Originally Posted by dahawk
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 !
Hawk you are hardly alone. Futaba sells a lot of radios. I have tried many radios and I still have different ones. My first radio was a futaba about 30 years ago. It cost me if I remember correctly about 300 dollars. I still us this radio with an XPS module. I waited for the 8FG radio from Futaba to come out with because it uses the high end software. This radio I got for $425. I fully expect to get 30 years out of this one also. My reasoning was purely because of Futaba's quality and the fact they have been working with 2.4 for so many years in there crane division. One other thing Futaba is such a big company they make their own chips for there radios. So they control all their quality. Thats a big plus when I'm flying something that can cause harm to someone.
I would never let anyone bother me because I use something different then they do. We would be riding horses to work and cleaning up crap from city streets if that were the case.