Like Tree87Likes

Sanwa/Airtronics M12S

Reply

Old 11-24-2015, 09:16 PM
  #61  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (27)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 226
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default 3pks

Been out if the game for a little bit do you guys think going from a 3pks to m12s would be a noticeable difference?
jjdoyle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2015, 02:39 AM
  #62  
sbd
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 349
Default

Originally Posted by jjdoyle View Post
Been out if the game for a little bit do you guys think going from a 3pks to m12s would be a noticeable difference?
Most definitely. In your walet.
sbd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2015, 02:55 AM
  #63  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NJ
Posts: 301
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by jjdoyle View Post
Been out if the game for a little bit do you guys think going from a 3pks to m12s would be a noticeable difference?
I have been using a 3PKS up until recently, and I can honestly say I do like my New 12S much better, although I did not purchase it as just a replacement, but due to issues with my 3PKS. The radio is much more adjustable to your hand and comfort to hold, due to the fact you can adjust the trigger angle slightly and also the trigger thickness. Also the multiple drop down and angle options! That being said, I was having issues with my 3PKS with the neutral point drifting constantly. Even after constantly recalibrating it. I would say that if your happy with your 3PKS at this point and have no issues with it to go ahead and wait if there are other things your in need of. I bought the new 12S just because I was having issues with the 3PK and even if I chose to buy a new Futaba, such as the 4PX, I would still need to buy all new receivers being that the older 3PKS receivers are no longer compatible. So if ever there was a reason to try a different brand, now was the time. I also like the fact that the Airtronics receivers are much smaller than the old Futaba receivers, making it much easier to mount in tight spaces.
WailinOnYa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2015, 10:47 PM
  #64  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (27)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 226
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by WailinOnYa View Post
I have been using a 3PKS up until recently, and I can honestly say I do like my New 12S much better, although I did not purchase it as just a replacement, but due to issues with my 3PKS. The radio is much more adjustable to your hand and comfort to hold, due to the fact you can adjust the trigger angle slightly and also the trigger thickness. Also the multiple drop down and angle options! That being said, I was having issues with my 3PKS with the neutral point drifting constantly. Even after constantly recalibrating it. I would say that if your happy with your 3PKS at this point and have no issues with it to go ahead and wait if there are other things your in need of. I bought the new 12S just because I was having issues with the 3PK and even if I chose to buy a new Futaba, such as the 4PX, I would still need to buy all new receivers being that the older 3PKS receivers are no longer compatible. So if ever there was a reason to try a different brand, now was the time. I also like the fact that the Airtronics receivers are much smaller than the old Futaba receivers, making it much easier to mount in tight spaces.
I appreciate your reply. So far 3PKS is still kicking. Like you I am invested with 3 receivers. I have always preferred Airtronics "feel" but figured this out too late.

I was reminded of how connected their radios feel after driving a kit identical to mine but with a MT-4s. Throttle just feels so much better.
jjdoyle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2015, 05:18 PM
  #65  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (5)
 
GIHOSU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Murdertown, USA
Posts: 280
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

New firmware is out and some templates too. I found it all on the LRP site.
GIHOSU is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2015, 08:17 AM
  #66  
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1
Default M12S - PCLink & Firmware/Templates

Hi All,

This is my first post so please pardon if this is repetitive.
I noticed there is a highly informative M12 thread which clarified a couple of things I wasnt sure about so a big "Thanks Guys" for that.

I downloaded the PCLink and was able to get my radio connected.
Question - Where do I find the latest firmware? I heard there was a release a few days ago (apparently Nov 30 2015) but what I found im not sure I should use. on the LRP.CC site....there is a version 301201 and my radio is currently 3.01115. Not sure the benefit if any, but Im in IT and would love to know im current! lol
*Im not allowed to post URL's so search for lrp.cc firmware and use the software link...You will see the M12s

Question 2 - As a test of connecting to the PCLink properly, I tried from the radio to the PC to push LOGS....nothing happened.
I then tried to obtain LOGS from the radio using the PC ...nothing happened..

Question 3 - What are the templates used for? Where do I get them?
Has anyone tried?

Thats about all for now..

