Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Radio System w/R2004GF Receiver

Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Radio System w/R2004GF Receiver
zen - Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! Saturday, March 24, 2012
first off, I am very happy with this radio for the price...has enough features, range is as far as i can see the car... i have always hated antennas....love having none on the car or the transmitter..this radio has never let me down, and the car has not had even one twitch by itself since i installed it..or lost signal etc....the FM radio I had before would drive the car by itself often catching other signals and thats not good when the car can go over 70mph...even a twitch at that speed could ruin your day... ok the reason for these reviews is to inform others of possible cons etc... the radio is nice enough, but it still is in the "cheap category"...but better cheap..the trigger is smooth enough and doesnt feel too cheap, but i did notice the steering wheel does not have enough throw from side to side and is a little bit springy...also the wheel has a slight wobble...nothing too major, but its there...i took it apart but could not tighten or adjust anything... the short steering throw makes it much harder to make slight steering movements and there are no adjustments other than giving up turn radius by limiting the steering servo movement...they could have at least made the steering exponential so slight wheel movement would not be so drastic....the old hitec fm radio i used before this was in same price range, and it did not have this issue...mainly just because it had more wheel throw from side to side... This radio will do the job, but if you are on the fence about stepping up to the $250 radios, or you can afford the step up to a $250 radio,....spend the extra money for that better feel and build quality...better in the long run...i doubt this would be good enough for an actual race....good enough for bashing and messin around like I do.....ill most likely end up buying something nicer and keep this for friends or backup etc...you will be a better driver with a better wheel for sure...
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