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Old 10-21-2009, 07:41 PM
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Hey. I was looking around online and I keep seeing people with the 2.4 GHx transmitters, and since I saw the 4WD Slash had a 2.4 GHz system I wanted to know: How much better are they? Are thy more responsive? I understand that you get your own unique signal, but are they worth over $50? if I do decide to get one what is a good, cheap, easy to setup system?

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Old 10-21-2009, 08:07 PM
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50 sounds pretty cheap, I have a Spektrum DX2.0 that was 150 and a DX3R that was about 500. They are simple to set up, have a built in failsafe, and absolutely no glitching....however, both of mine seem slow to respond when at a great distance. I'm sure it's only milliseconds but it is enough to bother me.
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Try rebinding your system, BART. I haven't heard of that problem before; especially with Spektrum's products.

2.4GHz is like night and day compared to AM and FM technology. With 2.4GHz you don't have to worry about glitching if the system is bound correctly, you don't have to worry about interference from other radios or even other electronic devices and! you can even still run multiple RCs off of the same transmitter if the transmitter supports that option (you'll just have to buy spare receivers).

If you can afford it and the option is there, go with 2.4GHz. AM and FM work, but 2.4GHz takes a lottt of hassle and worry out of driving.

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I've rebound many times and it happens with 2 different systems. Maybe it is just an illusion due to the distance. I can run the big cars alot farther without losing sight.
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Odd.. Must be the distance then. We fly planes on Polk 2.4GHz radios and haven't noticed any "lag," even at a great distance. Those planes are probably farther away than your 5B's, too. Maybe it's just you?
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2.4GHz is like night and day compared to AM and FM technology. With 2.4GHz you don't have to worry about glitching if the system is bound correctly, you don't have to worry about interference from other radios or even other electronic devices and! you can even still run multiple RCs off of the same transmitter if the transmitter supports that option (you'll just have to buy spare receivers).

If you can afford it and the option is there, go with 2.4GHz. AM and FM work, but 2.4GHz takes a lottt of hassle and worry out of driving.

Cheers,
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Thanks Donz! That really helps. In a few days I may post pictures up of the ride that could possibly be getting the 2.4 GHz TX/RX. That really helps me make up my mind over the next upgrade.
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50 sounds pretty cheap, I have a Spektrum DX2.0 that was 150 and a DX3R that was about 500. They are simple to set up, have a built in failsafe, and absolutely no glitching....however, both of mine seem slow to respond when at a great distance. I'm sure it's only milliseconds but it is enough to bother me.
I got my DX3R for $320 Over a year and a half ago...

You can't go wrong with 2.4Ghz...
It's the BEST invesment IMO if you run a LOT of rc's.
No need to buy a radio for each car. You can just swap or buy multiple receivers. It's digital. When used with digital servos. The response is explosive.
My Kyosho Giga Crusher has DUAL engines. And it weighs ****.
Yet it responds as if it were an electric car.
At a stop, I can get full lock on steering.

What kind of RC do you plan on running?

EDIT: Great info. Stickied.

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