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Is $240 a good price for a Futaba 9CAP?

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Old 12-08-2004, 11:28 AM
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Default Is $240 a good price for a Futaba 9CAP?

I have an option on buying a Futaba 9CAP(transmitter only) for $240.00
I'm not the most knowledgable rc person....
could someone let me know if this is a good deal!!!
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:37 AM
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Default RE: Is $240 a good price for a Futaba 9CAP?

Is it new or used? Are you wanting to get into RC or is it for someone else?

I ask because the 9c is not a typical beginner radio, its a great one, but has lots of features and things that you wont use for a while in the hobby. If you are wanting to start out, its generally better to start out with a simple 4 channel or maybe a basic computerized setup. For $240 you could buy a basic computer radio with receiver and servos and an engine.

BTW Servo city sells the radio for $290 brand new.
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Default RE: Is $240 a good price for a Futaba 9CAP?

New, that is a good price, Used I would say that $200 would be a good price.
If it is with the module, then add $25 to those prices
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Default RE: Is $240 a good price for a Futaba 9CAP?

THIS PRICE IS NIB WITH TX ONLY...I'VE READ A LOT ABOUT THIS RADIO AND IT SEEMS LIKE ONE I CAN GROW INTO IN THE FUTURE...I WOULD CONSIDER MYSELF AN INTERMEDIATE PILOT, SO MAYBE I CAN LEARN TO USE THE 9CAP! THANKS FOR THE INPUT!
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Default RE: Is $240 a good price for a Futaba 9CAP?

Thats a great deal on a fantastic radio! Who is offering it at that price?
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:09 AM
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Default RE: Is $240 a good price for a Futaba 9CAP?

Very good price, I would get it.
My first recommendation is to replace the batteries with 1650maH packs.
This will give you about 5.5 hours of on time between charges.
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THIS PRICE IS NIB WITH TX ONLY...I'VE READ A LOT ABOUT THIS RADIO AND IT SEEMS LIKE ONE I CAN GROW INTO IN THE FUTURE...I WOULD CONSIDER MYSELF AN INTERMEDIATE PILOT, SO MAYBE I CAN LEARN TO USE THE 9CAP! THANKS FOR THE INPUT!
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Default RE: Is $240 a good price for a Futaba 9CAP?

This deal is from Doug's Hobby Shop in Waldorf, MD...those guys are knowledgable about anything you can think of when it comes to rc airplanes...they also ship if aren't close to them...1888dougsrc(368-4772)!
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Thats a good deal on a great radio. I need another one.
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