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Old 09-14-2012, 09:53 AM
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Default Futaba 8J or Eclipse 7 Pro or other?

I currently have a JR XP6102 and I am thinking about upgrading to a 2.4 radio. I cant decide on which radio to buy. I really like the Futaba 8J. I would like to stay under $300. Your opinions?
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:36 PM
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Have you ever given buying something used but in excellent condition from the classified, as there are very good deals to be had there sometimes.

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ORIGINAL: Warbird40 I currently have a JR XP6102 and I am thinking about upgrading to a 2.4 radio. I cant decide on which radio to buy. I really like the Futaba 8J. I would like to stay under $300. Your opinions? Thanks.
Further to post #2, a very recent thread, which covers all relative issues,will asist:
Hitec Eclipse 7 or Futaba 8J?

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Warbird, if I was you I would get the 8J, and I think if you get one now they are giving an extra receiver for free.
http://www.towerhobbies.com/products...futk8100m.html

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Thanks Doug. The Futaba is a sweet looking transmitter and its the one im leaning towards. My uncle has flown r/c for over 30 years and loves Futaba (has never lost a plane to one)
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I bought a new 8J last month after retiring my Futaba Super 8 for last 15 years. The 8J is a great value at $239 with 2 rx's ($279 - $40 coupon tower), and extra Futaba rx's are only $35 shipped. I have replaced rx's and test flown 11 planes so far, all with perfect results. Here's a few -

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