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Old 02-08-2008, 04:00 PM
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Default Futaba 10C Official Thread: Press release inside!

For immediate release:

**FUTABA 10C 2.4GHz FASST RADIO SYSTEM

Pro-level features at a sport system price!

It’s the perfect system for the price-conscious pilot needing pro-level features; one that offers far more than modelers would expect, for less than they’d ever imagine. The 10C includes features formerly found only on Futaba’s most advanced systems like intuitive Dial’n Key™ programming and joystick navigation; Basic and Advanced menus allowing you quick access to the most used menus; programmable mixes and more. But it also offers features that our competition does not in this price range: Features like logic switches; 7-point throttle curve and two gyro settings for airplanes; 7-point throttle and pitch curves and four flight modes for helis Expanded sailplane features that include butterfly-to-elevator mix, as well as spoiler and motor cut menus are also featured. Another plus is a feature that automatically conserves power by turning off the backlight during periods of inactivity. The FASST version is complete with the R6014FS 14 channel receiver – the same receiver found in our top of the line systems (12FG, 12Z and 14MZ).

10C Overview:
· Big, 160 x 72 LCD with backlighting, adjustable contrast & auto-off
· Dial’n Key™ programming with joystick navigation
· 15-model memory (expandable with optional CamPACs)
· Ten character user name
· Ten character model name
· Basic and Advanced menus
· Enhanced airplane, heli and glider software
· “Logic Switches” activate a new condition if specified switch positions occur
· Up/down, on/off timer (activated by stick or switch)
· Tracks service hours for radio and models
· Mode 1-4 selectable (Modes 3 and 4 programmable)
· Assignable functions/switches
· Auxiliary channel screen for 1-step function/switch assignment and eliminating unused auxiliary functions
· 2 proportional slider switches
· Digital trims on all 4 main channels
· Trim memory and sub-trims
· Adjustable trim steps (1-40)
· Fail-safe, servo reversing and EPA
· “Full Functionality” trainer system (cord required)
· Flap switch (3-position)
· Retract switch
· Variable-rate knobs (3)
· Adjustable Throttle Cut/Idle Down
· Sticks with length and tension adjustments
· 1024 resolution
· Servo cycle with bar graph displays
· Constant trim, voltage, name and timer display

10C specifics:
· Advanced Airplane Menu (16) with eight programmable mixes (four linear/four with 5-point curves)
· Nine factory-defined mixes: Elevator-Flap;, Ailevator; Throttle-Needle; Aileron Differential; Flaperon; V-Tail; Elevon; Snap Roll; and

Air Brake with elevator delay
· Two independent gyro settings
· Seven-point throttle curve
· Flap trim
· Two-rate gyro system
· Dual/triple rates (3 channels) Aileron, Elevator, Throttle, Rudder
· Exponential (3 channels) Aileron, Elevator, Throttle, Rudder
· Idle down

Advanced Heli Menu (19):
· Accepts separate gyro sensitivity, governor speed and servo travel rates for up to 4 conditions and automatically changes all three with a change in condition.
· Six programmable mixes (four linear/ two 5-point curves)
· Eight factory-defined mixes: Hover-Throttle; Hover-Pitch; Throttle-Needle; Governor: Offset: Revo (5 point); Delay; and Throttle (aileron/elevator/rudder)
· Gyro menu
· Eight swash plate types
· Swash plate AFR
· Four 7-point throttle and pitch curves with delay (N, 1, 2 and 3: +/-100%)
· High/Low pitch setting
· Three adjustable idle-up conditions and normal condition
· Throttle Hold and Idle-up with delay

Advanced Sailplane Menu:
· Eight programmable mixes (four linear/ four 5-point curves)
· Twelve factory-defined mixes: Butterfly-Elevator (2); Elevator-Flap (0-100%); Camber (with aileron/elevator/rudder adjustment); Aileron-Flap (0-120%); Aileron-Rudder/ Flaperon; V-tail: Flap Trim; Butterfly with spoiler adjustment and 4-point Offset (with camber adjustment for basic/launch/thermal/speed)
· Adjustable spoiler
· Adjustable throttle cut
· Single/Dual Flap servos
· Start, speed, distance and landing conditions
· Adjustable motor cut

