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Old 03-28-2005, 10:24 AM   #46
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Any idea when the radio will be released???
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I have been a loyal Futaba consumer for upwards of 30 years. I fly airplanes and race SERIOUSLY.

When something comes out that offers all that Sensor claims. I seriously consider it.

I don't own a 3PK. I have not forked over the initial investment for a high dollar radio. I race sucessfully with a 3PM. I can sort of relate to Neil. If my 3PM had a module I would probably go with a Spektrum. I will continue to use my 3PM in other vehicles. But, I will probably own a Sensor before the end of the summer. Assuming they will be available then.

One thing I have not heard any mention about is servo compatability. Probably not an issue, but I thought I would float that one out there.

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If the transciever got smaller by ditching the telemtery options, I think it would help to put people off the fence.
For us serious racers the telemetry is the part we may most be looking forward to. I know it is for me. I am also very much looking forward to the extra sensors they put out for the system further down the track.
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i am a serious racer. The telemetery being integrated into the transciever is not really helpful. If they had a module that plugged into the transceiver, so it could be removed when the actual racing starts that would be best. Besides, the most helpful things are going to be an rpm sensor and g force indicators. Battery voltage and temp are secondary to me by quite a margin.
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i am a serious racer.
i thought you were only a voulenteer... surgeon. ah, that was too good.
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i thought you were only a voulenteer... surgeon. ah, that was too good.
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I just saw Nomadio's ad in XRC. Looks like they are VERY serious about shaking up the radio market. I really hope they force the bigger radio companies to get a move on and migrate to DSM.

Looking for the next big thing to talk about since spektrum?!?! Two words:


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One thing I have not heard any mention about is servo compatability. Probably not an issue, but I thought I would float that one out there.

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Yup, it will be compatible with all servos. We make sure of that unlike some other companies
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I have seen on the website that the Sensor will be available in April.

Well.... it's April.

Are they shipping yet or are they expecting to this month?
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I have a question...

With the PreOrder, will they ship anywere in the World? Like Australia for example?

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Any word on when they are going to ship?
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It's ugly because it's ugly, not because it doesn't look like other radios. That said, they do a really good job of explaining why it looks the way it does, and seem to have put a lot of effort into their ergonomics research. Apparently they spent too much to hire a designer as well.

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If you look at cars from the 80's, many of them you may lable as "ugly", but at the time they were just as cool as we consider the cars of today. I bet if you went back in time and showed people the cars of today, they would most likely say they are ugly just because they are used to their cars.

The radios of today have maintained generally the same shape and we have grown very acustom to it. The shape of the Sensor is very different than what we normally use, and therefore is labled as "ugly". In the future, when companies begin to develop the cases of radios ergonomically, the shape of the Sensor will become accepted as "normal".
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In my experience, we consider something that looks futuristic as being pleasing to look at, not uncomfortable. This is all a matter of perception, of course, but it's been brought up enough for them to put up a web page explaining their position.

I'm not a big fan of the look of any of the radios on the market right now, though the black 3PK with the new wheel is probably the easiest to look at.

Unlike some of the ugly R/C devices of late (*cough* Orion Charger *cough*), this one isn't bad enough for its looks to keep it from getting a second glance regardless of functionality. Actually, it does kind of grow on you after a while. So does fungus though... :-D

It's good to see a manufacturer integrating 2.4GHz at the core of their device, and putting telemetry and other things in from the beginning. Hopefully these guys are successful and popular, and hopefully they drive the innovation of other radio manufacturers.
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