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Old 2018.12.06, 02:20 AM   #1
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MR03 RWD reviews...

i may have missed it, but can anyone point out a mr03 rwd review? was wondering apart from using the stock kt531 radio and kt432, are there any other radios that are compatible with the mr03 rwd?

also how does the mr03 rwd series compare to the mr03 asf? which is easier for you to drive? does the rwd have better electronics than the asf?

although, i haven't tried the new rwd chassis, i feel that the asf might still be a better choice since the asf can handle a whole lot better range of radios (through the use of a module, or the radio itself being dedicated to asf) compared to the rwd, which can only use kt531 and kt432... however the mr03 asf is getting harder to come by these days.... can anybody confirm that it will be replaced by the rwd version?

race rules question... are high end radios allowed in stock races? how about box stock races? (maybe answering my own question by saying not really "box stock" if you use the high end radio)

thanks for any reply...
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Old 2018.12.06, 06:06 AM   #2
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Yes, ASF tiki tiki is discontinued. Only FWD, RWD, AWD, Pro, and EVO moving forward. ASF and sports will eventually exit the supply chain so if you want one, donít sleep on it.

Depends on your interpretation of Ďbox stockí . I would go back to a kt-18/19 for anything now that I run better radios. I donít think most venues would exclude based on radio.
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Old 2018.12.06, 11:37 AM   #3
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While my experiences with the RWD are somewhat limited to one day's use, I have a good impression from it. The response in the electronics is noticeably faster than ASF, especially compared to one being driven by a Helios.

The real negative of the FHSS system is lack of a lower cost radio with good features. In 2018, even toy grade RC have digital radios with curves and advanced features, which is why it baffles me that kyosho outfitted the FHSS models with an analogue trim radio, and the only replacement is $200+.

As far as I know, the only TX that works with kyosho FHSS is the kt-531p, and the kt-432pt. I would probably swap out some slow or dead ASF boards for the RWD board if I could get an inexpensive transmitter that had digital trim, end point, and curve adjustment. The feeling of the steering just feels so responsive and accurate.

I found it difficult to shell an ASF car with my own radio after a few races with a few RWD cars. The timing difference between the two became very apparent, and has me stuck trying to think if I need to upgrade my transmitter, and swap out boards to update my fleet. I dare say that the response difference between ASF and FHSS was as large as AM to ASF. Once I ran ASF for a battery pack, I readjusted, but swapping back and forth between the two in the same day, I kept noticing how sensitive the steering and fast the response in the FHSS was.

On the ASF, I basically use my wrist to steer, on the FHSS like my sanwa, I use my fingers and steer in very delicate but accurate movements. It makes driving ASF feel like you're driving a large truck, where FHSS felt like a lightweight F1 even though both were box stock cars.

I know that some rules dictate stock transmitters, but nowhere that u race do they mandate that. I don't know if I would participate, as I do not own such transmitter, and would need to build a new car to participate.

From my understanding, brushed ASF mr03 has been discontinued for quite a while, when the sports model was first released. They supported ASF on the brushless models.
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For the RWD is there a reverse delay like older ASF boards, or has that been taken care of in the RWD boards? Thx
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Old 2018.12.06, 01:53 PM   #5
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I didn't notice any delay. I remove delay in all of my ASF cars
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I'm re-new to the hobby. (Was new during the old AM radio days and am new again after being out for a long time). So I never messed with the ASF stuff.

I get that people like to use the fancier radios and that they are super adjustable and convenient, but I don't get the knock on the stock radios.

Back in the AM days, I qualified for the PN world's with a stock radio. Are the time you could pick them up on eBay for $5 all day long.

Now, I plan to stick with the stock radio because I don't want new people to our group thinking you have to buy a fancy radio to go fast.
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