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10-27-2006 08:24 AM  12 years agoPost 1
OICU812

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I am not understanding why Futaba is sitting on the bench watching the 2.4 gig industry grow and yet they have not released their own system of any kind in this range?.... I am actually not only dissapointed but confused about it. DX7 out real quick, XPS coming out very soon as well. In my own opinion I think the writing is on the wall and in 5-10 years most will be saying 72 what?? C'mon Futaba get off your arse! Rant over.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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10-27-2006 08:27 AM  12 years agoPost 2
benben

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http://www.towerhobbies.com/product...a/futl8926.html

Maybe they are starting it with rc car first?

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10-27-2006 08:33 AM  12 years agoPost 3
OICU812

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Yea that has been in devolpment for awhile for the cars, even before the PK3s' were considered abit obselete these modules were in the works. But on the air side they been sitting...

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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10-27-2006 12:03 PM  12 years agoPost 4
GM1

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And....................
Apparently Futaba is not the only company being very careful with releasing 2.4GHz stuff for aircraft. There has been a lot of multifrequency testing and, so far, many radio producing companies are not satisfied with the performance of the 2.4GHz systems for aircraft. I suspect that some form of SS or frequency hopping will appear but I, for one, will wait until I have seen the evidence that the performance of any new system is as good or better than the current 14MZ I am using now before I would switch.
Gordie

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10-27-2006 12:34 PM  12 years agoPost 5
bald eagle

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i am with gordy before i put my 3500 dollar on ther line i want to see proven results over a long period of time

jeff

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10-27-2006 12:59 PM  12 years agoPost 6
kangarooster

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Specktrum reminds me of Microsoft Windows,They just keep patching it.
They evidently couldn't get around the antenna blanking issues.so they built in a reduntant system with different orientation.
The DX7 has seperate receivers to try to cure the problem.
I have had experience with the DX6.It's not ready for prime time.
Waiting to get my hands on a DX7 to evaluate.

Ben

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10-27-2006 02:01 PM  12 years agoPost 7
fastlif

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I was told by a guy that went to the last trade show, it was there, and will be whole new line of radios soon. But it will be much more sophisticated than the DX stuff. It was very hush hush tho at the meet, it was not in the open for just anyone to see, you had to be in the loop and invited.
Thats what I was told. I guess we will see in the future. Not saying any of this to start a banter, just what I was told by someone that has seen it first hand. take it for what it is right now, hear say.

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10-27-2006 02:26 PM  12 years agoPost 8
gullie667

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You know Futaba is working on it. They would be fools not to be.... It is just a difficult problem to solve.

Helicopters - 1000 parts flying in formation.

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10-27-2006 05:23 PM  12 years agoPost 9
JKos

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> Specktrum reminds me of Microsoft Windows, they just keep patching it.

How can you define finding solutions to physics problems "patching." No one can change the way 2.4 GHz radio waves travel and behave. Finding a way to work with them, which Paul did with the dual antenna approach, is the only thing you can do.

Have you noticed how just about every wireless networking router/switch/hub has multiple antennas on it, some up to three antennas? They are solving the same problem.

Someone needs to be the first to try various solutions. I applaud Horizon for believing in Paul and Spektrum and getting a solution out to the public.

It will be interesting to see how long it takes Futaba and Hitec to get anything out.

- John

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10-27-2006 07:17 PM  12 years agoPost 10
kangarooster

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John,

You pose some valid points that probably should be addressed,
but it would serve no purpose.we both have our minds made up and we would be taking up space on the forum that could be put to better use.
I would be willing to settle for a draw and save our discussions for subjects of more general use.
In the mean time,
I still don't like some things about
Windows.
DX6.
Hitec.
And Futaba.
But I still use them.
Ben

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