Going 2.4Ghz for cheap!

There are several nice budget priced 2.4Ghz transmitters on the market. They are one of the very first upgrade you should buy to replace your AM stock radio that came with your ready-to-run vehicle. One of the most important advantages of the 2.4Ghz technology, it is impossible to have frequency conflicts and increase the signal strength.

Every radio manufacturers adds their own features to their radios but most of them have the basic features like

  • Endpoint adjustment
  • Multiple model memories
  • Model naming
  • Servo reversing
  • Sub-trims
  • Throttle expo
  • Steering expo
  • Steering dual rates
  • LCD screen

Here are the most popular and best choices to upgrade your RTR transmitter.


Airtronics MX-Sport 2.4G FHSS-2 Computer Radio

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Street price: 100$us

Web site: www.airtronics.net


  • Full Range FHSS-2 Technology – Compatible with M11 FHSS-2, and MX-3 FHSS-2. MX-Sport Receiver is also compatible with the M11X
  • 3 Channels
  • ABS Brake Function
  • Receiver Bind Button (Makes binding EASY – no “plug” required)
  • Battery-less Memory Retention
  • 10 Model Memory
  • Model Naming
  • Low-Profile Mini 3ch 2.4GHz FHSS-2 Receiver
  • Frequency Hopping
  • Over 1000 feet of range
  • Compatible with boat use
  • Throttle Fail Safe
  • Steering Dual Rate
  • Steering and Throttle Dual Rate
  • Steering and Throttle EXPO


Futaba 3PM-X 3-Channel 2.4Ghz FASST

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Street price: 180$us

Web site: www.futaba-rc.com


  • Programmable mixing
  • 10-model memory
  • Simple, 4-button programming
  • Model naming
  • Assignable switches/functions
  • Digital trims and memory
  • Normal/HRS modes
  • Servo reversing, sub-trims & EPA (all channels)
  • Throttle expo, acceleration, mode select & fail-safe
  • Steering expo, dual rates & servo speed
  • Anti-lock braking system w/adjustable return, pulse cycle and delay
  • Brake mixing for larger models
  • Electronic ATL
  • 2 conditions
  • Up/Down timer w/100-lap & total time memory
  • Low-battery alarm
  • LCD screen
  • Wheel tension adjustment
  • Charge jack for optional NiCds
  • Battery fail-safe
  • Requires: 8 “AA” alkaline batteries & servos
  • 1-year limited warranty.

Spektrum DX3E 3Ch DSM Surface Radio

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Street price: 100$us

Web site: www.spektrumrc.com


  • 3-channel surface system
  • Spektrum™ 2.4GHz DSM® technology
  • Includes SR300 DSM 3-channel receiver
  • One S200 digital servo included
  • One model memory
  • 2-position, 3-position or linear auxiliary setting
  • Steering dual rate knob for easy adjustment
  • Independent travel adjustment dials for all three channels
  • Battery voltage level indicator LEDs
  • Servo reversing on all three channels
  • Compatible with DSM2™ and the MR3000 receivers, in addition to DSM surface receivers.
  • 4 AA alkaline batteries and a medium-size grip included (other grip sizes sold separately – SPM9006)
  • Charge jack port for use with optional rechargeable batteries (SPM9525) and charger (SPM9526)

Ko Propo EX-5UR Ultra High Response

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Street price: 185$us

Web site: www.kopropo.com


  • 2.4GHz dedicated system
  • Ultra Response System (UR) for digital
  • response
  • Two KR-407S Micro SS receivers
  • 7 model memory
  • Model Name, Model Select, Model Copy &
  • Model Reset
  • 3 Channel System; third channel can be used
  • for dig feature for crawlers (5 positions)
  • Steering & Throttle Monitor
  • Steering & Throttle Trim
  • Steering Balance, Reverse, Speed, Curve & Sub-Trim
  • Throttle High Point, Brake Travel, Reverse, Speed, Curve, Sub-Trim & ABS
  • Adjust VR
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