Sanwa/Airtronics MT-5 FH5 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio System w/RX-493i Receiver

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Sanwa/Airtronics MT-5 FH5 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio System
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The Sanwa MT-5 FH5 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio System is a middle class radio that features the high resolution FH5 RF Mode. The MT-5 uses SUR Mode (Super Ultra Response) and is faster than SSR (Sanwa Super Response) found on the MT-44. Combining FH5 and SUR mode will allow for an extremely smooth response and feel. Taking notes from the MT-44, this radio features a backlit HD display and may be powered by either three "AAA" batteries, or an optional 1S LiPo battery. This combo includes a RX-493i receiver for great out of the box performance.

  • Movable Carrying Handle 
  • Quick Setup Wizard 
  • Safety Link
  • Racing Mode
  • Customized Menu 
  • Telemetry Switch
  • Clock
  • Circumstance Temperature Display 
  • CSV Output for LOG data 
  • Simultaneous three telemetry data display 
  • Three AAA Batteries 
  • Li-Po 1 cell-compatible (USB change support)
  • Large full dot LCD monitor 
  • White LED back light 
  • Fully adjustable trigger 
  • Telemetry function 
  • Built-in antenna 
  • Multi Menu Selector
  • ST/TH Tension Adjuster
  • Dual Rate
  • End Point Adjuster
  • Anti-lock Brake 
  • Servo Speed
  • Trim/Sub trim 
  • Servo Reverse 
  • Curve (Exponential /Adjustable Rate Control) 
  • AUX1 (Movement type for 3CH. it's the same as MT-4S function.) 
  • AUX2 (Movement type for 4CH. it's the same as MT-4S function.) 
  • Fail safe (power/ battery) 
  • Timer (lap/ interval/ down) 
  • 20 model memory (when used with SD card, 250 models is available.) 
  • Compatible Receivers - RX-491, RX-492, RX-493, RX-493i
  • Model Name (12 letters) 
  • Model (Select/ Clear/ Copy) 
  • Direct Model Select 
  • Trim Type (Center/ parallel) 
  • Throttle Type (70:30 / 50:50) 
  • RF MODE Setting (FH5/FH4T/FH3)
  • Response Mode Setting (NOR/SHR/SSR/SUR)
  • Key Assign(SW/TRIM/DIAL/LEVER)
  • CODE AUX (w/ Naming function)
  • STEP AUX (Step 1 - 100)
  • POINT AUX (2 - 6 point)
  • 4WS MIXING (Front/Rear/Normal(coordinate phase)/Reverse(opposite phase))
  • Buzzer(scale/volume) Transmitter Battery Alarm LCD Contrast Volume Adjustment Mechanical Rudder Angle Small Grip Pad
NOTE: SSL (Sanwa Synchronized Link) System
    • When used with compatible receivers with Super Vortex Series, SV-Plus Series, PGS Servo Series, and SGS-02, etc. by Transmitter is available through SSL functions while driving.
    • Since the setting can be done without the stop of car, the detailed adjustment in accordance with Race conditions is available without interruption of Intervals and the change of machine conditions.
    • It is often said that telemetry system reduce response speed. However, SANWA Original Data Processing and Algorithm Design makes Telemetry possible without response speed reduction.
    • Sanwa's Excellent Telemetry System has no response speed reduction.
    • Please do not use Analog Servo for SHR mode, SSR mode or SUR mode. If analog servo is used for SHR mode or SSR mode, the servo will be broken and will not work.
    • Digital servo (PGS, SRG, Digital ERG, SDX series) can be used both for NOR mode and SHR mode.
    • SUR mode can be used only by PGS series servo
    • In SHR or SSR mode, BL-FORCE, BL-SPORT, F3300, SBL-02 and SBL-03CR do not work.
    • Please use NOR mode for the above ESC.

