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01-18-2010 05:55 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Dood

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I think Futaba may have dipped to a new low with their recent ad campaign, imitating Apple's "Im a Mac/ I'm a PC" campaign.

They're trying to point out that reliability through redundancy is a bad thing?

A device that logs signal reliability and receiver voltage is a bad thing?

I find this video to be in poor taste. Watch the video and decide for yourself.

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01-18-2010 06:02 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Don

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I can't see the video from work - websense blocked!

Who are they targeting?

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01-18-2010 06:04 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Dood

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It's Futaba's negative ad campaign against Spektrum

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01-18-2010 06:08 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Dood

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I think you'd have to dig pretty deep to find a mudslinging ad campaign related to the R/C hobby.
Until now, I've only seen advertisements that emphasize their own products' positives.

Maybe you can add this to the Futaba's list of "firsts"

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01-18-2010 06:11 PM  8 years agoPost 5
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lol
thats funny. I like the competitive spirit. They didn't say anything bad that wasn't true so they weren't being negative. Come on, we need some friendly competition, keeps prices down. Now, about those self-hating pc's....

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01-18-2010 06:15 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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ok, that was pointless

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01-18-2010 06:17 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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Wow! while that is funny i never thought i would see the day.

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01-18-2010 06:21 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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It was funny!
Good to see we have competition in RC.

Fly it like you stole it!!!

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01-18-2010 06:22 PM  8 years agoPost 9
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Yep, that was really in poor taste, coping someone elses ad. I wonder if Apple with take them to court over an obvious theft of material.

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

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01-18-2010 06:32 PM  8 years agoPost 10
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I thought it was funny....but we all know that JR smokes Futaba.

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01-18-2010 06:38 PM  8 years agoPost 11
LaurenceGough

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How lame, find useless things to digg at when you know you're losing already .

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01-18-2010 06:48 PM  8 years agoPost 12
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That was funny, doesn't make me want to buy a Futaba though.

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01-18-2010 06:48 PM  8 years agoPost 13
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Funny from a company in court now over their stuff being copied.

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01-18-2010 06:49 PM  8 years agoPost 14
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I hate analogies like this BUT I'm considering selling my 9303 and getting an Aurora. Does this make Hitec the Linux of this equation?

Futaba and JR may need to take a closer look at some of the competition to them both.

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01-18-2010 07:01 PM  8 years agoPost 15
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Does this make Hitec the Linux of this equation?
No, because Linux is free

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01-18-2010 07:04 PM  8 years agoPost 16
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Wow dude, thanks for posting this. You guys sure do lose your sense of humor quickly when the shoe is on the other foot!
It was OK when Horizon took their shots including publishing their youtube videos. I guess nobody wants to see an attack on their pride and joy even if there is some truth to it.

Heres the prediction. Most Spectrum users will think that it is lame. Some will see the humor. Most Futaba users will think that it is funny. Some will think that it is lame.

Keep in mind that there is a valid point made in the video.

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01-18-2010 07:05 PM  8 years agoPost 17
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The competition between JR and Spektrum is the same as between Mt Dew and Pepsi.

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01-18-2010 07:10 PM  8 years agoPost 18
G Steyn

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This was really funny.

Guess I fly Futaba hey :-)

Concentrate on your weaknesses and your strengths will reward you!

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01-18-2010 07:16 PM  8 years agoPost 19
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It was OK when Horizon took their shots including publishing their youtube videos.
Are you talking about this video (embedded below)?
Spektrum wasn't taking any shots here. They were simply debunking the rumours and and false claims made by Futaba people.
Thats not taking shots.

Watch at YouTube

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01-18-2010 07:43 PM  8 years agoPost 20
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If customers spoofed the Apple commercials then that would be one thing but another company just taking the idea for themselves looks a little hacky. They should spend some money on a marketing firm and actors and do it the right way. What's next?

Futaba: So Easy A Caveman Can Do It
or
Futaba: Just Do It
or
Futaba: Ancient Chinese Secret

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