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Old Sep 02, 2009, 08:01 PM
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I just downloaded the manual from ACE RC and I am very impressed. It is a more advanced radio than the 10C. Itís almost as good as the 12FG at a much lower price.



arguable, depends on your purpose. Logic switches and conditions in the 10C, extra points in the curves, so it depends on your needs. There's a lot the same between the two. It certainly will have people looking twice at this against the 10C, and the SD card may just win in the FG's favor. I have a 10C, but will get the chance to play with the 8FG, so I'm looking forward to seeing the practical differences.


Here's a comparison chart... http://www.futaba-rc.com/radios/feature-compare.html
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Old Sep 06, 2009, 02:56 AM
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I have a 12FG and having just read the 8FG manual it looks very very good. A lot of the functionality of the 12FG at half the price. What would tip it for me in favour of the 8 over the 10, would be that the 8 have independent trims for each flight mode, which for sailplanes is critical. The 10 doesn't have fully independent trims, they accumulate off the main conditions setting.
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Old Oct 05, 2009, 09:38 AM
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I use one of these on my 12FG, there's no need to use a SD reader!!!
http://www.amazon.com/Sandisk-SDSDPH.../ref=pd_cp_e_1

The biggest difference between the 12 and 8FG seems to be the lack of "conditions" on the 8FG.

I would love the new "click-weel" and backlit LCD on my 12FG....


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Old Oct 05, 2009, 10:30 AM
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Agreed x2. That and the 8FG doesn't even have proportional sliders...
Actually the 8FG does have two proportional sliders. You have 8 proportional channels, these are the gimbals (4), two rotary knobs, and two sliders. You can also assign two switches to control a non proportional channel if you desire.

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Old Oct 05, 2009, 11:37 AM
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Did you guys see that you can now get rebate coupons for Futaba radios worth up to $75?
http://www.towerhobbies.com/promos/0...blast-form.pdf



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Old Oct 20, 2009, 05:02 AM
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8FG now in stock

Great news for all of us that have been waiting for this fantastic new radio. Use Ad# 014LY for an additional $60 discount.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXXGG2&P=ML




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Old Oct 20, 2009, 03:27 PM
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Placed my order today, Tower got them in stock. The Club members get $10 off for starters, an additional $60 of with the add mentioned above, and also a $20 mail in merchandise rebate. Not to mention free shipping. My total at check out was $410 shipped, with an additional $20 rebate to mail in

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Old Oct 20, 2009, 03:48 PM
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Actually the 8FG does have two proportional sliders. You have 8 proportional channels, these are the gimbals (4), two rotary knobs, and two sliders. You can also assign two switches to control a non proportional channel if you desire.

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Steve,

I caught myself and corrected once the high-res 360' pics were released last month. The 8FG looks nice.

-Sean
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 04:33 PM
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I wonder how you get the other two channels for the 8+2 option. Is there an expander or something that plugs into the receiver data port or will you have to get a 14-channel receiver to get the extra two channels?
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 04:37 PM
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You'll need to use the R6014 receiver so you can get the extra 2 channels.

Only with the 12 and 14 channel radios you can get an external device (MPDX-1), you can add it to channels 11 and 12 and you will get 28 fully proportional channels.

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Old Oct 20, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 05:57 PM
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You'll need to use the R6014 receiver so you can get the extra 2 channels.

Only with the 12 and 14 channel radios you can get an external device (MPDX-1), you can add it to channels 11 and 12 and you will get 28 fully proportional channels.

Doug.
TEN DOLLARS?! Futaba sells something like this for ten dollars?? I'm shocked.

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(furiously trying to figure out what to do with 28 channels)
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 06:52 PM
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Jay,

Well with Jets, using the 14 channel FASST receiver I've seen this:
Ch1: Elevator 1
Ch2: Elevator 2
Ch3: Rudder
Ch4: Aileron 1
Ch5: Aileron 2
Ch6: Throttle
Ch7: Flaps 1
Ch8: Flaps 2
Ch9: Landing gear
Ch10: Spoiler
Ch11: Wheel brakes
Ch12: 3-position switch engine aux ( shutdown, standby & smoke option),
Ch13: Rx Voltage monitor
Ch14: Rx Backup power supply

You can also use extra channels for bombs/bomb bay doors, conopy etc.

I don't know where you can use all the 28 channels, but you know what, at least you have the option if you need it.

Doug.
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 07:23 PM
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doing gear/gear door sequencing in the TX would be one way to fill a bunch of channels, along with bomb drops and scale details like pilot heads, canopies, pop-out ladders, folding wings, blah blah blah.
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 08:51 PM
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As per the origional post... Anyone? I'm anyone. Have a good reason? I did,showing that a similar priced radio offers many more features and functionality as well as lower cost of outfitting models.

Mike.

Will tower offer EASY Pay for this hitech radio?
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