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Futaba radio a volant (3PK, 4PK, 4PL, etc)

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The new flagship in surface systems.

The design goes beyond stylish; the 4PK is also very well-balanced and ergonomic. The transmitter weighs only 1.5 pounds, which racers will appreciate at the end of a long, grueling main, and you can also position the wheel and adjust the trigger location to perfectly fit your hand and your type of driving.

While driving, you'll enjoy performance pluses such as built-in 40-model memory, 10-character naming and super-sensitive 2048 resolution, to name just a few. Because the 4PK was designed as a native 2.4GHz spread spectrum system, there's no need for a separate module to worry about, a state-of-the-art receiver is included, and all of the incredible benefits of Futaba's FASST system technology are at your command.


The included R604FS receiver features Dual Antenna Diversity (DAD) for reliability and security. Its compact size (1.54 x 1.02 x 0.55 inches) and weight (0.49 ounces) lets you use it in the tightest installations.


Not only is the backlit LCD screen large enough for easy reading without eye strain, it's also angled for instant viewing without having to tilt the transmitter.


The redesigned keypad features a large 4-direction jog button for quick access and scrolling. Important functions can be assigned to buttons on the wheel housing to keep them within easy reach.


The trigger position can also be adjusted, by as much as 7 mm. This allows you to customize the radio for sharper response based on finger size.


Achieve perfect "feel" in seconds with the Advanced Positioning Adapter. You can drop the wheel down, move it left or right, even change the angle — a feature that many drivers have requested.


Much consideration went into the design of the 4PK's grip, which is slightly thicker to accommodate larger hands. Besides being lighter, the transmitter's weight is ideally balanced for added comfort.


Because the 4PK was engineered from the beginning for 2.4GHz modulation, there's no module to worry about.


No NiCd battery here — the 4PK comes with a 1700mAh NiMH transmitter pack that's comparable in size, but with almost twice the capacity. That means about TWO HOURS of operation on a single charge...enough for the longest of mains!

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Bon j'ai un soucis, ça fait 2h que je me bas pour faire fonctionner une 3pk avec un module que j'avais dans ma caisse, c'est le TZ-FM de ma 3vcs.

Il s'installe parfaitement a la place de celui de la 3pk mais je n'ai pas le message de reception RF sur l'ecran, j'ai essayé avec mon module spektrum, le led ne s'allume pas non plus...j'ai essayé le mode hrs avec le recepteur 203 de futaba et tout les mode avec le spektrum, quelqu'un a une solution...merci

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bonjour a tous, j'ai acheté recement une 3pk avec le module spectrum 2.4gh hrs (récépteur sr 3001 hrs), il disent dans la notice qu'il faut utiliser uniquement des packs en 6 volts pour le hrs( notice futaba).... le truc c'est que je voudais l'installé dans mon tt 1/10 elec (bj4 we) avec un vario lrp sphére et des packs en 6 élément (donc 7.2v).... ma question: est ce que tout ce ptit monde la est compatible...ou pas???

merci d'avance pour écairer ma lanterne....:h

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Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Computer Radio

The easy-to-program Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Computer Radio System puts spread spectrum technology within affordable reach for car, truck and boat drivers. It offers all the dependability advantages of 2.4GHz control, along with three proportional channels and a 4th channel for special mixing. Frequency-hopping technology eliminates interference, resulting in worry-free operation. The 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS is a super system to start with and grow with!

* 3 proportional channels plus 1 switched (non-proportional) channel.

* Simple push-button programming.

* 10-model memory.

* 4WS mix for crawling and brake mixing for 1/5 scale models.

* Throttle fail-safe, steering EPA, servo reversing and dual rates.

* Includes an R2004GF 2.4GHz receiver.

Available: early September

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Je possède une bonne vieille radio 3PK avec un récepteur R203HF (HRS).

Suis-je obligé de prendre un servo digital ?

Est-ce que le sanwa ERG-VRX est digital ?

merci pour vos réponses !


