The Futaba 3PV Radio System is sophisticated, powerful and easy to use. Pick up the 3PV and instantly feel how lightweight it is. Once you access the programming menu on the easy-to-read screen, you will instantly recognize how sophisticated the programming is. But the real experience happens when you get to take advantage of the 3PV's super-fast response rate. This is a system that can make a difference on race day. You also get FHSS, S-FHSS and T-FHSS protocols, making it one of R/C's most versatile surface system.
This version of the 3PV with high-voltage R203GF receiver (FUTK3201) is perfect for brushless ESCs and digital servos. But the 3PV is also available with the R304SB telemetry receiver (FUTK3200) for those that want to keep an eye on their receiver voltage.
- FHSS/S-FHSS/T-FHSS* protocols
- 10-model memory
- Model Reset
- Model Name (4-Character)
- Low Battery Alarm
- Link Mode (T-FHSS only)
- DT3 Selection
- Steering Trim
- Throttle Trim
- Channel 4 Trim
- Sub Trim
- Steering Dual Rates
- Steering End Point Adjustment spacer
- Throttle End Point Adjustment
- Channel 3 End Point Adjustment
- Channel 4 End Point Adjustment
- 4WS/Brake Mixing
- Steering Servo Reversing
- Throttle Servo Reversing
- Channel 3 Servo Reversing
- Channel 4 Servo Reversing
- Steering Exponential
- Throttle Exponential
- Throttle Fail Safe
- ABS Function
- Model Data Copy
- Auto Power-Off after 10 minutes
- 3PV Transmitter:
- Type: 3-Channel FHSS/S-FHSS/T-FHSS*
- Includes: 3-Channel R203GF Receiver
- Requires: (4) "AA" alkaline batteries, or 6.6V 1900mAh LiFe battery (HCAM6521), or 6V NiMH Battery (FUTM1482)
- R203GF Receiver:
- Type: 3-Channel FHSS/S-FHSS
- Input Power: 4.8V-7.4V
- Dimensions: 1.37 x 0.9 x 0.33 in (33 x 23 x 8.5 mm)
- Weight: 0.21 oz (6 g)
This product was added to our catalog on July 14, 2016
Had issues with the stock transmitter and receiver of my Losi RTR. Went through two replacements and an upgrade of the same brand. Both replacements and the upgrade were plagued with issues. This Futaba stopped all that nonsense. Plop batteries in it, plug in your ESC, select S-FHSS or FHSS mode, hit the bind button on the receiver and you're in business. Say goodbye to bind plugs, complicated binding procedures or sacrificial offerings to the RC gods in the hope you got the correct sequence of trigger pulls, dial twidling, distance from the receiver or just plain waiting long enough for it to magically work.
Steering input reacts much quicker and handles high voltage servos with ease. A little adjustment of the sub trim and the throttle expo in my case, and it's a much more "connected" feeling to the car. Super easy to adjust on the fly despite the rather archaic menu and display. Whatever. It works perfectly and is more than adequate for the task.
Feel is a little cheap. This is true. Fit is perfect my hands, but this is a personal thing. You may not feel the same. For the price, I don't think you'll find better. Highly recommended!
8/13/20 Update: This transmitter suffered a "RF module" failure after about 7 months of very light use (wife's radio). Calling Futaba and leaving messages was absolutely fruitless (during the pandemic)...Never received a return call. Resorted to sending in an on-line Service Request which was responded to after 3-4 business days (wish Futaba had advised that this was the only potential way to communicate). Sending the unit in to Huntsville (still under warranty); but, have been advised that their current turnaround time is 6-8 weeks. Really not acceptable in comparison to other r/c companies I have dealt with this year (also during the pandemic). Will be buying my wife another system.
The trigger on this is HUGE! Great for people with fat sausage fingers - much bigger than the 4PV trigger.
Wheel foam is fine on mine, but plastic case/frame a weird finish spot under the buttons. NO biggie.
Compact and light weight! Really comfortable for hand. Just installed and it was really to go, no binding needed.
All in all still a good radio for $150.