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Old 11-27-2002, 04:48 PM
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Anyone see this in MA? Very reasonable price of $275 auto searchs ( I guess the transmitter has a reciever?) for a channel. Don't recall the computer functions, I don't think the ad went into detail on that, but 99 model memory is fantastic! Now if the transmitter is compatable with my existing recievers and extra recievers are reasonable, then its a winner!
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Old 11-27-2002, 05:08 PM
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but 99 model memory is fantastic!
Hmm, finally caught up with the 99 memories that German radios have had for the last 10 years then!

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Default Polk scanner R/C radio.

just got off the phone with the company.

they claim it does everything,.... built in programmable mixes as well as mixes on switches. any function on any switch. you can use any rx (positive or negative shift) turn transmitter on and it will adjust to what ever receiver you have automatically. If you use there rx they work together and find an open and clear channel.

expo and dual rates on all channels. he said it would do anything the other companies high-end stuff would do. This tx sounds like it's going to work for me......warranty is forever.


available in January......they hope !!
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Old 11-28-2002, 04:25 PM
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"Hmm, finally caught up with the 99 memories that German radios have had for the last 10 years then! "


99 channel memory no big technology break through . They would have to go backwards to "catch up " with the germans
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I've had my eye on this radio for months now, and have done significant research on it, with many emails to Polk's Hobby. Suffice it to say that I was impressed enough to place an order for the first one they have available. (ETA January). My current project is on hold untill then...

Rather than re-post all the info I have previously posted on the Tracker II, here's a link to the most recent thread with details about this radio.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/showthread...hreadid=373426

Although it's true that there are other radios with similar features, none can come close in the price, and only the Royal Evo from Multiplex can match it's completely crystal-less system. It just hit the market a week or two ago for over $900, and doesn't come close to 99 models..
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Old 11-29-2002, 04:25 PM
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Years ago I ordered a radio from Polks. For the first year it was fine. In about year 2 the plastic in the trans just fell apart . The materials used were sub-standard. Out of warrentee and no longer produced the whole rig hit the round file after 2 years. I think I'll wait on this one and see what others say after they buy one. For my money I would go with the New Hitech Radio Trans for $275 that gives you all the freq. At least I know the company stands behind what they sell and service is good. Just my 2 cents worth. I don't have 99 anything to fly so all the memory doesn't mean that much to me. Good Luck Guys !
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I am particularily interested in changing the freq of the receiver as well without having to dig it out of the fuselage...
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polk told me lifetime warranty on this new radio ????
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Old 11-30-2002, 01:24 AM
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Default Polk scanner R/C radio.

R1Morris is talking about a previous radio from Polk's. Not the Tracker II.

Manufacturing techniques have improved dramatically over the years since r1morris' purchase. It is becoming more common all the time for electronics manufacturers to provide lifetime warranties.
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Old 11-30-2002, 02:46 AM
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Yes it was an older radio Polks offered. Im sure that with the compitition for the hobby dollar the new radios will be very nice.
If they get a big call for their new radio what will the other companies do to adress this development. Does make one think doesn't it. I'll still wait and see.
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