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Old Aug 08, 2012, 06:31 AM
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I have DX8, DX6i and DX5e. I have not had any major problems with them, however I dont have complete faith in them with all the reports of problems. I have a 1980 Futaba FP2F and it still works. I am waiting to see what Futaba is currently working on, They need to get a $1200 Tx out there with telemetry and other bells and whistles. I would be the first to buy.

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Old Aug 08, 2012, 06:37 AM
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I have DX8, DX6i and DX5e. I have not had any major problems with them, however I dont have complete faith in them with all the reports of problems. I have a 1980 Futaba FP2F and it still works. I am waiting to see what Futaba is currently working on, They need to get a $1200 Tx out there with telemetry and other bells and whistles. I would be the first to buy.

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---and return it for whatever "reasons".
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 06:40 AM
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---and return it for whatever "reasons".
More useless "Assuming Commentary".

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Old Aug 08, 2012, 06:55 AM
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Spektrum for air.
Futaba for surface.

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Futaba for air.
Spektrum for surface.

We both enjoy using our radios.
The best radio out there is the one you enjoy using.
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 07:34 AM
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To paraphrase a famous movie scene, "Fu, tah, bah? We don need no stinkin' Fu, tah, bah!"
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 07:40 AM
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---and return it for whatever "reasons".
Richard, I usually enjoy your posts, and this one is funny, BUT Pete has a very good "record" of being right, whether as a fact or an opinion.

Sadly, he has not yet learned that "form" can obscure substance.

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Old Aug 08, 2012, 07:49 AM
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Richard, I usually enjoy your posts, and this one is funny, BUT Pete has a very good "record" of being right, whether as a fact or an opinion.

Sadly, he has not yet learned that "form" can obscure substance.

Dont be "Sad".

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Old Aug 08, 2012, 07:50 AM
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To paraphrase a famous movie scene, "Fu, tah, bah? We don need no stinkin' Fu, tah, bah!"
What movie is that?

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Old Aug 08, 2012, 08:07 AM
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Treasure of the Sierra Madre or something like that, with Humphrey Bogart.
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 08:12 AM
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Treasure of the Sierra Madre or something like that, with Humphrey Bogart.
They had Futaba Tx's back then?

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Old Aug 08, 2012, 08:14 AM
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They had Futaba Tx's back then?

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Old Aug 08, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Yea maybe you are right, that was a few years back, then I don't remember who I spoke with at their Toledo booth, all I remember was I spoke with the first person and he sensed my frustration and had me wait on someone higher up.
If you're going to call someone out personally in a post, you might want to check your facts first and get it right!

Geez... there is an edit button you know!!!

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Old Aug 08, 2012, 09:37 AM
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I have owned and tried a few JR and Spektrum - 9303, 9503, DX6i, DX7, DX8, and I don't care about the telemetry gimmick, I'm too busy flying my plane. I have been flying a long time and have to have a radio I can trust 100% of the time, none of my planes are expendable. Also rx cost is a concern since I keep about 15-20 planes RTF. I fly the new Futaba 8J, Futaba rx's are $35 each.
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 09:39 AM
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If you're going to call someone out personally in a post, you might want to check your facts first and get it right!

Geez... there is an edit button you know!!!

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http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...ail&FORM=VIRE3
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 11:32 AM
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... I don't care about the telemetry gimmick, I'm too busy flying my plane. ... .
My dad said Remote Car Starters were gimmicks when we bought him one couple Xmas ago. Now it's a must have feature he wanted when he got a new truck.

Same goes for telemetry, YOU may not care for it BUT it certainly is not a GIMMICK.
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