FUTK9250 10C R6014FS Air 2.4GHz Mode 2 Retail:$899.99 Street:$599.99
FUTK9251 10C R6014FS Heli 2.4GHz Mode 2 Retail:$899.99 Street:$599.99
FUTK9252 10C R6014FS Air 2.4GHz Mode 1 Retail:$899.99 Street:$599.99
FUTK9253 10C R6014FS Heli 2.4GHz Mode 1 Retail:$899.99 Street:$599.99

AVAILABLE: End of April

For more information please visit: [link=http://2.4gigahertz.com]2.4gigahertz.com[/link]

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Old 02-08-2008, 05:57 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 10C Official Thread: Press release inside!

The FASST version is complete with the R6014FS 14 channel receiver

I wonder if there will be PPM/PCM versions - and if the 2.4 is native or a module. It's 1024 resolution, not 2048......
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:06 PM
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Any Idea on the cost or when the 10C will become available??
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:27 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 10C Official Thread: Press release inside!

I think that was in the first post

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Old 02-08-2008, 06:55 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 10C Official Thread: Press release inside!

I just saw the post that Nathon just put out, the price isn't all that bad.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:54 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 10C Official Thread: Press release inside!

The one question I still have though is, does it use an RF module and can I use my 9c Modules in. I'm not ready to swallow the Fasst pill yet.

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Old 02-08-2008, 08:39 PM
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ORIGINAL: Teachu2

The FASST version is complete with the R6014FS 14 channel receiver

It's 1024 resolution, not 2048......
HUH? The R6014FS is a 2048 RX. Unless you found something that says the TX is only 1024 which I haven't seen yet.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:22 PM
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The FASST version is complete with the R6014FS 14 channel receiver

It's 1024 resolution, not 2048......
HUH? The R6014FS is a 2048 RX. Unless you found something that says the TX is only 1024 which I haven't seen yet.
HUH?.....Bruce it is listed above in the 10C overview.........................why always so quick to kill when someone posts something you think is wrong?
seems like you are a bit grouchy these days....maybe from all the speculation threads that keep popping up?
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:05 PM
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How many channels? 8+2 OR 12 channels?
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:48 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 10C Official Thread: Press release inside!

Doesn't appear to be up on the Futaba web site yet.


Based on this I expect there will not be a 9C 2.4 GHz. This seems to cover that spot.

Looks good!

Wonder if there will be a 72 MHz version.
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ORIGINAL: Teachu2

The FASST version is complete with the R6014FS 14 channel receiver

It's 1024 resolution, not 2048......
HUH? The R6014FS is a 2048 RX. Unless you found something that says the TX is only 1024 which I haven't seen yet.
HUH?.....Bruce it is listed above in the 10C overview.........................why always so quick to kill when someone posts something you think is wrong?
seems like you are a bit grouchy these days....maybe from all the speculation threads that keep popping up?
Yep, I missed it. Like I said "which I haven't seen yet". Me grouchy? Nah, but I hear it in YOUR post. "quick to kill when someone posts something you think is wrong?" If I had been correct it would have been important to correct the info. As it is, he was correct and now I know it. Isn't that the purpose of asking a question? To gain information?
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Tower is listing it as $599 available in April. So long 9C.
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Default RE: Futaba 10C Official Thread: Press release inside!

I think there will be 72 Mhz version. We in europe have 35 Mhz and 40 Mhz and 2.4 Ghz. So there should be also 72 Mhz version.

It is module based radio. So u can switch whenever you want to another frequency.
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I wish Futaba would go "integrated" 2.4 for those that never intend to fly 72Mhz.

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I wish Futaba would go "integrated" 2.4 for those that never intend to fly 72Mhz.

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What's the point? It gains you nothing, and means that Futaba has to build two radios instead of one, thus typically causing an increased cost due to lower volumes for each. I don't get it . . . modules don't limit anything . . . . And what if 900MHz catches on, or perhaps 5.8GHz, or whatever . . . it sure would be nice to not have to pitch the radio to move to it . . . .

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Does Futaba have any walk around photo's of the 10C Radio, anything on mesurements how much it wweighs in at, what it has compared to the 9C.
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Tower is listing it as $599 available in April. So long 9C.

