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Old 05-18-2010, 12:42 AM
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is this chinese radio off ebay any good? I ask because my friend saw it & thought the price was great. I told him that I would stick with the airtronics or similar 2.4 radio. His idea is that the airtronics is most likely made in china too. Am I right in thinking that the airtronics is a better radio then this ebay one? I just wouldn't feel safe running anything at high speed with an off brand radio.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks, Rich

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....:X:RTQ:AU:1123
Old 05-18-2010, 01:09 AM
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Default RE: chinese radio info wanted

I had one of those radios, the brand name was "Eurgle". It is a knock-off of a KO Propo Helios EX-10 radio:

http://www.kopropo.com/america/index...d=34&Itemid=88

The Eurgle is actually a decent radio. You can also buy it from Hobbypartz, same radio different name:

http://www.hobbypartz.com/fs-g3-24ghz-radio.html

The thing about this radio though, is it is a very complex computer radio and requires quite a good bit of attention and patience to get all the variables programmed correctly. It is really intended for racing cars that need umpteen adjustments to steering, braking, throttle management, etc. For a boat, it is way overkill.
Old 05-18-2010, 08:15 AM
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Default RE: chinese radio info wanted

See this thread. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_91..._1/key_/tm.htm
Old 05-18-2010, 08:52 AM
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ORIGINAL: turborich

is this chinese radio off ebay any good? I ask because my friend saw it & thought the price was great. I told him that I would stick with the airtronics or similar 2.4 radio. His idea is that the airtronics is most likely made in china too. Am I right in thinking that the airtronics is a better radio then this ebay one? I just wouldn't feel safe running anything at high speed with an off brand radio.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks, Rich

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....:X:RTQ:AU:1123
Ok, here are my 2 cents worth of advice... We spend hundreds of dollars on our "Toy Boats" and then we want skimp on a proven radio. Guys we are talking about a "toy" that can reach 30-50mph (on a sport boat) and we all know the amount of damage it can do to itself, other boats and people if things get away from us. So do you realy want to save save some $20's and risk your expensive boat or someones safety.

Ok off my soapbox and flamesuit is on.

Leo
Old 05-18-2010, 09:51 AM
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I was skeptical about the radio, but besides that other thread, I've read even MORE good things about it elsewhere too.
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Thanks for the info guys, I will pass it along to my friend. I'm going to stick with the airtronics myself. Now I just have to save up for 3 more receivers.

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