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je possède une 2pl en 2.4ghz et je voulais savoir si je pouvais utiliser un autre récepteur que le R603 GF FHSS, récepteur qui d'après la notice est le seul fabriqué pour cette radio.:feu:

Autre question:cool:, je voulais savoir si il est vrai que les récepteurs 2.4 européens ne fonctionne pas avec des radio US :censured:et vis versa, et si c'est possible, est que chez sms, il va avoir ça?


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Pour la petite 2Pl on vend le 603gf, pas besoin de mettre autre chose de mieux (les autres rx de la gamme sont 1.5* plus chers). Je n'ai qu'un client aux usa donc je ne stocke rien qui pourrait être, éventuellement, spécifique à ce pays

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A votre avis si je vous en prend un, sa va marché avec ma radio US?

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es qu on aune date de sortie pour la radio 3 pl comme celle sur la photo du dessus?

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Racing radio features at a sport radio price.

Sport 2.4GHz FHSSWeekend warriors rejoice: you now have a new weapon for claiming victory! The 4PL 2.4GHz S-FHSS offers many of the advanced features that car, truck and boat racers desire — in particular frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology — with a price that fits within any modeler’s budget. You’ll enjoy virtually interference-free operation and super-secure dependability, and without the need for crystals, binding plugs and waiting for a free channel.

• 6.8ms frame rate (S-FHSS)

• 128x64 dot backlit LCD w/contrast

• Alarm

• Steering and throttle tension adjustment

• Forward/Back throttle position adjustment

• Display switch

• Charge jack

• 40-model memory

• 10-character model naming

• Model copy

• Model clear

• Alarm tone adjustment

• Fail Safe on all channels (S-FHSS mode)

• Digital trim step select

• MC Link (connecting to Futaba ESCs)


Another versatility plus is selectable FHSS/S-FHSS modes, which allow you to use R603GF or R2004GF FHSS receivers, or take advantage of the higher frame rates available with the included high-voltage R2104GF receiver (FUTL7616), which is also available separately.

Steering Functions

* Trim

* Trim Rate

* Reverse

* Dual Rate

* End Point Adjustment (EPA) Left/Right

* Exponential.

* Sub Trim

* Speed Turn/Return

Throttle Functions

* Trim

* Trim Rate

* Reverse

* End Point Adjustment (EPA) High/Low


* Mechanical ATL

* Exponential High/Low

* Sub Trim

* A.B.S.

* Idle-Up

* Acceleration

* Preset (Throttle Hold)

* Speed

* Servo Neutral Select

3rd Channel Functions

* Reverse

* Step

* End Point Adjustment (EPA) High/Low

* Sub Trim

* Brake

* A.B.S.

4th Channel Functions

* Reverse

* End Point Adjustment (EPA) High/Low

* Sub Trim

* Brake

* A.B.S.

Other Mixing Functions

* One Program Mixing

* 4WS Mixing (great for crawlers)

* Brake Mixing

* Special Mixing for Dual ESC Setup (great for crawlers)

Timer Functions

* Timer

* Up Timer

* Down Timer

* Lap Timer

* Lap Memory up to 100 laps and Total Laps (Forward - Brake; 50/50% or 70/30%)

The 4PL radio is not compatible with Futaba FASST systems.

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A quand la sortie d'un recepteur a encombrement reduit r614ff-e comme le r604fs-e sans antenne exterieur ??

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Je suis à la recherche d'info sur les accus Nimh ou Lipo pour la 3PL mais je ne trouve rien.

Y a t-il des possesseurs de cette radio qui ont cela ?.



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Bonjour Maxoo. Pourrais tu me photocopier ou m'envoyer sur ma messagerie la notice en Français de la Futaba 4PL? Si photocopie ,je t'envoie 10 € pour les frais.Mon Tel. 06 11 56 15 33. A+...

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Est ce que le volant de la 3PK est adaptable sur la 4PL?

Merci A+!


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4-Channel 2.4GHz Computer System


Digital precision. User-friendly programming.

With much lower latency (up to 2 times faster than the 4PK) and programming sophistication and advancements never before incorporated into a surface system, the 4PKS picks up where the 4PK leaves off. The LCD screen on the stylish transmitter lets you view up to 36 functions, and an adapter is included for repositioning wheel height and angle for maximum comfort and response.

