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Weight can really be important to a lot of people when it comes to your radio. If you are planning for a long day of bashing at the park, or if you have a 15 minute qualifier and a one hour a-main, you need to be able to hold your radio up! We went the extra mile in our second shootout and also weighed the receivers as a separate section. When your looking hard to keep the weight down in a vehicle, especially in the smaller scales, you want to trim all the fat.

All radios were weighed with their batteries intact and ready for operation.

Just like in golf, the lower the score (or lighter), the better.

Points Radio Name Weight in Grams
1 Futaba 3PRKA 376
2 Turnigy 3XS 445
3 Spektrum DX3C 468
4 Turnigy GTX3 541
5 Futaba 3PM-X 605


Points Receiver Name Weight in Grams
1 Turnigy 3XS 5
2 Turnigy GTX3 6
3 Futaba 3PRKA 8
4 Spektrum DX3C 10
5 Futaba 3PM-X 12


The Futaba 3PKRA is light to hold. It’s almost too light, and everyone who picked it up kept asking if the batteries were in it, and would then check because they didn’t believe it.

None of the radios felt too ‘heavy’. We have all had heavy radios, and these all felt acceptable. The difference between first place and last place is almost 1/2 a pound. That might not seem like a lot, but it could add up after a long day at the track.

The difference in the weight of the receivers was almost nothing, but we don’t want to disappoint anyone by leaving out the details.

Move on to Radio Price or head back to the beginning shootout page.