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04-05-2010 11:40 AM  8 years agoPost 1
dogg5306

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Guys,

I'm the proud owner of a 4 years old 14MZ... and guess what... it's still top of the range and does perform as expected (that said it has been serviced 2 times... for free!)

Very well done Futaba... that's the one of the reasons why I do trust the brand so much...

And Kudos to Alex who sold it to me when I was heading for another one!

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04-05-2010 02:47 PM  8 years agoPost 2
whirlyspud

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My old 14 is just now starting to give me some issues with the touch screen. I'm going to send it off and see how bad I will be bent over to fix it. I know they replaced many screens for free, so I have my fingers crossed.

Mike

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04-05-2010 06:59 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Wingman77

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you sent it in to hobby services and it was serviced for free??

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04-05-2010 07:46 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Kevin Dalrymple

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Mine was. I had the screen and the pots replaced. They did a complete check out and tuned this and that, The best part i did not even ask for the check out, and it was shipped back for free. I have really grown to love the Futaba service.

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04-05-2010 08:07 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Wingman77

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wow that is good to hear, up till now I have not heard anything good on their service.

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04-05-2010 08:24 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Richardmid1

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I should think the servicing is free with how much you pay for them!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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04-05-2010 09:10 PM  8 years agoPost 7
whirlyspud

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I know a few people that cracked their screens and had them replaced for free. On mine, the touch part of it is not working well. This season is the first time it has given any trouble. I hope they can do something for it without having to spend 800 bucks.

Mike

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04-05-2010 09:41 PM  8 years agoPost 8
dogg5306

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Futaba simply rules... that said if I was supposed to start into the hobby now... I would have selected the 12FG... not that I don't love my 14MZ but... the 12FG is so well priced... I even think that it is too cheap for what you get!

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04-05-2010 10:52 PM  8 years agoPost 9
hpilotrc

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Futaba 14mz touch screen problems....
My screen has been giving me problems from day one over 4 years ago. I have to press down real hard on the right side for anything to register. Now the upper right keys actually are sticking and the number keeps climbing even with my finger off the panel!

I asked Hobby Services how much a touch screen replacement part would cost and was told the parts cost $139.00! Now this doesn't include the labor if I were to have them do it! I figured maybe $40 - $50 for this part.

I can easily replace this myself but am not willing to spend that much. It is a shame that a $2000 TX would have such a troublesome part in it. I would expect Futaba to have higher standards when this part was designed, manufactured, and tested!

Still my 14mz is a great radio as long as I don't have to use the screen which I do a lot!

Michael

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04-05-2010 11:11 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Southern Man

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Get the screen replaced, the new ones are so good,well worth it, it is one of the many great features on that transmitter.

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04-06-2010 01:57 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Kevin Dalrymple

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people need to stop complaining and send there radios in. fill out the paper work and say the screen is hard to press. tell them your other problems as well. Futaba knows that there is a problem with the touch screens that is why there is a new one.

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04-06-2010 04:34 PM  8 years agoPost 12
tim tompkins

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Mine is also one of the first batch. They were very good about changing out the first screen. I never would expect it for free but it was. This a keeper. TimT

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04-06-2010 04:38 PM  8 years agoPost 13
kcordell

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I sent my 14MZ in this winter for its annual (okay, first time in 5 years) and I thought my touch screen was working pretty well. I also have one of those RC Screen protectors on it. I got it back and couldn't believe the difference with the new screen! It's amazing with what you don't realize you lose over time, little by little, until you get it replaced.

Team Futaba, Team Synergy/Rail, Team Scorpion, Team Castle Creations, YS Engines, VelTye

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04-06-2010 06:24 PM  8 years agoPost 14
NOLONGERFLYING

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Scottsdale, AZ

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I had one of the original 14mz's in the country and the screen had a known issue. Sent it in, most likely they will replace it. It was a fault with the electronics of the touch screen, not the user. I gurantee it will most likely be free to replace.

Team MyColdHardCash

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04-06-2010 09:30 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Ace Dude

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I recently sent in my 4 year old 14MZ and they said the screen was fine and did not need to be replaced. They did replace the pots though.

  

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04-11-2010 12:58 AM  8 years agoPost 16
hyflyr

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Baton Rouge, LA

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Futaba 14mz touch screen problems....
I contacted them about my screen problem when it first started and they were pretty rude and wanted $300+ to fix it. They had no replacements in stock at the time but offered me to send it in and when the parts came in they would replace it. I asked if they would just contact me when stock arrived so my radio would not be sitting on their shelf waiting for repair. They obviously had now clue someone who buys a 14MZ is not about to be without a transmitter for any lengthly period of time. I was pissed and lived with it till I could not take it anymore. I finally bit the bullet and sent it in a year later. It is a pleasure now with a new screen. They were very good about getting it fixed and had a very decent turn time. It was also reasonably priced.

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10-07-2010 03:28 PM  7 years agoPost 17
b25

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Hi hyflyr

could you disclose how much you have to pay for the replacement? My TX screen was so insensitive that I crack it. I was quoted a repaired fee of $350 by my local dealer, thks.

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10-07-2010 04:36 PM  7 years agoPost 18
FenderBean

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Fort Hood TX

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hmmm i have 2 and one touch screen is much hardier to to activate when pressing

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10-07-2010 05:27 PM  7 years agoPost 19
xxcysxx

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Baltimore, MD - USA

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How to i know if i have the updated screen or the first generation.

I got my 14mz brand new about two years ago, and it was the 72mhz g3 version, not the 2.4ghz.

I dont want to send it in to have them tell me there's nothing wrong with it. But i dont find any trouble with my current screen, i only notice i had lean my finger forward a little bit to touch the screen with my nail (i have short nails), as the screen wouldn't register with the skin on my finger tip.

Tam

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10-07-2010 05:31 PM  7 years agoPost 20
Ace Dude

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There is no way to tell other than judging by using the screen and determining how hard it is to press and how the screen responds to user input.

  

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