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01-09-2013 05:07 PM  7 years ago
kingmeow

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Because, to some, it is a functional jewelry/fashion statement. To others, it is a fetish(well maybe not that strong).
Exactly! Can be applied 100% to the 18MZ.
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01-09-2013 05:41 PM  7 years ago
Ace Dude

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Ditch your landline and go cell phone only if you get excellent reception at your house. It might even be cheaper and, if you want, you'll have two-way comms with you at all times for whenever the need may arise...and they do arise... No roaming charges and free long distance on our Verizon plan. I pay about the same as I did for our single landline with "free" long distance and that's with two cell phones and 800 shared minutes/month, which is WAY more than we ever use. Free texting, too, if you're into that. Oh, got called ID with that plan, as well.
And enjoy all the crap voice quality that comes with a cell phone. There's no way the voice quality of a cell phone can compare with the voice quality of a POTS line. I work from home occasionally and could easily burn 800 minutes in a few days. The last thing I'd want to do use use a cell phone for an extended conference call.

Just because something may be the best solution for you doesn't mean it's the best solution for everyone.
  
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01-09-2013 07:20 PM  7 years ago
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Just because something may be the best solution for you doesn't mean it's the best solution for everyone.
Listen up, sport... I never said that. I was addressing ONE person.
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01-09-2013 07:28 PM  7 years ago
thenewguy

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I would buy a $3000 radio because it first meets my wants then second meets my needs. Simple part of being a consumer.

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01-09-2013 07:43 PM  7 years ago
mbarhsi

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That thing looks like one happy robot. Bender on a bender?
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01-09-2013 07:48 PM  7 years ago
RyanW

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As mentioned before, "back in the day" we could really use a nice 10 or 12 channel radio for all of the mixes we had. The minimum was probably 7 or 8 channels. Now we can almost get away with a 4 channel radio with the V-Bar!

It wasn't unusual to have two high end radios, one for Heli and one for Airplane. I remember having a JR 10X Heli and 10X Aero transmitter at one time.

Currently, it would be a little hard to justify it on a purely needs basis. I want a great feeling radio. Unfortunately there aren't too many out there. The traditional JR (9303/12X) have gone away for the plastic fantastic transformer versions. I would be inclined to get one of the Spektrum units, but most of them I have tried feel like the transmitter you get with RealFlight. Futaba has hit a home run with the 8FG, but it is a little light if you are accustom to the 12X. Futaba's large radios are still a little odd for me with the gimbals about four feet apart. I am picky, huh?!!?

No one asked, but I believe the perfect radio would be a 12X with the internals of the newer generation transmitters (low latency, high frame rate, etc) and price it at $999. That would be a smoking deal!
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01-09-2013 08:15 PM  7 years ago
JasonJ

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Don't know about anyone else but my cell phone sounds better and more clear than any landline I ever had. We are talking modern phones not old timey bag phones from the 80's. As far as the radio goes, if I had a boatload of cash I would own the best radio money can buy. I don't have a boatload of cash so my trusty 9303 seems to be keeping my models in the air. The radio I am interested in right now is the DX10t but the price is outside what I am willing to pay.
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01-09-2013 08:55 PM  7 years ago
mbarhsi

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Don't know about anyone else but my cell phone sounds better and more clear than any landline I ever had.
Same here. My cell phone sounds great and not just at my house, but pretty much everywhere I've been. From New England to Florida to Washington to Hawaii and a million places in between. Try that Mr. extended conference call landline. Not everyone's cell phone is the same so, if yours sounds like crap, that doesn't go for everyone.

One thing, though, is if he were forced into only keeping/maintaining one type of phonecon... He'd pick the cell phone every time due to its flexibility just like virtually everyone else would, as well...and he KNOWS it... He says he'd blow through 800 minutes in a few days? Guess he's never heard of unlimited talk/text plans that aren't expensive at all.

And, there are systems that can make a cell phone ring all over the house and you can take the call anywhere...even a conference call...linked up with your REGULAR phone(s).
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01-09-2013 09:08 PM  7 years ago
Ace Dude

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I have a Droid 4. Certainly not from the 80s. My landline has unlimited minutes.

I have a 14MZ. Does a $2,000 radio count? No big deal really it's just a radio.
  
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01-09-2013 09:46 PM  7 years ago
mbarhsi

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I have a Droid 4. Certainly not from the 80s. My landline has unlimited minutes.
Like I said... Sorry yours sucks because it "sounds like crap compared to your landline" (your words). But, not everyone else's cell phone sounds as badly as yours.
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