Mini-Z, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer, MR-03, MR-02, MA-010, Forums, News, Pictures, Parts, and Shop - Mini-ZRacer.com
Forums, Mini-Z, MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z, Kyosho MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, MiniZ Hop-Ups, MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Kyosho Mini-Z Parts, Kyosho MiniZ Hop-Ups, Kyosho MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer Hop-Ups, Racer Kyosho Mini-Z Parts
Old 2013.01.08, 10:25 PM   #1
dedstik
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3
Noob Question: EX-5UR or KT-18 ?

Guys...

Just starting down the Mini-Z road with a definite eye toward some fun racing as soon as I can get around the track with a little speed.

Lots of guys are starting out with the KT-18 TX. I don't mind the looks of the KT-18, but as a fixed wing RC pilot I'm used to expo, dual rates, and end-point (travel) adjustments.

I've been looking at the EX-5UR as a good first TX along with an MR-03.

What do you think...Am I discounting the KT-18 too much?

TIA for any thoughts.

:dedstik
dedstik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.08, 10:48 PM   #2
chad508
PN Racing Team Driver
 
chad508's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 1,700
If it was me I would keep an eye out for a used ex10 or ex1. Price wise you can get one for abou the same price and a world of difference in quality.
__________________
PN Racing
R1Wurks
LET's Go Racing
MBMZR
DG Designs
chad508 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.08, 11:51 PM   #3
briankstan
Registered User
 
briankstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: West Jordan, Utah
Posts: 6,874
I will second what Chad said. That is the radio most of my club uses and it's a great radio. Find a used one and get the module. It'll be about the same price but alot better.
__________________
--Salt Lake Mini-Z---HFAY---MZR Gallery--
briankstan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 02:51 AM   #4
NoBrainer
Registered User
 
NoBrainer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Norway
Posts: 579
EX5-UR is a great radio, much better that the KT-18.
More posibilities and better control.
__________________
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity
NoBrainer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 07:39 AM   #5
arch2b
Moderator
 
arch2b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 35,040
Send a message via AIM to arch2b
for a beginner, the ex5-ur is a solid choice. it has much of what is really needed and model memory in case you have multiple cars.

if you can find an ex-10 used for a good price, similar to ex5-ur, with a module, it would be worthwhile to get that. the module is very hard to find these days though. it's just a slightly bigger, much heavier, all the bells and whistles ex-5ur that accepts modules if you care to use it for other rc systems. it's overkill for the average mini-z owner for sure but what guy doesn't want the tx with all the bells and whistles, even if they never use all the functions.

i would skip the kt-18 all together. some like it, most don't.
arch2b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 08:58 AM   #6
chad508
PN Racing Team Driver
 
chad508's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 1,700
Only problem I have woth the ex5 is that it feels cheap and the wheel feels very sloppy. Other than that it is miles apart from the kt18, but now days a good used ex10 with module can be had wellunder 200.
__________________
PN Racing
R1Wurks
LET's Go Racing
MBMZR
DG Designs
chad508 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 10:19 AM   #7
LED
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Posts: 520
I have the EX-5UR since the day it was released (in japan)
I love it. Yes it feels cheap, no it isnt bad quality, yes all the function work perfectly.
But for me the biggest advantage of feeling cheap is that is it very light. Even with 8 AA batteries.
I also second what chad said about the steering wheel, but with a mousse cover from another brand that is solved quickly and cheap.

The only thing it doesnt have is dualrate.
LED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 10:50 AM   #8
imxlr8ed
Registered User
 
imxlr8ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Reading Pa.
Posts: 4,124
I have all three, all three serve their purpose.

Get the EX10 if you want to run other scales of RC cars, you can swap modules for different systems. Excellent radio for quite some time!

Get the EX5 if you want a great radio that can only be used with Mini-Zs (unless KO Propo gets off its ass and builds an ASF reciever for other scales!!! )

Get the KT-18 if you want to strengthen your throwing arm... just kidding!
It's an ok radio, I'd keep a manual handy, it's got a lot of features but no screen to guide you. Mine works just fine for my loaner cars.

Get a EX10 Eurus if you've ever noticed a real-feel difference in radio signal rates.

Get a KIY if you want to be the coolest kid on the driver's stand and you feel like blowing through half a grand!
__________________
My Online Design Studio and Shop!

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/UID

http://www.howfastareyou.com

SUPPORT LBR!!!
(Local Basement Racing)

Last edited by imxlr8ed; 2013.01.09 at 10:53 AM.
imxlr8ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 12:26 PM   #9
chad508
PN Racing Team Driver
 
chad508's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 1,700
I knew I got a KIY for a reason lol
__________________
PN Racing
R1Wurks
LET's Go Racing
MBMZR
DG Designs
chad508 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 01:25 PM   #10
imxlr8ed
Registered User
 
imxlr8ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Reading Pa.
Posts: 4,124
Quote:
Originally Posted by chad508 View Post
I knew I got a KIY for a reason lol
Sorry, I was joking with Larry and telling him that it should have a "Win Race" feature on it for that amount of $$$! Just push the "Win" button and set the controller on the driver's stand.

I also think it should have something like Siri on it so you can make trim adjustments by voice command during races.

