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FlyingGiants Exclusive! Introducing The Futaba 12FG, Modules & More!

No bullshido here folks! Major pre-Toledo release!
Remember where you heard it first folks.

Today Futaba releases a killer new radio system designed from the bottom up, chalk full of 2.4 Gigahertz technology! Introducing the all new 12FG 2.4 FASST system! Boasting 2048 G3 resolution coupled with the uber fast transmission speeds of 2.4Ghz, helicopter and airplane programmability, 8 flight conditions, piles of mixing capabilities, and all the fixin’s, this radio looks like it’s going to be a hit! Futaba’s release of this system marks a historic release of the first major “high end” 2.4Ghz transmitter system. You all know that we’ve been fanatically following this technology, and we’re giddy with excitement about these new systems. And on a side not, we here at FlyingGiants could not have thought of a better name!

And that’s only the half of it! Today Futaba also jumps into the legacy 72mhz conversion scene the release of a PILE of transmitter modules for existing transmitters! Wow!!! Pilots and owners of legacy Futaba 72Mhz systems can now enjoy the flexibility of converting their current systems to 2.4ghz. The new modules are designed by Futaba, for Futaba, and will work with 7U, 8U, 9C, 9Z, 12mz and get this… natively with the 14MZ directly without, trainer port connections. This is pretty cool, and will provide the ultimate migration path for Futaba systems and modelers who wish to make the transition.

A full line of receivers have been announced as well that will fully compliment all types of aircraft. 7, 8 and full 14 channel 2.4 capabilities are now a reality. Foamy, glow, gasser’s, and high end turbine jet pilots now have the flexibility to “toss the pin”, and utilize 2.4 technology.

Complete product specifications for all of these exciting products are listed below.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – this is a VERY exciting time to be a modeler folks! From FlyingGiants’s perspective, we’re stoked to see the big guys provide killer products like the ones we’re seeing released today, and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Big props to Hobbico and Futaba for jumping into the two four scene with such force. I’m simply giddy with excitement to see what 2007 has in store!

The system will be available to grope at the 2007 Weak Signals convention in Toledo next week, be sure to stop by the Hobbico Futaba booth to see the goods.

Also, don’t miss The FlyingGiants complete Toledo Convention Coverage! “72 Hours In Toledo” begins on Thursday, 4/12/07. We’re gonna knock your socks off!

Mad Max Duncan
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:56 PM
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Re: Introducing The Futaba 12FG! Why? Cuz we told ‘em to name it that!

Full Product Specifications:

Official Futaba Press Release

***Futaba FASST™ Module / Receiver Sets for 2.4GHz***

More 2.4GHz breakthroughs from Futaba!

If it’s from Futaba, you know it’s done right — the first time! 2.4GHz systems are the hottest category in R/C, and Futaba is once again at the forefront with three new module/receiver sets. These modules are designed to work with existing Futaba radios, so your customers can simply plug them in and start enjoying all of the benefits that spread spectrum technology has to offer, without having to invest in a new transmitter! No other manufacturer understands 2.4GHz as well as Futaba, who has the experience and expertise to develop hobby-specific components that are unmatched in performance and reliability.

The advantages of FASSTTM Futaba 2.4GHz systems:

Constant Channel Shifting

Other 2.4GHz systems hold firm to one or two frequencies, increasing the potential for interference. The frequency of Futaba 2.4GHz FASST systems shift every 2 milliseconds, so there are no signal conflicts or interruptions — and no need for a frequency pin!

Pre-VisionTM Packet Screening Technology

2.4GHz FASST scans incoming data and applies sophisticated error correction techniques — resulting in a system that gives you a solid, impenetrable connection with your model.
Dual Antenna Diversity (DAD)
Futaba 2.4GHz FASST systems seamlessly select the best reception between two receiver antennas, so there’s no loss of signal.
(R603FF receiver included with 3PM 2.4GHz does not offer DAD.)

