This is the Airtronics M12 FHSS-4 2.4GHz Radio System with an included Airtronics 92014 4-Channel Receiver. The M12 is equipped with a 4x higher spec CPU compared to the previous world champion model, the industry-leading M11X. Redesigned from the ground-up, the M12 is the realization of lofty goals to more than double it's analysis ablility and speed. Latency minimized as well as operational and innovative features guarantee the M12 as the new flagship of new generation, not just for Airtronics or Sanwa, but for the entire R/C industry. As the saying goes time is money and the M12 responds in almost "Zero-Latency." What is Zero Latency? It's a measured total latency speed of under 1ms. That's right, the latencey of the M12 radio is under one millisecond! What's more, the "feeling" of that type of Zero-Latency is 100% adjustible, allowing drivers to change their driving condition and feel instantly. No other radio has this type of connectivity advantage.
Highlighted M12 Features:
Racing Mode Setting
Able to record D/R, Trim, Curve record allowing drivers to easily change their setting reflecting their unique driving style by a single touch
Weight Reduction: 100g less than M11x
More for Less: The folks at Airtronics Japan Engineering succeeded in weight reduction by changing internal structure
Top Telemetry and PC Link Functions
Drivers are able to use and evaluate telemetry data including that from throttle and steering operation
Access to the PC is capable with exclusive cable. Download your Telemetry settings and upload stored models or software updates
Other Bold Features:
CAR Type Select: 10 Categories - The M12 uses an entirely new approach to car setup
Racing Mode: Able to change driving conditions and settings with a single touch
Telemetry Logger: Able to record and send telemetry data to your PC
Monitoring: Share data with your friend's M12 transmitter
PC Link: Able to read and write your data to the PC
Dual Steering: Able to set your steering angle individually
Best Fit Setting: Able to set the "feeling" of the radio to match driving style and track conditions
Curve Setting: Able to fine adjust 9/18 point curve
LCD Display: 128×256 full dot LCD display
Custom Menu: User friendly Menu structure
Evolution From M11X
DMS Setting: Directly read your registered model at the launch
TH 5:5 mode: TH neutral pulse 1.5m sec
Point AUX: integrated Maximum 6 points AUX
MOA MIX : Respond to 2 motor throttle
4WS MIX: Respond to Front and Rear steering individually
SPEED Setting: ST/TH point, direction setting available
MODEL Sorts Setting: Model Order can be sorted as you like
Offset Setting: Starting Position, Break Stroke Cancel Function
Nominal Input Voltage: 4.8-7.4v
Weight: 0.23oz (6.6gr)
Dimensions: 1.18 x 0.91 x 0.55in (30.0 x 23.3 x 14.0mm)
Frequency: 2.4GHz FH3/FH4 Selectable Via Transmitter
Fail-Safe Support: Yes (All Channels)
Battery Voltage Fail-Safe Limit: 3.5-5.0v (FH3) / 3.5-7.4v (FH4)
Grip Pads (Large/Small)
Two Steering Wheel Sizes
Steering Drop-Down Bracket
Steering Slant Bracket Included (Angles the Wheel Right or Left)
Needed to Complete:
Batteries (suggested 2S LiPo: PTK-LP-TXA2800-2S)
NOTE: About M12 Response Mode Please be aware that analog servos will not be compatible with the fastest radio settings: SHR, SSR mode. To prevent risk of trouble, do not use analog servo under SHR, SSR mode. Digital servos, SRG, Digital ERG, SDX can be activated under either NOR or SHR mode. SSR mode is only compatible with SRG/SSR series receivers and servos. The Airtronics M12 can be operated with all Airtronics 2.4GHz FHSS-2, FHSS-3 and FHSS-4 car receivers: RX-371, RX-442FS, RX-451, RX-451R, RX-461, RX-462, RX-471
This product was added to our catalog on August 31, 2012.
By far the best transmitter I have ever used. Had the M11 before this one and it was a natural progression to the new remote. I would recomend this remote to any one who is serious about racing and has the cash.
Well, u ask if there is a difference between $50 dollar radio and $500.00...my answer is completely spend the money..if u mess with r/cs alot then buy the best radio you can get...night and day difference..awesome product from airtronics. they have done their homework on this bad boy..with the drop down wheel and angle you can adjust you won't leave this gal alone. can't wait to drive my losi sct 10 everyday.. GREAT RADIO!!! SPEND THE MONEY U WON'T REGRET A PENNY OF IT.