Let's see 9C $300 10C $599 9C might be around for a while. And just fir fun... when has and available been met lately?
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I wish Futaba would go "integrated" 2.4 for those that never intend to fly 72Mhz.

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I'm with you man, I only fly Futaba but they are really frustating me with this add-on module theme on the new 2.4 radios. 2.4ghz is the future. Can anyone tell me when technology has ever taken a step backwards? If you still wish to fly 72mhsz keep your old 72mhz radio and upgrade your existing planes one at a time to 2.4. to me that is safer when compared to taking a module on and off all of the time, that can't be good for the contact points on the radio, and you can upgrade at your own pace.

I don't want to spend $600 or $1200 on a radio that looks like something was added to it. being able to put 72mhz on these radios was/is a complete waste if you ask me.. and quite frankly it is what has stopped me from buying the 12FG, I don't want a pieced together $1200 radio I want something that looks whole and complete. Another thing that has frustrated me about the 2.4ghz radios is the balance. The radios... the 6, 7, and 12 anyway, still don't have the balanced feel like 72mhz radios do with the antenna out, they feel bottom heavy. Bottom line is that I want a 2.4ghz radio designed from the bottom up to be 2.4 with the clean look and balance that I have come to expect from my Futaba radios.

I will however probally by the 10CAP...that is until they come out something that is higher end that is a true 2.4ghz radio.
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I compared the new 10Cap to the 9CAP and there both about the same but only with an extra channel. Now if they cpuld only incorperate and on line update systom for the 10C like the 12FG,12Z & 14Z. That would be cool.
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I wish Futaba would go "integrated" 2.4 for those that never intend to fly 72Mhz.

PEACE

I'm with you man, I only fly Futaba but they are really frustating me with this add-on module theme on the new 2.4 radios. 2.4ghz is the future. Can anyone tell me when technology has ever taken a step backwards? If you still wish to fly 72mhsz keep your old 72mhz radio and upgrade your existing planes one at a time to 2.4. to me that is safer when compared to taking a module on and off all of the time, that can't be good for the contact points on the radio, and you can upgrade at your own pace.

I don't want to spend $600 or $1200 on a radio that looks like something was added to it. being able to put 72mhz on these radios was/is a complete waste if you ask me.. and quite frankly it is what has stopped me from buying the 12FG, I don't want a pieced together $1200 radio I want something that looks whole and complete. Another thing that has frustrated me about the 2.4ghz radios is the balance. The radios... the 6, 7, and 12 anyway, still don't have the balanced feel like 72mhz radios do with the antenna out, they feel bottom heavy. Bottom line is that I want a 2.4ghz radio designed from the bottom up to be 2.4 with the clean look and balance that I have come to expect from my Futaba radios.

I will however probally by the 10CAP...that is until they come out something that is higher end that is a true 2.4ghz radio.
I have the 12FG that I bought as a 2.4GHz and, to me, it doesn't look like an afterthought. It looks like it's meant to be like that, it has great balance, unlike a DX7 that I used yesterday! I think that the module system is the right way to go. It means that Futaba can create one radio for the whole world and only have to create modules for 2.4GHz, 72Mhz, 75MHz, 40MHz, 36MHz, 35MHz, 29MHz & 27MHz. That means that one radio covers at least 8 markets. Makes business sense and business sense means better prices.

When the 9C came out here in Australia it cost as much as I paid for my 12FG almost 8 years later. For my money, Futaba needs to keep up the module system!
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Any idea when it will get to the UK?

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I think the real problem is that the receiver that comes with the 10C is a R6014FS that's 2048 resolution. The 10C is 1024 resolution. 1024 and 2048 are incompatible. So it capable of switching between 1024 and 2048?
512 and 1024 are incompatible. so whats upt with the rec

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Tower is listing it as $599 available in April. So long 9C.

Let's see 9C $300 10C $599 9C might be around for a while. And just fir fun... when has and available been met lately?
Same question here. why double the price for 1st extra channel and 2.4? JR 9303 is also priced about the same as 10c.
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Default RE: Futaba 10C Official Thread: Press release inside!

Thats compatition for ya, If JR did have a 10 channel out along with the 10C, my guess the 10C would be alot more in price.
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Default RE: Futaba 10C Official Thread: Press release inside!

Would it be more competitive if Futaba's 10C is priced less, say $450?
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