Dec 02, 2012, 02:04 PM
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Ideas?
The FrSky TFR8S should work, I believe you can bridge port 1&2 and use the other channels for 9-14.

http://www.frsky-rc.com/ShowProducts.asp?id=51
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Dec 04, 2012, 06:09 PM
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What are the differences between the 8fg and 14sg? Just curious as i have the 8fg and extremely happy with it.
Dec 04, 2012, 06:53 PM
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14SG has telemetry and works with all Futaba 2.4 receivers: cheap FHSS, old FASST, and new FASSTest. No other major differences exist but a number of minor ones do (vibrator, SDHC, etc.)

14SG has it's own thread which of course discusses the many similarities and differences with the 8FG.
Dec 04, 2012, 07:00 PM
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How many chsnnels are fully proportional and how many ar On/Off switches.
Dec 04, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Everything is the same as the 8FG (12+2) but there is a high-speed FASSTest mode with limited telemetry that is 10+2.
Dec 04, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Everything is the same as the 8FG (12+2) but there is a high-speed FASSTest mode with limited telemetry that is 10+2.
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Dec 04, 2012, 09:51 PM
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No money now for a new 14sg, i only want the telemetry update to my 8fg, or any hacker that can put 14sg firmware on a sd card to upload to 8fg,

Also this thread should keep the original title and take out the 14sg from it, there is already another thread thread for that, we should keep simple
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Dec 05, 2012, 04:02 PM
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DaxFX,
There will probably not be any telemetry update to 8fg - You just buy the external (Robbe/Futaba, in Europe) telemetry box and R6308SBT receiver (FASSTest capable) and voilà You have telemetry with Your present Futaba 8FG.

http://www.robbe.de/rc-fernsteuerung...elemetrie.html

http://www.robbe.de/robbe/downloads/...ff6d8ad55efd4a

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Dec 06, 2012, 04:54 AM
A man with too many toys
The 8FG and 14SG have the same programming except for telemetry so all the programming discussions apply to both.

If you want an excellent low cost receiver get the FrSky TFR8S. I just ordered a couple more of them. Actually they are better than Futaba in that they have an RSSI output port.

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Dec 06, 2012, 04:58 AM
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What is an "RSSI output port"?

Bruce
Dec 06, 2012, 05:12 AM
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That’s the signal strength (Relative Signal Strength Indicator). If you have a FPV, data recorded or TM it can be useful.


The current 14SG TM only tells you the signal from the telemetry transmitter down to the ground. With receiver RSSI you can see the signal at the receiver.


Also some that fly FPV have reported that the FrSky TFR8S has slightly more range than the FUTABA FASST 8-channel receivers, but I have not tested that myself.



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Dec 06, 2012, 05:45 AM
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Dec 06, 2012, 10:13 AM
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I finally wanted to switch my 48" Edge from using a Y-connector to separate Aileron channels. When I switched the wing type, I noticed I have lost all of the settings (D/R, expo, trim, F/S, etc'). I have backed up the model before hand so I didn't lose anything...
However, is there a way to switch the wing type without having to key all the setting again?

Thanks!
Dec 06, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Nope
There probably is a good reason they have to reset all the data when changing the wing type or tail type. They at least should have a warning message come up, giving you the option to cancel out of the change.
In your case, you could leave the wing type to 1AIL, and add the second aileron channel in the function menu, though I don't think you'll have differential throw available with that arrangement.
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Dec 06, 2012, 12:52 PM
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What are the differences between the 8fg and 14sg? Just curious as i have the 8fg and extremely happy with it.
14SG has telemetry.


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