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Old 03-25-2020, 10:46 PM   #1
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Hey Crawlers

Having few issues with my Spektrum DX3R and just paid $17 in shipping to send in for service.
I'd love to have the new Dx5 rugged, its about time, so awesome!
Is there trade in credit for older transmitters?
How worthy is the DX3R today?

trying to decide if to approve cost repair or repair and sell it, how would you decide?

I kinda need it as my backup as its much more replaceable and lighter than my custom made DX6i dual wheel dual trigger Pistol transmitter.
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:26 AM   #2
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I don't believe there is a standing trade in policy but Horizon has run several events in the past where you trade in a radio and get a credit towards a new Spektrum model.

As for the DX3, it is still a fine radio with all the adjustments you would need and the ability to use the cheap DSM compatible receivers is great. However, being only 3 channel holds it back when trucks are coming with more features that require extra radio channels. I still use my DX3 occasionally but use my DX5 Rugged way more these days.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:28 AM   #3
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I sent my DX3 in for repair when the job dial stopped working. They not only fixed the dial, but they also tuned everything else up and it came back working like brand new. If it were not for wanting more channels, I'll likely still be using that radio.

Like SVT said, I do not believe there is a trade-in program. But, there are a good number of people that snap up DX3s when they show up in the Market Place.

One of the nice things about upgrading to a DX5 is that you can use your old DSM2 RXs (sadly, the DSM RXs are not compatible). Any, you can get off-brand 3ch DSM2 RXs four about $15 each on Amazon.
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