This product was added to our catalog on February 16, 2022

joe johnston
Verified Owner
Thursday, May 26 2022 (about a year ago)
Sanwa/Airtronics MT-5 FH5 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio System
Amazing response,absolutely love the adjustable spring tension on both the wheel and trigger! Everything I need and more!
Jeremy Rennison
Verified Owner
Monday, Sep 19 2022 (about a year ago)
Sanwa/Airtronics MT-5 FH5 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio System
So far i like the radio, a little disappointed that it doesn't work with the previous receiver's. It's a big investment to buy a new radio and all new receivers. I would recommend the M17.
Ryan Rochford
Tuesday, Oct 3 2023 (2 months ago)
Sanwa/Airtronics MT-5 FH5 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio System
I bought one of these second hand but wanted to give a review. I also own an MT-R.

Overall, this is a good radio. The steering and throttle feel super great, and I feel very connected to the car while on the track. Range is "fine" (though I'm wholly disappointed in the range and latency capabilities surface RC protocols compared to what is available on sticks). The menus are easy to navigate, and the radio has a nice weight. It's light without feeling cheap.

Compared to the mt-R and m-17, It's much closer in form to an m17 than the mt-R in my opinion. The steering and throttle potentiometers feel the same as the m17, the weight distribution is more similar to an m17. The mt-r steering just doesn't feel quite as nice it's like the wheel is tighter no matter how you adjust the two radios. I really dislike that it takes three AAA rather than three AA dry cells though. Battery life is pretty bad. Ordering a sanwa battery and doing the wireless charging is expensive because of the cost of the sanwa lipo. This is what's nice about the mt-R. 4 AA batteries last really long in that radio, and getting rechargable AA batteries is a good cheap solution for that radio. I wouldn't recommend going the AAA route on this one.
Justin Kelly
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Sep 26 2023 (2 months ago)
Sanwa/Airtronics MT-5 FH5 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio System
Fantastic transmitter/receiver pair. I had a Sanwa MT-4 with a RX-461 back in 2016 (I somehow lost my transmitter, which is why I bought this.) The receiver works fairly well, even with a different brand digital servo. (I've heard Sanwa doesn't always like to play nice with other brands, which seems to be a common trend in most electronic components across many hobbies.)

Can't really say I have much negative to say on this, though, as I've had no issues with the previous transmitter either. Just hope the transmitter turns up eventually so I can just pass it on.
Kevin Mendes
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Mar 14 2023 (9 months ago)
Sanwa/Airtronics MT-5 FH5 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio System
Just got my MT5 TODAY and It's awsome. I tried my friend "MT4" and was hooked over the Spektrum DX5 PRO radio I was using. Had to push the "GO" BUTTON and buy this. Only thing I'd day is (at least with my radio and Reciever came already binded!! I thought something was wrong lol I tried everything. Then finally I said "lemme just the rx battery in and take the bind plug out and presto!! It was already binded. Lol so yeah, if u run nitro or electric turn ur radios on hook you rx to w.e buggy truck or w.e and see if yours is already binded also so you won't have to be as confused as I was lol.. 10 out of 10 once again A main and SANWA CONNECTION!!
Walter Fiehl
Verified Owner
Saturday, Feb 11 2023 (10 months ago)
Sanwa/Airtronics MT-5 FH5 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio System
Well,I was a bit intimated when I first started to set it up but it was easy once I got going.The transmitter feels awesome in the hand and with the further throttle position adjustment and tension adjustments, I just love it.I feel totally connected to the car ,the more I use it the more confident I feel overall running the cars without the loss of connection .I'm totally loving it.
Matt Danella
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Aug 31 2022 (about a year ago)
Sanwa/Airtronics MT-5 FH5 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio System
Great transmitter. Upgraded from an older Sanwa model when I bought my B6.3d kit. Very responsive, very reliable and very reproducible. Also picked it up on sale. Thank you Amain for all my racing needs!!!
Wednesday, Dec 28 2022 (11 months ago)
Sanwa/Airtronics MT-5 FH5 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio System
Good thing I researched this before I made the plunge... This, along with the new Sanwa radios, ARE NOT COMPATIBLE with the previous FH4, FH3 and FH2 receivers. So if you have multiple cars like me, this is not the radio to buy. Looks like the only option is to get the more expensive M17.