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JatoTheRipper 12-07-2018 12:29 PM

Spektrum DX5 Rugged
 
Big Squid had this page up earlier, but took it down. So either they leaked this radio early or they published an April Fool's joke a few months early. :lmao:

I like the concept - a more durable and water resistant radio for the trails. It makes perfect sense.

Here's what I was able to snag:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4879/...1b2a328f_o.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4886/...1b5282cc_o.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/...1bd120e4_o.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4825/...d5ca28fe_o.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4844/...6b148e75_o.jpg

JSterrett 12-07-2018 01:13 PM

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Looks interesting. Really surprising there aren't more transmitters like this in my opinion...

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Bananaclip 12-07-2018 01:15 PM

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Love it! Nice find Jato......

bilinvic 12-07-2018 01:20 PM

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I need this!!!

TheLetterJ 12-07-2018 01:29 PM

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I expected to see a 3' long antenna sticking out, with that styling (OG Traxxas tq anyone?) but overall I like it... shall we guess, $250ish?

edit: I came across an image that showed 139 Euros, so more like $159 US.

MasteroFlego 12-07-2018 02:03 PM

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Hot

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MasteroFlego 12-07-2018 02:05 PM

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Shape definitely reminds me of the old 27mhz Traxxas radios

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JSterrett 12-07-2018 02:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLetterJ (Post 5890186)
I expected to see a 3' long antenna sticking out, with that styling (OG Traxxas tq anyone?) but overall I like it... shall we guess, $250ish?

edit: I came across an image that showed 139 Euros, so more like $159 US.

If that's accurate, this might get me to move on from my DX4S radios...

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Frank211 12-07-2018 02:10 PM

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The antenna, no bueno,I don't think itll look good on the trails...lol... Disclaimer, horrible photo shopped...lol

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Frank211 12-07-2018 02:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Frank211 (Post 5890196)
The antenna, no bueno,I don't think itll look good on the trails...lol... Disclaimer, horrible photo shopped...lol

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Forgot pichttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f7792c2762.jpg

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MasteroFlego 12-07-2018 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Frank211 (Post 5890197)
Forgot pichttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f7792c2762.jpg

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I'm confused, that strut is secured by a screw at both ends

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JSterrett 12-07-2018 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by MasteroFlego (Post 5890198)
I'm confused, that strut is secured by a screw at both ends

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He photoshopped the image as a joke...

OSRC 12-07-2018 03:09 PM

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About time someone came out with a crawler specific radio. Good Lord, with the scale segment being so hot, you would think this would have been a no-brainer.

It's a great start, how about a built-in LED on the front and a molded GoPro mount option? The Rugged Deluxe? :)

soze 12-07-2018 03:31 PM

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Looks pretty nice. How much do receivers for Spektrum usually run?

JSterrett 12-07-2018 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by soze (Post 5890208)
Looks pretty nice. How much do receivers for Spektrum usually run?

That's the big downfall of Spektrum IMO, I think the cheapest start at $40

*edit* My bad, looks like the cheapest is $30 (2-ch), $45 for 3-ch and up from there...

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JatoTheRipper 12-07-2018 04:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JSterrett (Post 5890209)
That's the big downfall of Spektrum IMO, I think the cheapest start at $40

*edit* My bad, looks like the cheapest is $30 (2-ch), $45 for 3-ch and up from there...

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Spektrum is a top tier brand like Futaba and Sanwa. What do expect to pay for a receiver? My Futaba 3PM-X receivers were something like $80 each!

soze 12-07-2018 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper (Post 5890214)
Spektrum is a top tier brand like Futaba and Sanwa. What do expect to pay for a receiver? My Futaba 3PM-X receivers were something like $80 each!

Holy crap! Might be time to bust out the velcro for those receivers.

JatoTheRipper 12-07-2018 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by soze (Post 5890217)
Holy crap! Might be time to bust out the velcro for those receivers.



Futaba FAAST receivers are expensive.

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRAZ5&P=0

soze 12-07-2018 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper (Post 5890218)
Futaba FAAST receivers are expensive.

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRAZ5&P=0

Ouch.... yeah sometimes I wonder if I really should just start using velcro on receivers and just move them from vehicle to vehicle as I need them. Probably save a bit of money when you have lots and lots of R/C's

JatoTheRipper 12-07-2018 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by soze (Post 5890227)
Ouch.... yeah sometimes I wonder if I really should just start using velcro on receivers and just move them from vehicle to vehicle as I need them. Probably save a bit of money when you have lots and lots of R/C's


When you have a cheap(er) radio like FkySky the receivers are only $15 or so a pop. Much more manageable. I save my good radios for other things. But honestly these days I'd be fine without the good ones.


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