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    2.5 to 3.3 platinum the hard way..platinum receiver box question

    i just found out that if you buy the 3.3 platinum receiver box you will need micro receiver 2216, which cost 40$ itself.....i am doing a 2.5 to 3.3platinum conversion and now i had everything to do the upgrades except the micro receiver. what are platinum owners running in their trucks as far as receivers... , please post pictures..any one know what aftermarket receiver will also fit in the platinum receiver box and also work with the tq3. Or do I know need to also upgrade from the TQ3 to a dx3r or something....thanks picture of the project will follow tonight
    Last edited by Sonny415; 05-09-2008 at 01:53 PM. Reason: platunim reciver box question
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    Just but the new TRX micro Rx. The cheapest way.
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    WELL YOU SEE ALOT OF US RUN FUTABA.......
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    if ur gonna start racing seriously, then you will need to go dsm (spektrum)
    i have it in mine and its awsome
    speed/reliability/low cost
    pick 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecas32
    if ur gonna start racing seriously, then you will need to go dsm (spektrum)
    i have it in mine and its awsome

    Ok here we go, i need to know will the spectrum dx3r ...the receiver that comes with it drop right into the platinum receiver box. or what other radio will drop right in, maybe futaba. Basically i am going to go ahed and alsi upgrade the radio system from the stock TQ3. what are platimun owners running in their truck ...please post pictures.
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    the spectrum radio will work, it has the micro reciever, as well as the Futaba, but you can get THIS with the spektrum, Its what i run...
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    If thats a real auction it is a very very good deal.

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    the buy it now option just disapeared, well i knew it was too good to be true. initally it was buy it now for 259$
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    2.5 to 3.3 platinum Rebuild

    From this...
    To This









    New upgrades
    FOC
    BADLANDS on Proline Black Dish 1/2 offset
    Black Traxxas Wing
    3.3 Chassis
    3.3 Front and Rear Drive Shaft
    Traxxas Black Stock Body
    Chassis Brace

    Traxxas platinum Parts
    150cc Tank
    Compact Receiver/Battery Box
    17 MM Splined Hub
    Throtle Servo Mount
    Teckno Sway bars
    Platinum Steering saver


    Future Upgrades
    DX3r
    ??? Single Steering Servo
    ??? Throttle Servo
    Need Sugestions on this one.

    Feedback Appreciated
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    Hybrid 3.3 Platinum Continued









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    Here is a good single steering servo:
    http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/6775

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    Quote Originally Posted by duneordie
    the spectrum radio will work, it has the micro reciever, as well as the Futaba, but you can get THIS with the spektrum, Its what i run...

    That spektrum receiver does not fit in the revo platinum receiver box, i just won on a bid for 155 for a dx3.0 and i just found out that the receiver that comes with it http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...rodID=SPM20300
    will not fit. I should have bought a dx3r that comes with the micro receiver. Hella frustrated...
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    Yes it fits, Theres not much room but it does fit.
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    What pipe are you running?
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    All that money put into it and you didn't spend the little bit extra for new skids? it looks good though
    My sig is way extra more better than yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHEEZBURGER
    All that money put into it and you didn't spend the little bit extra for new skids? it looks good though
    I just got those in today. thanks man
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevoMonster
    What pipe are you running?
    THS Pipe

    This is how it looked like before the rebuild

    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthrea...light=sonny415
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    Missing something-the platinum chassis!!!!!!
    PM me if u have extra revo parts!!

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