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10-12-2011 04:35 AM  6 years agoPost 1
scott s.

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I`ve got a first generation 14 mz on 72mgz that i bought and never got around to using except to turn it on a couple of times to play with learning how to program it.

I`ve heard storys the the screens fail and the gimbels weren`t that good.

any of these stories true?

what do you think it`s worth if i try to sell it?

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10-12-2011 12:57 PM  6 years agoPost 2
kcordell

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That radio should work fine. If it hasn't been used in awhile, a trip to the service center for a routine checkup wouldn't be a bad idea. The only issues some had were with the screen cracking and most of those were replaced under warranty.
And, yes, it can easily be converted to 2.4 with the module and you will have no issues.
One other thing to check is what version software you are running. Software downloads are free, easy to do and available at futaba-rc.com

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10-12-2011 01:07 PM  6 years agoPost 3
rapidity

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Battery may not be worth much. The original screens aren't nearly as good as the new ones. They did replace the pots on the gimbals when it first came out if I remember right. Converting to 2.4 will cost. All these would lower the value in my opinion.

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10-12-2011 06:43 PM  6 years agoPost 4
scott s.

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SO
It was $2200 brand new, do you think $1000 is a good deal?

Like i say the very first shipment that hit the stores i bought it.

It has the radio case that splits in half instead of the case it comes with now.

Don`t know if that adds value but i know it rare.

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10-12-2011 07:15 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Trooper Sam

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I'd say a trip to Hobby Services is in order, and if they replace the screen, you can probably count on about $220, not counting what your cost is to ship it to them.

Trooper Sam

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10-12-2011 09:13 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Westwood

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Rochester, Mn

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I agree on the new screen being a huge improvement, although they will charge you $220 for it, they will probably replace the pots and back up battery for free while it is there.

You could compare your screen to someone else's if there is someone near you that has one. My new and old one were no comparison, but due to age, and I was not flying either due to economy, they chose not to warranty it. Sucks considering the price!!!

Roger

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