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Oct 19, 2012, 04:25 PM
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I think we've known that 8FGs weren't upgradeable for a while now as there has been no hint of a software upgrade in this direction and those who claim to know the hardware say it isn't possible without modification.

A.
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Oct 19, 2012, 04:27 PM
Oxford Panic
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Don't get me wrong the 8FG is a nice radio and I've tempted more than once. The 14SG is about twice the price so you get what you pay for.

A.
Oct 19, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Priced similarly to the 10C
Glad I held out on the getting another 8FG. I'll get this instead. Probably only available in December / January 2013.
Oct 19, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Telemetry for me on the Tx was over rated coming from Spektrum. Never used it :shrug:

OSD is the only "live" thing that I found useful. Of course an entirely different thing for FPV...
Oct 19, 2012, 05:46 PM
Bo Edström, Sweden
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Originally Posted by AndyOne
Don't get me wrong the 8FG is a nice radio and I've tempted more than once. The 14SG is about twice the price so you get what you pay for.

A.
Here in Sweden they have advertised Futaba T14SG for price about 35% more expensive then Futaba 8FG Super.

/Bo
Oct 19, 2012, 06:12 PM
Oxford Panic
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Very much a guestimate!

A.
Oct 19, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Wonder when that new 14sg will hit the US? Could sell my 8fg and get one. I like new new look too.
Oct 19, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by teookie
so far so good with all the trims on mine...


When using the 8FG with realflight, does it need to be powered up?
My 8fg does not need to power on on realflight or phoenix ! As soon i conect the cable the radio turn on automaticaly eith RF off on trainer mode
Oct 19, 2012, 07:59 PM
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First test flight was a quick one being it was 5:45pm and I only had a 65% charge on the lipo...

I went 1400 feet as a quick blast & this time I didn't lose signal so tomorrow I'll be going back to the 1/2 mile location where I did the Spektrum run.


FPV flight #5 (Futaba 8FGs range test #1) (3 min 12 sec)
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Oct 20, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Just flew with no changes to the set-up & reached the 1/2 mile spot... Other 8FGs or Rx had a problem for sure!

Tomorrow morning I'll be going until I hit fail-safe.
Bit windy today too


FPV flight #6 (Futaba 8FGs 1/2 mile) (3 min 49 sec)
Last edited by DesJardins; Oct 20, 2012 at 06:49 PM.
Oct 20, 2012, 04:40 PM
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I just got my 8FGS back form Warranty service. I see the 14 is about to be anounced. I've never been interested in telemetry, so I am real glad I switched from JR. The 8FGS is in perfect condition now and I love it.

Kudo's to the service department.

Warm Regards,

Travis
Oct 21, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyOne
Man I like the look of this new unit. However, after looking at my 8FG which still looks and performs like new, as well as the fact that it does everything I need it to, likely will not consider trading up quite yet. May need some additional features over Telemetry to make me jump on it! If I was in market for a new unit though, then that would be the one I suspect!
Oct 21, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Yeah, with any luck they'll include all this stuff.
Oct 21, 2012, 02:55 PM
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One thing about the new system is that I hope one can transfer planes via the memory card with the 8FG. At least from the 8FG to the new system if not the reverse.

Bruce
Oct 21, 2012, 03:56 PM
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I paid $400 for my 8fg. Great price and good value. Though there is No way l can justify $600+ for the 14sg. My 8fg is nice and added telemetry would be great but not for that kind of a price hike. Hope its not that high.

Edit: unless they make the programming more like the 12fg.


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