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Old Nov 03, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Vintage Futaba Radio


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
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 01:38 PM
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I could use this as I'm putting a plane together for my son. I've been looking for something cheap.
Old Nov 03, 2012, 02:30 PM
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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.
Old Nov 03, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 05:53 PM
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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.
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 06:04 PM
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thats true,could it still b used for park flying or no
Old Nov 03, 2012, 06:11 PM
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That's between you and the FCC
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 07:33 PM
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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!
Old Nov 03, 2012, 09:49 PM
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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.
Old Nov 03, 2012, 10:20 PM
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is this still avalible?
Old Nov 04, 2012, 01:25 AM
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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.
http://www.futaba-rc.com/faq/service-faq.html#q41

Doesn't mean I wouldn't run my Slow Stick with it at an empty schoolyard.....but then again I am a Renegade
Old Nov 04, 2012, 02:11 AM
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Well I stand corrected. Good info you found there Wrench66. TY
Old Nov 04, 2012, 12:54 PM
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What makes the frequency illegal to use? and is this still available? I would like it as a display....
Old Nov 04, 2012, 01:33 PM
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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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