100x Faster Antenna Switching

If the receiver notices a problem with the data coming into one antenna, it rapidly switches to the other, looking for the sharpest signal.
*Comparing the R606FS receiver to the AR6000 receiver.

Custom-Developed IC Chips

Futaba uses custom IC chips that have been designed specifically for radio-control — ensuring quality, reliability, and safety. This is why Futaba FASST systems are faster and more reliable than the competition.

Compact, “all-in-one” receivers

Futaba’s small, powerful 2.4GHz FASST R606FS and R607FS receivers for flight systems can control giant-scale models as easily as park flyers and weigh a scant 7 grams without case. Full-range systems from other manufacturers include a bigger, two-piece receiver, and you must purchase a smaller park flyer receiver separately.
Over 2x Less Minimum Latency

Latency is the elapsed time between your movement of the transmitter controls and servo response. In Futaba 2.4GHz FASST systems, that response can happen over twice as fast — so you feel less like you’re “out in front” leading your model, and more like you’re inside driving or flying it.
*When comparing the 6EX FASST system to the DX7.
Easy Link TM

Futaba 2.4GHz FASST systems leave the factory already linked to the receiver code. Once linked the receiver will recognize and respond ONLY to that transmitter. Binding more receivers is not a problem — the linking process is simple...just push a button on the receiver.

Features:

New design for cleaner, safer, and secure installation –
Unlike other modules, Futaba’s FASST System modules don’t have external wires that can get in the way of the transmitter, or possibly get pulled out or disconnected.
One-piece receiver – for easier installation –

The R606FS and R607FS are small enough to use with park flyers, but powerful enough to easily control giant-scale planes, Futaba’s line of 2.4GHz receivers is truly state of the art. In addition to not requiring a second receiver for park flyers, Futaba’s receivers boast higher sensitivity for less unwanted interference.
Quick and easy to use -

No need to screw or clamp pieces to the Futaba units. Simply plug them in and fly!
Works with existing Futaba radios –

TM-7: 7-Channel Module and R607FS 7-Channel Receiver
Designed for the Futaba 9C radio, but also works with the 8U, 7U, and 9Z.

TM-8: 8-Channel Module and R608FS 8-Channel Receiver
Works with the 9C and 9Z systems, as well as 8U and 7U.

TM-14: 14-Channel Module and R6014FS 14-Channel Receiver
Fits the 14MZ, 12Z, and the NEW 12FG radio.
*Capable of using all 14 channels with Futaba Module/Receiver set

7-Channel Spread Spectrum In stock: Late Spring

R607FS 7CH Receiver FUTL7637
TM-7 Module FUTL8927
TM-7 w/ R607FS Receiver FUTL8950

8-Channel Spread Spectrum In stock: Early Summer
R608FS 8CH Receiver FUTL7638
TM-8 Module FUTL8928
TM-8 w/ R608FS Receiver FUTL8952

14-Channel Spread Spectrum In stock: Early Summer
R6014FS 14CH Receiver FUTL7644
TM-14 Module FUTL8934
TM-14 w/R6014FS Receiver FUTL8956


***Futaba 12FG 2.4GHz FASST™ Radio System***

Taking twelve-channel control to a new level!

Futaba’s new 12FG radio combines the unmatched precision of 2048 resolution with the groundbreaking advantages of Futaba’s proven FASST 2.4GHz system. This is the radio for discerning R/C pilots who insist on state-of-the-art features and functions for the most precise control imaginable. And because it’s from Futaba, you can sell it with confidence knowing that the industry’s finest research and development has gone into it – making it a real value for you and your customers!
The advantages of FASSTTM Futaba 2.4GHz systems:

Constant Channel Shifting

Other 2.4GHz systems hold firm to one or two frequencies, increasing the potential for interference. The frequency of Futaba 2.4GHz FASST systems shift every 2 milliseconds, so there are no signal conflicts or interruptions — and no need for a frequency pin!

