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HelicopterRadio - Futaba FASST News  Anymore news on the 18MZ?
10-25-2011 09:04 PM  6 years agoPost 41
kcordell

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Andy from Sandy:
You are correct, Futaba's only about 15% (or maybe even a little less) business is RC.

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10-25-2011 10:13 PM  6 years agoPost 42
Phaedrus

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And even then my point was really that Futaba's RC business does not depend on the sale of the highest end radios. I remember many years ago when I was visiting the Futaba location in Irvine, California. The warehouse was filled with pallet upon pallet of radios (mostly car!!). Off in the corner was a tiny little stack of 9Z radios.

The 18MZ is the showcase. The concept car in some respects. It shows what is possible. Fortunately Futaba does a great job of trickling down the tech from the high end into the rest of the line.

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10-26-2011 02:39 AM  6 years agoPost 43
FenderBean

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Well I tell you what, being able to see fuel level on my new 1/6 scale f-16 will be a huge deal for me and a real piece of mind considering the cost.

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10-26-2011 02:47 AM  6 years agoPost 44
Four Stroker

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Yeah I never really understood why guys buy $500 radios to fly $10K planes. Especially since the TX will last at least five years. I keep mine longer than that. Still have a 9V.

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10-26-2011 03:44 AM  6 years agoPost 45
knightofcarnage

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Well I tell you what, being able to see fuel level on my new 1/6 scale f-16 will be a huge deal for me and a real piece of mind considering the cost.
what i do know its going to be a photo sensor on the outside of the tank.

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10-26-2011 04:17 AM  6 years agoPost 46
Ace Dude

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How is that sensor going to work with the fuel constantly moving in the tank? Sure you could average it out, but what kind of accuracy could one expect?

  

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10-26-2011 05:30 AM  6 years agoPost 47
Phaedrus

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There was a photo on the RCMania site last week showing a few of the telemetry sensors. Not clear how the fuel one will work.

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10-26-2011 05:42 AM  6 years agoPost 48
Heliguychris

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wow, kero level, never thought of that, thats something i could actually use telemtry for.
is there a release date in it yet ?

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10-26-2011 06:39 AM  6 years agoPost 49
Phaedrus

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Tower site still saying January 2012.

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10-26-2011 06:44 AM  6 years agoPost 50
Heliguychris

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new year...cool thanks

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10-26-2011 02:20 PM  6 years agoPost 51
Four Stroker

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You could put a couple of accelerometer chips in it and only read when in non-accelerating level flight. $1 each.

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10-26-2011 02:28 PM  6 years agoPost 52
Phaedrus

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We are going to have so much information available that I think we will need a heads up display to use it all without taking our eyes off the aircraft!!

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10-27-2011 06:05 PM  6 years agoPost 53
FenderBean

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Im a apache pilot im used to that lol

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11-01-2011 02:36 AM  6 years agoPost 54
filou406

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Do you know if the GY701 will be able to send the RPM to the Tx without another RPM sensor ?
Thanks

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11-01-2011 03:56 AM  6 years agoPost 55
Phaedrus

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No idea. Maybe Steve Kaluf or Dr. Ben knows.

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11-01-2011 03:44 PM  6 years agoPost 56
knightofcarnage

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Do you know if the GY701 will be able to send the RPM to the Tx without another RPM sensor ?
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why would it need another sensor? It would be using sbus2 protocol tru the sbus interface talking to the receiver. I would need an 2 way receiver not a rmp sensor.

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11-01-2011 11:56 PM  6 years agoPost 57
filou406

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I saw that futaba is going to propose rpm sensor to plug on the sbus2. So I just hope that with a gy701 it will not be necessary ( sbus2 compliant ?)

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11-02-2011 12:19 AM  6 years agoPost 58
knightofcarnage

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Ok very interesting. I don't think this would affect 701 or 750. But i like the idea. As far i know 701/750 will just need a firmware upgrade to make them sbus2 compatible, but you never know.

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11-02-2011 01:07 AM  6 years agoPost 59
Phaedrus

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I'm not completely clear on what S-Bus2 is exactly. I get the impression it is how the telemetry is implemented. I am not sure how it would affect the governor since as I understand the RPM sensors they are more for electrics and prop planes. Just information not really something that interacts with a governor.

But like I said, I do not know for sure.

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11-02-2011 01:30 AM  6 years agoPost 60
Four Stroker

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I suspect that S.Bus 2 is just bi-directional. The RX or some other device has to be waiting for a sensor packet and know what to do with it.

This could make 140 ccpm obsolete some day since the swash servos could talk to each other.

But for now it's probably just for telemetry.

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