Maybe a web browser and camera too?
__________________
My Online Design Studio and Shop!

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/UID

http://www.howfastareyou.com

SUPPORT LBR!!!
(Local Basement Racing)

Last edited by imxlr8ed; 2013.01.09 at 01:33 PM.
imxlr8ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 02:00 PM   #11
Traveler
of both Time and Space
 
Traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 1,890
Quote:
Originally Posted by chad508 View Post
I knew I got a KIY for a reason lol
Did you really???
Traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 02:30 PM   #12
Gowkaizer
Registered User
 
Gowkaizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Somewhere in PA
Posts: 26
How about a GPS and sonar with that? XD
Gowkaizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 02:59 PM   #13
Sammich
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 381
alot of what i was going to say in regards to the 5ur has been said. i do like my 5ur, but seeing as though i eventually want to run more r/cs other than mini z's it's one of the few reasons i'm eventually looking to buy another remote w/ more 'bells and whistles' i dont even think i've went through all the functions on my remote that i can to fine tune my driving. but at the end of the day i do like it alot, and i'm glad i didnt get the KT
__________________
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f73/integra_hot/cd91b723-792f-4399-9e28-fa2fb3829994_zpsdca7f116.jpg

Quote:
drunk driving is not cool, unless it's with Mini-Z's.
Sammich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 03:03 PM   #14
chad508
PN Racing Team Driver
 
chad508's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 1,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sammich View Post
alot of what i was going to say in regards to the 5ur has been said. i do like my 5ur, but seeing as though i eventually want to run more r/cs other than mini z's it's one of the few reasons i'm eventually looking to buy another remote w/ more 'bells and whistles' i dont even think i've went through all the functions on my remote that i can to fine tune my driving. but at the end of the day i do like it alot, and i'm glad i didnt get the KT
It was a lot of money but I really like it. It was the first radio that I could actually feel a difference in reaction time. I spend a lot of money and time on this hobby so I always want the new gadget. It's my weakness.
__________________
PN Racing
R1Wurks
LET's Go Racing
MBMZR
DG Designs
chad508 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013.01.09, 03:11 PM   #15
NoBrainer
Registered User
 
NoBrainer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Norway
Posts: 579
But a KIY is not (my personal opinion) the best way to spend your money if you drive more than Mini-Z.
That main module is expensive and with the connection to the handle may not be the best solution.

A EX-10 Eurus with a RF-902SM for Mini-Z and a RF-904FH module & KR-411Fh receiver for other cars is a better solution.

But this guy is only asking for which one. And I would go for a used EX-10 Eurus or a new EX-5UR. Depending on what he could lay his hands on first....
__________________
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity
NoBrainer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Noob Question... Offsets Programmers Mini-Z AWD MA-010, MA-015 7 2008.12.22 09:22 PM
Noob Question About F! Tires stardust39 Mini-Z F1 MF-010, MF-015 1 2008.02.12 10:45 PM
Could anyone print purple question marks for me? Spoon Custom Bodies 3 2006.10.16 11:50 PM
Quick Noob Question... james399 Mini-Z Overland MV-01 1 2005.09.26 05:21 AM
Car Body Question black13 Parts and Hop-ups 4 2003.03.18 10:31 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 Mini-ZRacer.com
Mini Inferno Sale - Up to $85 Instant Savings!
Micro-T Hop-Ups
RC18R, M18, Micro RS4, Mini-LST, TamTech-Gear, Minizilla, RC18T, RC18B, RC18MT
shop.tinyrc.com Products

more»
Tiny RC Community News
[03/22/17] MZR was on vacation, didn't... : All kidding aside, the host experienced a bit of a server meltdown last week and efforts to restore the site to a new server took longer than anticipated. The current server is temporary until - more»
[11/25/15] Did You Hear? Our Black... : Hey Racers,
We're getting started a bit early with our Black Friday sale this year.  Generally we're not supporters of retailers opening early on Thanksgiving, but in our case, we're - more»
[06/30/15] shop.tinyrc.com: Have You... : Hey All! Just a quick reminder to everyone that we post all of our shop.tinyrc.com Newletters here on the MZR Forum. If for some reason you miss them in your email inbox, you can always see the - more»
Mini-Z, Mini-Z Racer, MR-02, MA-010
M18, M18T, RC18T, Mini-LST, Mini-T, Micro RS4, XRay, 1/18, 18th scale
XMODS, XMOD, Micro Flight, ZipZaps, ZipZaps SE, Bit Char-G, MicroSizers, TTTT, Plantraco Desktop Rover, SuperSlicks, Digi Q
Mini Inferno, Mini Inferno ST, half EIGHT, 1/16, 16th scale
Epoch, Indoor Racer, 1/43, 43rd scale
E-Savage, eSavage, eZilla, e-Zilla, HPI
Robots, Bots, Bipeds, Wheeled, Manoi, Roomba, NXT, Lego, Hacking
Crawling, Crawlers, Micro, RC, Losi Mini-Rock Crawler, Duratrax Cliff Climber
Kyosho Minium, Caliber 120, Minium Forums
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, Mini Inferno Hop-Ups, Mini Inferno Parts, M18 Hop-Ups, M18 Parts