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HomeAircraftHelicopterRadio - Futaba FASST › Thinking of dumping the DX7 in favor of 8FG --Any thoughts?
02-05-2010 12:00 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Carbon Copter

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Yeah, I am sure I will get lots of go for its from the futaba area, but I'm hoping some have switched from spektrum to futaba and wanted some opinions... I had mine dx7 lock out on my helis before and thought the futaba was a better option. The 8fg is looking pretty cool.

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02-05-2010 12:53 AM  8 years agoPost 2
DougV

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I went from the DX7 (I still have it) to the 12FG and now 8FG.

You will love the 8FG.

They also have a deal now that you can get an extra receiver for $10. Plus $60 off with tower coupon and free shipping (for Tower club members)

Doug.

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02-05-2010 01:40 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Dr.Ben

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No comparison.

The 8FG's software utterly blows away the DX-7's. You won't have to retrofit its gimbals with BB's, either.

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02-05-2010 01:48 AM  8 years agoPost 4
P Johnston

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I had a DX7 and 9303. I now own a 8FG and this radio simply puts the butt kicking on the Spectrum and JR radios as far as programing capabilities. Takes a little getting use to the terminology coming from JR but it was worth it! I'm really happy with it.

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02-05-2010 02:05 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Carbon Copter

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Thanks guys. I think I'm sold. And yeah, can't be the RX deal. I just called and re-joined the super saver club, so as soon as I get that coupon, I'm in. I need a small RX for my Minititan, so I may get the carbon fuse one.

So what exact coupon do I look for Doug? is it something that will come in the mail? I was hoping to get an electronic one... Is it a coupon specifically for the radio?

I have been thinking about switching for a while and when I seen the 8FG, I thought it looked great with some great specs. I was willing to buy with out the RX deal, then when I seen that I was really interested. Plus 3 easy payment . How could you go wrong.

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02-05-2010 02:09 AM  8 years agoPost 6
DougV

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You will get an email from them, use code 014E7, but don't let no one see that code

Doug.

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02-05-2010 02:23 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Steff Giguere

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Yes I'm a Futaba guy. See guys with what looks like lock outs with the DX7 radio too ofter, but when I see guys like Alan Szabo fly it, then I think it must be a capable radio. I still think it looks to plastic. Go for the 8FG you will love it.

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02-05-2010 02:38 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Carbon Copter

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Thanks Doug, but I got this message:

Ad number is only valid for #1 Super Saver Club Members. Please enter a valid Ad Number or leave blank.

You must be the #1 one guy!

Maybe my reg did not go through yet, but it said my shipping was waved.

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02-05-2010 03:00 AM  8 years agoPost 9
DougV

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Call them in the morning, if you are a member, they will honor it.

Doug.

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02-05-2010 03:19 AM  8 years agoPost 10
Carbon Copter

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Yeah, I will order tomorrow anyway... Thanks

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02-05-2010 04:10 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Carbon Copter

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Thanks Doug --It now worked! I just called to sign up for the super saver club and it must not have had me fully registered yet. But I am now. What a great deal! Thanks man. 430.00 shipped for Radio and extra rx. Awesome. I will order tomorrow night.

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02-05-2010 04:45 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Smok

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It would be probably even more fun to read, if this thread was posted on the Spektrum/JR forum

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02-05-2010 06:46 PM  8 years agoPost 13
twguns

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Think we can get it moved???

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02-05-2010 09:46 PM  8 years agoPost 14
tjrhodes01

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boy that would open a can of worms probably would be fun to read though

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02-06-2010 03:23 AM  8 years agoPost 15
Carbon Copter

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I miss read that. I thought there was a Spektrum/Futaba area...

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02-06-2010 05:55 AM  8 years agoPost 16
laoheli

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I had DX7 and X9303 i went with 8FG I love this Radio. Been fly with JR for 10years. You will love the radio. check out ebay i was watch some bid to about $350 with no RX.

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02-06-2010 08:05 PM  8 years agoPost 17
Carbon Copter

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I really can't see how to beat the deal I got. I just placed the order, I get free shipping, Radio and 2 RX. 1 Original and one for 10.00 with no rebate, instantly get it. I also got 3 Easy payments that I can pay for over 2 months and have Radio in my hand in a few days. $430.00 Total. That's awesome. Order placed. Thanks for the opinions. I really don't need the extra RX since it is for larger models, so I will soon be ordering 2 of the smaller ones. I can put one of the large ones in my 500 size heli. Going to have some spektrum stuff for sale. I did like spektrum, but I am really looking forward to this change.

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02-06-2010 10:17 PM  8 years agoPost 18
P Johnston

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Thats a great deal! I got mine for 430 with out the rx at the LHS. The 617 rx is about 90-100 bucks by itself.
You will really enjoy the radio.

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02-06-2010 10:29 PM  8 years agoPost 19
Carbon Copter

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Actually, I did not realize that was the RX I was getting. That works out good because I needed a park flyer rx! Now I am even happier. lol

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02-07-2010 12:26 AM  8 years agoPost 20
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Hi Carbon Copter,

Please note that the extra receiver you are getting (R617FS) is a full range receiver as well.

Regards,
Doug.

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