Futaba 3PK Help - Receivers won't bind

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Years ago I had the same problem, called futaba tech support and they told me I have a bad radio, returned it to my lhs and they gave me another radio, that was 10 plus Years ago and still going strong
 
Tom
It took me a long time to switch to 3pk 2.4 from75 and i like it.I haven't had any problem with 2.4 I still have a boat on 75 and when it goes bad i will switch over.

Dave Roach
 
I do all these things but nobody....will ever...convince me it is any better than a properly setup 75 mghz boat !
And I offer this....prove it !!!!!😆

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Just a few reasons that quickly come to mind,

2.4ghz has much better electrical noise rejection. Rub two pieces of metal near a FM system and make them go nuts. The cable in the driveline or a pushrod rubbing or any number of things on your boat or one running close by. Later PCM FM receivers were better of course but that is not what most everybody was using.

2.4 doesn't have frequency that can be taken out by merrily turning on another transmitter.

Newer 2.4 receivers only bind to one model number so you can't fry servo's by having two models turned on at once.

Receiver battery level displayed on transmitter.

Transmitter antenna is nice being short and can't forget to pull it up. No ones ever done that. Lol.

Easy for someone to say it isn't any better when they are binding their first 2.4 receiver 20 years after 95% of the R/C population swapped over.

I can tell you I do not hear many people complaining about it or switching back even if they could.

It is not just proven but has been confirmed as being a FACT !!!!
 
When 2.4 first came out it was easy to see the advantages

Open frequency ALWAYS
Less metal to metal contact issues
No worries about some trucker keying up us 100w CB
FAR LESS brownouts and dropouts

What did come in..

False sense of, do what ever you want with the RX antenna! (I was one of them)
At the same time as 2.4, digital servos, more power, faster.....etc... and battery chemistry changes were coming in hot and heavy
Lots change in a very short time.

The first time I ran a 2.4 system I knew right then.. 75mgs were over.... for me.. (change was coming.. and I LIKED IT!)

We have had to endure a few bumps along the way..

Temp issues with the older (blue label FASST) receivers.
Old switches in the boats would cause issues
More protocols coming in adding to the confusion.

WAY MORE good then bad..

Grim
 
I made the switch right after 2.4 was available. I was strictly flying heli’s at the time and all the young guns said “ you gota switch”, you won’t believe how much faster it is, no latency. I told them it can’t be possible for an old guy with old eyes and old reflexes. Well they let me fly one of their heli’s and it only took one flight and even I could feel the difference and was convinced, made the change immediately.
 
Just a few reasons that quickly come to mind,

2.4ghz has much better electrical noise rejection. Rub two pieces of metal near a FM system and make them go nuts. The cable in the driveline or a pushrod rubbing or any number of things on your boat or one running close by. Later PCM FM receivers were better of course but that is not what most everybody was using.

2.4 doesn't have frequency that can be taken out by merrily turning on another transmitter.

Newer 2.4 receivers only bind to one model number so you can't fry servo's by having two models turned on at once.

Receiver battery level displayed on transmitter.

Transmitter antenna is nice being short and can't forget to pull it up. No ones ever done that. Lol.

Easy for someone to say it isn't any better when they are binding their first 2.4 receiver 20 years after 95% of the R/C population swapped over.

I can tell you I do not hear many people complaining about it or switching back even if they could.

It is not just proven but has been confirmed as being a FACT !!!!
Well I didn't want to rush anything lol but I had no reason to change and with 3 - 3pk radios.and 20 R 113 Ip recievers why would I ? Well now I have 3.- 2.4 3 PK radios and 15 2.4 recievers so there is hope. And no I'm never buying an EV motorcycle or car !!🤣🤣🤣
 
Well I didn't want to rush anything lol but I had no reason to change and with 3 - 3pk radios.and 20 R 113 Ip recievers why would I ? Well now I have 3.- 2.4 3 PK radios and 15 2.4 recievers so there is hope. And no I'm never buying an EV motorcycle or car !!🤣🤣🤣
So Tom, those PK’s were battery hogs when they came out weren’t they? How long did you stick with NiCad or NiMh before going with Lithium chemistry? Asking for a friend.
 
Well I didn't want to rush anything lol but I had no reason to change and with 3 - 3pk radios.and 20 R 113 Ip recievers why would I ? Well now I have 3.- 2.4 3 PK radios and 15 2.4 recievers so there is hope. And no I'm never buying an EV motorcycle or car !!🤣🤣🤣

There were some hold outs.

So Tom, those PK’s were battery hogs when they came out weren’t they? How long did you stick with NiCad or NiMh before going with Lithium chemistry? Asking for a friend.

Oh no your not suggesting Tom may have been dipping his toes into the future. Never !!!!

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Futaba orange NiCad pack gets 2 hours actual run time or maybe a full days running.

A quality LiPo 2750 pack gets 40 hours run time or 20 full days running. It is so long between charges you can't even believe it's possible after the switch to LiPo.
 
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There were some hold outs.



Oh no your not suggesting Tom may have been dipping his toes into the future. Never !!!!

>>>>>>

Futabe orange NiCad pack gets 2 hours actual run time or maybe a full days running.

A quality LiPo 2750 pack gets 40 hours run time or 20 full days running. It is so long between charges you can't even believe it's possible after the switch to LiPo.
It has a lipo !! I need another flat one like the one I have . Came in a radio I bought ! Pushing the limits of technology! 2003 KTM 450 as well lol
 
It has a lipo !! I need another flat one like the one I have . Came in a radio I bought ! Pushing the limits of technology! 2003 KTM 450 as well lol

That thing still has a carb !!! Lol.

Just rebuilt the shock on my buddies 2008 KTM 450. Been doing some suspension work lately. Just invested in vacuum oil bleeding/pressure filling machine and the nitrogen tank, regulator and apparatus for recharging them.

I dove in deep with the new KTM 300 XC-W with the fuel injected oil injected 300cc 2 stroke. That baby hits right off idle and pulls like gangbusters. 6 speed. Fresh MX14 on the back.


You should come ride with us sometime. We have good time and cook food on grill for lunch. Brought a slab of salmon last Saturday. We ride Saturdays most often.

We are doing a Ocala forest run as soon as it cools off a bit more on a Friday so not so dangerous.


I have packs for that radio. The highest capacity on the market.

2750 Lipo $34 and $6 to ship. [email protected]
 
Ok cool., will send you my address and I can.paypal or send mo or check . Have not ridden in 3 months but after my new hip gets installed around February I'll be ready !
 
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