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Old 12-07-2018, 01:29 PM   #1
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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.

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:









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Old 12-07-2018, 02:13 PM   #2
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Looks interesting. Really surprising there aren't more transmitters like this in my opinion...

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Old 12-07-2018, 02:15 PM   #3
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Love it! Nice find Jato......
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:20 PM   #4
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I need this!!!
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:29 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 12-07-2018, 03:03 PM   #6
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Hot

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Old 12-07-2018, 03:05 PM   #7
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Shape definitely reminds me of the old 27mhz Traxxas radios

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

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Old 12-07-2018, 03:10 PM   #9
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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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The antenna, no bueno,I don't think itll look good on the trails...lol... Disclaimer, horrible photo shopped...lol

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

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

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He photoshopped the image as a joke...
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:09 PM   #13
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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?
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Looks pretty nice. How much do receivers for Spektrum usually run?
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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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Old 12-07-2018, 05:27 PM   #16
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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!
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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!
Holy crap! Might be time to bust out the velcro for those receivers.
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Holy crap! Might be time to bust out the velcro for those receivers.


Futaba FAAST receivers are expensive.

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Futaba FAAST receivers are expensive.

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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
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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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