The new and innovative Futaba 8FG is the perfect radio for those sport pilots looking to take the next step forward in their flying , as it offers full 8channel FASST 2.4Ghz performance, allied to trend setting new styling and fast and ultra simple programming with its unique touch sensor input. Supplied complete with the new R6208SB receiver, the transmitter is fitted with 1700mAh Ni-MH for extended operating time.
Futaba's FASST (Futaba Advanced Spread Spectrum Technology) shifts very quickly virtually eliminating signal conficts and interruptions unlike other 2.4GHz systems that only stay on one or two frequencies
Eight proportional channels and two switched channels
"Real-time" response with 2048 resolution and extremely low latency
Perfectly balanced right out of the box for neckstrap users
SensorTouch pad enables quick and easy menu navigation with only a light touch
Pre-defined mixes for easy programming
Accepts a 32MB - 2GB SD memory card (not included) for software updates and almost unlimited aircraft memories
128x64 backlit LCD screen offers adjustable contrast for easy viewing in any light condition
2048 resolution enables servos to pick up even the slightest stick movements with extremely low latency
New slim shape that is more comfortable to hold
R6108SB S.Bus Receiver:
R6108SB is a new version 2.4Ghz S.Bus 8-channel Receiver from Futaba.
Utilizes digital serial data communication technology to transmit control signals between the receiver and servos using S.Bus hubs and cables (available separately)
Easy programming with the SBC-1 Channel Setting Tool (FUTM4190), S-Bus receivers or PCLink software
SBD-1 decoder cables (not included) allow the use of existing analog and digital servos
Limited only by the available number of channels on transmitter
Prevents mismatched servo/channel connections
The 2.4GHz FASST system: offering the highest levels of performance, convenience and "peace of mind" for airplane AND heli flyers!
What makes Futaba's 2.4GHz system different?
Channel Shifting - Means that interference is virtually impossible. Futaba's system only occupies an individual frequency for 2 milliseconds!
Stronger, More Robust Link - Futaba's system doesn't need redundant receivers. Instead, it uses a combination of Channel Shifting and Dual Antenna Diversity (DAD) to provide a robust, highly dependable link between transmitter and receiver.
Pre-VisionTM - Looks ahead for potential problems when scanning incoming data and applies sophisticated error correction techniques - resulting in a system that gives the user a solid, impenetrable connection with his model.
Custom-Developed Technology - Futaba uses custom IC chips that have been designed specifically for radio control. With over 30 years of R/C system experience, Futaba knows it's important to make the investment in research and development to assure quality, reliability and safety. The FASST system is a result of extensive development and testing and it's the only system good enough to carry the Futaba name.
Convenient, Worry-Free Operation
Now you can enjoy the convenience of 2.4GHz operation with the quality and reliability of Futaba! No more worry about someone accidentally turning on another system on your frequency. You can fly anywhere - flying field, neighborhood park, schoolyard - without concern for conflict with another nearby radio system. And at the flying field there's no more waiting for your frequency clip to become available... just turn it on and fly!
Continuous Channel Shifting
Unlike other 2.4GHz systems that stay on one or two frequencies (leaving the potential for interference), the 2.4GHz FASST shifts every two milliseconds, so signal conflicts and interruptions are virtually impossible.
Pre-VisionTM Packet Screening Technology
Scans the incoming data to look ahead for potential problems and apply sophisticated error correction techniques. The result is a system that gives the user a solid, impenetrable link with his model.
Dual Antenna Diversity (DAD)
Which means the system seamlessly selects the best reception between two receiver antennas, so there's no loss of signal, regardless of the plane's attitude.
The Easy LinkTM system
The 8FG transmitter has a unique ID code that, after linking with the R6208SB receiver, assures this receiver will only follow commands from this transmitter. Set it and forget it! Just push the recessed button on the receiver and it will never forget the unique transmitter ID code, which locks this receiver to the transmitter. And with over 134 million possible codes, there's no chance for a conflict.
Which enables you to stay in complete control of your model, even at greater distances. It also offers greater signal selectivity, which prevents unwanted interference.
A "no-hassle" Fail Safe system
The 2.4GHz's Fail Safe is programmed right through the transmitter, just like on conventional systems. Other radios require a complicated six-step process to set up their Fail Safe, along with a separate binding plug that can easily be misplaced.
Custom 2.4GHz IC chips
Futaba's own custom IC chips are backed by 15 years of 2.4GHz experience in industrial R/C uses, and are "purpose built" for R/C systems. Some manufacturers rely on off-the-shelf IC chips, without the custom application development that only Futaba's vast experience can provide