Red RC ? RC Car News Sanwa M12S-RS 2.4GHz radio system ? Coming soon
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:48 PM
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Does anyone know if warranties are covered in the U.S. if a Sanwa radio system is purchased from RCmart or similar overseas retailer?
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:05 PM
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Excellent! Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by EbbTide View Post
Well I do know that the manual for the RX482/1 receivers have a notice that the total range is effected due to the enclosed antenna design. This could be the issue if these are the receivers you're using.
I use the rx-472 with the antenna in the tube going trough the body.
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It's Sanwa's receiver pricing that makes the radios less cost competitive as compared to Futaba. The FHSS4 receivers range generally in street price from about $75 to $110.

Not a big deal if you have one or two cars, but if you have a few, plus a few bashers, suddenly at five or six receivers you're likely at $200 more invested in receivers than had you purchased a Futaba.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Woulvesbaine View Post
It's Sanwa's receiver pricing that makes the radios less cost competitive as compared to Futaba. The FHSS4 receivers range generally in street price from about $75 to $110.

Not a big deal if you have one or two cars, but if you have a few, plus a few bashers, suddenly at five or six receivers you're likely at $200 more invested in receivers than had you purchased a Futaba.
After using both I'll gladly pay the difference in price for the Sanwa! The futaba menus are hands down the best. But as far as the feel on the track and the consistency in how the car drives and reacts its a no brainer.

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Originally Posted by EAMotorsports View Post
After using both I'll gladly pay the difference in price for the Sanwa! The futaba menus are hands down the best. But as far as the feel on the track and the consistency in how the car drives and reacts its a no brainer.

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This!! Sanwa menus are a bit more hard to navigate (took me a while to find the channel reverse the other day!) but I feel WAY more connected with the car on the M12S than with the 4PX I had.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:36 PM
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Speaking of menus, do you guys know where the Laptime feature is on the M12s? Can't seem to find it - I get I'll probably have to press one of the buttons manually but it should still be a LapTime feature right?
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I think the default way to start it is to press and hold the "Sw3" button for 3 seconds. Pressing the button again will store the lap and start a new one. You can fiddle with it in the setup menu under "Lap Timer".
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by alex4r View Post
I think the default way to start it is to press and hold the "Sw3" button for 3 seconds. Pressing the button again will store the lap and start a new one. You can fiddle with it in the setup menu under "Lap Timer".
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:34 PM
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anyone know if the antenna less recievers (481/482 i believe) fit in the tlr 8ight nitro or electric reciever box?
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Originally Posted by rjkotzur View Post
anyone know if the antenna less recievers (481/482 i believe) fit in the tlr 8ight nitro or electric reciever box?
well it's 27mm tall so if you have calipers you can confirm it real quick.
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