The Turnigy 3XS features a large, easy to read back-lit LCD, a quick access jog wheel for function selection and programming, 15 model memory, steering wheel extension as standard and a host of programming features normally only found on expensive "high-end" radios.
The 3XS not only looks great, it feels great in your hands, which is what really counts when it comes to surface radios. The ergonomics have been very well thought out on this one making all the functions such as Steering/Throttle trims easily accessible while operating your model. No need to take your hands off of the wheel or throttle trigger to make adjustments on the go!
This radio system is compatible with and includes the HK3100 3CH FHSS receiver. This receiver is compact and lightweight allowing you to install it in just about any model's radio compartment.
Features: • EPA adjustment • Sub trim • Dual rates • Servo reversing • Programmable steering curve • Programmable throttle curve • ABS (anti-lock braking) • 15 model memory • Programmable steering/throttle speed • Throttle hold function • Integrated timer
Specs: Transmitter; Channels: 3 RF Type: 2.4GHz FHSS Weight: 350g (without batteries) Power: 4 x AA batteries Receiver; Channels: 3 RF Type: 2.4GHz FHSS Operating Voltage: 4.5~5.5V <30mA Dimensions: 33 x 19 x 12mm Weight: 9g
Not perfect, but I like it. Mine has a couple of problems. Random reboot when making adjustments with the jog wheel, does not happen when driving around. Sometimes does not power on, sometimes hangs during boot up. Programming is easy. Nice screen and backlight. Bonus only 4 AA battery required. Looks like 2S lipo or ion will be ok. Has futaba style servo header inside battery compartment, maybe for firmware update? Overall its ok, has potential to be a really good radio.
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transmitter is ok but not that good battery housing is cheap screen is hard to read and the transmitter dosnt feel good to hold but then on saying all this its not bad for the money the receiver is tiny so good if you need it small !!!!
Just had a chance to do a few test runs on this transmitter and overall I am happy with it. Quickly here are my impressions.
First the negatives; the roller on the back of the transmitter feels extremely cheap and is not very accurate when trying to select particular items in the menus. The software itself is not all that intuitive either but for the few times you'll have to go in and change the setup on your vehicle it does the trick (I have not had any problems with my transmitter rebooting). I wish they had of put the back button beside the roller instead on top of the transmitter as it seems out of place when changing menus.
As for the positives; Decent feel overall, light weight largely in part to the fact it only uses 4 AA batteries. Steering is a tad on the tight side (which I prefer) and does snap back to neutral quickly upon release. The addition of a lock button is nice however only locks out the duel rate and the steering sub trim shortcut buttons. Personally would have liked it to lock out all trim buttons. Finally the biggest positive would be the price. If your looking for a transmitter that has the same features chances are you're going to be paying at least 3 times the price of this unit.
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1. larger steering angle than HK310
2. only 4 AA batteries
1. low quality selector roller - not very precise work - quite annoying
2. low contrast LCD - hard to read
3. wrong "BACK" button location - shall be near roller
4. confusing Sub-Trim button on grip (shall NOT be at all)
and most stupid (same like in HK310)
5. TIMER starts to count when throttle trim is moved too... that's stupid. Even if You switch Tx off and switch again with un-zero trim it immediately starts to count (U/D same)