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2.4 GHz Radio Transmitter Shootout – 2 – Weight

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.

PointsRadio NameWeight in Grams
1Futaba 3PRKA376
2Turnigy 3XS445
3Spektrum DX3C468
4Turnigy GTX3541
5Futaba 3PM-X605

PointsReceiver NameWeight in Grams
1Turnigy 3XS5
2Turnigy GTX36
3Futaba 3PRKA8
4Spektrum DX3C10
5Futaba 3PM-X12

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.