For the past year or so, I've been running the FlySky FS-GT3C in all of my vehicle and, for the price, it has been great. FlySky recently released the new FS-NB4 Noble however and I couldn't resist the temptation to order one for myself to use. I'll start to test it once it arrives and will update this post about my experience so stay tuned for more info
I can't say with 100% certainty yet but I believe the new FlySky FS-NB4 will be available for purchase from TeamRedcatShop.com some time in the near future
In the meantime, I have created a product page where you can learn more about this new radio and watch a few review videos here
'till next time
Update: My Noble has arrived and just like the unboxing videos show, the packaging was quite nice. I felt like I was unboxing the latest Apple product.
First impressions of the transmitter are great. It feels really good in my hand, has a very solid feel with enough weight to make it feel like a quality piece without being overly heavy or bulky.
Receiver: What can I say about the FGr4 receiver other than IT'S BIG! I'm surprised all of the YouTube videos don't comment on the size of the receiver. In fact, one guy even says the receiver is small. I disagree! This thing is huge! The receiver dimensions are:
Be sure to measure your intended installation location / receiver box to make sure the receiver will fit.
Hopefully FlySky will come out with a smaller receiver at some point in the future. It'd like to see an antenna-less version similar to the units offered by Futaba and Sanwa
Update 2: Well, here's some good news...I've just learned that smaller receivers are available for the Noble. They are called FGr4S and are styled similarly to the pro units from Sanwa and Futaba. Somebody on Facebook told me that his Noble actually came with the smaller FGr4S receiver...this would make more sense in my opinion. I'll see if I can get my hands on some of these then report back to you on my thoughts
Update 3: I've been using my Noble for a couple of months now and so far, I'm very happy with it. The improvement in precision over my GT3C is dramatic. There seams to be some disagreement online about the importance of a "high end" radio in racing. I will place myself firmly in the camp of YES, a quality radio is important. If you are a basher, you will notice a difference over your RTR radio system but it isn't critical that you upgrade. If you plan to race, I highly suggest you invest in the best radio system you can afford. The Noble is a great value...just be sure to get the smaller FGr4S receiver when you order your Noble