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
i hope this one doesnt have problem like my hk 310, mine has broken at steering and throttle mechanism....
pin for holding the spring for movement mechanism made with cheap brittle plastic whithout support...... it's so ridiccilous. that mechanism have a big stress because of spring movement,and because of that i ended up using iron nail to hooked up the spring toghether, but it was not center/accurate anymore......
Someone have stripped open this 3XS, and as i expected, the steering and throttle mechanism was contructed with same type as hk 310. let's see if someone will have this problem in near futures
I've had mine for 2 weeks now and it works great. It may feel be a little on the cheap side of build quality but, the features it offers makes it a bargain. I would imagine mine to last for quite a while as I take care of my stuff, others may have issues if you're constantly dropping it.
I bought Turnigy 3XS Transmitter with XR3100 receiver. I can't calibrate brushless ESC Turnigy TrackStar 150A with this radio. After consultation with my friend the radio 3XS sends PWM signal from receiver to servos with update frequency 100Hz –* for digital servos. It looks like the ESC is made for update frequency 50Hz –* for analog servos.
I have used a trick for calibration. I signed center point and end points on a digital servo connected to XR3100 receiver (Transmitter has trim 0, EPA's 100%). Then I connected this servo to my old radio HK-GT3B (PWM signal from receiver to servos with update frequency 50Hz –* for analog servos). With trim and EPA I adjusted the same center point and end points (trim F11, EPA Forward 73%, EPA Back 75% ) with this servo.
With this setting and on my old radio I calibrated ESC.
After connection of ESC to my new radio the ESC is working well. But I have 2 questions.
1. Can I destroy the ESC with the new radio ?
2. Is this only way to calibrate new radio with ESC TrackStar150A ?
Has somebody experiance with this problem?
Failsafe is only the function of the ESC if you're using one, otherwise you need to have it in the Radio/Receiver. If you're running Nitro, you have to have the receiver monitor receiver battery voltage so you don't have a runaway car/truck.
I just received my radio today and it does have a failsafe function (F/S in menu). You can Activate or Inhibit the function altogether, or for steering and throttle individually. You can also set the servo setting for the failsafe function, as far as how much steering or throttle you want should failsafe be needed.
Works PERFECT. I was hoping that the trim switches for AUX were different than the way ST and Thr work. Thanks for the responses.
For those shopping, this is a great little xmitter. Only 4 batteries, good prog functions.
I got this hoping to replace several dedicated xmitters from other cars assuming 3 channels would do it. My friend gave me a nitro TRAXUS 2.5 TMAX that has reverse on 3rd channel. I do not see any dedicated way to control the 3rd channel on this radio (I see it in some mixes etc). There are trim switches for third channel but not sure what good they do. Am I missing something here or is this radio's 3rd channel useless for what I need to do here? I have to operate a 3rd server to activate fwd and rev.
The third channel on this radio is a 2-position. The only way I found to activate the third channel is with the small switch around the steering wheel. I'm not familiar with nitro vehicles, and certainly not T-MAXXs, but it sounds to me like you only need two positions to operate the reverse servo. I would go through the setup again. While setting up my radio for my various models it took me a few tries
As mentioned above, the 3rd channel seems to be set On or Off (as identified by an icon in the LCD) by pressing the Aux trim buttons. For the T-MAXX the 3rd channel is only for reverse, so this should work for the T-MAXX.
Works PERFECT. I was hoping that the trim switches for AUX were different than the way ST and Thr work. Thanks for the responses. For those shopping, this is a great little xmitter. Only 4 batteries, good prog functions.
Has anyone experienced throttle servo twitching problems with this unit? When ever I operate the steering servo, the throttle servo moves around. I have mine in the 1/8 Nitro Buggy. Tried different Rx and servos with the same problem.
Ok, I have read the manual and am left a bit wanting. In regards to the 3 channel operation is this just a 2 position push button type switch or can it be programed to do left, middle, right positions? The steering and throttle trim look to have 3 buttons at each location, is the 3rd channel the same? Or are the 2 outside ones just for show and only the middle one works? I am looking to operate a 3 way dig unit on a crawler so I wanted to know before I buy another radio that wont do the job. Thanks all!!!
All of those around the wheel are just in reality two buttons each. 3rd channel is on/off, that's it. With the three "button" design, the middle is a "rocker" that operates the outside "buttons", where-as each outside one is just a "button".
Anybody know of spare parts for these? Something has broken or worn down and now has a very sloppy neutral position on the steering wheel. I believe it's part of the spring mechanism that rubs against the post that attaches to the centre shaft. Help???
So what I know is the gtx3 needs 8AA and a bind plug and can do 10 model memory. I dont know Much about the 310 and 300 but they take 8AAs and don't need bind plugs. The 310 has a 16 model memory and FHSS. The 300 has very limited controls but has FHSS. Finally the 3XS takes 4AAs has a 15 model memory and uses the FHSS. If I was buying a raido I would think about eather the 3XS or the GTX3. One more thing, the GTX3's receivers are about half the price of the other radios here.
Hope This helps.
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)