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Old 10-28-2010, 05:27 PM   #21
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I was thinking about a 4PK, but I think a 4PL might be the better choice for me. What are the major differences that one should consider between the PL and PK?
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:38 PM   #22
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At this link they say it will come with a servo and esc. Will it?

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-rad...r-p-32532.html
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3. Sounds good, just how do you control it though, is it on a rocker switch somewhere? And can you set it in steps?

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Yes, you get to define how large or small the steps too. Very adjustable. Program it to any rocker switch on the radio you like


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My question. Does it use seperate dig switches like the 4pk or is it a single switch? I thought I saw something about a single button that toggles through. I'm curious how effective that would be. I can see that it would be simple, but not sure if it would get confusing or be really really easy to use.
A single button toggles through the dig types. This is the one thing on the radio that makes it not 100% perfect. It makes it simple for beginners but not quite as effective as the 4PK when on course.

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At this link they say it will come with a servo and esc. Will it?

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-rad...r-p-32532.html
I don't know for sure but I would HIGHLY doubt it comes with an ESC and am skeptical about a servo. Jason can answer this better.


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I was thinking about a 4PK, but I think a 4PL might be the better choice for me. What are the major differences that one should consider between the PL and PK?
I will try and do a comparison video soon. It is hard to hit all the points. I need a chart or graphic of some sort that hits only the key points.
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I will try and do a comparison video soon. It is hard to hit all the points. I need a chart or graphic of some sort that hits only the key points.
I am wholeheartedly looking forward to this.
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I don't know for sure but I would HIGHLY doubt it comes with an ESC and am skeptical about a servo. Jason can answer this better.
I just was looking at a different site and it said the same thing.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:55 PM   #26
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Thanks Harley Are these actaully shipping as RCmart has them in stock? I don't want to buy it only to find it's on pre/back order.

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The transmitters should arrive in about 2 weeks.
They have already shipped from Futaba. We are still working with Futaba to get the programming update for the dig switch like Harley previously described. My best guess is that they didn't fully understand (possibly due to translation) what we were asking/telling them when we set the initial requirements for the radio.
From time to time Futaba will offer a "combo" with an esc and servo. Typically, those combos do not sell as well as just the tx/rx. To my best knowledge, we are only getting tx/rx systems.
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Has anyone got a link to a manual? English would be preferable but I'm happy to make do looking at the pictures Or Harley if it's no trouble could you please point out all the 'assignable' switches/rockers/dials that sort of thing.

Thanks and sorry for all the Qs
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Retract that statement I'll look for myself when mine arrives I got mine on ebay from dinball, which is the ebay store for rcmart. It better be good cause it's replacing my custom radio.

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Retract that statement I'll look for myself when mine arrives I got mine on ebay from dinball, which is the ebay store for rcmart. It better be good cause it's replacing my custom radio.

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Are you not liking the dx6i conversion, or is just giving you too many problems
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Has anyone got a link to a manual? English would be preferable but I'm happy to make do looking at the pictures Or Harley if it's no trouble could you please point out all the 'assignable' switches/rockers/dials that sort of thing.

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I will post up setup videos. Just let me know what you are running.
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For the moment I will be using it with a super so dual ESC and dual servo.

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Old 10-30-2010, 09:05 AM   #33
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What are you thinking the chances of a fix for the dig are?
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I hope its something like, one press for front, one press to release, and then two presses for rear, one press to release. That's what we can hope for. Cycling through each dig cycle would kill the ability to crawl climbs without being able to go from front to all 4.
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Nope, watch the video, push once and your in rear, push it again and your in front, push it again and your in all in.
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Nope, watch the video, push once and your in rear, push it again and your in front, push it again and your in all in.
Then this radio might be a fail.
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I agree, but have high hopes futaba will step up and fix it, I've been a spektrum guy since I fly planes and helis, and thought I'd never switch, this radio was gonna be the thing that pushed me over. But without talk of a fix this radio will do me no good
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Where this Video at?
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:14 PM   #39
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In harleys xr10 build thread iirc
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:17 PM   #40
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This Hiccup with the Dig set up is a big deal.

Kinda of Kills the point of Dual ESC's...

How would it work on a Super with Two Servo's, PunkDig and just one ESC? I'm guessing it would be just fine Correct?

Josh you need to really push this issue. Is there anyone we need to send an E-mail to? To help get the ball rolling on this.

I've sold off all my old stuff and started collecting for a Dual ESC set up. I'm just needing a radio. To Spend $200 for the PL or $450 for a 4PKS is a big deal. Thats a lot of Money.
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