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DAMZer
2002.07.17, 08:52 PM
Raced this weekend with one radio for my mini-z's and the same radio for my micro RS4's. If you've ever gotten use to one controller and tried to use another, then you know how I feel. It would be akin to taking your Audi TT in for service and the dealership loaning you a Yugo. It leaves an empty feeling because you know how performance and control feels. The Yugo will get you there but.........

I have used the Airtronics M8 radio since it was released, so I am a lot biased towards this controller. It is so sweet to program all your individual car settings once into the radio and naming the model. Race another model and change back to NSX or the 206 or the 360 and no further adjustment is necessary!!! The 27 Mhz module allows the best of 2 worlds, Mini/Micro and standard 1/10.

Thanks for making it available to us, Mini-Z!!!!!

The Thunderer
2002.07.17, 10:03 PM
Damzer, Mini-Z:

I also got in on this GREAT deal, but wanted to know if a separate module was included with the M8. I paid for the M8, but also paid for the Mini-Z module and need to know if I need to get another module to use with my Micros.

Let me know, and thank you for letting me in on this deal. It hasn't come in yet, but I'm sure it'll be here soon.

Thanks!

mini-z
2002.07.18, 09:39 AM
The Thunderer, the system you ordered is for use with both, and don't forget it came with a micro Rx for that new DTM SP/Mini-X/Kawada you've been eyeing! ;) :D

West.F1
2002.08.05, 12:33 PM
need more info on this product. pics. pricing. blah blah blah

thanks

ultrawide
2002.08.05, 05:02 PM
:eek: Nooooo, when ,where, what? How could I miss that ? :(

Was it just module alone or some Tx kitt?

DAMZer
2002.08.05, 05:10 PM
West.F1,

Do you have an M8?

I'll assume you don't for the discussion that follows.....

The "module" allows the radio's transmitter band to be changed. Most M8 users bought it for the vast numbers of adjustable factors it allows the user to program. Some say it is overkill, to these people I say, some technology is gimmicks others are based on real would dynamics. The M8 is the racers choice in the U.S.

The module is just that, it is a small rectangular unit that plugs into the back of the radio. It is also the where you plug the transmitter crystal into.

It is simply great to be able to run the Mini-z with the M8, then change to the standard 75mhz FM module and run my Micro RS4 or my Losi XXX.

If you've run a radio for a long time you get used to how it feels and balances in the hand. You also get used to the features it allows you to control, or in the case of RTR kits the lack of features.

It's a matter of choice and preference and cost. In electronics, I've always been under the impression you get what you pay for. Right or wrong, all I can say is that for the most part this has held true.

I've given you more than what you asked for but there it is without pics.

Approximate U.S. street pricing, M8 radio $300, module $80

mini-z
2002.08.06, 12:27 AM
ultrawide, we had a group buy, how did you miss it?! For anyone that wants one, let us know ASAP as Japan is about to shut down for summer holidays so we need to get orders in right away.

ultrawide
2002.08.06, 11:48 AM
Originally posted by mini-z
ultrawide, we had a group buy, how did you miss it?! For anyone that wants one, let us know ASAP as Japan is about to shut down for summer holidays so we need to get orders in right away.

Vacation? Been away from civilization for 2 weeks, only had my mobil phone and i did try "waping" in to mini-zracer.com :D

Please mini-z, put me up for one module to! :)

Franky38
2002.08.06, 03:15 PM
and me too, please!!!

Franky38@web.de

mini-z
2002.08.08, 01:00 AM
Guys, please email shop@mini-zracer.com and we will get you taken care of - thanks!

The Thunderer
2002.08.08, 02:10 AM
You guys waiting for the M8 or the module... you WON'T be sorry. I was part of the last group buy and I love my M8! I sleep with it over my head... LITERALLY!

(there's a shelf over the bed!)

Sm0lders
2003.01.17, 10:21 AM
When is the next groupbuy David ?, or can I order one right now ?

46u
2003.01.17, 11:05 PM
When is the next groupbuy David ?, or can I order one right now ?

Sm0lders
2003.01.20, 01:22 AM
I emailed the shop, no response, I guess David is busy

Sm0lders
2003.02.03, 01:50 PM
I ordered a module at tower, will arive within 2 weeks...I hope in 1 piece ;)

mini-z
2003.02.04, 06:33 PM
:eek:

Sm0lders
2003.02.05, 04:35 AM
Sorry David :D, but you didn't reply my emails anymore, I thought you were dead, so I ordered one at the evil tower shop, if it gets here in 2 pieces then I'll order 1 at ur place :p

Sm0lders
2003.02.05, 11:08 AM
I did only buy the module at tower, not the M8 with it!, I'm not crazy :D

Sm0lders
2003.02.06, 04:29 PM
My Mini-Z module arived!, it's in perfect condition!, my M8 will arive on friday the 14th :D

46u
2003.02.06, 04:36 PM
Where did you get your M8 and how much did it cost? :cool:

46u
2003.02.06, 04:57 PM
For what a M8 and 3 modules cost for my 3 mini z I think I would rather change the crystal and trim setting each time. Airtronics told me that you have to have a module for each mini z to be able to save the settings for each one. So I am looking at less $300 for the 3. I rather use that money for more cars. Does any one know for sure if you have to have a different module for each car? They are about $53 each.

46u
2003.02.06, 04:59 PM
Originally posted by 46u
For what a M8 and 3 modules cost for my 3 mini z I think I would rather change the crystal and trim setting each time. Airtronics told me that you have to have a module for each mini z to be able to save the settings for each one. So I am looking at leas $300 for the 3. I rather use that money for more cars. Does any one know for sure if you have to have a different module for each car? They are about $53 each.

Sm0lders
2003.02.08, 03:53 AM
46u, I think you buy 1 module for your Z's and then you can save the setting in the memory of the controller, 10car max. You only need 1 module.

DAMZer
2003.02.08, 06:33 AM
Most definitely NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is some truth to what they are saying, but for the range that we use on the mini-z's it is of no consequence. Now if you are going to race your cars out at 200+ feet well............Most modules are specifically tuned for a certain frequency, at least in the FM 75 Mhz range. Even so, I have always used the original module and any crystal set available. There is an optimum of 1 or 2 channels above and below, but again this is a range effector.

Feel confident in using just 1 Module for all of your Z's. They are stating the company line and not the reality that most of us reside in. My 27 Mhz module did not come with a frequency sticker. If it did, I sure have ignored it and run any and all full and half frequency crystal sets I had available.

No problems!!

Sm0lders
2003.02.08, 08:05 AM
Thnx for the insight DAMZer ;)