Thanks for helping
camoit is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2015, 09:54 AM
  #67  
Tech Master
iTrader: (16)
 
Cridd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 1,948
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default Update

[QUOTE=camoit;14293471]Hi All,

Where do I find the latest firmware? I heard there was a release a few days ago (apparently Nov 30 2015) but what I found im not sure I should use. on the LRP.CC site....there is a version

Yes on their site, they are the distributor. Update is for the Sanwa/Airtronics zero esc and their gyros.

Question 2 - As a test of connecting to the PCLink properly, I tried from the radio to the PC to push LOGS....nothing happened.
I then tried to obtain LOGS from the radio using the PC ...nothing happened..

I Never used before.

Question 3 - What are the templates used for? Where do I get them?
Has anyone tried?

Racing menu, check out the manual. Can switch between setups easier. I don't use them but some do.
Cridd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2015, 03:36 PM
  #68  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (27)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 226
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default Rx481 vs Rx482

Does anyone know if you dont plan on running airtronics esc is there any difference between 481 and 482?
jjdoyle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 06:02 PM
  #69  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (25)
 
Sam Isaacs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 652
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

I also have the same question on the difference between 481 an the 482 receiver.

I'm new to the M12S and have liked it a lot so far. Do people tend to prefer the 48x receivers or the 47x receivers?

Thanks!

Sam
Sam Isaacs is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 07:23 PM
  #70  
Tech Master
 
choisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: The Bay
Posts: 1,405
Default

the 48X is just without physical antenna. 471(481) are not bi directional receviver which 472(482) are with the telemetry built in. If you are not planning too use the esc from airtronics, you don't need that.
choisan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 10:46 PM
  #71  
Tech Apprentice
iTrader: (1)
 
duckhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 58
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by rceefreak View Post
I am currently running the plain jane mt4. Looking to upgrade to the mt4s or the m12s. My question is I read through the M12 thread and saw some posts about range. I am running the receivers with the built in antenna. I believe the rx481. Should I be concerned with the range issue on the M12s? Should I just get the mt4s and not worry about it? I had the m11x before the mt4 and really liked it other than being top heavy. The thing I like about the mt4 is weight and it doesnt feel top heavy. I a mconsidering the mt4s simply for the backlit screen. Thanks for any help in advance
Hey folks, anyone have any input on range with the M12S? I am recently back to the hobby after a long break and I am running an M12S with the stock RX-472 receiver but I'd like to pick up a few RX-481 receivers for two other cars I am currently building.

Since I have only a couple indoor track days under my belt and no range issues, I'd like to know if folks feel the RX-481 has good enough range to be used both indoors and on larger outdoor tracks as I'll like be running outside this spring.

Thanks!
duckhead is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2015, 06:28 AM
  #72  
Tech Master
 
choisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: The Bay
Posts: 1,405
Default

I have never seen any range issue with the 481. The track I am running is an outdoor, 100x40 meters.
I can't tell ant difference with my 471.

Again, airtronics and its latest receivers do require specific servo type to run its special reception modes. Please read the instruction about it. Wrong mode selected would definitely affect the "range".
choisan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2015, 07:18 AM
  #73  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (25)
 
Sam Isaacs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 652
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

Thanks for the replies. I have been running the SRG-BLS Evolution servo in my touring car, which seems to work well. Does anyone have any favorite Sanwa servo recomendations for touring applications?

Thanks
Sam
Sam Isaacs is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2015, 03:40 PM
  #74  
Tech Master
iTrader: (16)
 
Cridd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 1,948
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

I'm running a SRG-BRS, when you get the servo and move the arm it feels hard and crunchy when my other sanwas felt smooth....normal?

Been using the 94661 and wanted to try an SSR.
Cridd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2015, 07:20 AM
  #75  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (25)
 
Sam Isaacs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 652
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Cridd View Post
I'm running a SRG-BRS, when you get the servo and move the arm it feels hard and crunchy when my other sanwas felt smooth....normal?

Been using the 94661 and wanted to try an SSR.

I have an SRG-BLS Evolution V2 and it feels the same way.

Sam
Sam Isaacs is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service