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Old 11-07-2010, 12:56 PM   #101
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Any updates on the update?
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:51 PM   #102
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Any updates on the update?
As soon as we know anything we will post it up.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:40 PM   #103
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Got mine 3 minutes ago Opinions soon!

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Old 11-07-2010, 06:00 PM   #104
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Harley how do you get the variable rear to work? Since there is only 2 switches to use can I use both the rear steer and the rear rate?

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Old 11-07-2010, 06:09 PM   #105
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I hate you guys on the other side
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:13 PM   #106
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Never mind I found it I think

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Old 11-07-2010, 06:25 PM   #107
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I found a 'hack' to get front dig on a DT, but the problem is each time you dig you also reset the rate back to 100. Simply set a D/T to ESC rate and to 100 steps. From further trials it is actually easier to use the push button than the DT 'hack'

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Old 11-07-2010, 06:44 PM   #108
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So you can have 2 DTs controlling the same mix?
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:53 PM   #109
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I want one. Im selling my 3pm first
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:14 PM   #110
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Alright short review

Pros
-Relativity easy to set up
-Manual is quite good
-Comfort is quite good
-Receiver comes bound

Negs
-The dual esc mixing part of the manual needs to mention the DT rate function.
-Receiver wire length (I'm hoping I can coil it inside the case but I'm not betting on it)
-Receiver size, yes I know every radio I get a whinge that the receivers are too big, but after getting used to spektrum parkflyer RX everything is too big

Oh and the push button dig isn't that hard to use, I can push it twice just as quick as I could move an ordinary toggle.

All up definitely a nice radio for those that don't want to spend half their budget on a radio alone. For me it does everything a rock crawling radio should and plenty more.

Also I got mine from dinball/rcmart and their 'standard' shipping was VERY quick for shipping from HK.

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Old 11-07-2010, 09:27 PM   #111
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So can you use 2dt for esc bias??
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:35 PM   #112
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You can use any of DT1 through to DT4 and the scroll wheel.

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Old 11-07-2010, 09:49 PM   #113
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So your "hack" is using one DT set for 100% steps for dig, and another DT at 10% for bias control?
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Yeah but the problem is setting it too 100 it resets the percentage each time your dig. Also if you click it twice in the one direction you can get some funny things happening, I'd still recommend just clicking the push button twice.

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So you mean if you are running at say 90/100 and the dig with the DT when you get back into 4wd you will be 100/100 ?
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Pardon my ignorance. What is "dt"
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Pardon my ignorance. What is "dt"
The Digital Trim buttons (rocker switches) around the wheel and near the trigger.
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So you mean if you are running at say 90/100 and the dig with the DT when you get back into 4wd you will be 100/100 ?
Correct, but if you knock the DT again you will end up with 120, which can be a mild pain.

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Old 11-07-2010, 11:10 PM   #119
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120? Guess I'm still missing something...
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:34 PM   #120
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120% travel on the rear throttle, sorry that wasn't very clear.

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