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Old Nov 06, 2012, 04:38 PM
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Does anyone know if the 8GF Super has a diode in the charging circuit. I have the Sirius Pro Charger and would like to know if I can safely use it .

Warm Regards,

Travis
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 04:47 PM
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There is no diode in the charging curcit. You can use your charger.

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Old Nov 06, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Brue,

Thank you. It is good to know because I can not find a jack like the one on the factory charger, so I have to canabalize the factory charger.

Thaks again,

Travis
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 06:12 PM
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You can always take the battery out when you charge it. That's what I do. I also swap in my spare.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Travis, You should be able to find that size connector at Radio Shack. Also most suppliers making adapters also have them.

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Brue,

Thank you. It is good to know because I can not find a jack like the one on the factory charger, so I have to canabalize the factory charger.

Thaks again,

Travis
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Brue,

Thank you. It is good to know because I can not find a jack like the one on the factory charger, so I have to canabalize the factory charger.

Thaks again,

Travis
I use this one
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 03:02 AM
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Hi,
Anyone knows whare I can find sensors for the Futaba 14SG telemetry and how are the price on them compared to other TX brands?
I have jist been able to find SBS-01A Atmospheric Pressure Sensor $72.99
, SBS-01RM Magnetic RPM Sensor $59.99, SBS-01RO Optical RPM Sensor $59.99 and the SBS-01T Temperature Sensor $84.99.
Above comes from Tower Hobbies.
I could not find any sensor form Amp and I feel the prices are a bit in the higher range.
I have been using a 8FG for a couple of years but now I want a TX with telemetry.
So it is eather a new Futaba 14SG or I will switch to Multiplex to get the Telemetry.
I really do not need 14 ch but I want the telemetry.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 04:04 AM
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Think the 14SG is worth selling my JR 9503?
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 07:55 AM
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Think the 14SG is worth selling my JR 9503?
I would say yes...even for the 8FG! Almost bought a 9503 when they came out as I was a JR man for many years and needed to move to 2.4. When I weighed all the options, the 8FG was the one I came home with a couple years ago and do not regret the purchase. Am seriously thinking if even worth upgrading to the 14SG as the 8FG does all I really need and more. However, if I was to buy a new radio, would more than likely be the 14SG.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 08:48 AM
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I would say yes...even for the 8FG! Almost bought a 9503 when they came out as I was a JR man for many years and needed to move to 2.4. When I weighed all the options, the 8FG was the one I came home with a couple years ago and do not regret the purchase. Am seriously thinking if even worth upgrading to the 14SG as the 8FG does all I really need and more. However, if I was to buy a new radio, would more than likely be the 14SG.
I had radio issues with my 9503 so I switched to the 8FGH, it is a great radio. biggest problem I had was buying the new rx's. My boy still flies his trusty old dx7. I am thinking I will upgrade to the new 14GS and give him my 8fg. It just makes life easier to have us both on same radio systems.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Does anyone know if the 8GF Super has a diode in the charging circuit. I have the Sirius Pro Charger and would like to know if I can safely use it .

Warm Regards,

Travis
I charge with my fast chargers through the normal futaba jack (I cut it off the supplied futaba slow charger).

The only thing worth noting is that if I charge anything faster than 0.4A it seems to disconnect. However, charging at 0.3A is good enough, as the transmitter does not seem to use up much power.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Disable Steering

This question has surely been asked and answered a few times... But couldn't find the answer using the search function

How can I set-up the nose wheel steering to disable (centered) when the landing gear is up? (using SF for the retract/extend function).

Step by step instructions or references anyone?
Thanx a million
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 02:37 PM
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This question has surely been asked and answered a few times... But couldn't find the answer using the search function

How can I set-up the nose wheel steering to disable (centered) when the landing gear is up? (using SF for the retract/extend function).

Step by step instructions or references anyone?
Thanx a million
Set the steering servo up as a p-mix with rudder, next use the retract switch to turn that mix off when the gear is retracted. When you drop the gear the mix turns back on.

Steve
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Deecee,

The same switch that retracts the U/C is also the one that enables/disables the mix from rudder to nose-leg steering servo, simple.

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Old Nov 07, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Speculative question:

What is the likelihood we'll see future software updates for the 8FG?
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