Pre-VisionTM Packet Screening Technology
2.4GHz FASST scans incoming data and applies sophisticated error correction techniques — resulting in a system that gives you a solid, impenetrable connection with your model.

Dual Antenna Diversity (DAD)
Futaba 2.4GHz FASST systems seamlessly select the best reception between two receiver antennas, so there’s no loss of signal.

100x Faster Antenna Switching
If the receiver notices a problem with the data coming into one antenna, it rapidly switches to the other - looking for the sharpest signal.
*Comparing the R606FS receiver to the AR6000 receiver.

Custom-Developed IC Chips
Futaba uses custom IC chips that have been designed specifically for radio-control — ensuring quality, reliability, and safety. This is why Futaba FASST systems are faster and more reliable than the competition.

14-channel “all-in-one” receiver
With the R6014FS receiver modelers will be able to take advantage of all twelve channels on their 12FG. The R6014FS receiver, included with the 12FG is the first spread spectrum receiver to offer more than eight channels. Full-range systems from other manufacturers include a bigger, two-piece receiver, and you must purchase a smaller park flyer receiver separately.

Over 2x Less Minimum Latency
Latency is the elapsed time between your movement of the transmitter controls and servo response. In Futaba 2.4GHz FASST systems, that response can happen over twice as fast — so you feel less like you’re “out in front” leading your model, and more like you’re inside driving or flying it.
*When comparing the 6EX FASST system to the DX7.

Easy Link TM
Futaba 2.4GHz FASST systems leave the factory already linked. Once linked the receiver will recognize and respond ONLY to that transmitter. Binding more receivers is not a problem — the linking process is simple...just push a button on the receiver.

Features:
Priced lower than other 12-channel radios!
R6014FS Receiver
Quad-Bearing Gimbals
SD Card Data Storage & Transfer (SD card sold separately)
Pre-Programmed Mixes
Finely Tuned Setting Adjustments
Variable Dual Rates (VDR)
Servo Grouping
255 x 196 LCD Screen with Adjustable Contrast
7.2V 1700mAh NiMH transmitter battery – for longer life
30 model memory

Specs:
2048 G3 resolution for real-time response
Combines airplane and glider functions into one program
Includes helicopter programming
Offers 8 flight conditions
Features digital trims on all 4 main channels
10 programmable mixes

Stock Numbers:
FUTK9275 12FGA FASST R6014FS AIR MD 2 N H
FUTK9276 12FGH FASST R6014FS HELI MD 2 N H
FUTK9277 12FGA FASST R6014FS AIR MD 1 N H
FUTK9278 12FGH FASST R6014FS HELI MD 1 N H

In Stock: Early Summer
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:39 PM
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Re: FlyingGiants Exclusive! Introducing The Futaba 12FG, Modules & More!

Futaba gets the first Pro-Class 2.4 radio out......nicely done!!!
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:40 PM
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Do you have any info on pricing?


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Old 04-05-2007, 01:45 PM
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Re: FlyingGiants Exclusive! Introducing The Futaba 12FG, Modules & More!

WOOHOO!! I've been waiting for an announcement like this for a long while. Gotta get one pre-ordered!! Hey Kitman, you gonna hook a brotha up??!!
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:47 PM
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Nice, this is great news - I wonder what the pricing will be?
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I wonder what this bad boy is going to cost.
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Lucky French people have their own setting on the modules
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:54 PM
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Re: FlyingGiants Exclusive! Introducing The Futaba 12FG, Modules & More!

Ok, now I'll finally contemplate switching to 2.4. I've been waiting patiently for these to come out. I know whats going in the 40%er.

Now I'm excited.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:54 PM
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Oh, now you want to talk to me!!! WOHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, now they can switch to the different countries needs!!
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Dangit other joke
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WOW Max, your good at keeping secrets! Not even the staff knew about this release!
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You got it...trade for a Cuda??
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:09 PM
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Just to let you guys know this is not a joke. I got the email from the Team Futaba group and this is for real. I'm pumped about this.

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