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HelicopterAntiques or Out of Business › What was Freddy Futaba?
03-20-2009 01:43 AM  8 years agoPost 1
twitchy

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I came across this term in an old RR thread called "Any one tried flying without a gyro??". It got me curious what Freddy Futaba was. I've tried searching the net but no luck.

Anyway... from the thread it sounded like there used to be a patch or sticker included with Futaba radios of a character called Freddy Futaba. Does anyone remember Freddy and what this elusive character looked like?

Thanks,
twitchy

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03-20-2009 02:12 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Huey Driver

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If I am not mistaken I remember back in the day there was a futaba sticker of a transmitter with arms and legs that may have been freddy

it's time to kick the skids and light the fire's

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03-20-2009 11:58 PM  8 years agoPost 3
skidbender

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is this what you were talking about?

It don't matter how you get there, if you don't know where your going.

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03-21-2009 01:00 AM  8 years agoPost 4
twitchy

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yes!!! skidbender. you da man! Thank you for posting a picture since I've never seen Freddy before and I bet there are a few others who haven't either. Very cool.

It looks like he's going to fly that plane with his eyeball. funny.

twitchy

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03-21-2009 01:02 AM  8 years agoPost 5
AltecLansing

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I wouldn't mind getting a good scan of that. I'd like to have a few of those stickers on things.

Man, I miss the eighties.

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03-21-2009 01:03 AM  8 years agoPost 6
skidbender

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Once in a while, being an old fart comes in handy. Glad to help

It don't matter how you get there, if you don't know where your going.

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03-21-2009 01:03 AM  8 years agoPost 7
cstoneman

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Flying without a gyro will make you twitchy.

Beleive it or not, sport flying without a gyro isn't that bad, as long as your nose is in the wind.

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03-21-2009 01:10 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Dood

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That thing would scare the crap out of me if I were a little kid.
The skeleton teeth and the bugged out eyes just look plain evil!

And whats he doing with his left hand, yanking an eye out of
it's socket?

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03-21-2009 01:13 AM  8 years agoPost 9
twitchy

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[quote]Flying without a gyro will make you twitchy.

great quote! I might use that as a tag line. Honestly, I'm pretty twitchy even with a gyro..

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03-22-2009 03:01 AM  8 years agoPost 10
w8qz

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Futaba used to include an embroidered patch of that picture. I got one with a new "G series" radio back in 1982, and have it on a jacket.

With his left hand, Freddy is flying his airplane - mode 2! (throttled up for a hand-launch, probably )

"The helicopter is much easier to design than the aeroplane, but is worthless when done."

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05-02-2009 06:55 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Hughes500Pilot

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I got these from Futaba when they were located in Southern California. -Steve

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