A vibrator built into the grip can be programmed to serve any of several functions: as a lap timer, up timer, navigation aid or low battery alert. Extra protection features have been added, including High Voltage and Low Battery alarms, as well as automatic system shut-down after ten minutes of non-use.

And of course there's the precision and security of Futaba's acclaimed 2.4GHz FASST technology that is leading the way in radio control. Competitive drivers with their eyes on the prize have a new weapon for owning the winner's circle: the 4PKS!


The included R614FF 2.4GHz FASST receiver is compact (1.38 x 0.91 x 0.33 inches) and lightweight (0.27 ounces), with much higher usable voltage (from 3.5V to 8.4V). Also available separately. FUTL7633

Compatible with R603FF, R603FS & R604FS receivers


The redesigned trigger is wider and stronger on the brake/reverse side.


Both 32mm and 34mm steering adapters are included for rotating the steering. Drivers can adjust by two degrees for a narrower or wider feel.


The new, redesigned multi-functional jog button with red LED makes navigating around the menus easier.


A 37mm APA adapter is included for repositioning the wheel and trigger. The 27mm APA adapter is optional.


Special mixing allows the 4PKS to offer superb control for rock crawlers and other 4WD vehicles.

4PKS Specifics:

  • Menu Selection and Direct Selection modes — the menu screen can be selected from among 4 levels, while the direct menu for up to 8 of your more frequently used functions can be assigned to direct selection buttons
  • Brake mixing for large cars — allows front and rear wheels of 1/5 scale and larger cars to be adjusted independently
  • Anti-skid braking system — applies the brakes in a way so that the tires do not lose their grip on the track, even when braking in the corners
  • Throttle acceleration — reduces the time lag on the clutch and brakes
  • Throttle speed — lets you accelerate smoothly on slippery road surfaces for more control with less tire spin
  • Start function — pre-sets initial acceleration off the starting line at less than full throttle to reduce wheel spin; normal throttle resumes when the trigger is released
  • Steering speed — suppresses the maximum operating speed of the steering servo for better control
  • Racing timer — records up to 99 lap times, with total time and average lap time, and can be activated automatically with the trigger; an audible alarm can be set to indicate target lap and refueling times

4PKS System Overview:

  • 2.4GHz FASST system — the industry's most reliable RF link
  • 40-model memory — with names of up to 10 letters, numbers and symbols so that logical names may be used; model memory with different setups can be created using the model copy function
  • Menu customizing — lets you display the menu order and other functions for individual models
  • Digital trim w/reset — displays the current trim position on the LCD screen, while allowing for one step of operating amount to be adjusted with no effect on maximum travel of the steering and throttle servos
  • Function select dial — assigns functions to the digital trim, grip dial and knob, and allows you to adjust the step amount and operating direction; eliminates trim positioning for each model because all dials are digital
  • Function select switch — lets you assign functions to three switches and set operating direction
  • MC-Link — sets the contents of the Link software for varying the frequency and other data changes of the Futaba speed control via your PC
  • Edit button lock & trim/dial lock — prohibits the setting and operation of transmitter edit buttons, trim and dials
  • Changeable wheel and trigger location — wheel position can be offset using the included APA adapter; wheel angle and trigger can also be adjusted
  • Reversible hand operation — wheel section can be installed for left- or right-hand driving
  • Tension adjustment — tension of the steering wheel and throttle trigger springs can be adjusted from the outside
  • Mechanical ATL adjustment — lets you decrease the total travel of the brake side of the throttle trigger
  • Display switch — allows function setup without transmitting
  • Vibrating grip — can be used as a lap timer, up timer, navigation aid or low battery alert
  • 7-color LED pilot lamp — select your favorite LED color

Description of all 36 4PKS functions:

