Most of you already know Brian, he’s our editor here at the BigSquidRC offices. Recently Brian handed me his personal Futaba 4PLS and his sons Tactic TTX240 and said to “surprise him”.
Well here is his surprise, we had them hydro dipped in a Spongebob Squarepants print. Brian is a huge Spongebob fan and we also know how much he likes making fashion statements at the local bash spot, so here they are. We have no doubt these are going to turn some serious heads the next time Brian goes bashing.
Special thanks to DWayne at RC Custom Lab Workz for his excellent work dipping the transmitters, you can check his Facebook page out Here. To learn more about the Futaba 4PLS hit This Link, and you can check out the Tactic TTX240 right HERE.
The Futaba 4PL/4PLS is an extremely popular radio among the basher crowd. With Team Grid RD’s new mount you can now have a drop down wheel set-up on yours.
The Grid RC drop down mount is CNC machined and uses a unique mounting system so you don’t have to tear your radio apart to install it, which in turn keeps your factory warranty intact. There is no word on pricing, but Grid RC has said a final production version should be available in a few weeks.
Futaba has just announced a big sale on a bunch of their receivers, and we all know you can never have enough of them.
If you have been a hobbyist for very long, it is likely your rc garage went from one car, to five cars, to a lot more than that very quickly. The process of pulling out and re-installing receivers grows old fast, with the Futaba sale you can save some bucks and some time. Futaba has marked off up to $50 on their receivers. Check out This Link to see how much you can save on the Futaba receivers that you need.
Always on the forward edge of technology, Futaba has announced their new line-up of S.Bus2 Servos. The S.Bus2 line is designed to be some of the best performing servos that money can buy. Some of their features include-
* The SV (high voltage) servos are designed for running 2S Lipo power without the need of a regulator. * The BLS (brushless) servos offer 5 times longer life compared to a standard servo, plus extra holding power. * SVi servos come with a removable connector so you can attach the length of cable that best suits the application.
THE Futaba 4PLS (4PL Super) S-FHSS Telemetry Radio Review
The venerable Futaba 4PL was perhaps the best radio system ever made for the bashing market. Well it’s deceased now, replaced by a newer model, the 4PLS (Super). Does the 4PLS live up to the high expectations? Being Futaba’s first surface radio with telemetry, did they get it right? Can it take an epic beating? Click the “Read More” button to find out… (And see the Durability Testing Video)
The original Futaba 4PL was a hugely popular radio for the bashing crowd, now it’s been updated and is known as the 4PLS. The big update included the ability to do telemetry, yet its street price remained the same as the origin.
We recently received a 4PLS to review so we snapped a few pictures while unboxing it. Enjoy the pictures while we work on the full review. For more information on the Futaba 4PLS simply click THIS LINK.
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The old Futaba 4PL was known as one of the best basher transmitters of all time. It’s replacement, the new 4PLS is even better yet keeps the same $249 price point.
The big news on the 4PLS is the addition of telemetry, allowing the driver to monitor temperature, voltage, and rpm in real time and the ability to log the data for future use. Some of the other key features include-
* Transmits in T-FHSS, FHSS and S-FHSS
* Huge 40 model memory
* 128 x 64 backlit LCD display
* Gyro, 4ws, dual ESC and brake mixing
* User settable data logging intervals
* Temperature, rpm, receiver voltage and external voltage telemetry
The part number for the new 4PLS is #FUTK1410 and they are said to be available right now. Hit THIS LINK for the official Futaba website.
Ever since the Futaba 4PL was first introduced it has been a favorite of ours here at BigSquidRC. What was there not to like? It had tons of high-end features (and performance) at a working mans price point.
Information has just been leaked on the new Futaba 4PLS. The 4PLS looks to come with a few upgrades over the older 4PL. For instance the 4PLS is set-up for use with telemetry and comes standard with a 2S LiFe battery. We’ll post more information on the 4PLS as we receive it, until then check out the official Futaba Website to take a look at some of their other fine products.
Have you seen the durability testing video that we did on the Futaba 4PL? If not, you can see it HERE.
The crew over at Hobbico have just released a promo video for eFest 2013. eFest is one of the largest indoor fly-ins in the world, and this year it is being held on February 9th and 10th in the epicenter of the rc universe, Champaign Illinois. Check out the video, and if you’ve never been to a huge indoor flying event feel free to make the trip and see it in person. HERE is the link to the official eFest website for more details.
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It’s time to hand out another Basher Approved Award. This time up we have the Futaba 4PL! We have had a 4PL around the office for a while now, and it’s been great. It’s taken a beating in and out of pit boxes, been dropped on the floor a half a dozen times, sometimes on purpose, and it just keeps going. You can read our original Futaba 4PL Review right there.
You can read all about our BASHER APPROVED AWARD as well as get more details about the winners, and see other products and vehicles that have achieved this elite status.
The crew over at Futaba have just released a video featuring their new 14SG 14 channel 2.4GHz air radio system. It’s a short video, but goes over all the major aspects of the 14SG like its ability to transmit and receive telemetry data. Whether you fly planes or heli’s the Futaba 14SG comes ready to handle the job. Check out the short video for all the details.
Looking for more Futaba news here on BigSquidRC? Take a look right HERE.
THE Futaba 4PKS-R (Super R) 4 Channel 2.4 GHz FASST Radio Review
There can only be one “best” transmitter on the planet. Futaba’s entry into the uber-radio market is their legendary 4PK series and today we’ll be taking a closer look at the latest version, the 4PKS-R, also lovingly known as the 4PK Super R. Is it the best radio ever made? Is it worth the cash? Let’s see…