By Joe Rich.

When choosing your transmitter you can either buy a good quality one first time out something that will last you for years or buy a lesser cheap model that will not be capable of doing the job properly.

In this post we are looking at a mid priced transmitters these are will give many years of good racing or bashing reliability.

Futaba started manufacturing in 1948 so have been making quality RC models and accessories for many years.

They have a vast range of both pistol and stick transmitters to suit every RC modeler what ever the level they are at.

Futaba 3PRKA 3 channel 2.4G

Futaba 3PRKA 3-Channel 2.4GHz Radio FHSS System

The first transmitter we wold recommend is the Futaba 3PRKA 3 channel.

This is a very affordable 2.4 Ghz pistol grip transmitter.

Its excellent value for money makes it a good choice for me and any beginner or a economical upgrade for your current model.

The 3PRKA has Futaba FHSS system (frequency hopping spread spectrum).

This will eliminate any interference risks you might have when racing.

Additional safety features.

Throttle fail safe.

This will shut down the throttle to a pre set position if the signal is lost or interrupted .

This feature will prevent runaway models and cold save any costly damage.

Low battery warning

A flashing LED lets you know when battery voltage has dropped to low.

Duel rate steering

Easy control steering via a thumb wheel makes fast turns very controllable.

Really useful when racing.

Third channel

This transmitter comes with a 3rd channel this would be ideal if you have a second steering servo, headlights or lights that flash.

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Built in antenna.

No need for a straw as the antenna is built in.


The range is more than enough, as far as you can see and more so no chance of coming to a halt.

I have tried many transmitters and a feel that the Futaba is good quality at a good price that will give great performance making it a great choice.

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Flysky FS-GT3B Digital 3CH 2.4 GHz LCD Transmitter

This is an excellent FS-GT3B remote control system that has a top quality FS-GR3E receiver system included.

The FS-GT3B remote control system developed and patented by Flysky, specifically the system uses AFHDS (Automatic Frequency Hopping Digital System).

The FS-GT3B is ideal due to its remarkable functions and features.

It has the ability to be an interference-free system, so the signal will always be the most optimal, plus it consumes very little battery, and has high receiver sensitivity.

Main features

  • It has 3 channels available
  • The RF range varies between 2.4 GHz and 2.48 GHz
  • The bandwidth is 500 kHz
  • RF power is less than 20 dBm
  • The 2.4G system currently used is the AFHDS
  • The code type is GFSK
  • The sensitivity is 1024
  • It is ideal for RC Cars / Boats
  • The HT range is excellent
  • Maximum power is 12V DC
  • LCD screen
  • Covers the entire bandwidth of the antenna’s bandwidth range
  • Super active and passive anti-jamming capabilities

Low Energy Consumption and Stable Performance

The low battery consumption of this magnificent remote control is one of its best qualities and advantages.

There is no need to recharge the batteries or change them every time, as they last a long time.

The great performance is another feature that should be highlighted, besides the low power consumption helps to keep the performance stable, the AFHDS system is one of the best, and is the one that has the FS-GT3B.

Compatibility and Long Range

This remote control is compatible with the vast majority of cars, trucks and RC boats.

Thanks to this compatibility you will be able to use this device on any RC car without any problem.

Also, thanks to the features and functions, this remote control offers long range signal.

The signal strength of reception and transmission is very important in a remote control.

The ability to eliminate interference helps the signal to cover the entire bandwidth of the antenna’s bandwidth range.

Easy to Use

You don’t need to be an expert to configure this device, just by reading the instructions a little you can be an expert.

You can even modify the configuration very easily, and you can program several RC vehicles to control them with this device.

Then, you don’t need any additional configuration, nor the help of an expert. In addition, the FS-GT3B is very comfortable to use.

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