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Old 04-06-2019, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by DrScoles View Post
Furtaba has been the benchmark that all others are compared to. JR was in the running, they're gone. Love my 18MZ. I think it's odd how important telemetry is to people. I see it as a novelty more than anything. If we set our models up properly and remember to put electrons in the batteries and dinosaurs in the gas tank, we're usually pretty good. With that said, I have a feeling Futaba spent some time and money on the telemetry stuff..... ;-)
You may want to rethink the JR statement above not so sure JR is gone. Just came from Toledo show, large booth and long time futaba flyer Frank Noll wearing a JR shirt.
Old 04-06-2019, 05:52 AM
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ROFL, I bet that pained Uncle Frank..... I was bummed they left, we need as many brands as we can. One, for price lowering and better toys... Two, so everyone can trot out the ford vs chevy debate until we're all blue in the face..... ;-)
Old 04-06-2019, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by newshoundaussie View Post


You may want to rethink the JR statement above not so sure JR is gone. Just came from Toledo show, large booth and long time futaba flyer Frank Noll wearing a JR shirt.
Most people will wear whatever shirt they have to when it comes time to pay the mortgage.
Old 04-06-2019, 06:20 AM
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All I am saying that stating “JR is gone” is a false statement. Both great products.




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Old 04-06-2019, 11:23 AM
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I am so happy Futaba is coming out with the"32". Been using the brand since the 80's Always worked for me, currently I have the T16SZH. NO complaints here about the telemetry. I've got most of their sensors and they all work fine, Powerbox mercury teleconverter transmits the telemetry ok. Someone on this post mentioned no talking timer. Mine talks very well(female voice) and can either count up or down. I will admit it is a expensive brand, paying for the name I guess? However my point is that I feel Futaba is a good make and we should all be anxiously waiting for the new dream radio to come out...
Old 04-06-2019, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by newshoundaussie View Post
All I am saying that stating “JR is gone” is a false statement. Both great products.




Actually, JR is gone. Dee Force owns all the trademarks patents etc. and still makes equipment, JR Americas does not make anything it's merely a name used by the previous hobby shop who took over the JR import/distributorship when Horizon gave it up.

https://www.deeforce.net/about-us-1
Old 04-06-2019, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DrScoles View Post
ROFL, I bet that pained Uncle Frank..... I was bummed they left, we need as many brands as we can. One, for price lowering and better toys... Two, so everyone can trot out the ford vs chevy debate until we're all blue in the face..... ;-)
Well Frank and Bill Baxter were two of the higher paid folks that Hobbico got rid of trying to save the company before the Bankruptcy.
Old 04-06-2019, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by andy boy View Post
Someone on this post mentioned no talking timer. Mine talks very well(female voice) and can either count up or down.

That was me who mentioned the taking timer and that is one thing that pisses me off, that they put it in their newer radios, but screw the guys with the 18MZ.

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Old 04-06-2019, 04:51 PM
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I was told in Toledo today 30 proportional channels and price close to the 18 MZ. That would be great!
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Originally Posted by RC_MAN View Post
I was told in Toledo today 30 proportional channels and price close to the 18 MZ. That would be great!
Great would be priced at or below a Jeti 24. Priced somewhere close to an 18MZ is par for the course for Futaba unfortunately. The 18 MZ even when it first came out was priced about 1K more than it should have been for what it was/is IMO.
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First notification of pricing .......



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Old 04-07-2019, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by sirrom View Post
That was me who mentioned the taking timer and that is one thing that pisses me off, that they put it in their newer radios, but screw the guys with the 18MZ.

Patrick
I didnít even know my 18SZ had that option. Iím going to have to check that out.
Old 04-07-2019, 11:09 AM
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First notification of pricing .......



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Can you tell if that includes the VAT? If it doesn't, that'll make it about 20% more than the 18MZ over here.
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Thatís including 19% tax in Germany.
Makes it very nearly identical to UK price for the 18MZ.

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Old 04-09-2019, 02:01 PM
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The 18SZ does have a talking timer - its just not in the manual when I purchased mine... I had a friend (who somehow knew about it) set up one of my models with it...
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My T16SZ has a talking timer, with a female voice no less! 💋
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Originally Posted by Ron S View Post
The 18SZ does have a talking timer - its just not in the manual when I purchased mine... I had a friend (who somehow knew about it) set up one of my models with it...
Yeah, I set a couple of my jets up with the talking timer last night. Easy stuff. Hopefully get a chance to try it out this weekend in Mississippi and see how I like it.
Old 04-10-2019, 07:27 AM
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Only problem is the sound is not loud enough if anyone else is flying. I wish they would fix that and also the screen turned all the way up is not bright enough in Sunlight. I wanted to be able to assign a voice to a switch on the SZ16 but Futaba told me I would have to spend for a 18MZ if I wanted that feature. It is funny how for $100 I can get that feature from FRsky but can't on a $800 radio. I do love the FUTABA and it's programming but they really need to get on the ball and give people what other cheaper radios do or they will end up just like JR.
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Originally Posted by geneh-RCU View Post
Only problem is the sound is not loud enough if anyone else is flying. I wish they would fix that and also the screen turned all the way up is not bright enough in Sunlight. I wanted to be able to assign a voice to a switch on the SZ16 but Futaba told me I would have to spend for a 18MZ if I wanted that feature. It is funny how for $100 I can get that feature from FRsky but can't on a $800 radio. I do love the FUTABA and it's programming but they really need to get on the ball and give people what other cheaper radios do or they will end up just like JR.
I can certainly assign a voice switch, any switch on my T16SZ. The volume ia ok, I agree could be louder. Maybe a more masculine voice🤔? 🏋
Old 04-11-2019, 02:53 AM
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Yes you can set a switch to give telemetry info. You can't have your switch say landing gear up or Flaps up etc.
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[QUOTE=geneh-RCU;12517396]Yes you can set a switch to give telemetry info. You can't have your switch say landing gear up or Flaps up etc.[/QUOT

Unfortunately not.

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Old 04-11-2019, 10:03 AM
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Typical Japanese business practice... Don't innovate too quickly. Just keep selling what you sell, the customer will deal with it.
Pity.. I have LOTS of Futaba stuff including the 18mzh. You might think they would design a more robust Tx antenna..but no. They make a cheap one. a $3000 radio and they stay cheap.. Don't be surprised if Futaba goes the way of JR.
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Had the FF7C, the 8FG, the 14MZ with TM 2.4Ghz module and now have the 18MZ and never, never, broke or needed replacing an antenna. So not a real or serious issue for me.

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Originally Posted by DrScoles View Post
ROFL, I bet that pained Uncle Frank..... I was bummed they left, we need as many brands as we can. One, for price lowering and better toys... Two, so everyone can trot out the ford vs chevy debate until we're all blue in the face..... ;-)
You been over to FG lately? Seems like Uncle Frank has found a new home.....
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Originally Posted by Zeeb View Post
You been over to FG lately? Seems like Uncle Frank has found a new home.....
Talk to Futaba girls and made reservation for you, you are on the list for new 32MZ
You can thank me later :-)))


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