Been using this radio for over a year now, and I have to say "There is no better radio"!! Tried them all, but none of them even came close. So fast (almost too fast in some cases, if there's such a thing!!) and very easy to set up the way you want. Just a really good, well thought out radio. Period. Would highly recommend to anyone who takes RC seriously!!
This is by far the best radio i have ever owned, I had a Futaba 4PL 2.4GHz S-FHSS, Spektrum DX3R PRO DSM2 and Radiopost TS401 2.4 GHz DSSS. It is so responsive and balanced. The RX-471 receiver is easy to bind and very small. There are so many options and features. And the race mode is incredible. The only thing I don't like is the battery needs a little foam or padding so it does not move and/or rattle in the bottom tray.
Walter LaFleur V
I cannot imagine a better radio. I started the hobby with the JR-xs3 and then went to the Spektrum DS3.0. This radio does not compare to either of these. The drop down and angled steering wheel attachments alone would justify my purchase. On top of that I get glitch free and super fast communication with my vehicle. When you also consider the programming features of the radio, the price seems cheap. I cannot speak for the competing models in this price range, but if you are looking to upgrade to a top of the line radio I say go for it.
Best radio money can buy followed by a big fat period. Ultra fast and precise and set it up exactly how you want it. Can't believe the improvement in my driving since purchasing this unit, it's worth every penny. Slightly top heavy out of the box, but much better than the competition and can be helped with a larger battery than the rechargeable NiMH 1500 mah battery that came with mine.
Holy cow... what a piece of machinery! Granted this is my first upper-level controller, but it's leaps and bounds above my older Spektrum starter radio. The adjustments on this thing are all amazing, and all out-of-the-box. The only upgrade (I believe) is the LiPo battery--The whole drop-down mechanism and grip variations are included. Adjustable-offset trigger, adjustable spring rate and springs for both throttle and steering, and the pie-shaped wedge to angle the steering wheel away from me are what make this radio a perfect fit. It's hard to believe the quality of the steering feel on this radio. The steering on this radio has a smoothness that scream quality and precision--a necessity for racing onroad. Although I had to save up for a couple of months to make this buy, it was still a good deal. Buying it on Black Friday made it an even better deal as they threw in another receiver (2 instead of 1). If I could be critical about one thing, it'd be the steep price for additional receivers. Overall, I can't overstate how happy I am with this unit. It's also satisfying to know that I may never need another radio again in my R/C career.
Awesome radio. It feels a bit top heavy but I think it is because I am still using the AA batteries in it . It is very fast and feels sturdy. Best radio I ever had
Absolutely love it! don't think twice of the price! well well worth it! it can be personalized to your liking and is the most fastest response i have ever had!
I have the 4pks-r & M12.... I must say M12 its easier to use than the 4pks-r & I've had no issues. I like that all the extra parts come with the radio so you can have the custom feel your looking for. Man can they just drop the price on the spare receivers that would be great!!!!
Fantastic Radio!! This is the best radio you can get in the market. Worth every penny.
This radio is without competition! I have been running the Futaba 4-PKS which is great and I thought I'd never outgrow. But this radio is far superior in operational speed as well as looks. I've also ran the Futaba 4-PL. It's so fast it's like driving my cars for the first time all over again but with much more incredible accuracy. I really felt the positive difference in my on-road cars (Xray T4, T3), crisp and precise. My off-road (Traxxas Stampede 4x4) took me back to when I first bought it with lots of fun b/c I've never had this level of control. I'm sorry to say I got mine through another site but I couldn't pass on the price. When you've driven with practically any other radio and then tried this radio you'll be hooked like I am.
I'd definitely recommend to a friend, but not a race opponent, b/c they just might win!
By far the best radio I have ever used I've been in the Hobby for years now gone through futaba spektrum both 2 different models With this controller feels great my hands I hold the controller cocked angle with this ergonomical feel I have to say it feels great in my hand but that doesn't really matter I run on road and off-road nitro and electric and this controller is the best for them all with on the fly changing feeling for track conditions or gas and battery power I know plenty and I still look at the book once a day to figure something out or a new option or trick can say plenty more......+++++++
Still learning the radio. absolutely LOVE IT!!!!! feels great... love the new features...