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Futaba T16SZ - 16 Channel Transmitter

The new T16SZ from Futaba was announced earlier this year, and has finally made it's way to the Futaba website. Will pricing in the US be announced next?

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Telemetry and Touch Screen Display

The new Futaba 16SZ not only sports 16 channels, but it's packed with features such as a 4.3” LCD touch screen, full telemetry, and comes with an R7008SB S.Bus2 high-voltage receiver as well. This blacked-out Futaba air transmitter has a 30-model memory, 8 flight conditions, and 3-axis gyro support, and much more!

Current US pricing is not yet listed, but is rumored to be around the $700 price range. We'll keep a close eye on this one and report back when pricing is determined.

CLICK HERE for more information from Futaba

CLICK HERE for the RCGroups thread already in progress.

Features:

  • FASSTest, FASST, T-FHSS and S-FHSS protocols.
  • 4.3” LCD touch screen.
  • Full telemetry compatible.
  • 30-model memory.
  • 10 programmable mixes.
  • 15-character naming.
  • S.Bus servo programmer.
  • R7008SB receiver.
  • Swash and throttle mixing.
  • V-tail mixing.
  • EPA.
  • Adjustable servo speed.
  • 8 flight conditions.
  • 3-axis gyro support.
  • Software-updateable.
  • Micro memory card slot.
  • Voice message/audio earphone jack.
  • Up/down/integral timer.
  • Lap timer/memory.

Last edited by Matt Gunn; May 30, 2017 at 02:13 PM..
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May 30, 2017, 01:49 PM
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It's much cheaper than that. Preorder for $700 without Tower's usual discounts.
May 30, 2017, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Bayrc
It's much cheaper than that. Preorder for $700 without Tower's usual discounts.
Excellent. I was going with euro to dollar. Glad to hear its more affordable!
May 30, 2017, 04:36 PM
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May 31, 2017, 12:27 AM
WJH
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Why would you buy this over a Taranis with Open TX?
May 31, 2017, 02:12 AM
Bo Edström, Sweden
WJH,
Probably because not all people like to work in Open TX (although I know it makes a Taranis fantastically flexible in programminmg) and probably Futaba reliability is valued high by many (I'm not saying that a Taranis is not reliable). If one compare features for money a Taranis with Open TX is probably a very clear leader. With the new hall sensor based sticks on a Taranis it should give even better reability and precision.

/Bo
May 31, 2017, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by WJH
Why would you buy this over a Taranis with Open TX?
Why would you buy a Ferrari 🇮🇹 over a Chevrolet 🇺🇸 with V12 engine ?
May 31, 2017, 02:34 AM
Bo Edström, Sweden
Hi,

More info about 16SZ can also be found at Ripmax in UK:

http://www.ripmax.com/Item.aspx?ItemID=P-CB16SZ-LUK

/Bo
May 31, 2017, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by reverse
Why would you buy a Ferrari 🇮🇹 over a Chevrolet 🇺🇸 with V12 engine ?
A more accurate compare is between a bling car and a endless capabilities transformer.
May 31, 2017, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by WJH
Why would you buy this over a Taranis with Open TX?
Not getting into a brand war, but for starters Futaba has been around for a long time; many of us adopted Futaba (or any other legacy brand) and have lots of Futaba receivers. I would chose this Tx over a Taranis because I'm not about to replace 20+ receivers.
May 31, 2017, 08:49 AM
WJH
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Originally Posted by Matt Gunn
Not getting into a brand war, but for starters Futaba has been around for a long time; many of us adopted Futaba (or any other legacy brand) and have lots of Futaba receivers. I would chose this Tx over a Taranis because I'm not about to replace 20+ receivers.
I abandoned my JR loyalties without even thinking twice about it.
May 31, 2017, 08:54 AM
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I abandoned my JR loyalties without even thinking twice about it.
https://www.google.com/search?q=diff...hrome&ie=UTF-8
May 31, 2017, 10:00 AM
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Cool. Another thread where the usual suspects can vent their dislike of all things Futaba. No offense Matt, but there is already a thread with over 16,000 views where all of this has been covered already and where, as I said, the same people above have vented the same list of things they dislike about Futaba.
May 31, 2017, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Silent-AV8R
Cool. Another thread where the usual suspects can vent their dislike of all things Futaba. No offense Matt, but there is already a thread with over 16,000 views where all of this has been covered already and where, as I said, the same people above have vented the same list of things they dislike about Futaba.
Yep. I linked to it in the article.
May 31, 2017, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Bayrc
It's much cheaper than that. Preorder for $700 without Tower's usual discounts.
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Originally Posted by bossee
Hi,

More info about 16SZ can also be found at Ripmax in UK:

http://www.ripmax.com/Item.aspx?ItemID=P-CB16SZ-LUK

/Bo
$700 US, £799 UK - ouch! I guess that is our VAT regimen and the post-Brexit vote collapse of the pound coming into play. It looks quite nice, but with limited voice I doubt they will be that popular at that price.

A shame, as Futaba have a big potential opportunity at present given HHs recent own goal on distribution and service in the EU.
Last edited by MattyB; May 31, 2017 at 12:21 PM.


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