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Rusty C14/02/2012 17:17:24
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Mmmmmmm, wonder if this will be a hit. I think they will be like hot cakes!
 
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Codename-John14/02/2012 17:57:08
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FTR ? only for SFHSS once again Futaba FASST users that aint got a spare 2K get screwed over
 
 
 
 
 
Wingman14/02/2012 18:08:51
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Yep I reckon FTR will spell the end for FASST in pretty short order - best stock up on Orangies while we still can Both Futy and JR seemed to have made a right bottom orifice of the whole 2.4 thing.
Rusty C14/02/2012 18:10:06
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Yep Futaba have made a good few people angry it would seem!
 
Time to start the spekky revolution
 
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NigelH14/02/2012 18:24:19
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The electic version looks expensive when compared with the PZ models. And no electric option for the balsa version ? It's a decent looking model and the price is ok but it seems short-sighted not to include electric support.
 
Alan Cantwell14/02/2012 18:31:47
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erm, have some posts got a tad mixed up here?
Codename-John14/02/2012 18:51:09
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Not if youve read the article Alan
 
 
ken anderson.14/02/2012 19:20:24
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this will be The best seller from 2012 onwards.....
 
ken anderson ne..1.. best sellers dept...
Paul Marsh14/02/2012 19:37:25
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I'm certainly having one. 

Wot about the Xtreme Wot4? Supposed to come out a year ago, but nothing. Also wot is there a Xtra Wot, the bigger brother of the Acro Wot. I have two Xtra Wots, and both fly well, however have a spare 160 flat twin, and a 26cc petrol going spare. Would also get the Wots Wot, if it gets released.

Edited By Paul Marsh on 14/02/2012 19:44:01

Steve W-O14/02/2012 19:52:11
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After my experiences with the wot4foame and ripmax's lack of interest, I don't think I would be interested, much as I would like one.
 
Why does the foam one have to be smaller? 20% is hardly "slightly" smaller.
 
Fitting any receiver is a gamble, you make it easier for those with a matching transmitter, and harder for those without. There was many a plane my son would have liked, but they came with a Spktrum receiver, so were of no use, or at least a waste of money.
 
Must agree with NigelH's comments.
Alan Cantwell14/02/2012 20:03:29
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Posted by Codename-John on 14/02/2012 18:51:09:
Not if youve read the article Alan
 
AHA, got it, or, err, dont get it, it was only a matter of time, wasnt it, pretty soon, the whole range will be ARTF, except the unowot, that is
 

Reno Racer14/02/2012 20:07:32
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I'm sure this will be a best seller and probably also help sales of the original kits too. I will probably buy one; it would be nice to see a larger one for 20-30cc petrols!!!!
 
I don't see what everyone's worked up about with the FTR version. If you don't have a Futaba S-FHSS Tx, then buy the ARTF version!
 
S-FHSS does seem to be taking over; the new T8J looks mighty impressive. I know the FASST Futaba users feel that they are been left behind, but this happened in the switch from 35Mhz to 2.4, its nothing new. Just replace your TX as you would normally, in the normal timeframe and just upgrade to S-FHSS or the dual version radios. I'm sure you not all going to keep your FASST radio forever. Just wait until someone comes out with a SHF band radio in the 30-300Ghz band!!!
 
 
Rusty C14/02/2012 20:08:39
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Steve
 
Yeah I fully agree Ripmax can be awful to deal with, And I fully believe the foame was a flop.
 
I do like to see more Chris Foss stuff coming out as artf as it helps new to the rc scene (Like me) people get air born quicker. I like the look of Chris's models, And I dont have much time on my hands at the moment.... So thumbs up from me....... Bar the rx BLUNDER
 
But yes I dont see why the need to reduce the size of them, Is this maybe machining or package issues?
 
 
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Steve W-O14/02/2012 20:48:13
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Posted by Rusty C on 14/02/2012 20:08:39:
Steve
 
Yeah I fully agree Ripmax can be awful to deal with, And I fully believe the foame was a flop.
 
I do like to see more Chris Foss stuff coming out as artf as it helps new to the rc scene (Like me) people get air born quicker. I like the look of Chris's models, And I dont have much time on my hands at the moment.... So thumbs up from me....... Bar the rx BLUNDER
 
But yes I dont see why the need to reduce the size of them, Is this maybe machining or package issues?
 
 
Rusty
 
 
Yes, it is nice to see them coming out, not so sure he would out of choice be associated with the wot4foame though.
 
I don't know or see a logical reason for the foam ones to be smaller, other people make bigger ones with no problem.
 
If the foam one was the same size, available empty at an attractive price, and we could be assured that the quality would be OK, or at least some support if it wasn't, then it would be tempting.
Rusty C14/02/2012 21:32:25
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No I dont think he would either, imo I dont really see the point or need for the foame as its not like its a easy flying trainer really so doesn't fit its easy 30 min build up???
 
But hey thats enough foame bashing
 
It will be interesting to see how well this acro goes together and flies, as my artf wot 4 e was pretty damn good bar the c of g problems at the start, But she flies beautifully now.
 
Rusty
GrahamC14/02/2012 23:43:35
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I reckon the smaller size of the foamy will be down to the battery size needed to fly it. It sounds a little big for the 3celll 2200mah battery size, but this is a popular battery in the foamy market, and designing around a popular battery size that people have, or can use in other aircraft is desirable.

I loved my wot 4 foamy, and my son got ready for his A certificate with it. Mine was great. It is now sadly deceased (probably) and I will be very tempted with the acro wot. However... If it needs 4 cells, I might buy something else.... Which kind of proves my point!
David Ashby - Moderator15/02/2012 07:54:33
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Posted by Steve W-O on 14/02/2012 19:52:11:

 
Why does the foam one have to be smaller? 20% is hardly "slightly" smaller.
 

 
 
Quite right, just bad words on my part Steve .
 
I must admit, the foamy model didn't really appeal, somehow the lines haven't quite been captured to my eye.Perhaps that's just me.
 
As Christian says, if you don't have S-FHSS then just buy the receiver-less version and bung whatever Rx you like onboard.
 
 
 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Admin on 15/02/2012 07:54:47

Djay15/02/2012 08:54:44
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I just built and maidened my kit Acro wot last weekend, and commented to the lads at the field, I bet they bring an ARTF version out now I built one, and lo and behold, this week they announce it.
Still, I much prefer the built up Wot 4, still going strong after 8 years including a serious crash and rebuild, so I am sure the Acro will be the same.
 
If the ARF flies as well as the kit, it will be a definite winner.
 
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Eric Bray15/02/2012 14:36:03
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Chris Akroyd wrote - Just replace your TX as you would normally, in the normal timeframe and just upgrade to S-FHSS or the dual version radios.
 
Yes, ok, but my last radio gear lasted for thirty years, and I've only just bought the 'new' 2.4 Futaba!
'Just get another one' is a symptom of today's throw-away society. If that suits you, fine, but we don't all have bottomless pockets!
Reno Racer15/02/2012 15:34:19
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Eric,
 
I did say, within your normal timeframe. I just happened to get a Futaba S-FHSS radio when they first came after loosing my faith with Spectrum and a few AR500 'issues'. I bought the S-FHSS version because it was cheaper and did the job.
 
I'd be interested to see the future supportability plan from Futaba for the <8 Ch FASST systems.
 
I think this FTR thing go the way of the nicer/larger Parkzone/Eflite Planes in that those who don't have the specific BNF/FTR radio will just need to buy the less expensive PNP version and use thier own RX/Tx system. That said, I'm not a real fan of these RTF options. At best I'd have an ARTF, but prefer to build my own and put my own electronics onboard.

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