Futaba FF9 / 9C Super

Brand: Futaba

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4

READER REVIEWS
Engine Doctor  |  Oct 01, 2010

Strengths:
Easy to programme comfortable and well balanced. . . .
Weaknesses:
Chrome on facia lifts and bubbles and some plastic parts soften and break after long use wich is dissapointing from such a well known manufacturer. . . .
Overall:
overall its an excellent Tx thats simple to use with easy to understand screen . Rock solid performance with both futaba modules and aftermarket 2. 4 set ups. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
twilightflyer  |  Mar 01, 2010

Strengths:
I like the sheer quality of this TX and the reliabilty, with more than enough switches to meet every eventuality. . . .
Weaknesses:
It gets a bit of getting used to the layout of the menus. . . .
Overall:
I like the ability to update this TX to 2. 4 which I have, I have fitter the Jeti Duplex mdule which is able to use telemtry in real time which the Futabe module dosent have. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Ralph Yeates  |  Mar 23, 2009

Strengths:
fully programmable and the ability to move switches about apart from the 4 main gimbals. . . .
Weaknesses:
limited to 7 channels on 2. 4. . .
Overall:
great radio more functions than the average modeler needs and backed up by good after market books on the programming. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Trevor Parsons  |  Nov 22, 2008

Strengths:
Convertible to 2. 4 either Futaba module or Spektrum, My preference the DSM2 Spektrum which works faultlessly, much more neatly than the Futaba system in my opinion. . .
Weaknesses:
Switches can be vulnerable but no more than any other radio set i have used. . . .
Overall:
A good all radio which is proving future proof so far, whats next I wonder. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Alan Florence  |  Aug 14, 2008

Strengths:
very versatile. . . .
Weaknesses:
takes awhile to familiarise yourself with all its menus and what you can achieve. . . .
Overall:
excellent TX unit for the money and phone around for a good deal. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Dave Davies 3  |  Aug 01, 2008

Strengths:
easy to program comfortable to hold good good quality. . . .
Weaknesses:
none. . . .
Overall:
a fantastic transmitter. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Simon Barton-Jones  |  Jun 02, 2008

Strengths:
Solid and reliable with more than enough switches and buttons to cover every eventuality. . . .
Weaknesses:
The covering seems to wrinkle with nitro fuel on it even if its just the excess after tuning the engine. . . .
Overall:
A great piece of kit. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4
Jonathan Lewzey  |  Mar 31, 2008

Strengths:
All the features and functions a sport flyer will want. Good number of model memories with aditional ones available through a campac. Comfortable to use. Synthesised module for easy channel switching.
Weaknesses:
Not yet available only in 2. 4. Instructions only in flow charts -sometimes hard to find information. .
Overall:
An excellent investment for any radio control flyer. Futaba quality and reliability. I can't think of a better 35 mhz transmitter. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
Martin Harris - Moderator  |  Mar 20, 2008

Strengths:
Easy to program if you have experience of Futaba systems. Good range of mixes - including free mixes (unlike Tony Charnock's, mine has 7 free mixes including 2 with 5 point curves and I've used throttle to elevator mixes on several occasions). . .
Weaknesses:
Instructions would cause a beginner some head scratching. Silver coating wrinkles and comes away. . .
Overall:
I have used mine for @4 years and have had no problems or regrets. It has done everything I wanted it to. I would, and have, recommended one to friends. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
iawnski  |  Mar 12, 2008

Strengths:
easy to use. . . .
Weaknesses:
none yet. . . .
Overall:
a fine tranny adapts to 2. 4ghz when im ready. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Chris Dowsett  |  Mar 07, 2008

Strengths:
Relability, dial, battery monitor, buddy lead, balance, battery accessibility, programability, 2. 4GHz capability. . .
Weaknesses:
Changing RF modules almost needs a tool. There must be better ways of implementing digital trims (not as good as analogs). Difficult to get away from standard model set ups, for example, crow braking and/or conventional flaps/air brakes. Buddy box set up must be fully tested.
Overall:
Had mine 5 years. Never missed a beat. Dropped it a couple of times - does not bounce much. Had a switch lever pop out.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Mike Martin  |  Sep 09, 2007

Strengths:
Nice balance feels like a quality unit. . . .
Weaknesses:
Fiddly between menus. . . .
Overall:
Value for money. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Brian Coe  |  Aug 31, 2007

Strengths:
It offers a full range of programmable options that seem to cover all my needs. I like the large screen. . .
Weaknesses:
The programming is not the most intuitive, I don't like 'inhibited'. Could have simpler linking between the options. . .
Overall:
Damn good value for money that is very reliable and comprehensive. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Tony Charnock  |  Aug 03, 2007

Strengths:
Easy to program even without manual, comfortable in the hand well balanced. Have a campac module which gives 32 model memories. . .
Weaknesses:
No free mixers cannot link throttle to elevator. Would suggest an adjustable ball joint on aerial like other Txs. , so it stays vertical when Tx is held at normal angle. .
Overall:
Good value, easy to use, well pleased with mine & cannot wait for the 2. 4Ghz conversion modules to be available especially the one by Graupner. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
Andy Butler  |  Jul 30, 2007

Strengths:
A multitude of mixing capabilities. Fully assignable switches, sliders and sticks. . .
Weaknesses:
Instruction manual good but not great. . . .
Overall:
This system will take you where you want to go, whatever your discipline. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Andrew tompkins  |  Jul 27, 2007

Strengths:
Easy to use, good screen, intuitive menus. Reliable, Futaba quality. . .
Weaknesses:
Could have more memories, expandable by campac though. Instruction manual an afterthought?. . .
Overall:
Futaba lead the way. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
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