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Old May 07, 2015, 01:43 AM
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Futaba 18SZ: a vague pic of it leaked on internet. It shows a 14SG like transmitter with a large screen (color touch screen according to some info). Catalogue price would be above 1100$. Far to be a revolution ! It is interresting to see the difficulties of the main brands to renew their products over the past years (Graupner, Hitec, JR, Futaba, MPX), be creative, propose something better. This is clearly an open door for inovative companies like Jeti, Weatronic, FrSky !
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Old May 07, 2015, 01:57 AM
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Some friends at another board think it may be real

http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/s...d.php?t=181883
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Old May 07, 2015, 02:16 AM
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More about this mysterious Radio.

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Hi,

According to this source http://www.futaba-forum.net/showthre...taba-T16/page5
the new Futaba radio will be named T18SZ.
It was written in above forum Feb 5, the day before Robbe declared bancruptcy so keep that in mind and as far as I know the percentage of radios Futaba make for Robbe is rather high so maybe Robbe bancruptcy will have some sort of effect on Futaba radio production.

"Ja es gibt einen neunen Sender T18SZ heißt er jetzt entgültig.
Hab den Prototypen schon in der Hand gehabt.
Schönes farbiges Touchdisplay größer als beim IPone5.
Ich finde das warten hat sich gelohnt jetzt ist das Display noch größer und Farbenprächtiger geworden als zuerst geplant.
Weitere Details darf ich zurzeit noch nicht berichten muß Futaba erst freigeben.
Futaba wollte Ihn in Nürnberg noch nicht herzeigen wird erst auf den FUTABA-Messen im Mai soweit sein.
So wie viele andere Neuheiten, werde aber bald die wichtigsten Teile zusammenschreiben.
Im robbe-Hauptkatalog (Auf der robbe HP schon) sind die Neuheiten leider nicht enthalten wobei etliche kurz vor der Auslieferung stehen.
LG
RUDI"


Translated by me:
Yes, there is a new transmitter T18SZ finally.
I had the prototype in my hand.
Beautiful color touch screen larger than in IPone5.
I think the wait was worth it now that the screen is bigger and have more colors then initially planned.
Additional details I may not currently report only Futaba can release that.
Futaba did not want to show it at Nuremberg [Toy fair 2015 January 2015] and it will be shown at Futaba show in May. [where?]
Like other news it should soon be more detalis about the most important features.
In Robbe main catalog (on the robbe homepage already) the innovations are not included with things just to be released.
LG
RUDI


"Softwareniveau FX32 also obere Klasse.
Joop Preis um die 1000,00 EUR
Ist leichter als die T18MZ, Größe T14SG.
Ich denke mit dem beschreiben der richtigen Fakten warten wir noch ein paar Tage (Freigabe von robbe bzw. FUFABA) dann mache ich einen neuen Beitrag mit der richtigen Senderbezeichnung auf.
LG
RUDI"


Translated by me:
Software level like FX32 so it will be upper class.
Pricelevel about 1000 Euro [=US $1140]
It is lighter than the T18MZ, size like T14SG.
I think the right facts should be described in a few days (released by Robbe or Futaba) then I make a new post with the correct sender name on.


Anyone now what show/fair and where it is in May that maybe Futaba will show the new radio?

/Bo
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Old May 07, 2015, 02:40 AM
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this forum has a searching tool...
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Old May 07, 2015, 02:53 AM
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yes and very little is said of that radio except random rumors... that picture from Facebook is the first i've seen directly mentioning the radio... came from japan so its possible was meant to be released in their upcoming show. hence "real".
one will hope.
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Old May 07, 2015, 08:39 AM
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I think it is a good idea to have this thread separate from others. This way info on this radio is not buried in another thread.

The Shinozuka Hobby show is next week and Futaba said on their Japanese language page that they will be there. So fingers crossed!!!
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Old May 07, 2015, 08:42 AM
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I think it is a good idea to have this thread separate from others. This way info on this radio is not buried in another thread.

The Shinozuka Hobby show is next week and Futaba said on their Japanese language page that they will be there. So fingers crossed!!!
I be someone not happy that flyer was leaked... gosh this Futaba guys are worse than Apple with their secrecy!

A spanish bulletin board mentioned that the Radio will be available next week. Most likely they mean that it will be announced. Someone further added that should be available for the Christmas...
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I be someone not happy that flyer was leaked... gosh this Futaba guys are worse than Apple with their secrecy!

A spanish bulletin board mentioned that the Radio will be available next week. Most likely they mean that it will be announced. Someone further added that should be available for the Christmas...
Futaba plays it close to the vest. Some of their distributors, like Hobbico, honor their agreements with Futaba and only release information when authorized to by Futaba. Others seem to not listen to what Futaba tells them.

Either way, the show next week would be a reasonable place to see the radio announced. This is where the 18MZ, 14SG and others made their debut.
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Futaba plays it close to the vest. Some of their distributors, like Hobbico, honor their agreements with Futaba and only release information when authorized to by Futaba. Others seem to not listen to what Futaba tells them.

Either way, the show next week would be a reasonable place to see the radio announced. This is where the 18MZ, 14SG and others made their debut.
Once we get the spec sheet we can make a good judgment of what their road-map is... and hence help on purchase decisions... I'm very happy with the 14SG but I can always look at something else
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that picture from Facebook is the first i've seen directly mentioning the radio...
before starting new threads with no additional info do a search.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2390489
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Old May 07, 2015, 09:50 AM
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True to its word Futaba simple declines to comment:

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Futaba We don't have any information at all about what transmitters may be coming out in the future. Futaba has released no information at all.
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May 16 -- The Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015
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before starting new threads with no additional info do a search.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2390489
Why would he post info about a Futaba radio in a FrSky thread?? This thread is a good one. Why is it you seem to troll the radio forums with nothing more than unrelated comments that serve no purpose or add anything to the thread itself??
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close your mouth since you have no clue of what I have wrote above. simply limit yourself to help other futaba users.

the only thing I can add to this thread is that the 18SZ will support all protocols S-FHSS + T-FHSS + FASST + FASSTest
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