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Old 08-22-2003, 03:59 AM
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Default Tower has Royal Evos in stock!

just got my Tower Talk in the mail today. Their Royal Evo 9 and 12s are in!

Depending on combo, prices range from $400 to $700.
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Old 08-22-2003, 06:15 AM
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According to Tower's site they're not in yet. Flyers like Tower Talk are long lead-time items, so they must have planned to have them in stock by now but it doesn't appear to be the case.
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Old 08-22-2003, 07:52 PM
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Default Tower has Royal Evos in stock!

Oh... !!!OOPS!!!

I just saw them in the catalog and assumed they were in. Never thought to check the site
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Default Tower has Royal Evos in stock!

speaking of Tower & the Royal Evo, has anyone been able to decipher what options come with what in their on-line Royal listings (is the catalog any more clear)? Some items have the same description yet different prices:

LXEXV6 Multiplex USA Royal Evo 9 FM 9-Channel Synthesized Tx 519.99 Early Sep

LXEXV7 Multiplex USA Royal Evo 9 FM 9Ch Synthesized Tx w/Chrgr 416.99 Late Aug

LXEXV8 Multiplex USA Royal Evo 12 FM 12-Channel Synthesized Tx 699.99 Late Feb

LXEXV9 Multiplex USA Royal Evo 12 FM 12-Channel Synthesized Tx 519.99 Late Sep

LXEXV2** Multiplex USA Royal Evo 9 FM 9-Channel Transmitter 467.99 Late Aug

LXEXV5** Multiplex USA Royal Evo 12 FM 12-Channel Transmitter 616.99 Mid Sep


I wrote to Tower and their reply was they get that info from the manufacturer and they can't tell me what is included. Nice.

I'll cut them a bit of slack though since, never actually having the units in stock, they probably don't know what will be in the box.
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LXEXV8 Multiplex USA Royal Evo 12 FM 12-Channel Synthesized Tx 699.99 Late Feb
synth Tx and synth Rx

LXEXV9 Multiplex USA Royal Evo 12 FM 12-Channel Synthesized Tx 519.99 Late Sep
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synth. Tx only
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Can I use my JR receivers with the Royal Evo?
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Old 08-25-2003, 05:49 AM
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Default Tower has Royal Evos in stock!

JR receivers should work. Multiplex uses positive frequency shift. If you want to use negative shift (for Futaba/Hitec), you have to get the service center to install a switch. To bad they don't include it into the software like the Polk's Tracker II does. It would have been so easy...
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Originally posted by eelpout
speaking of Tower & the Royal Evo, has anyone been able to decipher what options come with what in their on-line Royal listings (is the catalog any more clear)? Some items have the same description yet different prices:
Tower also shows a manufacturer stock number in the top right corner of the screen if you look at a specific item. For instance, Tower stock number LXEXV7, "Multiplex USA Royal Evo 9 FM 9Ch Synthesized Tx w/Chrgr" is Multiplex stock number 45341. You can then cruise on over to the Multiplex website (www.multiplexusa.com) and get a small bit of additional detail. In this case, 45341 is "Synthesizer 9ch. Tx only" - no receiver, no servos. Even Multiplex isn't giving a great deal of details though.
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even the lowly HiTEc Eclipse has a shift selector. But none of the higher-end radios seem to... Odd.
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Default Tower has Royal Evos in stock!

even the lowly HiTEc Eclipse has a shift selector. But none of the higher-end radios seem to... Odd.

thanks for clearing that up for me...whew...now I know my Airtronics Stylus is obviously not a higher end radio.
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Default Tower has Royal Evos in stock!

Well, obviously not all radios are created equal.

The 9C doesn't. I think the Z does. So far as I know none of the JRs do.

To me, it doesn't make much difference. I don't see having a fit because my Futaba transmitter won't work with a JR receiver. I can just as easily buy a Futaba or HiTec receiver...
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Old 08-26-2003, 07:00 PM
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Hi Aaron,

I am in the north end of Tacoma. Where do you fly???????

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Futaba will likely NEVER provide a shift-select function, since they intoduced the problem in the first place. It was their attempt at forcing brand loyalty on their customers.
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even the lowly HiTEc Eclipse has a shift selector. But none of the higher-end radios seem to... Odd.
The vast majority of computerized radios found in North America (the only home of negative shift radios) support shift selectabilty.
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Default Tower has Royal Evos in stock!

I fly a 9C now great radio...but do miss the shift select on my Airtronics radios.....
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Originally posted by strato911
The vast majority of computerized radios found in North America (the only home of negative shift radios) support shift selectabilty.
That's simply not true. The vast majority of computerized radios found in North America are either Futaba or JR, neither one of which supports shift selectability. Neither makes a single system that allows you to use a different shift.

Shift selection is only offered on a handful of models from other manufacturers that don't have nearly the marketshare of JR/Futuba. The reason for this is quite understandable--it's one of the few competitive advantages their small size offers them. They can't dictate a standard to their customers as JR/Futuba can, so the offer the alternative of being more flexible. This opens both JR and Futaba's marketshare to them, effectively doubling their base of potential customers.
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