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Old Aug 27, 2013, 08:19 PM
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Futaba model questions

Been out of RC flying since the late 80's... just got back into it 2 years ago and now I'm expanding. My question: Futaba... what do the model numbers mean? Example: 10CAG, 10CHG, 10CG, T10CAP, 12FGH.
I can probably assume anything with an "H" is for Heli, and "A" for airplane and "C" for Channel. Not sure what "G", "P" amd "F" stand for. Thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 27, 2013, 08:51 PM
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10 is the number of channels
C means computer radio
H and A are heli and airplane as you suspected
P or F are PCM or FM (really PPM) (though any PCM radio will do PPM modulation as well)

Not sure about the G though my suspicion would be 2.4g?
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 10:16 AM
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Actually, other than the "A" and "H" for "Airplane" and "Heli", and the "F" or "P" for ones that came with an FM-PPM or FM-PCM receiver, the other letters are more for Futaba's internal designations. The "C" doesn't mean "Computer", because computer transmitters are the 5U, 7U, 8U, 9C, 10C, 9Z, 14MZ, 12FG, 12Z, 18MZ, 8FG, and now the 14SG. It's really not something to be concerned about, and we don't know either. We just accept them as model numbers.

Bill Baxter, Manager
Futaba Service Center North America
3002 N. Apollo Dr. Suite 1
Champaign IL 61822

Phone: (217) 398-0007
Fax: (217) 398-7721
Email: service@futaba-rc.com
Web: http://www.futaba-rc.com/index.html
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 02:28 PM
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"FF" means "Field Force", "FG" something like "Field Gear".
I thing the "C" stands for "Conquest".
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