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07-31-2007 10:50 PM  13 years ago
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crv

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Futaba Single Stick
On a curious note...And I know that these are of the older Radio
series. But none the less still have their value.
Say a Futaba FP-8SSHP, complete in "Prestine Condition".
What is their value now??? Have seen many for sale in the past and not complete, nor in as good condition as the on I've pictured here.
Again, I know that these are of the older generation. Just trying, to get, say a "Blue Book", price on it....Thanks...

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07-31-2007 11:31 PM  13 years ago
ErichF (RIP)

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Since it has a trainer port, it can be used once again with the new XPS Xtremelink 2.4ghz system. They will have universal modules available very soon that allows use with any radio with a trainer port and PPM output.

Now, even the old pre-1991 radios can be brought back out and used once again.

http://www.xtremepowersystems.net

Erich
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08-01-2007 05:54 AM  13 years ago
dkshema

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It can be used right now without any RF module upgrade, the FM transmitter modules built by Futaba have been narrow band since their inception.

Even if you CAN put a new 2.4 GHz RF deck in it, you're stuck with very limited and archaic helicopter programming and as such, it's not all that useful as a heli radio these days. It was fine radio for its day, but time marches on.

I don't believe the stock servos were much more than the standard S148 servo back then.

The best way to find out what it's worth is to put it up for sale on Ebay and see what kind of response you get.

Most likely it will be purchased by a bargain hunting collector, or someone who wants to gut it and retrofit it with current electronics to fly a single stick radio.
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08-02-2007 02:02 AM  13 years ago
crv

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And So???
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08-02-2007 04:33 AM  13 years ago
dkshema

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You're looking for a price. I'll give you $10 for it.

There, we've now established at least what one person is willing to pay for it.

It's value as a usable, flyable radio is low. As I said in my last post, to find out what it's worth, put it up for sale on Ebay and see what the market is willing to pay.

A value quoted here is useless. The radio is worth what someone is willing to pay.

$10, I'll take it off your hands.

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08-03-2007 03:49 AM  13 years ago
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Hi Crv,

I also have your Futaba single stick and in pristine condition.I bought it from the States (I'm in Australia) and it was of course on 72 MHz.
With regards to the XPS modules for 'older' radios ,I am wondering if they would bother making the Transmitter module the same size as the slot in these radios ,as they were much larger back then.
If there is anyone with more info (apart from their web-site) who has tried XPS modules/receivers on older styled Futaba radios ,please kindly share with us.
Also would these XPS modules fit to older styled JR radios (I mean the same one ,not a JR version).

BTW,your radio can fetch US 500-00 ...

ciao
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08-03-2007 04:35 AM  13 years ago
laddy

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I will give you 19.99.
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08-03-2007 04:54 AM  13 years ago
crv

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@Infarcted, after speaking to XPS, they are in the making of a module which will connect to older radios that have a "Buddy" (trainer socket),connector. It will have a dongle cord that will connect to the trainer socket. And the module will be connected to the radio, via "Velcro".
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08-03-2007 06:27 PM  13 years ago
tauscnc

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I think there was an artical in the recent Model Airplane News where this guys entire room is just stuffed with old RC radios. They have a pic and its covered from top to bottom. You should contact him and see if he wants it.
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08-07-2007 07:58 PM  13 years ago
DavKhy

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Futaba Single Stick
I saw one sell on EBay for 675.00. Yes that price is correct. There is one for sale on RCU now for 375.00
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08-08-2007 12:05 AM  13 years ago
Dr.Ben

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The stick assembly is priceless to some. Guys still have people like Tony Stilman at Radio South do single stick conversions. With the exception on maybe the Proline single stick gimbal, there hasn't ever been a better single stick assembly sold. The JR version used to break off in the plastic where the stick enter the gimbal.

Ben Minor
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08-08-2007 12:26 AM  13 years ago
jsenicka

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Another thing to remember is modern day HH gyros and governors negate the need for super complex heli programming. You do not need a 14 point throttle curve, or 10 point revo mix or anything else the complicated radios brought to bear before much of the work got shifted to the onboard electronics. This can even hold true for CCPM with the new CSM CycLock gear.Jim Senicka
Team Manager, GrandRC Flight Team
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08-08-2007 01:00 AM  13 years ago
crv

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@ jsenica,... OK, let's try this one in english...layman's terms, idiot proof language
Dos this make this TX, good, bad,better or worse??? Plz explain...
your post...

"Another thing to remember is modern day HH gyros and governors negate the need for super complex heli programming. You do not need a 14 point throttle curve, or 10 point revo mix or anything else the complicated radios brought to bear before much of the work got shifted to the onboard electronics. This can even hold true for CCPM with the new CSM CycLock gear."

Jim Senicka

Thanks forehand...

PS: are you the Seneka, that was pictured on a field with a buddy, in front of a "Work Bench" (table)???
Trying to get info on that "Field work bench...

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08-08-2007 02:25 AM  13 years ago
jsenicka

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My comment was in relation to dkshema saying "Even if you CAN put a new 2.4 GHz RF deck in it, you're stuck with very limited and archaic helicopter programming and as such, it's not all that useful as a heli radio these days. It was fine radio for its day, but time marches on."

So my comment was saying that governors, HH gyros and stuff like the Cyclock make the advanced programming in the TX less necessary. This means that if you have a hankering to run a old school transmitter to get single stick operation, the actual heli programming is not that critical, as long as it has basic pitch and throttle curves.

Nope, that is not me. It does look like my old Alligator Raptor 30 however.
Jim Senicka
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11-29-2007 07:52 PM  12 years ago
Lefty

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WTB Single Stick...
Anyone still have a single stick for sale? If so, email: deansemailbox@yahoo.com
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