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HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › Difference between R138DP and R148DP?
09-02-2003 04:21 PM  14 years agoPost 1
jasonmolinari

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I'm looking to get a new reciever for my new bird, and i see that there is a Futaba R138DP, 8 channel, dual conversion, PCM reciever for $100, and the R148DP is $130...i can see NO difference...anyone care to enlighten me as to why 1 is $30 more?

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09-02-2003 04:41 PM  14 years agoPost 2
MJA

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I think the 148 is a smaller low profile with the plugs going in at one end rather than the top,probably has a higher count of surface mount components in it,i thought that was supposed to make things cheaper though.Maybe it's just because it looks neat and is ligter so "justifies" the extra cost.I think surface mount only compents are supposed to be more vibration proof as well, but that might be total BS,it'll still have an internal crystal in it and a ceramic filter which are the two most delicate bits in a reciever.


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09-02-2003 05:53 PM  14 years agoPost 3
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This subject comes up from time to time. AMC at Futaba indicated the 148 was much more modern in design than the 138. I can't recall specifics however AMC who is normally on her game indicated there was a good bit of difference in the two receivers, hence the price difference.

I don't think the 138DP is a "bad" receiver, I've had one and it works fine... I guess the 148 is just a more modern version with a little tighter specs than the 138?



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09-02-2003 06:47 PM  14 years agoPost 4
jasonmolinari

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Thanks. I'll step up to the R148 when i get one then.
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