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Old Jun 24, 2011, 12:59 PM
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an acrobat with splitter elevator with T6.
They both need 6 channel only, but real channels, not crippled to not affect sales of big brothers.
Before I bought the Aurora 9, I programmed Hitec servo (reverse direction) to have 2 servos sharing a Y. Not a good practice but still work. But as mentioned before, if we spend $2k on a large 3D plane, a $100 difference in transmitter cost shouldn't be a problem.

For $150.00 (Tx + Rx), I really likes the look and its feature.

Vien

Added: my $1,2k 72" 3D planes still only need 5 channels (w/ subtrim is nice), not a 6th yet.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 04:30 AM
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Do you work for futaba????????????????????????????????
are you trying to do damage control!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not buying a futaba radio never again.

Like I said:
I'm not buying a futaba radio never again.
Come on, you can get the FF10 S-FHSS in Japan for a very low price.

http://www.f-sangyo.co.jp/shop/goods...=4513886023064

Ask Great Planes Model Distributors for this alternative.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 10:28 PM
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Buy whatever you want. (You'll be happier that way. )

The 8FG (now Super) is a pretty darn good radio for the price if you ask me, though... I'm sure even the competition would be hard pressed to say otherwise.

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Anyway, this radio looks like a nice introductory radio with some cool features. If this was out back when I picked up my 6EX, it would have been a hard choice between the two. Though I do like that the receivers I used with my 6EX also work with my 8FG.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 11:48 PM
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I missed a good deal for one several weeks ago ($130.00 for Tx + Rx, 2 weeks old). Forgot to check my pm until it was sold.

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Old Jun 26, 2011, 08:16 AM
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6J6 battery question

The review says you can use 4AA batteries with the option of a 6v rechargeable? Can you use 4AA NiMH rechargeables like the Spektrum DXi?
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 12:25 PM
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The review says you can use 4AA batteries with the option of a 6v rechargeable? Can you use 4AA NiMH rechargeables like the Spektrum DXi?
Yes, IMO.

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Old Jun 26, 2011, 04:37 PM
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How many channels can you control with the gimbals? Is this a "real" 6 channel radio?
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 12:18 PM
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6J Battery Requirements

I emailed Futaba about using 4 AA NiMH for power. They said it wouldn't be enough. It needed a 5 cell 6v battery (at a cost of around $46-57)!

I wonder how Spectrum DX6i does it?

Oh well.
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 12:44 PM
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I emailed Futaba about using 4 AA NiMH for power. They said it wouldn't be enough. It needed a 5 cell 6v battery (at a cost of around $46-57)!

I wonder how Spectrum DX6i does it?

Oh well.
HomeDepot sells a 36-pack AA battery for about $12.00
Did you ask for the minimum voltage required by the transmitter? I use 4 NiMH in my Dx6i. Fully charged shows 5.5V

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Old Jun 27, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Come on, you can get the FF10 S-FHSS in Japan for a very low price.

http://www.f-sangyo.co.jp/shop/goods...=4513886023064

Ask Great Planes Model Distributors for this alternative.
I'm not sure for the price 33,075 YEN ? 409 U$D.. is that a very low price for you ? You can get the A9 from Hobby People for only 359$
Can you tell me if that radio will be able work with a FASST module ?
They don't have a 10ch Rx, they sell the FF10 with a big 14ch Rx or a small 6ch Rx.. W.T.F ?

I'm sure they will have to come out soon with a new software for the 8FG, coz the A9, DX8, and XG8 are cheaper and are built-in telemtry..
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How many channels can you control with the gimbals? Is this a "real" 6 channel radio?
4 with the joysticks, one proportional knob, and one non-proportional switch.
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Anyway, the 6J is still a very good "upgrade" from the 6EX.More features, looks better, and cheaper.

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Anyway, the 6J is still a very good "upgrade" from the 6EX.More features, looks better, and cheaper.

Vien
Agreed!

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Old Jun 27, 2011, 08:35 PM
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Thanks for sharing the photo. I've been waiting for this one.

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I am genuinely sorry for Futaba, having been a committed user of their gear since 1971, but I really think they have lost the plot with their 2.4 sets. The biggest downside for me as an electric flyer is the lack of telemetry and even their software has been eclipsed by the new Spektrum Airware (IMHO). I am a sports flyer and I don't need high frame rates or fancy airborne system architectures. What I DO need is stuff to work together...

There seems to be no consistency, or maybe that should be coherency?, with Futaba's releases and they really seem to be desperately trying every possible option with no thought to the poor end user. With 35MHz you had a very good level of inter-manufacturer compatibility but while I understand that the different 2.4 transmission protocols now prevent that, at least you would expect compatibility within one manufacturer's products, wouldn't you? I certainly do! The only small consolation for Futaba is that JR are just as bad!
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