This receiver Futaba FP-129-DP appears more often on eBay than other Futaba PCM
models and maybe more than PPM models.
Since I have two of them and am getting ready to use them, are there any quirks
or problems I should know about before I use them in a plane?
Dan Thompson (AMA 32873, EAA 60974, WB4GUK, GROL)
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I have collected over 20 of them the last few years.
All have performed without absolute reliability. With the exception of 2, all
were purchased new. For the last 2 1/2 years they have all flown on a 9Z WCII
transmitter using the synthetic frequency module.
The Futaba factory supported flyers considered them the most reliable
receivers in the line.
The R-149 DP has also proven to be as reliable.
If they have not been damaged, they are one of the best PCM receivers out
Absolutely horrible receiver. Guaranteed to make your hair fall out and your
dog run away from home. Better let me take them off your hands. I'll give
you $5.00 each for them, out of the goodness of my heart. ;>)
Not going to bite on that? Hrumph!
They are FINE units. I have seven that I use with a Super 8 and a 9ZWCII. I
bought four of them used in one lot, sent the in to Futaba and they replaced
a bunch of filters at no charge (They wrote "Warranty" on the invoice.)
Use without reservation.