| >Actually, IMHO it goes a bit beyond too pricey and into the ridiculous!
| You are too correct! Again, Futaba tells us modelers what they
| always have, "We upped our prices, so up yours!" :)
I guess I don't understand the problem.
Futaba made a new product, with features that no other radio offers.
(Now, are these features that we need? That's another issue entirely.
14 channels? Sure. Color GUI with video and sound clips? Not so
They gave it a massive price tag -- which isn't surprising, as it's
probably expensive to make, and it does have some features you can't
get anywhere else. I don't see where this qualifies as `up yours'
though -- if you don't want it, don't buy it. I believe Multiplex
sells a 12 channel radio for around $1000, so you can even get most of
the `important' features of the 14-MZ for a lot less money.
Futaba isn't the only maker of R/C equipment out there. If you don't
like something about how they do it, buy from JR, Hitec, Airtronics,
Multiplex, GWS ... there's many to choose from.
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