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08-01-2018 02:47 PM  16 months ago
Dr.Ben

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There is no filtering down to speak of occuring in Huntsville due to timing. Product has only been in house a few weeks and the majority of it was hit with the tariff. They started selling within 20 minutes of the web store opening a few weeks later. Thus if the prices weren't immediately adjusted, loss would have immediately occurred.
I'll check on the 760 combo versus gyro alone pricing today or tomorrow. I'm at IRCHA.

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08-01-2018 03:56 PM  16 months ago
Dr.Ben

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FutabaUSA pricing on the 760 alone versus combo is being addressed as now. It was an error. The gyro alone is of course less.

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08-01-2018 10:30 PM  16 months ago
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Dr.Ben FutabaUSA pricing on the 760 alone versus combo is being addressed as now. It was an error. The gyro alone is of course less.
Disappointing. I had expected the price of the gyro only option to go down, not the price of the gyro and its required programmer to go up.

At at nearly $500 for the CGY760, it is several hundred dollars more than even the most expensive alternatives.

The last gyro I bought was $250. It's price hasn't changed- yet. Admittedly it didn't include an integral receiver but it did include, Bluetooth, fail on switching, heavy duty power input, bailout, vibration logging, etc. Spending an additional $225 (nearly 100% more) for a Futaba gyro with far few features will be a difficult sell.

The timing couldn't be worse for this. There aren't many of us flying and building helicopters any more and far fewer that will spend $500 for a gyro.
"Well, nothing bad can happen now."
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08-02-2018 01:03 AM  16 months ago
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Actually 760's have sold extremely well since release, but I understand that there are those who will choose to purchase something else. I have several close (NON team members) friends waiting to purchase who care nothing about BT or vibration analysis and more about how the product actually flies. I know others who want those features secondary to flight performance. It's a hobby; purchase what makes you happy. Going forward, I'm not going to comment further on any debate about pricing or features comparison. I'm going back to basics and simply support the Futaba products in use to the best of my ability.

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08-02-2018 01:56 PM  16 months ago
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Dr.Ben I'm going back to basics and simply support the Futaba products in use to the best of my ability.
Fair enough. I will let the subject go and return to what I do - that is, support the hobby I love and owe.

Around here I am often called airplane Bill. Not my term. It's one given to me. I try to build and fly my models in a way that represents the hobby positively. People see my craft and say "that's cool. Where can I get one." For years I pointed them to the LHS. For these reasons the local hobby shop sold to me at wholesale. The hobby shop is gone but I suppose I was a representative for the shop. I mention this because it is important to notice I support whichever brand best suits a modeler's needs.

There are an endless number of "which product is better" questions and I will continue to give advice to the best of my ability even if that steers a potential modeler away from equipment I personally use. As a representative for modeling I will continue to act in a way that I believes grows modeling.

I say I owe this hobby. Like many children I had a lot of questions about just about everything. Modeling provided a channel for those question. Because of modeling I earned a degree in Mathematics. Because of modeling I simply walked into the Navy recruiter and said I want to be a pilot - and they said OK. 12 years latter I applied to an airline and ask to work there- they too said OK. Without modeling I would not be who I am today. I owe modeling and I will continue to be an advocate for it. I will continue to act in a way that provides the same opportunities to the people following me I had as a child.

Your support of Futaba and my support of modeling are not necessarily at odds. I've been clear about my love of Futaba products and I have seen Futaba products bring great joy to many people. Because I am a representative for modeling, Futaba is often in line with my goals; however, there are clearly times when our goals diverge.
"Well, nothing bad can happen now."
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08-02-2018 03:56 PM  16 months ago
BrianApp

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At $475 the 760R is too expensive. Ikon2 $200 with BT, Neo $250($125 basic). Well I guess that is up to marketing to decide. The early adopters will always buy the best at any price. These are the same people who a few years ago would pay $15,000 for a 4K TV. It had better sell out to these people at release. After that the sales drop off will tell how well the price was picked. Too bad. Around $300 they could sell out to the average flyer who wants the best equipment.
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08-15-2018 05:30 AM  15 months ago
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Just a small critique of the new futabausa website. Please put release date and better descriptions on the the software download page. Thanks
https://futabausa.com/product-infor...ware-downloads/
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08-15-2018 06:17 AM  15 months ago
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Thanks for the feedback. I have forwarded your note to the proper person.

Ben Minor
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08-22-2018 08:46 AM  15 months ago
jome

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About telme futaba fix.

This from RCJ and Futaba.

"The issue that happens to your 760R and Kontronik TelME has been confirmed by Kontronik,
and they are currently correcting the firmware of TelME."


