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02-06-2008 01:53 PM  10 years agoPost 1
JRjoe

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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...?ProdID=JRP1200

I think i'll pass for now.


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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02-06-2008 02:01 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Raptile

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SLOVENIA-Logatec (EU)

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Then dont look off this link: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXTNB3&P=0

LooooooL If I had $$$

Futaba FASST 12FG | Raptor 90 V-Max V-BAR 4.0| Henseleit TDR 4.0 | PiroFreak =)

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02-06-2008 02:05 PM  10 years agoPost 3
JRjoe

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I know, that ones crazy too.

Bad part is i'll probably get the 12X eventually

Sure is purdy


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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02-06-2008 02:19 PM  10 years agoPost 4
AndyH

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Rockledge, FL

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Drooooollllll.....

I want one!!!

This hobby is like Kryptonite to chicks!

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02-06-2008 02:37 PM  10 years agoPost 5
ScottG

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$1500.00 and no servos included either......

Scott

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02-06-2008 02:38 PM  10 years agoPost 6
GyroFreak

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WOW $2300 for the Futaba!! And thats not including the tuition for the 2 years of school on how to set it up.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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02-06-2008 02:57 PM  10 years agoPost 7
bbeverlie

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Hudson,New Hampshire.USA

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It's more radio than most will ever need or use! But
at $2300 It would give you bragging rights at a fun fly

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02-06-2008 03:03 PM  10 years agoPost 8
dvdking

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Willingboro NJ

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Jr is getting out of hand 1,500.00 for a radio I thought this hobby was geting afordable for people to join with these prices people to get into the hobby will not get into it. Lower your prices on all helicopters and radios

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02-06-2008 03:13 PM  10 years agoPost 9
ARMSMASTER

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this hobby is getting more affordable. The JR12x is a pro class radio. Most do not need a radio like that. The DX7 is more radio than most will ever need in this hobby. XP9303 just has more features. Reason for the 12X is for Giant scale guys that need all those channels for mixing. And trust me when you have $5000.00-$10000.00 wrapped up into a plane what is a mere $1500.00 for the TX.. I guess it is all about perspective. Will I ever get one, "no", would I like to have one "you bet". But I have a 9303 that I have had when they first came out. Never had a problem with it and have converted it to 2.4. Also the JR10x was around $1100.00, so the price for the 12X is not out of line.. Now does it play music like the 14mz?????????

Life is like a box of chochlates!

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02-06-2008 03:17 PM  10 years agoPost 10
JKos

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Redondo Beach, CA

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> Jr is getting out of hand 1,500.00 for a radio

This is a top of the food chain radio. You don't NEED this radio to get into hobby.

> I thought this hobby was geting afordable for people to join

It is. Look at what you can get now for $180 with the DX6i or the $230 for the Airtronics new RDS8000. Both are a whole lot more radio then you could get for that money just a year or two ago.

You can now get the fully capable, RTF Blade 400 setup for $370. And that includes the DX6i which is not a classic "throw away, RTF package radio." That's not getting affordable?

- John

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02-06-2008 03:31 PM  10 years agoPost 11
AirWolfRC

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It's more radio than most will ever need or use! But
at $2300 It would give you bragging rights at a fun fly
What are you going to brag about ?
How you can throw money away and be proud of it ? ?

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02-06-2008 03:38 PM  10 years agoPost 12
dvdking

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Willingboro NJ

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Yes what are you braging about in a radio that is cost more than any one else and it has more features than any one else it don't make you a better flyer.

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02-06-2008 03:53 PM  10 years agoPost 13
Dakine

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You've got to pay to play boys.

Other wise, get the DX7.

I'm going to get one so my penis could get bigger .

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02-06-2008 03:57 PM  10 years agoPost 14
bbeverlie

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Hudson,New Hampshire.USA

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Simply how much money you have to throw at something
you don't need,to fly a Heli electric or nitro in the
400 to 90 size! There are always people out there that
have to spend the big $$$ fore something they don't need
or know how to use! I see allot of this at funfly's!

But to each his own, If I had $$$ to play with I might
do the same

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02-06-2008 04:18 PM  10 years agoPost 15
Trooper Sam

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Perris, California - USA

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It's obvious what price point JR was trying to match.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXTNT7&P=7

Trooper Sam

We do not do this to save money, we save money to do this-TheRickster

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02-06-2008 04:42 PM  10 years agoPost 16
joeycoates

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Dallas, Texas

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GyroFreak, you would be simply amazed at how easy it is to program the 14mz, far easier then ANY computer radio that I have ever used. I do have a 14mz, but alas I do not have the bragging rights as I bought it used with four 5014 recievers and three x-mitter batteries for what I thought was a steal at $1600. And it is still on the dino 72 MHz band.

I agree that most will never need it, but I fly planks as well and the programming abilities such as conditions and mixes are astounding. I could get by without them, but they sure are nice to have!

And you also have to consider that a lot of these radios are updateable, you can download the newest software revisions and as such when the new wiz-bang programming comes out you can just download it instead of needing another radio later. A little while back Futaba added a virtual cyclic ring that I simply think is the bee's knee's as like I said I fly planks with it as well so there is no hard mounted ring that I have to remove when I go from one to the other, I simply switch models and everything is done.

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02-06-2008 04:43 PM  10 years agoPost 17
aviation

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Radio
Mine is on order already, and I can't wait

aviation

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02-06-2008 04:52 PM  10 years agoPost 18
RaptorMike

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Rapid City, SD

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I'm already on the waiting list for the 12x. JR is above and way beyond futaba when it comes to quality. This radio will be worth every penny spent.

I know Futaba has some good products but for all of you diehard Futaba guys I have one question. When was the last time you heard of anything JR needing an update, coming with the wrong length antenna, or any of the other numerous problems Futaba has had?

That's right guys now is the time to switch to quality!

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02-06-2008 05:08 PM  10 years agoPost 19
joeycoates

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I do not even think that it is an argument worth getting in to, it is kind of like Chevy v. Ford, Dr. Pepper v. Coke, there is really no right or wrong, no obvious superior chioce. They both make very good products, and depending on what you are used to that will probably be the brand that you choose to defend/wax eloquently about. I have used both and preffer Futaba, but if someone gave me a JR radio I would have no problem with it as I know that it is good stuff as well.

As far as Futaba needing updates where JR does not, I do not know if the new 12x is updatable or not, but if it is you WILL see periodic updates. Everything evolves, and if something new programming wise is developed then the manufacture would be inept not to create updates with the new programming. You can say that Futaba has been the only company to need updating, but as far as I know Futaba has been the only company with the CAPABILITY to update! Do you think that others would have not have done similar if the ability had been there? I would hope not....

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02-06-2008 05:49 PM  10 years agoPost 20
w8qz

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Grand Rapids, MI - USA

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I think these prices are a rip-off - if you took a $1500 or $2000 transmitter apart, the guts are probably identical to a $200 one. What's all the extra money for - a fancy case, a few more switches, and some changes to the software?
I was not impressed with the 'innards' of my 9C - looked almost identical to the cheapy Futaba transmitters I was using previously.
Maybe JR doesn't do this - I can't say from experience - but Futaba does!

"The helicopter is much easier to design than the aeroplane, but is worthless when done."

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