Big Rock Looking for "one" transmitter

whitesock

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  1. Kraton 8S
  2. Mojave
I have the Spektrum DX5 Rugged. If you get a new DX5, I recommend against the Rugged version, just get the DX5C. The transmitter itself works great, good range, accurate, responsive, comfortable. But the Rugged costs more, is heavier, the rubber bumpers pull out and can be a pain to get back in, the brace is useless and mine actually broke off, and the touch scroll is a pain to use. The DX5C functions are the same, costs less, with none of the unnecessary and actually problematic features.

Quite frankly, a DX5 was overkill for me. I don't use the advanced programming features, they're not necessary for bashing. If you don't have a reason for them, I would pause before spending even on the DX5C. If I could do it all over again, I have a feeling a Dumbo RC would work fine. They're supposed to have excellent range, but I can't be sure how the responsiveness compares. Just make sure you get the multiple receiver one if you want to bind several RC's.

I have the DX5. Had to send back twice. The ON/OFF button will not function properly. Had one for 3 months with very little use. The second DX5 had it 5 days and it failed. Spent $40.00 bucks in shipping and out of service for 3 weeks. Really sucks.
 

whitesock

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  2. Mojave
I have the Spektrum DX5 Rugged. If you get a new DX5, I recommend against the Rugged version, just get the DX5C. The transmitter itself works great, good range, accurate, responsive, comfortable. But the Rugged costs more, is heavier, the rubber bumpers pull out and can be a pain to get back in, the brace is useless and mine actually broke off, and the touch scroll is a pain to use. The DX5C functions are the same, costs less, with none of the unnecessary and actually problematic features.

Quite frankly, a DX5 was overkill for me. I don't use the advanced programming features, they're not necessary for bashing. If you don't have a reason for them, I would pause before spending even on the DX5C. If I could do it all over again, I have a feeling a Dumbo RC would work fine. They're supposed to have excellent range, but I can't be sure how the responsiveness compares. Just make sure you get the multiple receiver one if you want to bind several RC's.

Yes. The rugged is a pain to program.
 

TrainRC

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  1. Felony
  2. Infraction
  3. Kraton 6s
  4. Notorious
  5. Typhon 6s
I have been using the Fly Sky Noble NB4 for roughly 6 months now and really enjoy it! Plenty of battery life without the external battery pack and the receivers are relatively cheap and I haven't had one go bad. It is also upgradeable and there is some great 3D printed accessories to customize it. After trying out a few different transmitters, including the DX5C, I can't see myself changing to anything else.
 

razorrc

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  2. Kraton EXB
  3. Kraton 4s
  4. Outcast 4s
  5. Outcast 6s
  6. Outcast 8s
  7. Vorteks
I spotted an article about this transmitter yesterday in another forum which seems to be at a relatively low price point for the features it has, like 7 channels, 20 receivers, 2wd or 4wd and real time battery info. I think it is fairly new so not sure how it stacks up yet, but I'd consider one in the future.

FlySky FS-G7P​


Just did a review on the radio. For $70, it’s friggin’ awesome.

 

chilly81

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  2. Granite
  3. Typhon 3s
Just did a review on the radio. For $70, it’s friggin’ awesome.

I really like this radio too but have some quality control issues. I'm getting my 3rd sent to me from Amazon (thank god I spent the extra $20 vs getting it from China). The first two both would not make contact with the AA batteries in the battery compartment and wouldn't turn on. Both of them. With normal Duracells and and with my NiMH rechargeable. So I shoved some little washers in behind the connectors to tighten things up and it works fine, because I still wanted to use it.

Now I'm approaching 90 days in and my steering is twitching out on me. I can see the little indicator in the display jittering around. I just got my first crawler last week and I was all trying to figure out wtf was wrong with it - like did I already burn out a servo, or is my ESC underpowered.... and then yesterday I turned my TLR 22-4 on and it was twitching out on me too. Luckily amazon it taking it back, and I'm going to order another (I'm already in for 5 recievers, so I don't have much choice now).

I really like it though, so maybe I'll be luckier this time. If I was out of the return period, maybe tearing it down and spraying some contact cleaner into the pots or something, idk. A little frustrating.
 
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