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Old 01-23-2005, 01:22 PM
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I am hoping some one can clear the mystery for me. I am confused about the Futaba 138DP, 148DP and 149DP. Trying to decide just what the difference is besides price. Please help.
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Old 01-23-2005, 04:07 PM
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the 138 is a pcm receiver
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Old 01-23-2005, 06:18 PM
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All are PCM receivers.
This is the difference I know about. Others may be able to tell you more.
R138DP - Case like a R127 receiver with one internal regulator
R148DP - Small profile with dual power regulation
R149DP - Small profile with dual power regulation and DSC


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I am hoping some one can clear the mystery for me. I am confused about the Futaba 138DP, 148DP and 149DP. Trying to decide just what the difference is besides price. Please help.
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:28 AM
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The 148dp is the replacement for the 138dp, which both are 8-channel pcm. The 149dp is 9-channels and is pcm. If you are deciding which one to get, you should get the 148dp because it is smaller and lighter than the others. I have never had one fail.
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:43 AM
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The Futaba R138 DP is a larger-case 8-channel PCM receiver, and is a current-production model.

The Futaba R148DP receiver is a small-case 8-channel PCM receiver, and is a current-production model.

The Futaba R149DP receiver is a standard-case 9-channel PCM receiver, and is a current-production model.

Full info on the various Futaba receivers can be found at:

http://www.futaba-rc.com/radioaccys/futl26.html
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Old 06-25-2005, 02:45 PM
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There is a very easy way to decode Futaba RXs using their model description. Let's consider three:

R148DF:

The R stands for receiver
The 8 stands for 8 channels
The D stands for dual conversion
The F stands for FM or PPM

R138DP:

P stands for PCM

R319DPS:

The 9 stands for nine channels
The P stands for PCM
The S stands for synthesized

As far as I know, Futaba has been using a very logical coding system for both its TXs and RXs for years!

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