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12-22-2010 06:54 PM  9 years ago
Skybolt

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The only thing that's preventing me from taking the "Futaba plunge"
Take a look at this new offer from Futaba.

http://www.futaba-rc.com/promos/tra...2011/index.html

Futaba is making it very tempting.
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12-23-2010 06:36 PM  9 years ago
HeliBenj

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Looks is very subjective. I think it looks great! It IS the hottest radio around right now no doubt. I just switched from a X9303 and I'm so glad I did. Gimbals feel better, programmation is way more comprehensive and even more user friendly, speed, backlit screen, assignable switches, SB...
Eeven if I didn't like its look I'm sure I would have gotten it and would still be happy about the move
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12-27-2010 04:05 PM  9 years ago
low.level.3d

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+1 for the 8fg.

I had the 12z before. Great radio. Sold it and got myself the 8fg.

For half the money you get the 8fg which is awesome! i really like it. and dont miss anything!

note: robbe. germany announced an upgrade to be released in January 2011. you will then have 12+2channels on the 8fg!!

cheers,

cyril
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12-27-2010 05:35 PM  9 years ago
rexxigpilot

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Does the stick of the 12Z feel better than the 12FG?
Yes to this. The gimbals on the 12Z and 14MZ are the best in RC IMO. The 8FG and 12FG gimbals feel very close, but just not quite as good to me. Both are far superior to the DX8.
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01-01-2011 05:06 PM  9 years ago
iskoos

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Did somebody just say 8FG looks great?!!!

Wow.. looks must be very subjective indeed...

To me, 8FG looks ugly as hell...

Futaba needs to learn some cosmetic for sure...
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01-01-2011 05:36 PM  9 years ago
rexxigpilot

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Ugly for sure! It looks like a sim controller instead of a real TX. But, it does have some great specs and functionality! IMO, it is by far the best value on the market.
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01-01-2011 05:56 PM  9 years ago
low.level.3d

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Well,

I dont care about the look of my radio!!

but I care about its reliability and about its features!!! thats what it is about. Not about any cosmetics!!

cheers

cyril
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01-01-2011 06:26 PM  9 years ago
kcordell

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I agree, I only look at my radio when I turn it on. Looks fine to me, good to go. Are your models spotless clean? NO dings on the canopies? That's what people see when you fly, not your radio. The 8FG feels more comfortable, and lighter, in my hands than my 14MZ.Team Synergy/Rail, Team Scorpion, YS Engines, VelTye
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01-01-2011 07:29 PM  9 years ago
low.level.3d

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@kcordell

+1!!!

I fully agree with you!!

cheers,

cyril
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01-02-2011 02:19 AM  9 years ago
iskoos

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I am not expecting an 8FG owner to come out and say that his radio looks ugly. At the end, he purchased that ugly looking radio; it is not easy to admit. You gotta be really honest to say that...

Yes, the functionality comes before the look for sure. I don't argue that. What I am arguing is that how difficult it could be to come up with a matching cosmetic to a radio system that has loads of feautres.
That I found odd...

I am a Futaba owner. I switched from JR to Futaba in the early 2000s when the 9C first came out. That was a sweet radio. It still looks okay to me. Even better than a 10C.
I own 10C for the past 3 years and every piece of R/C electronics I own is Futaba. Thus, I am not hesitant to say that 10C, 8FG, other 6 and 7 series radios look UGLY. Having Futaba r/c equipment doesn't make me stop saying what I think is right.
12FG is pertty good looking and 12z and 14mz are the best looking radios in the market in my opinion. Unfortunately they are out of my price range.

So when an 8FG owner says his radio is not ugly, I understand that...
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01-16-2011 12:26 AM  9 years ago
bigbadflyer

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I just love my 12Z to bits and wouldnt change it for the world.
I hear the 8FG is a superb radio thou.

Do I use all of the functions of the 12Z ..... NO.
Would an 8FG do everything I need ....yes
Do i get a great big smile anytime I open the TX case and see my sexy 12Z staring back at me .... YES!! (that makes it worth every $$$ )

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New Zealand Helicopter Sheep Hearding Champion :-)
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01-16-2011 01:22 AM  9 years ago
Steff Giguere

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Just another vote here for the 8Fg. Have mine since April 2010 and have over 1000 flights on it.Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team
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01-16-2011 01:47 AM  9 years ago
bigbadflyer

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and have over 1000 flights on it.
WOW, I dont think I have even done a 1000 flights in 5 years!!
I need to fly more
New Zealand Helicopter Sheep Hearding Champion :-)
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01-16-2011 02:08 AM  9 years ago
Steff Giguere

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My goal was 20 flights a week to make it 1000 in 2010, well I finished off the year at 1270. Only thing is I'm afraid to do new maneuvers weekly, so I only add 2 or 3 new maneuvers yearly. Will I have a friend who has been flying for 30 years, so I guess I have time to learn new moves.Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team
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