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Old 09-13-2011, 04:39 PM
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Which is one of the better receivers to get? I have a 3PM-2.4G MX Fasst system and want to get some marine receivers for a couple boats. Thank You for any help ! I dont really want the best ,but not the cheapest either!
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This one with dual antenna:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLZP0&P=ML

or this one:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRAZ5&P=ML

They don't make a marine receiver. Make sure your Radio box is water tight, you can water proof your system with some corrosion X.

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Default RE: marine receivers

Thank You Dan ! Is there a difference except for the antenna? Does Tower sell the corosion x? Thanks for your help! SK.
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Default RE: marine receivers

only difference is the antenna and the price, to which it looks like the dual antenna is less than the single.
kind of odd since it has always been the other way around.

Two is better than one, all my receivers are the FF (single antenna) because they were less money and I haven't had a single problem with range.
I don't believe Towers sell's the corrosion X, you can check your local hardware stores.
someone here should know where you can get it in your area.

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Thats what I was thinking. Thanks so much for the help ! sk.
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Default RE: marine receivers

Hobby-King has some cheap [link=http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__331__190__Tx_Rx_Systems_Parts-2_2E4Ghz_Futaba.html]FASST-clone receivers[/link]
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Dan,,,these receivers lead me to another question after some research. Tower says that I need to run 6v packs with these. What is the favorite 6v nimh pack for r/c boaters out there? As always ,thanks for any help you can provide! sk.
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Default RE: marine receivers

it all depends how much room you have.

in my F41 Stryker cat and my whiplash GV, I use 1500mAh, 5cell, 2/3A pack.
I can go all day on one pack.

Like HendricX mentioned, Hobby King has Some Orange Rx for Futaba, they are 8 channels and I cannot confirm if they work with the 3 channels.
I know that their Orange Rx work flawlessly and they are much cheaper.

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Is that a 4.8 v pack or 6 v pack. Maybe i will do a little more research before I buy some 6 v packs.
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SK,
yes 5 cell is a 6 Volt pack.
don't use 4.8 (4 cells).

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