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Jul 29, 2001, 08:59 PM
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Focus 3 FM question. Also, about that new Futaba 3 ch. . .

Alright You Focus 3 flyers,

On channel 3, the slider for throttle, how is yours setup? More specifically, to INCREASE throttle, do you slide it left or right? Does it really matter?

Also, do any of you guys/gals use the new Futaba 3 channels, how do you like it compared to the Hitec/RCD?


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Jul 29, 2001, 09:59 PM
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Well i think its sopposed to go left to right, thats what it did on mine you might be able to reverse it. Futaba makes a 3 channel???/ Cool where is a link so i can go see it???
Jul 29, 2001, 10:01 PM
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hello (this is a test)
Jul 29, 2001, 10:17 PM
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Sorry, i don't recall where I saw it on the web. . . oddly enough Futaba doesn't have it on their website . . .I did see it in a RC magazine . . .'RC*********' Shoot! I forgot the name of the mag., the other one similar to Model Airplane News you see on the stand at your LHS.

Anyway. . . the Futaba is a 3ch. single stick with a slider on the front, as oppose to the back like the Hitec . . . and it looks to be more ergonomic, for one-hand launching.

Jul 29, 2001, 11:00 PM
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I have a Focus 3 but moved up to a Flash 5. The throttle on the back works well for hand launching but IMHO you are better off going straight to a Flash 5 G if you can possibly afford it. I also think they have better resale value. I'm doing a lot of testing with my new UrbanFlyer and because it is a sport aerobatic design, it's really nice to be able to program in some dual rates or exponential throws. It also has the connector for a buddy box.

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Oct 19, 2001, 12:59 PM
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Futaba new 3-channel set

I've seen an ad about the latest Futaba 3-ch. set in issue #1 of Backward Flyer and I didn't find it on their website either. Having specs on this would be nice.

I've noticed the little tab protruding on the left-hand side of the transmitter. Looks like a slider type potentiometer with its cursor removed. I guess users must protect it from dust to guarantee smooth motor control in the future. I find 'classic' 4-6 channel transmitters to be more attractive.