It seems that everything is going to touch screens, now they’ve even made their way to transmitters. The new Graupner X-8E not only has a 320 x 240 touch sensitive LCD screen, but has 4 channel output and telemetry. You can even use a micro-SD memory card to store the telemetry data. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Touch screen
* Voice output via headphone
* Bluetooth external module
* Wheel can be mounted on left or right
* 2.4GHz operation
* Various timers
* Modes for crawling, track, or boats with 2 motors
* Anti-lock braking
The Graupner X-8E is priced at $350, although we could get no information on when, or even if, it will hit American shores.
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THE KO Propo EX-1 KIY V3 Concept 2.4 GHz FHSS Radio System Review
If you are a serious hobbyist, whether it be basher or racer, the most important piece of equipment you can buy is a good transmitter. A good transmitter can be the difference between a perfectly connected feel to your rig, or feeling like someone else is actually driving your truck. KO Propo’s top of the line radio is the EX-1 KIY Version 3. Today we’ll be taking a closer look to see if the KIY is the best radio you can buy, or if its not even worth your time. Hit the “Read More” button and let’s get this party started…
Our readers asked for it, and we finally finished it! Our second 2.4GHz Transmitter Shootout is ready for your viewing pleasure!
We’d like to thank the following companies for the radios that participated this time around. These are links directly to the products we tested. We appreciate all their support very much. If there is anything we didn’t cover in the shootout that you are curious about, or if you just need some more details, head on over to their sites via the links below.
These are the radios that took part in our second shootout.
If you are in the market for a new radio, and don’t have the time or access to a bunch of different radios to try, we hope that this article will help you make a decision. You can basically treat this as a short and to the point review of each radio.
Now head on over to the Transmitter Shootout 2 and get started!
This is one of the trickest items that I’ve seen in a long time, the new 4D adjustable trigger from PN Racing for the KO Propo EX-10 Helios. The new trigger from PN Racing is ultra adjustable, allowing the driver to set the trigger perfectly for maximum comfort and function. These uber triggers are made out of aluminum and you can get them in silver, blue and orange. Street price is $50 and they are available for purchase right now. Click HERE for more information.
Have you read our BigSquidRC 2.4GHz transmitter shootout? You can check it out right HERE.
There is some hot news out of Futaba today with the announcement of their new 4PK Super R 2.4GHz radio system. The Futaba 4PK series radios are generally regarded as the best of the best, yet Futaba has decided to make some upgrades taking the 4PK Super R to the next level. Upgrades include-
5% faster response speed
Dual compound foam on steering wheel
Overall lighter weight
The ability to mix dual ESC’s
Data transfer via cable
Street price is expected to be $550 with a release date of late September. Hit THIS link for more information.
Have you read our transmitter shootout? If not, HERE is the link.
Traxxas has sold untold amounts of ready to run trucks that come equipped with their TQ radio. Hot Racing just happens to make an upgrade aluminum steering wheel that not only increases the looks of the TQ, but also comes with better foam on the wheel for improved grip. The Hot Racing upgrade wheel comes in different colors, is constructed out of 6061-T6 aluminum, and costs under $20. Want to find out more? Then click right HERE.
Ever wonder how a Traxxas RTR transmitter would stack up against after-market competition? If so click HERE.
In what is sure to be another classic shootout, just like all the other shootouts before it. ( LiPo Shootout 1, LiPo Shootout 2, and the LiPo Charger Shootout,)
The 2.4 GHz shootout is finally here!
We put five newer popular radios to the test! The Futaba 4PKS, Futaba 3PL, Tactic TTX-240, Spektrum DX3S and the Traxxas TQ 2.4!
Thinking about buying a new radio? What 2.4 radio is the best? What one had the best distance? How much do they cost? Which ones have the most features? The answer to these and other questions can all be found in our shootout!
Consider the following pages like a mini review of all the radios you want to know about. Click here to get started!
Update! Now with a page of comments from Cubby on his thoughts!
Just saw a press release on the new Sanwa MT-4 2.4ghz radio system coming soon. They only had rendered pictures, but I’m sure the real deal will pop up somewhere soon. It will have a large LCD screen on top and include some telemetry to monitor stuff like temperature and voltage of your vehicle. Time to retire those M8 and M11′s!
Word from Futaba is that the Futaba 4PKS will be shipping soon! We have a few of the older 4PK radios around the office, and I’m a big fan. The new 4PKS looks like it has a few ergonomic changes, plus some internal programming enhancements. It’s up to twice as fast as the 4PK! Has tons of new functions including some RC Rock Crawling features, extra protection for high and low voltages with shut down features and works with the 2.4GHz FASST technology.
Check back soon as we will be doing our best our hands on one, and let you know what we thing!
Check out the the www.2.4gigahertz.com site for more info!