- A good solution can always be improved -
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08-22-2018 09:08 AM  15 months ago
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jome About telme futaba fix.

This from RCJ and Futaba.

"The issue that happens to your 760R and Kontronik TelME has been confirmed by Kontronik,
and they are currently correcting the firmware of TelME."
It is necessary to wait for new software from Kontronik for ESC?
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08-22-2018 12:47 PM  15 months ago
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I'm not sure what the solution will be. Futaba is aware of the issue and working on it.

Ben Minor
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08-24-2018 08:01 PM  15 months ago
Div_73

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Dr. Ben,
what do you know about this update?http://www.rc.futaba.co.jp/dl/gyro/gpb1.html
Can I install it?
The screen language will not become Japanese?
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08-24-2018 10:35 PM  15 months ago
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08-24-2018 10:37 PM  15 months ago
knightofcarnage

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Information on GPB-1 Software Update
We have updated the software of GPB - 1 setting tool for Helicopter 3 - axis gyro CGY 760R
It was. With this software update, the following functions are added or changed. Safer
Please update software of GPB - 1 in order to use it.
CIU - 2 or CIU - 3 is required for software update. The following content
Please confirm after updating from our website or have CIU-2 or CIU-3
If you do not, please send it to our service center.
Functions added or changed by update
(1) Changing method of setting transmitter's trainer channel
· When the linked transmitter and the CGY 760R communicate, or when the GPB-1 is connected to the transmitter's trainer
If it is, it made it impossible to change the setting of the data via channel of the transmitter.
· Select the channel set on the screen of S.BUS Basic 1/3, 2/3 by channel of the transmitter data
I tried not to do it.
· After changing transmitter's data via channel with [▲ / +] key or [▼ / -] key, press [Enter] key for 1 second
I changed it to be set.
· When the linked transmitter and the CGY 760R communicate, or when the GPB-1 is connected to the transmitter's trainer
If it is, it made it impossible to change the setting of the data via channel of the transmitter.
(2) Addition of condition display function
Condition display was added at the top of each setting screen.
When connected to CGY 760R, the currently selected Condition
This will show you. When you switch the condition from the transmitter,
We also made it possible to change the condition of the data to be displayed.
warning
warning
Changing the channel via data, always be sure that both transmitter and CGY 760R power supply
From the OFF state, connect the CGY 760 R and the GPB - 1, turn ON the power of the CGY 760 R
Please go.
Very rarely when you change the channel via data while the transmitter and the CGY 760R are communicating, setting
Data may be changed.
Before flight, please be sure to check the operation in each condition.
Flight with the incorrect settings will cause unexpected behavior and there is a danger of crashing.
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GPB-1 Software Update Method
GPB - 1 data from Futaba WEB site http://www.futaba.co.jp/
You can download and update to the latest software.
Things necessary
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08-25-2018 06:14 PM  15 months ago
BrianApp

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Is it on list of things to do or even possible to add in TX programming of the 760 to the 14SG. With the telemetry in there it would seem possible but maybe there is some other hardware limitation that would make it impossible.

I guess I should add, -- not necessarily on the list of things to do but possible at some future date.
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08-25-2018 09:44 PM  15 months ago
Dr.Ben

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Brian,

Due to the age of the 14SG, it will not receive a firmware update to support transmitter programming. Tx programming will be supported by the 16 and the 18's.

From what I can see from the update on the Futaba Japan website, the program box revisions are basically for safety to avoid accidently changing something when the model is live and causing a mishap.

Ben Minor
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08-27-2018 01:23 AM  15 months ago
Dr.Ben

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All 760R gyro/program box combos that have been sold in the US are running 1.1 .

Ben Minor
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08-28-2018 08:37 AM  15 months ago
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Dr.Ben All 760R gyro/program box combos that have been sold in the US are running 1.1 .

Ben Minor
Interesting. My unit didn’t come from the US but on the info screen I get:

Version 1.0
Gyro ver. 1.1

From the documentation I would have thought it would be the other way around
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08-28-2018 05:29 PM  15 months ago
Div_73

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I bought in Japan.
After updating GPB-1 to Ver.1.1:

That's interesting. Where to find Ver. 1.1 for CGY760?

https://www.helifreak.com/showthrea...760#post7617320

Dr. Ben,
does the telemetry in Ver.1.1 for CGY760 work?
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08-30-2018 04:04 AM  15 months ago
knightofcarnage

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Is Nick Maxwell working a setup videos? Also the link to the manual is broken on futabausa.com

https://futabausa.com/hf_files/user...s/cgy760r-W.PDF

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.
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