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which radio you would chose

Old 02-12-2007, 04:11 PM
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am thinking of buying new radio for my Mugen MBX-5 and am confused which one to chose between these two radio.
1- Futaba 3pk
2- JR Z-1

or if you have any other suggestions.

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Old 02-12-2007, 06:34 PM
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3pks i love mine
Old 02-12-2007, 07:22 PM
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Futaba with the FASST system
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Futaba with the FASST system
That module/transceiver setup is right up there with Nomadio......I believe!!
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He only gave two choices but we all know what I would really choose
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but we all know what I would really choose
The Losi Sport?
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My vote's for the 3PK.
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Nomadio has a good importer in Kuwait too Hobby Center.
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M11 or M8 with the spektrum module!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love mine no problems tons of adjustments
easy to read display
easy to understand manual
feels good in my hand

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He only gave two choices but we all know what I would really choose
I'm with you...the Sensor if you had listed it as a choice. but since you didn't, 3pk all the way.
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What's the real world difference between my 75mhz tower hobbies 3000 cheapo 2TXP and the 3-400 dollar setups? Not criticizing anyone that packs more features, I'm just genuinely curious as to what benefits you get, especially with cars which well most of us don't drive very far out in terms of range.
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Depends on what you are driving for example I race 1:5 scale which is the most demanding of all the scales as far as radio needs. 4 servos all the mixing and fail safes, you simply have to have a top end radio.

Say you race 1:12 on road carpet you need a top end radio for the speed and response time.

Off road buggy racing you need a strong RF link because at most races there are loads of people.

Sort of like running shoes can you wear $20 shoes and run you bet do you get more out of a $150 pair? Fishing poles? Tennis rackets? Most sports / hobbies have levels of equipment.

I could go on and on but it all depends on what YOU want to do in the hobby / sport.
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What's the real world difference between my 75mhz tower hobbies 3000 cheapo 2TXP and the 3-400 dollar setups? Not criticizing anyone that packs more features, I'm just genuinely curious as to what benefits you get, especially with cars which well most of us don't drive very far out in terms of range.
Better radios offer a lot of nice features. Here are some I would miss going back to a cheaper radio.

1. Exponential steering. This allows you to have slower steering over center so the car isn't so twitchy but still have full steering to get out of trouble. Similarly exponential throttle allows you to tune the throttle to make it less sensitive at part throttle.

2. Lap counting is a nice feature. Great for practice and informal races.

3. Multifrequency/Multicar. With the 2.4Ghz or the synthesized radios you can use one radio to power more than one car. They will have memories for multiple setups. You can use the memories for different cars or for different setups...say racing or bashing. You don't need to keep crystals to swap out. You can change the frequency on the radio, or, in the case of 2.4Ghz systems, just bind the radio to the car's receiver. This can help defray the cost of a more expensive radio.

4. Rechargeable battery packs with ports. Saves a lot of money in long run.

5. Dual-rate steering. Separate servo trims stops for both directions.

There are other "features" I don't use...like ABS brakes...and lots of other stuff that other people probably find more useful.

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