I'm re-entering the R/C world after having bashed with a Tamiya Grasshopper back in the 80's when I was 10 yrs old. I picked up an XL-5 last month, and have since upgraded it to the VXL system along with other small upgrades i.e. 2s Lipo, wheelie bar, aluminum caster blocks, & bearings.
Now I'm looking to upgrade the average at best TQ radio & transmitter with a 2.4GHZ system. My LHS owner told me he didn't really care for the Traxxas TQi system and said for a few more $ I could get a better system. He pointed me towards the Airtronics MX Sport. I've also come across the Spektrum DX3C & Futaba 3PRKA (the least expensive) and the Futaba 3PL.
My use thus far has been general neighborhood use, backyard bashing etc. I'm looking into heading out to a few local tracks soon as time allows. I have a few questions that perhaps some of you may know better about:
1) Will the Futaba receivers fit in the Traxxas' waterproof receiver box?
2) Do any of you have any experience with the systems I've mentioned and would recommend one over the others?
Thanks in advance.