What is a good transmitter?

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Re: What is a good transmitter?

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Airtronics was the USAversion of Sanwa, which is still around. Airtronics folded a year ago or so

My glitching is primarily when its close by. Just walking around with the truck in one hand and the transmitter in the other, it would glitch both channels.
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With the exception of my first two radios being a Kyosho Pulsar and then a Futaba Magnum Junior FP-T2PKA, I've always raced using Airtronics, now Sanwa. I still have my Airtronics Caliber that I used back in the day.

Now I have the Sanwa MT-4s for my racers and I use a Sanwa MX-V for my "basher" cars and crawlers. I've been very happy with them.

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So Spektrum thrives while Airtronics folds - that just seems wrong. Well, at least Sanwa lives on. I know nothing about modern radios but with the old AM, a glitch meant that it was time to service the motor (turn arm, replace brushes) or that your caps are insufficient or they have failed. I thought 2.4ghz meant zero glitch. Anyway, hope you are able to sort it out.
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orangemazda wrote: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:28 am With the exception of my first two radios being a Kyosho Pulsar and then a Futaba Magnum Junior FP-T2PKA, I've always raced using Airtronics, now Sanwa. I still have my Airtronics Caliber that I used back in the day.

Now I have the Sanwa MT-4s for my racers and I use a Sanwa MX-V for my "basher" cars and crawlers. I've been very happy with them.
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A 2.4ghz transmitter is a 2.4ghz tx but what makes the difference with Sanwa is the menus and user interface. My MT4 memu and related controls are so easy to use...
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When I was jumping back into things I picked up the FlySky GT3C (or something) for cheap... And I've bought like 4 additional receivers for a total of like $25 more. I will say I was hesitant with a cheap radio like that, but I've used it now for a handful of race weekends, bench testing, and playing in the backyard w/o any issues at all.

Once I get more "serious" about racing, I'll switch to a used Futaba or Sanwa. I was a big Airtronics guy in my day (first radio was the XL2P) and still actually use my 3PS for bench testing older gear. My M8's display died... :(
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Re: What is a good transmitter?

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Never had any glitching issues with the 2 Airtronics MT4's and the new MT44. Ever.

Personally I don't like Spectrum radios, they just don't "feel" right to me. The Airtronics and Sanwa units feel great, which equates to driving the car better. The older receivers are affordable, and there;s even one the works with the MT44 that's around $50. You get what you pay for. I've had ZERO problems with my radios and receivers, none. Most guys at our local track run Airtronics, the MT4 specifically. Spectrum is a distant second place, with Futaba being only a few.

As for Flysky, no idea. never seen one or used one. You won't be able to get parts and receivers at your local track either, so keep that in mind.

I will add that I bought a Fudaba 3prka and it wqs junk.

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I’ve been using a Futaba 3PV with my B4.2 and am very staisfied, was only $109.99 at the time.

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