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Old 02-24-2014, 07:47 AM
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Still $40 online at Tower.
I was going to say he must have an old copy of Tower Talk cause I just checked and like you said they are $39.98 (40 bucks) on line.

I just saw on Ebay, a brand new Futaba 6EX 72MHZ system in the box with four servos, 7 channel receiver, and all accessories for $50.00. Tha's actually not a bad deal if your not too proud to fly an old PCM system. I know I'm not.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:35 AM
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Yeah, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the old 72 Mhz systems. They worked beautifully for us before 2.4 cam along and all of a sudden some guys think they are junk? Not really. The ONLY reason I hesitate to use one now is that after using 2.4 for a couple years, I am 100% certain that in the first few flights with an old 72 system, I would forget to extend the antenna before flying and lose a plane.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:14 PM
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I did that more than once and creamed a couple of really nice planes. I learned the hard way but the lesson stuck.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:07 AM
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Wish I had a Futaba transmitter but since I fly Spektrum this won't help me but it might help someone else.

The folks at Tower must pay attention to these forums, they are having a pretty good sale on Futaba receivers right now and free shipping also.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0872p?&L=FUTRX
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:47 AM
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$69 now but no stock

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXTHL6&P=ML
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:06 AM
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Futaba also spends a lot of money getting their name out, sponsoring flyers, boaters and 4-wheeler racers plus an Indy car team. Guess who is paying for that? Yuppers, you.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:29 AM
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Advertising is a cost of doing business. You don't think HobbyKing operates without a substantial advertising budget do you?
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:29 AM
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Here is the new low cost 8 channel for $ 49.00. Should also be in stock soon.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXBPKN&P=SM
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:23 PM
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I am surprised they were on sale for so long. I bought 4 in December w/discounts they were less than $35.00 each delivered...:-)

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Old 03-06-2014, 03:46 PM
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This might be fun to look at. It is Futaba America's main page. List their different business units.

http://www.futaba.com/

http://www.futaba.co.jp/en/corporate...y_i/index.html
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:57 PM
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I think it is great Futaba is introducing products at lower prices. It really shows their commitment to the hobby.

I do not understand the complains about Futaba being overpriced. Comparing them to the other reputable brands, they are very competitive price wise.

The new 10J is going to be a great bang for the buck.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:58 AM
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Some guys think if anything costs more than the Hobby King knockoffs that it's overpriced. You're right, falcon_56. Futaba is comparably priced with other top tier manufacturers.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:24 AM
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Bell used to have an ad that said "if you have a $5.00 head, buy a $5.00 helmet." Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and I don't look into other peoples wallets. I use Futaba because it works for me.
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Here is the new low cost 8 channel for $ 49.00. Should also be in stock soon.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXBPKN&P=SM
Not FASST. No use to me.
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