  1. EPA End point adjustment
  2. STEXP Steering curve adjustment
  3. STSPD Steering servo delay
  4. THEXP Throttle curve adjustment
  5. THSPD Throttle servo delay
  6. A.B.S. Can be set up for the amount of brake return, Delay, Cycle Speed (pulse), Trigger Point, Cycle Duty Ratio, Steering Mixing
  7. ACCEL Adjusts the rise characteristic from the throttle neutral position
  8. START Throttle preset at start function/engine cut off by switch
  9. BRAKE Front and rear independent brake control for 1/5GP car, etc.
  10. IDLUP Idle up at engine start
  11. TIMER Up, down, lap or lap navigation timer
  12. LAP-L Lap timer data (lap time, average lap time) check
  13. P-MIX (2) Programmable mixing between arbitrary channels
  14. S-MIX 4WD mixing
  15. BOAT Boat, etc. brake operation stop/outboard engine tilt mixing
  16. SUBTR Servo center position fine adjustment
  17. REV Servo operation reversing
  18. F/S HRS, PCM model fail safe, battery fail safe (all channels)
  19. M-SEL Model memory call
  20. M-RES Model memory reset (ALL, DATE, MENU)
  21. M-COP Model memory copy (SINGLE, GROUP) (MENU, SW/DIAL)
  22. NAME Model memory name set/modify, username set/modify
  23. DIAL Selection of functions operated by digital dial and digital trim
  24. SWTCH Selection of functions operated by push switches
  25. D/R Steering angle adjustment while running
  26. ATL Brake side adjustment
  27. CH3/4 Channel 3 & 4 servos operation position set/check
  28. RXSYS Servo response mode and receiver type selection
  29. MENU-T Function menu type selection
  30. SYSTM Battery type/backlight/LCD contrast/buzzer/LED display color/initial screen display mode/power off forgotten alarm/2ND condition/2.4GHz band adjustment and setting
  31. DTTRN Data copy from T4PK to another T4PK
  32. SERVO Displays servo operation on a bar graph
  33. MCLNK MC850C/601C/401CR Link software setting function
  34. ADJST Steering wheel and throttle trigger correction
  35. VIBRA Vibrator setting
  36. THMOD Neutral brake and throttle servo forward side and brake side operation rate setting


4PKS transmitter

NiMH battery

Transmitter charger

R614FF receiver

Receiver switch

32°/34° wheel adapter

37 mm APA adapter

Transmitter hook

Optional Accessories

FUTL7630 R603FS 2.4GHz FASST Receiver 3PK/4PK/3PM

FUTL7631 R603FF 2.4GHz FASST Receiver 3PK/4PK/3PM

FUTM4255 NCC-18 DSC Cord 4PK

FUTM5540 27mm APA Adapter

FUTM5541 Angle Adapter

FUTM5542 Screen Protector

FUTP1012 Metal Carrying Case


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Futaba 4PK Super R

A transmitter that’s 5% faster - with additional mixing options, a more comfortable wheel grip and more. These are a few of the upgrades the Futaba team of engineers developed for the new 4PK Super R. And the 4PK Super R comes equipped with the R614FS 2.4GHz FASST 4-Channel Receiver. The R614FS is a compact, lightweight, high-voltage unit, offering Dual Antenna Diversity that selects the best reception between two antennas and Pre-Vision™ technology that scans and filters incoming data. With the introduction of the 4PK Super R, the premier Futaba surface system for competitive drivers is better than ever!

5% faster response speed

Lighter in weight thanks to titanium screws, a shorter antenna and aluminum neck strap hardware

Dual compound steering wheel foam grip for greater comfort

Model data transfer via cable

Gyro mixing – compatible with Futaba’s new GYC430 gyro

Dual ESC mixing – ideal for crawlers

The Futaba 4PK Super R will be available late September.


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ayant récemment changé ma 4Pk pour la plus simple et plus légère 4PL, il me viens une interrogation:

J' aimai bien la position du volant de la 4PK, à l' aide de l' adaptateur option.

Sur le site de l' importateur Futaba, (Avio et Tiger), il est mentionné que cet adaptateur est compatible avec la 4PL. Chose qui me semble étrange car du peu que j' ai vu, j' ai un doute sur la possibilité du montage de cet adaptateur sur ma 4PL....

Quelqu' un a t il déjà fait la modif?

Est-ce réelement possible?

Merci d' avance pour l' info...

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