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Starsky5000
2011.05.16, 04:04 PM
Kyosho Perfex EX-5UR

http://www.redrc.net/2010/05/kyosho-perfex-ex-5ur-transmitter/

Or the Perfex KT-18????

Traveler
2011.05.16, 04:08 PM
I'd pay a little more and get an EX1-UR. Sometimes you can find them used for same price as EX-5.

Starsky5000
2011.05.16, 04:23 PM
Here it is:

http://www.kopropo.com/america/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=87

I have the mini z mr-03. Do I have to do any thing to the on board receiver?

http://www.shopatron.com/products/productdetail/EX-1+UR+2.4GHz+SS+(Tx/Module+for+Mini-Z)/part_number=80192/166.0.1.1.1053.0.0.0.0

Traveler
2011.05.16, 04:51 PM
Much better price at the shop HERE (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=19284&cat=0&page=2) not to mention more trustworthy. Just confirm before you order that this includes module for 2.4 gHz Mini-Z. All you have to do is pair it to your onboard receiver. Instructions in MR-03 manual explain how to pair transmitter and receiver...

Racer-HH
2011.05.17, 06:30 AM
Well, from my experience I would skip the KT-18 and look for something more "valuable". The EX-5 is fine for most people, but as mentioned before you will get a used EX-1(0) in good condition for nearly the same price, which will be even better.

dr_hfuhuhurr
2011.05.17, 09:19 AM
I've always been of the mind, get the most transmitter you can afford (then try to reach a bit further). The KO Shop is fine to use, I have ordered from them many times over the last few years.

Your local track would be a better choice though, if not them then I would support the shop here.

The EX10 Eurus is an amazing radio...the 3d trigger option is the best new feature since 2.4Ghz.

Traveler
2011.05.17, 09:27 AM
My understanding of Shopatron is you don't know which shop will fill your order, but I may be wrong... :confused:

dr_hfuhuhurr
2011.05.17, 09:38 AM
My understanding of Shopatron is you don't know which shop will fill your order, but I may be wrong... :confused:

Every time I ordered, it came straight from KO in California.

LED
2011.05.17, 10:26 AM
Well, from my experience I would skip the KT-18 and look for something more "valuable". The EX-5 is fine for most people, but as mentioned before you will get a used EX-1(0) in good condition for nearly the same price, which will be even better.

Why would it be better?
Same transmitter only without the module in it...

I have the EX5UR and I used to have the KT-18
Skip the 18 and go for the 5. Alot more settings available to you and offcourse more models you can store in the transmitter.
Well worth the little extra money over the KT-18.

Scrapper
2011.05.17, 10:33 AM
Ur 1, u can adjust wheel tension and so much more. The ex 5 is like the 2pl of 2.4

herman
2011.05.17, 11:17 PM
it's all up to you...

i've had the kt-18 since kyosho came out with the asf mr02... if you plan to run by yourself, it's a good basic radio...

the ex-5 is a couple steps up... although i don't own one, it has more functionality over the kt-18

then there are the higher grade radios... helios, ex ur1, erus... which offers even more functionality over the ex-5...

if you plan on doing any serious racing... go for the higher grade radios... you can get good deals on seconds if somebody is getting out of the hobby, best is that you test it before you put down any money...

if you're just going to run by yourself kt-18 or ex5 would be just fine...

i would suggest trying each one out if you can and see what you like...

good luck and hope this helps... :D

delrosa81
2011.06.16, 09:10 PM
Kyosho Perfex EX-5UR

http://www.redrc.net/2010/05/kyosho-perfex-ex-5ur-transmitter/

Or the Perfex KT-18????

Hi there, I just got the EX-5UR Red Limited edition. Its on the way to be shipped to me. Alot of the local track guys told me to get the EX-1UR or the EX-10 Eurus or Helios.

For me I just Mini Z for fun, I do not play with other radio stuff and do not plan to. So I just got the EX-5UR. Cost wise, I save quite abit. No intention to upgrade as Im not those hardcore players. I only play at the local track once a week or once every 2 weeks.

Ask yourself what do you really need and not what others think you need. Do you really need such an advanced controller? For me its a clear no. Happy choosing :)

EMU
2011.06.16, 09:54 PM
I think the EX-5UR should be more than adequate for your needs. The only drawbacks that I can see would be lack of module to use with other scales if you wanted to, and feel if you are used to the Helios or EX-1. Feel is something that with a little time, you will adjust to. After a couple weeks of use, you will be fully accustomed to the feel.

There are a couple small features that are available in the EX-5UR; Throttle Punch, would probably be the most notable... however, it is a function that is not really used for Mini-Z much. The EX10 Helios has programmable buttons, which can come in handy... I dont know if the EX-1UR has the same button programming options.

I would recommend the EX-1UR or EX10 over the EX-5UR any day if you can find them around the same price point, however, there is a considerable difference in price for the EX-5 if they are purchased new.

The KT-18 is like a childs toy... Very little adjustability, and a very noticeable decrease in resolution for throttle and steering.

Guinness
2011.06.17, 09:44 AM
i've been using the ex-10 euros for a couple months now and i love it. i did add the lower angled wheel though

cowboysir
2011.06.17, 10:35 AM
As a sidenote, you can also get a used EX10-helios for less than you'd buy a whole new controller.

For example, i have 3 loaner cars (2 ASF and 1 AD band) that I needed to get controllers for and got 2 EX10-helios and a JR Z1 (basically the same as an EX10) with module for a total of $380.00usd.

Take some time, join a couple large scale forums (like rctech) and buy some used gear from people trying to sell off gear.;)

TheSteve
2011.06.17, 02:39 PM
Futaba 4PK with a MiniZ module stuffed inside. Then you have an excellent transmitter that will work with all scales. I admit its not the cheapest option though.

ruknd@aol.com
2011.06.18, 08:50 AM
Futaba 4PK with a MiniZ module stuffed inside. Then you have an excellent transmitter that will work with all scales. I admit its not the cheapest option though.

how do you do that? will it work with the 4pks?

delrosa81
2011.06.18, 11:47 AM
Just to share a pic of my EX-5UR. Im loving it.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AfSpBaIKPwo/TfwUIvWkqcI/AAAAAAAAA74/cMeXXMTobag/s400/DSC_2457.JPG

datsunking
2011.06.18, 12:35 PM
:rolleyes:Just to share a pic of my EX-5UR. Im loving it.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AfSpBaIKPwo/TfwUIvWkqcI/AAAAAAAAA74/cMeXXMTobag/s400/DSC_2457.JPG

NICE!!!!!!!!!!

delrosa81
2011.06.19, 04:04 AM
:rolleyes:

NICE!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks bro! :D