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02-06-2008 05:10 PM  10 years agoPost 41
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arr, I see, but it is still a bit of a shambles. I know ignorance is no excuse and all that but there are quite a few sets coming into the UK with the necessary documentation for the user to think them legal and some will have no idea that they shouldn't use use them.

I would be interested to see what JR or Horizon will do about this as anyone who has imported one in good faith deserves some sort of support.

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02-06-2008 05:20 PM  10 years agoPost 42
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02-06-2008 07:18 PM  10 years agoPost 43
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It's a connected argument that all re-sellers should be instructed that on no account must they sell out of country. This is to protect the distribution chain world wide and the differences being discussed here. Anyone doing so should be told in no uncertain terms they will no longer be supplied product. Unfortunately here in the UK we are easy pray for higher prices than alot of countries so we individually import stuff.

Manufacturers and the supply chain need to get a more consistant pricing structure to stop this situation.

An example is the Futaba 12FG 2.4GHz. Tower hobbies has this priced at $1200. Using XE.COM this is £611

A model shop here in the UK has it priced at £672 excluding VAT. That is a difference that should not exist.IMO.

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02-06-2008 07:25 PM  10 years agoPost 44
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It's up to the OEM, to control the supply chain. not the retailers.

The more people i talk to,, well im shocked at how many radios have been imported into the UK, !!shocking!! if they are illegal.

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02-07-2008 01:30 AM  10 years agoPost 45
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02-07-2008 03:21 PM  10 years agoPost 46
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An example is the Futaba 12FG 2.4GHz. Tower hobbies has this priced at $1200. Using XE.COM this is £611

A model shop here in the UK has it priced at £672 excluding VAT. That is a difference that should not exist.IMO.
Declare the item for import duty and see if it works out the same price!!
Also don't forget you have to take into consideration cost of living and wage earning potential from the country you are buying from and local taxation Also 4 years ago when it was 1.5 to the pound it would not have been so attractive.

Secondly buy one from tower and see if you can get it to work over here...officially that is, without hacking it!!

Not defending the costs in our hobby, just trying to quantify them.
It's just as bad for the UK market trying to sell into overseas. Quick UK, NHP and Blitz now with their new model the Avro.

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02-07-2008 06:02 PM  10 years agoPost 47
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If I add back the VAT the model shop is actually charging £790 in this country. I deliberately took off our sales tax. I assume that tower hobbies also show their prices excluding their sales tax.

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02-07-2008 06:21 PM  10 years agoPost 48
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I'd stick with Spektrum/JR, Spektrum seemed to have had a long time developing the 2,4 thing, I can't help thinking that Futaba felt they were lagging behind and loosing sales so rushed their 2.4 sets out too early.
Futaba is a multi billion dollar corporation where their RC stuff makes up the tiniest fragment of their sales. they have developed and put in service the use of 2.4ghz technology in their industrial applications a long time ago. im sure they know what they are doing. although why they took so long i have no clue.

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02-07-2008 07:55 PM  10 years agoPost 49
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why'd they get it wrong then?

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02-07-2008 08:04 PM  10 years agoPost 50
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what is it they got wrong? their release date?

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02-07-2008 08:13 PM  10 years agoPost 51
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Ripmax Press Release
It has come to our attention that a very small number of incorrectly coded 2.4GHz Futaba 6EX transmitters and TM-7 modules have been manufactured, and that some of these have been sold prior to Ripmax becoming aware of the situation. It appears that these faulty units transmit using a default serial code, and that if two or more of these units are in operation at the same time, they may cause interference with each other, however they cannot affect correctly coded units. At the time of writing, the problem had only just been identified and Ripmax, together with Futaba, are investigating the situation, the very latest information will be available on our website, at http://www.ripmax.com, or via your local model shop.

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02-07-2008 08:27 PM  10 years agoPost 52
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yeah, thats a bit of a screw up...but atleast they know how to make a gyro. JR still hasn't figured that one out.

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02-07-2008 08:53 PM  10 years agoPost 53
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errrr, I use CSM's, so no comment

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02-07-2008 08:57 PM  10 years agoPost 54
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i have never tried CSM, so i cant say anything about it. if i could spair the money i would.

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02-07-2008 11:49 PM  10 years agoPost 55
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Oh go on.... try the 770.... you know you want to really !!

Its $hit hot !

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02-08-2008 12:23 AM  10 years agoPost 56
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no...thats ok...JR comes out with a new gyro each year...a new over priced gyro i mean....

im sure it can hold par to a 401, but im not waisting anymore money on that crap.

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02-08-2008 06:52 AM  10 years agoPost 57
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The 770 is the nuts, loads better than the 401 - yuo just need to spend a little time setting it up properly

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02-08-2008 07:58 AM  10 years agoPost 58
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Or you could buy a GY611 put it on and be flying in under 15 minutes

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