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#1 Robert Pickard

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:38 AM

With Horizon taking over Tower it is a mess trying to get what you want, one day it is in stock the next pending. Was just wondering if anyone out there that races is a distributor thanks





#2 Don Ferrette

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 11:07 AM

Hobbico was the exclusive "distributor" for Futaba as well as handling repairs. All I have been able to find out so far is as follows-

 

https://futabausa.co...roduct-support/

 

https://www.futabarc.com/contact.html





#3 Niklas Edlund

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 11:50 AM

Horizon Hobby will not distribute Futaba. Futaba will distribute and service their products by themselves from their Alabama location (I think). The "futabarc.com" domain will not be used by Futaba - that was/is the old Hobbico created one.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 02:10 PM

Hobbico was the exclusive "distributor" for Futaba as well as handling repairs. All I have been able to find out so far is as follows-

 

https://futabausa.co...roduct-support/

 

https://www.futabarc.com/contact.html

 

I am very happy to hear this news!!

I was very comfortable with the Service Center while Hobbico had it however I recently had a few items that needed service so I called Horizon Futaba Service and I didnt get a warm fuzzy feeling after speaking with the Tech. I decided it was in my best interest to hold onto the items for the time being.

Glad to see North American Futaba Service comming soon!


Edited by Ron B., 01 July 2018 - 02:14 PM.


#5 Don Ferrette

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 02:23 PM

 

Hobbico was the exclusive "distributor" for Futaba as well as handling repairs. All I have been able to find out so far is as follows-

 

https://futabausa.co...roduct-support/

 

https://www.futabarc.com/contact.html

 

I am very happy to hear this news!!

I was very comfortable with the Service Center while Hobbico had it however I recently had a few items that needed service so I called Horizon Futaba Service and I didnt get a warm fuzzy feeling after speaking with the Tech. I decided it was in my best interest to hold onto the items for the time being.

Glad to see North American Futaba Service comming soon!

 

Smart move Ron, I did the same thing.



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Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:23 PM

I need to,send a radio in for repairs. I was told the repair shop has moved to AlabamaAlabama think but the repair parts haven't arived yet. I been getting g this story for weeks. I'm ready to deliver the parts myself.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:01 PM

I need to,send a radio in for repairs. I was told the repair shop has moved to AlabamaAlabama think but the repair parts haven't arived yet. I been getting g this story for weeks. I'm ready to deliver the parts myself.

Wes I have several spare radios if you are in need of a radio to use at the Nitro Nats? 


Edited by Ron B., 01 July 2018 - 09:12 PM.


#8 Robert Pickard

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:31 AM

Yes horizon is not fixing anything, also when you go to there site and tower nothing is available, thats why i am looking for someone that is a Distributor



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:36 PM

Yes horizon is not fixing anything, also when you go to there site and tower nothing is available, thats why i am looking for someone that is a Distributor

 

Which radio are you looking for Robert?

 

Your actually looking for a good dealer, not distributor, correct?



#10 Robert Pickard

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:24 PM

The T3Pv i have gotten a hold of Jerry he still has the paper work for them, just in case he can not find everything looking for someone that has it



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:26 PM

The T3Pv i have gotten a hold of Jerry he still has the paper work for them, just in case he can not find everything looking for someone that has it


Here you go Robert.

3PV manual- http://manuals.hobbi.../3pv-manual.pdf

The manuals are all online. Heres a link to the rest of the models. Links are at the bottom of the info pages. Before they became unavailable everywhere I was reading up on them to see which radio I wanted... Should have bought one earlier...

https://www.futabarc...ms/surface.html

Brian

#12 Robert Pickard

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:18 AM

Brian i am not looking for the manual i am looking to buy that radio thanks



#13 Mike Hughes

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:30 AM

https://www.ebay.com...7kAAOSwB-1YpUVc



#14 Robert Pickard

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:30 AM

Thanks Mike that is a good price they have and a better reciever



#15 Mike Hughes

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 10:37 AM

Even shippig is good too. New stock also. Worth it.