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Old 08-14-2003, 02:52 PM   #1
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Recomend Radio Control System?

I am thinking of getting a new Radio Control System. Any comments or ideas on what is good?

Points to note?
What to look at & What not to look at?

I have a stick type and want to try a pistol grip type next.

What recommendations have you guys got for me?
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What price range are you looking at? And just out of interest what frequency is run in the UK?

Thanks.
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I would like to say price is not an option!!! =P

But i have to look at spending upto or around 100 - 150.
I guess thats nearly $250

Just wondering whats good in general. Cos if the price is right I just might get it anyway.

UK frequency is around the 40Mhz. can be 27Mhz.
Similar to you guys right?
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Old 08-14-2003, 06:15 PM   #4
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The US is 75, 27.

You can definately get quite a few good radios for $250 or below, here are a few.

JR XS3
Ko Mars
Airtronics M8

You can get a very good deal on the JR XS3 synthesized in HK from shopping.rcmodel.com.hk (they have there own section on this forum). They carry 40 as well as 27(the reason I asked about the frequency's) and it has all the channels internaly so no more dam crystals. In the US at the moment the XS3 sells for $240US, in HK it's $140US + shipping.

http://shopping.rcmodel.com.hk/produ...oducts_id=2848

I'm not saying go out and buy it, I think you should shop around and if possible hold the ones your interested in(maybe possible at your local track) to make sure you like the feel, as each Pistol TX feels different.
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I would definetly go with the Ko Propo Mars R for that price range, right now the lowest price on the interent is 225, I think, now that the EX-10 Helios is being released end of August prices will drop for the Mars R.
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I guess your talking about this
Ex - 1 Mars R

http://www.kopropo.co.uk/ex-1.htm

Looks very interesting and has tons of features.
What Pistols or sticks do you guys use?
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Yes, that is it.
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hi,

i'd go for futaba 3pk, airtronics m8, jrracing r1, jrracing xs3, ko propo ex-1 mars, id also suggest the multiplex if you like funny looking radios, but i gotta admit their functions are cool.
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Is it me or do people on the internet seem to prefer the "airtronics m8"

Its a hard choice to choose from?!??
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i'd go for futaba 3pk
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What is the 3 channel for?
[2 channel is forward/reverse and left/right]

If you used an ESC do you have to get a 3channel controller?

IS the JR XS3 the only controller to not have to use crystals?
I'll go for the no crystal controller as its easier to use and saves of messing with crystals.
I am drawn towards the JR XS3 or the Air M8.
What you guys think?

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Quote:
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What is the 3 channel for?
[2 channel is forward/reverse and left/right]
If you used an ESC do you have to get a 3channel controller?
3rd channel is useless in a car.
The ESC runs off your Ch2 (car throttle).

You could use Ch3 to do fancy stuff like switch on headlights
etc on your car... assuming you have a 3-ch Receiver.
Sometimes the TX is 3-ch but the micro RX is only 2-ch.



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IS the JR XS3 the only controller to not have to use crystals?
Synthesized frequency is usually only for 75MHz radios....?
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dmlk - No, there is also a synthesized M8 package (that includes the novak xxtra synthesized RX) and a Hitech Lynx3d package that also has the novak xxtra RX.
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The Hitec CRX is much better than the old Lynx 3D, and is also crystal-less. However, I am not sure its been released or its availibility if it has been. The fit and finish on it is now up there with Airtronics and Futaba.

However, if I were making the choice for you, I'd say get the Futaba 3PK. I actually think it looks pretty good... a 'functional'- looking design. Very high quality, and many good adjustments. You can even reprogram which buttons adjust what, if you feel the urge.
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Synthesized frequency is usually only for 75MHz radios....?
You can get 40MHz at this link?
http://shopping.rcmodel.com.hk/prod...roducts_id=2848

Besides I thought if it is digital freq you can pick which ever you want. i.e 40 and 27 and 75
Or is it in a select range only? i.e 40, 27 or 75

Is WC right in that quote?

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