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Old 06-29-2011, 05:58 AM
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Default Futaba 18MZ

So, who's going to be buying this wunderkind?

http://www.futaba-rc.com/systems/18mz.html


Pretty amazing stuff.
Old 06-29-2011, 06:19 AM
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10515397/tm.htm
Old 06-29-2011, 04:25 PM
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Pass, thanks anyway. I don't want to finance a TX. [:'(]
Old 06-29-2011, 06:17 PM
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Pass, thanks anyway. I don't want to finance a TX. [:'(]
especially since it is made of plastic!
Old 06-30-2011, 04:07 AM
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especially since it is made of plastic!
But hopefully it will work just fine the first time, so we don’t have to be sending it back to the manufacturer for recalls or service bulletins over and over again.

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Old 07-03-2011, 08:12 PM
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especially since it is made of plastic!
But hopefully it will work just fine the first time, so we don’t have to be sending it back to the manufacturer for recalls or service bulletins over and over again.

Doug.
But it is OK because of the Super duper wonderful service that we have. haven't you heard? It is so good we send our radios in every month for pampering!
Old 07-03-2011, 09:08 PM
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I dont think Hobbico haslisted the price for the USA yet but i'm sure it will be at least $2500.00.

Old 07-04-2011, 06:11 AM
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I dont think Hobbico has listed the price for the USA yet but i'm sure it will be at least $2500.00.

That might be the price of the instruction book......if you could understand the Futabize it is written in. lol
Old 07-07-2011, 06:59 PM
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Im quite excited about it. Though i am price sensitive. Who wouldnt appreciate what it has to offer?
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:47 AM
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cool
Old 07-10-2011, 02:04 PM
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The appearance of this new model will lower the prices of the previous ones... be patient and profit!
Old 09-23-2011, 04:47 AM
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Default RE: Futaba 18MZ

I thought you'd enjoy an actual screen shot from the home screen of the 18MZ. Watch for more images here and on Futaba's Facebook site over the next couple of weeks.

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Old 09-27-2011, 05:48 AM
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Here are a few more images from the 18MZ's menus. The 18MZ is equipped with bi-directional communication ability to the R7008SB receiver. A host of sensors may be plugged into the S.Bus2 port on the receiver to transmit data back to the transmitter. These include multiple voltages, multiple temperature, multiple, RPM (both optical and magnetic), fuel level, GPS data, altitude. Below are actual screen images from the 18MZ. Please note, specifications, screens, menus are still subject to change.

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Old 09-27-2011, 09:17 AM
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Dang, this must be another great radio from Futaba to get all the JR/Speckyfanboys in such an uproar!
Old 09-27-2011, 02:28 PM
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Why do they all put some stupid picture of an airplane that takes up a quarter of the home page? A simple A, H, or S should be enough for those that can't tell what model it is by the name!
Old 09-27-2011, 03:09 PM
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You can uploadphotos of Your plane, heli etc thereso it is displayed when You select a model and if You do not add a photo it is a generic picture like the plane showing there. I agree it takes up valuable space on screen but it is same on Futaba 14MZ and it is really no big problem (I have a 14MZ).

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Old 09-27-2011, 04:00 PM
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The appearance of this new model will lower the prices of the previous ones... be patient and profit!
Yep and I just bought a 12z.
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The 18MZ has a built-in serial bus that will allow you to program Futaba gyros that you'd normally use a PC to program (like the GY520). Now, no matter where you are, you only have to have your transmitter with you to make any programming changes you'd like to do. Below are two of the screens on the 18MZ that are used for programming the gyro.
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The 18MZ has the ability to program S.Bus servos using it's built-in serial bus port. This port functions like the Futaba CIU-2 USB interface; the built-in software on the 18MZ gives you all of the programming ability that using a PC would give you.
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The 18MZ has the ability to program S.Bus servos using it's built-in serial bus port. This port functions like the Futaba CIU-2 USB interface; the built-in software on the 18MZ gives you all of the programming ability that using a PC would give you.
All these teasers are fine but

When can we get a price and a date when we can make a purchace??


Thanks Jk
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Soon!

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The 18MZ has the ability to program S.Bus servos using it's built-in serial bus port. This port functions like the Futaba CIU-2 USB interface; the built-in software on the 18MZ gives you all of the programming ability that using a PC would give you.
All these teasers are fine but

When can we get a price and a date when we can make a purchace??


Thanks Jk
Old 10-04-2011, 02:06 PM
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Pass, thanks anyway. I don't want to finance a TX. [:'(]
especially since it is made of plastic!
No problem as I will use plastic to buy it!

Bliksem
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The 18MZ has the ability to program S.Bus servos using it's built-in serial bus port. This port functions like the Futaba CIU-2 USB interface; the built-in software on the 18MZ gives you all of the programming ability that using a PC would give you.
All these teasers are fine but

When can we get a price and a date when we can make a purchace??


Thanks Jk
$2999.99 listed at tower, -$375.00 coupon from Tower. for a total of about $2625.00.

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tell me about the rebate. i was on the Tower site, and saw no reference to a further incentive.
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Here is a screen image of the System Type menu from the 18MZ. No matter what mode you need to operate in, the 18MZ has you covered. From Futaba's FHSS, FASST, and FASSTest; the 18MZ will do it all. No modules are required, everything is built in.

To make things even easier for you, the R7008SB receiver can link to the 18MZ without even pushing the Easy Link button on the receiver, simply pushing the "Link" button on the transmitter initiates the process.

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