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Old Oct 17, 2012, 05:57 AM
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My trim switch on my rudder and throttle are bad
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 06:20 AM
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so far so good with all the trims on mine...


When using the 8FG with realflight, does it need to be powered up?
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 06:48 AM
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My trim switch on my rudder and throttle are bad
HAve you tried to reset the radio?
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 07:05 AM
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so far so good with all the trims on mine...


When using the 8FG with realflight, does it need to be powered up?
Yes, all radios need to be powered up when connected to the Real Flight Interlink, since it does not supply any power to the radio.
In the case of JR/Spektrum the radio powers up when you plugin the cord, and there is no RF transmission. With Futaba you actually have to switch it on, but you can just select no RF output by holding the select button down while turning on the radio.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Same here, bad elevator trim switch. Also, another colleague at my field has the same problem with his elevator trim switch. I did the same as described above, flooded mine with "cordless tool cleaner" and worked it a bunch pretty hard, seems better now, but how long will it last?

Took a peek inside myself and I'm pretty handy with these things and soldering but I would concur, this is really a thing for Futaba Support.

As mine happens to be elevator I may just re-program my models for cross trim with the throttle switch but that is really a hack.

This seems like it's starting to become a consistent issue

Regards,

- Birger
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:15 AM
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mine is one of the originals, and still good. I will ask this weekend.... where I fly there's about 7 8fg's but I haven't heard anything .

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Having the need for HV receivers (8 channels min and light weight to top it up, eventual telemetry), I visited my LHS the other day... away I went with 3ea R6308SBT receivers to use with my (I love it!) 8FGS.
Once home, searched the net for an online manual in English (there's one provided in the box, as well as a German one). As I could not find it, I emailed support Futaba and this is our exchange:

Me:
Hi

Where can I download a PDF user manual for the R6308SBT receiver in English language?

Thanks

Them:
Thank you for your recent e-mail.

We are not aware of a Futaba receiver with that model number. Please double check the model number.

Sorry, we couldn't be of more help to you.

Me:
Thanks for your reply. I rechecked the number and it is correct. In attachment a picture of the receiver... to be observed that it says Futaba and it says R6308SBT...

Them:
It seems that receiver is sold only overseas. You will need to contact an overseas dealer/distributor for further assistance.

Sorry, we couldn't be of more help to you.



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Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:43 AM
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More than likely you contacted us here in the US not your distributor/support facility for Switzerland. We service North America, and the receiver you mention has not been imported into the US. So, no our service department does not have information on products that we do not sell. That does not seem that odd to me.

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Having the need for HV receivers (8 channels min and light weight to top it up, eventual telemetry), I visited my LHS the other day... away I went with 3ea R6308SBT receivers to use with my (I love it!) 8FGS.
Once home, searched the net for an online manual in English (there's one provided in the box, as well as a German one). As I could not find it, I emailed support Futaba and this is our exchange:

Me:
Hi

Where can I download a PDF user manual for the R6308SBT receiver in English language?

Thanks

Them:
Thank you for your recent e-mail.

We are not aware of a Futaba receiver with that model number. Please double check the model number.

Sorry, we couldn't be of more help to you.

Me:
Thanks for your reply. I rechecked the number and it is correct. In attachment a picture of the receiver... to be observed that it says Futaba and it says R6308SBT...

Them:
It seems that receiver is sold only overseas. You will need to contact an overseas dealer/distributor for further assistance.

Sorry, we couldn't be of more help to you.



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Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:44 AM
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That receiver just passed FCC approval, and I think the manual is there on the FCC site in english.

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:16 PM
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COming soon to a Futaba retailer near you
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 02:30 PM
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2nd 8FG has arrived, lets see if I can get home and test before dark...
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 02:33 PM
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if you still having issues (and I really hope you don't), I think it is important to go back to the basics. Connect nothing but a single servo to the Rx and take it from there... If all goes well, start to add one more layer/component at a time.. Good luck...
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 02:39 PM
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if you still having issues (and I really hope you don't), I think it is important to go back to the basics. Connect nothing but a single servo to the Rx and take it from there... If all goes well, start to add one more layer/component at a time.. Good luck...
Yea I'm hoping this one is the winner, I'll do a quick set-up with no FPV gear on and if that nets me nothing I'll be scratch battery/servo
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 02:59 PM
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Thanx Steve

Still I don't agree...
- Googling Futaba (whilst in EU) brings me direct to http://www.futaba-rc.com in which site nothing indicates "America only"
- I was mistaken into thinking that Futaba was ONE big company. Obviously the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing
- Doubting customer requests to a certain degree is fair... but there is style... and style

Good thing I'm a fan and sincerely hope those R6308SBT will work for me
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Our company does have a large presence. So, I'm sorry you got confused about who you were talking to However, if you look at the bottom of the page (www.futaba-rc.com) you will note the copyright is Hobbico. Futaba is one large company, however we (Hobbico) are a distributor and service support for North America, just as Robbe Modellsport is in Europe. I'm sure you noted the receiver you are looking for information on is not listed on this web site. Robbe carries Futaba products we do not carry and I'm sure we probably carry some they do not carry. When/if this particular product is imported by us, our people will be well educated on it and able to assist you.

When I Google Futaba I'm presented with many choices including retail dealers.

I'm not sure what there is to disagree about. I'm simply stating fact and trying to help you understand why you received the answer you received.

Have a great day!

Steve

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Thanx Steve

Still I don't agree...
- Googling Futaba (whilst in EU) brings me direct to http://www.futaba-rc.com in which site nothing indicates "America only"
- I was mistaken into thinking that Futaba was ONE big company. Obviously the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing
- Doubting customer requests to a certain degree is fair... but there is style... and style

Good thing I'm a fan and sincerely hope those R6308SBT will work for me
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