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Old Oct 29, 2012, 09:31 PM
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I don't know if Tower will sell a combo of this radio... http://www.hobby.co.jp/retail/futaba/46.html

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Old Oct 29, 2012, 10:07 PM
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I already have the super 8FG and love.

Just backordered one of these at tower ($599.99)

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LNCVPZ&P=G

It's a great price.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Is the tx case plastic that's chromed? Or plastic & metal?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 11:11 PM
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What a great looking radio.

Joe
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 03:07 AM
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If people haven't noticed, there are 2 new buttons on radio that operate the menu system, almost like short cuts.. You can just see them in the picture above underneath the sticks to the side of the trims.
I know it has 30 model memory built-in and uses an SD card that slots in underneath the battery cover this gives unlimited models and for firmware updating.

On the back there is a standard trainer port and a place to connect in digital servos for programming.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 03:48 AM
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Anybody seen the manual yet? Need to know if it can do "Fine Tuning VR Setting" for Aileron Differential and Elevator to Camber in Glider Settings.

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Old Oct 30, 2012, 04:46 AM
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If people haven't noticed, there are 2 new buttons on radio that operate the menu system, almost like short cuts.. You can just see them in the picture above underneath the sticks to the side of the trims.
I know it has 20 model memory built-in and uses an SD card that slots in underneath the battery cover this gives unlimited models and for firmware updating.

On the back there is a standard trainer port and a place to connect in digital servos for programming.
the spec says its 30 model memory.
SD card is 4GB to 32GB

andd yeah those short cut menu buttons are cool. they're designed to help you navigate through the User menu quickly while flying. Don;t have to use the click wheel to change mixes I still won't be trying that with a plane in the air, I prefer to land change settigns and take off again but its nice to have that sort of function available
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 04:51 AM
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Anybody seen the manual yet? Need to know if it can do "Fine Tuning VR Setting" for Aileron Differential and Elevator to Camber in Glider Settings.

Cheers

Tom
the manuals only get released once they have the final product spec. Watch the follwoing link from Mid November I guess :

http://www.futabarc.com/downloads/manuals.html
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:04 AM
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Thanks TimBle, will keep a look out!
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:10 AM
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Good luck with that one. Most hate the look that’s why the sales have been so slow – what were they thinking – LOL.

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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:39 AM
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the spec says its 30 model memory.
SD card is 4GB to 32GB

andd yeah those short cut menu buttons are cool. they're designed to help you navigate through the User menu quickly while flying. Don;t have to use the click wheel to change mixes I still won't be trying that with a plane in the air, I prefer to land change settigns and take off again but its nice to have that sort of function available
Sorry hit 2 rather then a 3! Just edited my post.
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Sorry hit 2 rather then a 3! Just edited my post.
Actually it will take any size card, specifically it says (actually, not any by spec but a much broader range than the 8FG (max 2G) or 12FG (max 1G)):

SD: 32MB-2GB
SDHC: 4GB-32GB

- Birger
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 06:28 AM
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correct, the broader range is too accomodate transfer fo files form 8FG to 14SG.
Can't really buy 2GB SD cards anylonger anyway. the camera's the 2GB SD card was designed for are longer manufactured. Fortunately SDHC card readers are backwards compatible.

I wonder wht Futaba are going to do about the 8FG's antiquated card reader?
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Ran into that last night - I wanted to update the software on an 8FG, but I only had 8GB and 16GB cards around, have to go shopping for a tiny little 2GB card. I might have to end up ordering one online somewhere.. most stores don't carry any so small any more.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 07:47 AM
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Sorry hit 2 rather then a 3! Just edited my post.
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Actually it will take any size card, specifically it says (actually, not any by spec but a much broader range than the 8FG (max 2G) or 12FG (max 1G)):

SD: 32MB-2GB
SDHC: 4GB-32GB

- Birger
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correct, the broader range is too accomodate transfer fo files form 8FG to 14SG.
Can't really buy 2GB SD cards anylonger anyway. the camera's the 2GB SD card was designed for are longer manufactured. Fortunately SDHC card readers are backwards compatible.

I wonder wht Futaba are going to do about the 8FG's antiquated card reader?
Not quite sure why you guys are quoting me? I hit a 2 instead of a 3 in number of built-in model I.e 20 when I should have typed 30! I never said anything about SD card size
It what happens sometimes when you post from a phone
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