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Old 10-02-2008, 01:02 AM
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Hi, i'm new to RC cars. Just recently got a deal to a 2nd hand xray NT1 08 version 1/10. Would like to ask any suggestions to radio? I've a futaba radio w/6 channels used on my heli, is it possible to use it on my car? Thks in advance
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:21 AM
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sure you can use the 6 ch transmitter for your car. youll need to get the matching receiver and servo etc..

If you plan on driving RC cars AS WELL as helis, you may want to consider a transmitter with a steering wheel. you can pick up a radio, receiver, and servos in a combo pack from almost all radio manufacturers. I say grab a spread spectrum type system if your wallet allows.
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you should get a radio with a steering wheel makes it 100 times easier to drive. Also you should look at spektrum. Its nice unless you want to walk around and ask what crystals there running.
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wheel is a lot better.. i have a joy controller on an older duratax.. it rough
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Originally Posted by tneah
Hi, i'm new to RC cars. Just recently got a deal to a 2nd hand xray NT1 08 version 1/10. Would like to ask any suggestions to radio? I've a futaba radio w/6 channels used on my heli, is it possible to use it on my car? Thks in advance
I've seen it done and yes it will work, go for it. I was shocked by a guy who came to my track with one, he did pretty good with it.
I had to try it but I kept looking up LOL

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Old 10-02-2008, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by akrider907
you should get a radio with a steering wheel makes it 100 times easier to drive. Also you should look at spektrum. Its nice unless you want to walk around and ask what crystals there running.
+1 on that suggestion
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in all likelyhood your heli radio is on 72mhz frequency band. that is not legal for surface use. air only.

yes a wheel or 'pistol' radio is somethin to be looked at, yet still many folks mostly in europe and japan use sticks. best driver their ever was/is uses sticks.

nitro, and moreover nitro onroad, could be a daunting task for a 1st RC. pick up trinity's nitro car engine tuning book, and download all of xray's setup guide and manuals for the car off their site.

good luck

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Some people just prefer the stick and most prefer a wheel radio

I think andy moore (onroad 1/10 TC) uses a stick radio
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