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Old Jun 28, 2011, 12:28 PM
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I am genuinely sorry for Futaba, having been a committed user of their gear since 1971, but I really think they have lost the plot with their 2.4 sets. The biggest downside for me as an electric flyer is the lack of telemetry and even their software has been eclipsed by the new Spektrum Airware (IMHO). I am a sports flyer and I don't need high frame rates or fancy airborne system architectures. What I DO need is stuff to work together...

There seems to be no consistency, or maybe that should be coherency?, with Futaba's releases and they really seem to be desperately trying every possible option with no thought to the poor end user. With 35MHz you had a very good level of inter-manufacturer compatibility but while I understand that the different 2.4 transmission protocols now prevent that, at least you would expect compatibility within one manufacturer's products, wouldn't you? I certainly do! The only small consolation for Futaba is that JR are just as bad!
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