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Old 03-26-2010, 10:47 AM
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Bought a "New and Improved" 5T with the 2.4GHZ thinking it would be a good deal as it is with Losi RTRs, and now I find out that a kill switch cannot be installed because the radio has only 2 channels. I could have bought a 5T with the FM for $300 less, tossed the FM and bought a good radio. Grrr!
Old 03-26-2010, 10:53 AM
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Just buy the new Killer switch made for 2 channels and you are good to go!
Old 03-26-2010, 11:00 AM
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http://www.davesmotors.com/s.nl/c.88...t.A/id.7164/.f

I think that's it.
Old 03-26-2010, 11:03 AM
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Nope, none of them work with HPIs radio. Look at the bottom of this page.
[link]http://www.davesmotors.com/s.nl/c.885035/n.1/it.A/id.3569/.f[/link]
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Wow. I never noticed that. That's definately a kink in making it safe.
Old 03-26-2010, 11:16 AM
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ORIGINAL: mecano

Bought a ''New and Improved'' 5T with the 2.4GHZ thinking it would be a good deal as it is with Losi RTRs, and now I find out that a kill switch cannot be installed because the radio has only 2 channels. I could have bought a 5T with the FM for $300 less, tossed the FM and bought a good radio. Grrr!
I'm sorry but the 2.4ghz is a bad deal PERIOD... Anyone that uses a 1/5th scale should invest in a high end Radio. A Futaba 3pm/3pk 2.4Ghz FASST is a great solution and its less than 300. Plus the Futaba has pulsating (ABS like) brakes!
Old 03-26-2010, 01:19 PM
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ORIGINAL: mecano

Bought a ''New and Improved'' 5T with the 2.4GHZ thinking it would be a good deal as it is with Losi RTRs, and now I find out that a kill switch cannot be installed because the radio has only 2 channels. I could have bought a 5T with the FM for $300 less, tossed the FM and bought a good radio. Grrr!
Hmmm
Newer yes.Improved,I don't think so [&o]
I don't know what they were thinking by reducing the channels to two [&:]
Old 03-26-2010, 05:00 PM
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thinking about their bottom line no doubt
Old 03-26-2010, 06:24 PM
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ORIGINAL: tonystott

Just buy the new Killer switch made for 2 channels and you are good to go!

Killer RC has stated that no current model of his kill switches work with HPI's 2.4ghz. I'm glad I got the FM version of the 5T when I did, along with saving $200

http://www.killerrc.com/products/pro...killswitch.php


Old 03-26-2010, 09:52 PM
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Sucks to be you. I'd contact HPI and ask them why? You can't install a kill switch to protect your investment. |Tell them they can have their krap economy radio back.

They should not come RTR. All the RTR radios are krappy. With exception of the one I recieved with my Nutech.
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ORIGINAL: IceWindius

ORIGINAL: tonystott

Just buy the new Killer switch made for 2 channels and you are good to go!

Killer RC has stated that no current model of his kill switches work with HPI's 2.4ghz. I'm glad I got the FM version of the 5T when I did, along with saving $200

http://www.killerrc.com/products/pro...killswitch.php



I just ordered one of these up today for my speky radios..

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