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#1 Sashaskull Nov 03, 2012 12:33 PM

Vintage Futaba Radio
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USED Futaba Digital Proportianl RC Radio. Transmitter, 4 Servos, do not know if battery packs can still hold a charge. Transmitter battery contacts have some corrosion. $0+Shipping via paypal or have questions PM. Thanks

#2 cooter Nov 03, 2012 12:38 PM

I could use this as I'm putting a plane together for my son. I've been looking for something cheap.

#3 Kyler1 Nov 03, 2012 01:30 PM

I could use this for a project I have been wanting to do, but I do not have the money for servos and battery at the moment.

#4 snolord1 Nov 03, 2012 04:47 PM

3rd for a friend

#5 pmackenzie Nov 03, 2012 04:53 PM

FWIW, judging by the old style Futaba connectors on the servos this transmitter is not going to be legal in the US. It may be too old to be narrow band.

#6 snolord1 Nov 03, 2012 05:04 PM

thats true,could it still b used for park flying or no

#7 pmackenzie Nov 03, 2012 05:11 PM

That's between you and the FCC :D

#8 snolord1 Nov 03, 2012 05:22 PM

lol gotcha

#9 mwilliwood66 Nov 03, 2012 06:33 PM

maybe wrong but best I remember there were some of the futaba's with the old style connectors that the transmitter was already narrow banded just had to get it stickered,but the recievers were still wide band!?Or maybe old age is getting the better of me!

#10 johnbyrne Nov 03, 2012 08:49 PM

THE F series was I think the last non-narrow band radio but I could be wrong. I guess what I'm saying is that this is probably legal.

#11 rt_maxx Nov 03, 2012 09:20 PM

is this still avalible?

#12 Wrench66 Nov 04, 2012 01:25 AM

Nice radio, unfortunately the AM band 4NL IS NOT a legal radio and can't be made narrow banded :)
Heres the info, about half way down the page.

Doesn't mean I wouldn't run my Slow Stick with it at an empty schoolyard.....but then again I am a Renegade :D

#13 johnbyrne Nov 04, 2012 01:11 AM

Well I stand corrected. Good info you found there Wrench66. TY :)

#14 gs550t1981 Nov 04, 2012 11:54 AM

What makes the frequency illegal to use? and is this still available? I would like it as a display....

#15 Wrench66 Nov 04, 2012 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by gs550t1981 (Post 23180353)
What makes the frequency illegal to use? and is this still available? I would like it as a display....

It's not the "frequency", it's the fact that this transmitter being a wide band 72meg could potentially interfere with adjacent channels.......bleed over slightly. That's what the '91 regs did to improve, by narrow banding the radios they are much less likely to bother close channels.


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