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Old 02-27-2004, 06:55 AM   #11
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You can frequently find the 6EXA (the one that replaced the 6XA and it's variants T6XA, 6XAS, 6XH?) in the local hobby store for $279 brand new. I would say that $300 is a bit steep for a used 6XA even if it is mint. Both are great radio's though. Here is the link to the 6XA on Futaba's site. It's under discontinued models.



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Old 02-27-2004, 07:21 AM   #12
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I have a 6ax and this is an excellent entry level computer radio.
Given the choice I would go computer radio even at the start as they are easier to use and set up IMO.
Great Hobbies price is very good compared to say Tower in the US,but dont forget you must add freight and GST to that $300 price which means its probably closer to $350.
Since you are totally new to the sport I would definitely get some help from a knowledgable friend in inspecting the radio.........cycle the batteries in the TX........and if its the only part of the set that has been used make sure it hasnt been dropped or damaged,particularly the various switches which snap off really easy on Futaba TXs...how dirty it is will sometimes indicate how much care it did or didnt get at the field.......serious modellers use tx cases.........
Cant comment on the right price but I think you can be guided by some of the comment above...........as to what the market is really willing to pay......this particular set might be worith a little more if it has as little wear and tear as advertised...........
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:13 AM   #13
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Thanx all! I'll try to do some negotiating.
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Old 02-27-2004, 03:22 PM   #14
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if he says no budging on the price just say good day and buy a brand new 6exa from www.hobbywholesale.com a candia site for $254.99 or the 6xas for $279.99 both great radios from my understanding the only diff is that the 6exa has digital trims with most high end radios have like the big money one anyways i wouldn;t really go buy what everyone else has I have futaba but when I went to the LHS for my first radio he told me heres the same radio but it's a JR same functions just diffrent brand try it out in your hands see how it feels i liked the feel of the futaba so I got the futaba I would suggest trying out how it feels in your hands. I loe the way futaba radios feel.
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Old 02-27-2004, 06:18 PM   #15
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There are a couple of important differences between the 6XAS and the 6EXA.

The two biggies in my mind are that the 6XAS has programming for helis and as well programmable mixes (which you will eventually use), where the 6EXA does not.

Might not seem too important now, but I will almost bet that within a year or so you will want a radio that is capable of PMIX's.

As well the 6XAS can use PPM/PCM receivers while the 6EXA can only do PPM, again a nice feature to have at your disposal.

Personally, if you are looking in the $300 price range, and you are absolutely sure you are going to be hooked on this hobby and likely getting more advanced models in the future. For $329 at Great Hobbies you can get the new 7C from Futaba which has all the features that you are going to need for some time to come.

For a complete comparison have a look at this page.....


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Old 02-27-2004, 08:43 PM   #16
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I second the above. Futaba deserves a pat on the back for bringing out the 7C......
Hopefully you'll get the 6 for 200.00 though. Let us know how you make out
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Old 02-28-2004, 03:34 PM   #17
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