By Joe Rich.
Table of Contents
The Best RC Transmitters You Can Buy Today
RC transmitters are the most important piece of equipment in your RC racing hobby. Without one, you can’t race anything! But which transmitter should you get?
There is a wide variety of transmitters on the market and it’s hard to know what type is best for you. Here are some features to look for when buying a new transmitter:
When choosing your transmitter it would be a good thing to get the best one you can afford. The better the quality the longer it will last you.
When buying your first transmitter it is good practise to buy a good quality one first time out something that will last you for years buy a lesser cheap model chances are that will not be capable of doing the job properly and will need to be replaced as you get more advanced in RC Cars.
Today we are looking at a mid priced transmitters these are will give many years of good racing or bashing reliability.
They have a vast range of both pistol and stick transmitters to suit every RC modeler what ever the level they are at.
Click here to find out how RC transmitters work.
Futaba 3PRKA 3 channel 2.4G
Futaba started manufacturing in 1948 so have been making quality RC models and accessories for many years.
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.
Here is a list of the 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.
This transmitter comes with a 3rd channel this would be ideal if you have a second steering servo, headlights or lights that flash.
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.
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.
- 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.
Radiolink RC4GS V2 2.4G RC Transmitter
Radiolink started in 2003 when they registered the “RadioLink” brand. They are specialists at researching, developing and producing radio transmitters, controllers and receivers for RC vehicles such as drones or remote control cars.
The Radiolink RC4GS V2 4 channels remote control system with 3 built-in gyro is designed to combining anti-interference and strong performance, and includes an original receiver design that integrates dual mixing programability.
The tight integration of the receiver’s tuner unit and RF module means not only more sensitivity for better tuning gain but also easier installation without reliance on adjacent channel interference between receivers when combined with the transmitter model GA8PV.
Available in four frequencies (27MHz/21Mhz/18Mhz/14Mhz) to suit any operating environment, all models come with a built-in gyroscope which makes it quick and easy to get going even if you are just starting off.
Real-time Information Telemetry
The telemetry feature can give you real-time information for reference, like vehicle’s battery voltage(voltage info relayed up to 6S), RSSI, bind status and more. This is a great way of measuring your signal strength while in the air without any need for visual indicators or mobile devices!
Programmable Dual Steer Mix Control
Imagine if you could drive a car with two steering wheels, one for the front-end and another in the back. That’s what twin engine vehicles like four wheel steer cars or tanks are capable of doing effortlessly because they have separate controls from each other that control both sets of tires independently to help them maneuver more easily through tight spaces.
Programmable Dual Steer Mix Control is also very friendly on those types of vehicles as it allows channels to be customized any way needed so different propellers can move at different speeds without affecting their counterparts’ movement patterns.
When the latest innovative updates are released it is very simple to install them onto your transmitter you simply need a few minutes with your controller plugged into your PC via an Android USB cord that’s included in the box.
Included R6FG 6CH Gyro Receiver
Included is the R6FG 6CH Gyro Receiver to get you set up and racing straight away.