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Old 08-28-2012, 07:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Why has the GT 5 been discontinued? Got mine about 5 weeks ago. Any TT reps know anything? Upgrades?
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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because gt5.1 is here?
http://www.fast-lad.co.uk/store/thun...8-p-20509.html
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Probably becuase the new GT 5.1 is about to be released.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yep, I realize this. Think there will be any form of upgrade for the GT 5 owners?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yep, I realize this. Think there will be any form of upgrade for the GT 5 owners?
I suspect not, and for this reason TT just lost another customer!!
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I suspect not, and for this reason TT just lost another customer!!
Why do people in this hobby expect free upgrades for newer tech? It utterly baffles me.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I see from your signature you fly Vbar, BeastX and MHS Brain, all upgradeable. Available information stated that the GT5 would be upgradable upon its release which turned out to be a lie. I have said nothing about a free upgrade but false advertising is something I do not agree with. Read into that how you will sir!
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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That TT guy told me on phone today, that
1. 5.1 is just easier menu+ dsm stuff
2. No changes to pid stuff were made
3. Update will be possible but he didnt know if it could be made by customers itself.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That is a nice break to the silence!
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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And here's what I got:

Dear Wess,

Allow us to clarify something here with this mail. It is true that the GT5 can not be upgraded to GT5.1. However, there is no need to upgrade the GT5 unless you are using the Spectrum satellite system. The only difference between the GT5 and GT5.1 is that we add functions to GT5.1 in order to support Spectrum satellite better. Except this, nothing is different.

Best regards, Customer Service Thunder Tiger Corp
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This sounds a bit like the developer assumes the firmware is perfect. I like my unit but I am not sure I agree that it cannot be improved. This is to me a sign of a somewhat unorthodox attitude towards their customers. Makes me wonder......
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea I am disappointed also
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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So if I just bought a bnib G5 fbl system from my lhs should I be returning it and asking for the G5.1?

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No, the G-T5 works just fine.
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No, the G-T5 works just fine.
I'm sure it will work fine but since I use Spektrum and am moving to dsmx I probvably should try to get them to replace this new unit (just picked up last week) with the latest version. Right now I'm a little annoyed that my lhs did not inform me about this new version.

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Doesn't hurt to try to get the newer model.
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Why do people in this hobby expect free upgrades for newer tech? It utterly baffles me.
the gt5.1 is the same gt5 with new sofware,, so people areally have gt5 , want to try the gt5.1 they buy new damn FBL. the gt5 have no failsafe .....

with beatX , mikado, Align, even the $100 Robird G31 it got free update firmware with govervor ,, you spend once and get update for a better feature free,, not with thunder tiger...

I love my GT5 v1,, but that is ,, i am done with thundertiger.
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+1 to that lowflyer.

Not a very good way to build a loyal user base imho. I also know quite a few guys pretty turned off V-bar's now since Mikado started charging $40-50 for 'pro' updates (gov).

From now on for FBL systems I think I'll be sticking with Beastx (incl Spektrum ar7200bx), Helicommand, and Align 3GX (in a pinch, lol!).

I really like the new-look TT heli's. I just bought a TT50e and a mate bought a TT G4 E720.

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:07 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Out of all my FBL controllers, the flight characteristics of the GT5 V1 is about the best.

I really like the GT5, but would not buy another TT product because of the poor support and development - they must have know about the lack of failsafe and remained silent The setup is more complex.
I like having Rate Mode, which every other FBL controller has - not a deal breaker, put it's on the list of dislikes.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I bout mine for $85 can't beet that, Just use Futaba and you can't got wrong, O yes I have a CGY750 too
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