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URC Newsbot - 11.21.12, 7:20 am Post #1: | Reply With Quote

The Spektrum DX4S is a great choice for the sport driver who wants a full-featured transmitter that does it all. Bashing, boating, racing or rock crawling, its 4-channel flexibility, impressive software features and advanced ergonomics have what it takes. If youíre looking for a surface transmitter that can do it all, the DX4S is it. Not only does it give you the flexibility of four channels, but it includes an impressive array of programming features. This includes pre-set mixes like 4-wheel steering, two user-defined mixes, on-the-fly mix rate control, ABS and more.


At the core of the DX4S is the frequency-agile, DSMR 2.4GHz protocol. DSMR is exclusive Spektrum technology that can be used with any type of land-based RC vehicle or boat. Its range and response, particularly in noisy 2.4GHz environments, is superb. Itís also backwards compatible with DSM, DSM2 and Marine-specific Spektrum receivers. Long-time Spektrum users wonít need to replace the receivers they have unless they want the frequency-agility of a DSMR receiver for busy 2.4GHz environments.
Key Features
- Backlit LCD
- 30 Model memory
- 3 Grip sizes
- Integrated Telemetry (requires a DSM telemetry compatible receiver)
- 2 User-defined, programmable mixes
- Pre-set mixes, including 4-wheel steering
- Switch-activated mix rates
- ABS
- Vibe alerts
- SD card reader
- On-the-fly mix rate control
- Integrated antenna
- Inactivity alarm

Source: Horizon Hobby UK [horizonhobby.co.uk]

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adma20 - 11.21.12, 1:42 pm Post #2: | Reply With Quote
fancy, how much?
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Venom - 11.21.12, 2:03 pm Post #3: | Reply With Quote
Eww, Spektrum...
You canít fix stupid
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henry64 - 11.21.12, 2:21 pm Post #4: | Reply With Quote
$280 according to Horizon Hobby.
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Rsickles - 11.21.12, 3:42 pm Post #5: | Reply With Quote
The SD reader is cool if you ever needed to borrow a radio (assuming you both had the same one) and could input your vehicle settings on the fly without needing to adjust anything. Or same concept, but through a USB. Hope more radio manufacturers start doing this.

Real test will be seeing if the GT3-B's still take these things out.
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JimPrower - 11.22.12, 4:16 am Post #6: | Reply With Quote
...could someone explain the issue with Spektrum radios in plain language? I've never had a problem with my DX2E...
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BillDeLong - 11.22.12, 4:49 am Post #7: | Reply With Quote
JimPrower said
...could someone explain the issue with Spektrum radios in plain language? I've never had a problem with my DX2E...
range issues, glitches and random complaints... folks claim that they get interference from FlySky radios and some clubs try to ban FlySky from use when the root of the problem is crappy Spektrum quality. But to be fair, most folks simply just need to adjust their Rx antenna, however most other brands don't need the Rx antenna to bet perfectly set to get decent reception on larger tracks.
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JimPrower - 11.22.12, 6:01 am Post #8: | Reply With Quote
Never really had a problem with that...always had plenty of range both when running with others and alone. Granted, I've always used SR200 receivers, which may be much less prone to issues than the more complicated stuff due to the fact that they're rather simple in the first place. I'm not trying to run 15 gigs of data through the RX.

Never knew why you need more than two channels for anything other than a 4WS RC car in the first place.
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BillDeLong - 11.22.12, 6:10 am Post #9: | Reply With Quote
Throttle mixing is necessary for bikes to control how much extra brake is applied to the front
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JimPrower - 11.22.12, 7:18 am Post #10: | Reply With Quote
I suppose so...

which makes it VERY hard in my mind to justify buying a 4-channel set for an RC car, I guess.
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