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Feb 01, 2017, 04:50 AM
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Futaba FX36 & FUTABA R7014SB


Futaba announced new Fx36. It's 18sz in tray version.

http://www.ripmax.de/futaba-fx36-2-4ghz-r7008sb.html

And new 14ch receiver.

http://www.ripmax.de/futaba-r7014sb-...-fasstest.html
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Feb 01, 2017, 05:55 AM
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FASSTest/ Fasst receiver, nice!

Doug
Feb 03, 2017, 01:09 PM
Futaba T9VAP rules...
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Nice! Will be interesting following this!
May 04, 2017, 10:51 AM
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Very cool! Wonder if it will be sold in the US market?

Doug B.
May 04, 2017, 11:32 AM
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I really doubt the pizza box will be sold in the US. The receiver will probably make it here.

Ivan
May 04, 2017, 01:04 PM
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Wishful thinking on my part. You're probably right. Tray guys like myself are few and far between in the US.

Doug B.
May 05, 2017, 02:42 AM
Bo Edström, Sweden
I do not think a Futaba tray radio has been on the US market.
I do not know why Futaba ever had any of them FCC certified.

Ordinary traditional handheld radios seems what US flyers prefer.
Futaba, via Robbe in Germany when they where in business and now Ripmax instead, has a long tradition of tray radios for the European market.
F-14, FC-16, FC-18, FC-28 and the more modern 2.4 GHz FX-20/-22/-30/-32, FX-40 and now this autumn it will be FX-36 (that is basically a tray version of 18SZ as I understand it).
Strangely it was no tray version of 18MZ made for public use but I beleive that Robbe/Futaba had one FX-50 in development before Robbe went bankrupt early in 2015.

/Bo
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May 05, 2017, 09:33 AM
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Bo,

The 14MZ tray version (FX-40???) was offered by Hobbico in the US (and probably in Canada) but I have not seen any other Futaba tray radios sold here. The 14MZ-tray was module based so that could use the FCC certification of the modules which were also used in the non-tray 14MZ, 12Z and 12FG. Anything after that would require an individual FCC certification which is additional cost to the low-volume (for the US/Canadian market) of the tray radios - a step Hobbico probably decided not to take.

Ivan
May 05, 2017, 12:32 PM
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Yes, the cost vs low volume seems to be the killer for tray Tx's in the US. Looks like brand "Je" will be the only tray Tx that will be available in the US that I would be interested in purchasing. Sigh.

Thanks for the input.

Doug B.
May 05, 2017, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ivanc
I have not seen any other Futaba tray radios sold here.
http://www.futaba.com/products/irc/overview/
May 14, 2017, 12:29 PM
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AZPFX-20-24G was issued in 2013 for some reason in the USA. I never saw it for sale and suspect it was to sell UAV's. As previously stated the FX-40 was on sale in the USA for a while - $4000 !!! One sponsored pilot had one.

The JR XG14E tray radio is on sale at JRAmericas - really cheap !

I don't think Futaba will ever market a tray radio or mode 1 in the USA ever again. I have given up on waiting for potless servos. Digital and Brushless servos were a welcome surprise.
May 14, 2017, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Four Stroker
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I don't think Futaba will ever market a tray radio or mode 1 in the USA ever again.
. . .
The 18SZ and 18MZ are easily switched between Modes 1 and 2 by the end user - it takes turning several screws and several touches on the screen. Even changing between smooth and ratcheted throttle is a matter of loosening one screw and tightening another, so I don't see the point of offering an "A" and an "H" version.

Ivan
May 14, 2017, 02:32 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Four Stroker

The JR XG14E tray radio is on sale at JRAmericas - really cheap !
Yes, I noticed it. Great deal on what looks like a super Tx but I'm not interested in short term savings with a dim long term future.

Doug B.
May 14, 2017, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dougbo
Very cool! Wonder if it will be sold in the US market?

Doug B.
The 7104SB was recently announced, and has received FCC certification. It will absolutely be sold by Tower. No idea when the first ones will hit.

The tray radio probably not. Tower last tried it with the tray version of the 14MZ and sold virtually none of them.

The R7014SB manual was posted on another forum with this link:

http://www.minicars.se/internt/artik...4SB_Manual.pdf
May 14, 2017, 07:18 PM
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Very nice, thanks

Doug B.


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