Originally Posted by airmail wf
Anything small I'll fly with Spektrum. Anything large I fly with Futaba ONLY. Been in this hobby a long time, have seen and been involved with out of control planes. Anything over a pound gets the best I can afford. Futaba has been in the 2.4 business with cranes for around 30 years. If they trust their stuff to lift up hundreds of thousands of pounds when people's lives are on the line that's good enough for me.
I don't work for nor am I involved with Futaba in any way. Just my 0.02 worth.
Thanks for posting. I'm one of the few Futaba guys in our club and sometimes feel like the lone wolf. Somethings are reversed between Futaba and Spektrum so I'm careful about asking a programming question to a Spektrum pilot or answering a programming question.
What's a plus value in Spektrum can be a minus value for Futaba.
I do think Futaba might have dropped the ball with the masses a few years back. More or less a price point thing. Seemed they focused more on the high end. Kind of like Mercedes owners versus Ford owners.
No doubt there's lots of really good computer radios out there and I'm never critical of what someone else is using. Spektrum has some nice creature features like model id. I have the 6EX which is as basic as it gets for the Fasst TX series. Next up will be probably be the 8FG or if I win the lottery, the 14MZ.
Great quality, can't go wrong with Futaba
Nice to know I'm not alone !