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what are the differences between a 2-channel, a 3-channel and a 4 channel transmitter?

Old 03-22-2008, 03:51 PM
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what are the differences between a 2-channel, a 3-channel and a 4 channel transmitter? I know what the 2 channel transmitter does.. steering, brake and throttle .... but what does 3 - 4 channel offer? also the 3pk has Expanded Driver Menu, with "New Driver" "Race-Ready" and "Expert"menus and a mid-level "Big" menu for drivers of 1/5 scale and larger vehicles. what are the menus for? i thought like one transmitter should fit everyone? and why are some transmitters with a little LCD screen on it so expensive !!
Old 03-23-2008, 03:25 PM
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Default RE: what are the differences between a 2-channel, a 3-channel and a 4 channel transmitter?

3 channel would be used for fuel powered cars/trucks to shift the transmission from forward to reverse. I don't know what use 4 channels would have in a car, 4 ch are mostly used for planes.
Old 03-23-2008, 04:39 PM
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Default RE: what are the differences between a 2-channel, a 3-channel and a 4 channel transmitter?

ya 4 channel radios for cars are most common for crawlers to control rear steer, or other special actions. the only other reason i could see a 4 channel radio in for a car would be for the custom cars...to raise the body, rear steer (as mentioned above), or to raise or lower a snow plow or something.

im just throwing out some examples
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Default RE: what are the differences between a 2-channel, a 3-channel and a 4 channel transmitter?

I'm looking at the 3pm, which is 3 channel and i want to run it in my electric...does it matter if i have an extra channel unused?
Old 03-23-2008, 05:31 PM
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Default RE: what are the differences between a 2-channel, a 3-channel and a 4 channel transmitter?

No it doesn't. Usually the third channels these days are used for dual steering servo setups, and not least of all, to plug in a personal transponder for racing.
Old 03-23-2008, 08:21 PM
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Default RE: what are the differences between a 2-channel, a 3-channel and a 4 channel transmitter?

what does a transponder do? i hear people buying them all the time...

EDIT: oh nvm its a lap timer thing.

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