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Old 11-18-2003, 12:37 PM
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Default What brand do you prefer? and why?

Ok, im currently using the synthesized JR radio, with Airtronics servos. I have the 200 oz servo on steering and the super fast digital airtronics on throttle/brake. Im really happy with these, but occasionally the digital throttle brake bounces around a little. Anyway, im thinking about using either JR servos, or Futaba servos on my next truck (MGT). So, like the title says, what brand? and why?

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Old 11-18-2003, 10:14 PM
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I say airtonics.
They have very good equipment and most of them have warentees!!
I would go with Airtonics if your not alreaddy!
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I use hitec.. .not because they are the best.. but because they're cheap.. and on a MT you go through servos (no matter what kind of warranty you have).. I use futabas on my touring but they are almost 2x more than hitecs for the same specs
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Futaba, good quality. I used them and they never let me down. I also use airtronics and they are good also.
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Of the half-dozen or so radios I have, I like my Futaba T3PK best. Before anyone wonders why I have so many radios, most of them came with one car or another (AMs--T-Maxx, Mini-Zs, and Mini-T). I'll like my Futaba even more once I get the AM Conversion Module, so I can use the T3PK with my Mini-Z's and Mini-T. My JR does come in handy though since it is crystal less; however, Futaba is also coming out with a crystal-less transmitter for the T3PK. Also, the JR RS300 crystal-less receiver is too big for some applications--it would have never fit in my Tamiya F201 chassis. A left handed person can also switch the wheel on the T3PK and speed demons can use the HRS mode which is accelerated FM--my understanding is that HRS is only available from Futaba. Most of my servos are upper end Airtronics servos.

http://www.futaba-rc.com/radios/futj32.html

As far as digital brake bouncing--I would think that your servo may burn out faster if there is too much slop. I only mention this because I started a thread asking the Futaba rep about digital servos burning out on 1/5 scale cars after someone suggested that I not use digital servos in an attempt to use the HRS Mode (I currently have 1/4 scale servos in my 1/5 scale and am not using the HRS mode) and the rep mentioned that the servos may burn out faster because of slop.
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Although I own an M8 I use Futuba servos on all my cars. I've gone through 3 Airtronics, 1 JR servos, and all 4 of my Futuba servos are still going strong.
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If you can use a good analog servo for the throttle/brake, I would recomment using one. I say this because some radio does not allow the use of analog servo.

The reason for analog in the throttle/brake is that the digital servo seems to burn out faster for throttle/brake usage. I don't know why but personal experience and other racers experienced this. Can somebody straighten me out on this?
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Default RE: What brand do you prefer? and why?

Most of the big names are good quality radios, Airtronics, Hitec, Futaba, JR, All make good quality equipment.

I Have run the Futaba 3PDF and the 3PJS for years and would have nothing else for the cars. I run Futaba for planes as well.

Why I run Futaba is because I always have, really no other reason. I am familiar with the programming and so forth and I like the looks of the Futaba stuff.

I have run all kinds of servos and I have really found no difference between comparable models. Right Now I run Hitec and Futaba because thats just what I have.

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