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09-04-2009 05:20 PM  8 years agoPost 1
titanchin

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Hi, All Guru.
Im heli flyer with mode 1. May i know if i using 14mz airplane version radio what the different in between heli version.
Can i using the Airplane version for heli? pls help:-)
what r the function i will missing out..?

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09-04-2009 05:45 PM  8 years agoPost 2
titanchin

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it's only the boot up display??

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09-04-2009 06:09 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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Location of some of the switches (trainer?) And throttle ratchet. Same software

Jim Senicka
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09-04-2009 06:44 PM  8 years agoPost 4
xxcysxx

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the software is the same. first boot up might be specific for either version, heli or air. but after that should boot up to what ever version you specify it. the airplane has heavier gimball springs and throttle ratchet. several switch layout might be different, too. which are all can be change at additional cost.

i got the heli version and it has a soft gimball springs and like a heavier feel. so i change it all to heavy duty springs. $.89 cents a piece.

Tam

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09-04-2009 08:27 PM  8 years agoPost 5
modtron

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With the 14MZ, the only difference is the initial boot up mode.

The aircraft set will boot up in aero mode, where the heli set boots up in heli mode.

Both sets have the same sticks and ratchet/ soft stick adjustment, it's up to the user to adjust how they want it to react.

The switch locations may be different as supplied, but these can all be moved by the user to wherever they want them to be at no cost what so ever.

modtron
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09-05-2009 03:38 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Thomas L Erb

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modtron got it all correct. the only ad to his post is he said
The aircraft set will boot up in aero mode, where the heli set boots up in heli mode.
what is meant by this is when you open a new model it will default to a airplane or heli based on the tx being a air or heli. the user can change model type at this time to match his new model.

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09-05-2009 06:40 AM  8 years agoPost 7
titanchin

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Thks buddy.....
u mean switch different position, can we asign the switch as like 10C?
what is me my throttle ratchet?
Can anyone share the boot up screen photo here?

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09-05-2009 09:55 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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Yse all switches are assignable, and can be repositioned. The ratchet can be smooth or ratchet without removing the case even.

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09-06-2009 12:38 PM  8 years agoPost 9
titanchin

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how about change mode 2 to mode 1?

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09-06-2009 06:10 PM  8 years agoPost 10
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changing the 14Z from mode 2 to mode 1 is the same as the 12Z.
to do it right, the TX needs to be sent to the service center.

one would think though that since the software of these 2 radios allows you to assign any function to any switch/stick posistion, that simply moving the racthet/spring mechanism around internally from the throttle/rudder stick would allow the user to make the change..............however, seeing the inside of these radios is enough to keep me from touching it, and i have done many changes in the past to my Futaba 7-8,&9 ch Tx's.

i'd send it in and have it done right

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09-07-2009 04:48 AM  8 years agoPost 11
titanchin

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may be we also need to change the software to other mode. may be im wrong.

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09-07-2009 04:53 AM  8 years agoPost 12
summerwind

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titanchin,

hey after seeing your other post i now realize more about your situation.
how long will it actually take for you to send the TX in and get it back?

have you tried asking your question here (Futaba support forum)as well?

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_125/tt.htm

Bill Baxter is a great guy and might have an idea or two to help you.

-mike

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09-07-2009 07:38 AM  8 years agoPost 13
titanchin

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THKS SUMMERWIND:-)
WIL CHECK..

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09-08-2009 06:10 AM  8 years agoPost 14
Dr.Ben

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The difference in spring tension b/t the airplane and heli version (stiff versus softer) is indeed the case for transmitters shipped in the US. I can't recall if this is specific to the US market or not.

The airplane and heli radios say MZAP and MZHP on the transitter emblem.

NOW, let me make you all aware of something that I found out in two cases, one my own. One of the last things that is done at the factory to these transmitters is to calibrate them. The airplane radios are shipped with the throttle ratchet in place, and the heli radios are set for smooth drag. Yes, I know you can switch it back forth. The detail here is that when my transmitter and a friend's were calibrated at the factory (both plank versions shipped by accident to us), they apparently did it AFTER the ratchet was set. Center stick on the throttle ratchet fell one line thickness above dead center, and that's where they calibrated it to neutral. Thus when I switched it over to drag for heli mode, dead center stick showed up as 48 or 49%. To get this perfect so that half stick was exactly 50% according to the processor, the radio needed a recalibration. When this happened, I informed a friend of mine who works for Futaba Japan. As a result, they may have changed the order in which they set the ratchet WRT to calibration. None of this is a defect in the radio. I just thought I'd make you aware of this idiosyncracy of throttle calibration with the ratchet turned on. It would honestly apply to ANY radio with a switchable throttle drag system.

Ben Minor

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09-08-2009 06:45 AM  8 years agoPost 15
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Thks for your good info.

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09-09-2009 09:04 AM  8 years agoPost 16
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futaba 14mz

channel assign is difference with 10c.

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09-09-2009 04:36 PM  8 years agoPost 17
xxcysxx

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The springs are indeed different on the airplane and heli version. You get a heavier springs on a airplane transmitter and a softer springs on a heli transmitter. I tighten mine all the way down and its still to soft for my liking. So i ordered new heavy duty springs. All feels great now.

as for the switch, you can relocate or assign them all you want, but you still have the same switch, either its a momentary, two position or three position. Now for example if you want to change all of your transmitter switch to three position switch, you will have to buy new three position switch.

Tam

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09-10-2009 12:40 AM  8 years agoPost 18
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14mz

hi, actualy i looking to softer spring when can i order it?

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09-10-2009 10:38 PM  8 years agoPost 19
xxcysxx

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You should try the hard springs with the softest tension first and see if you like it, then replace with soft springs.
Hard springs on soft tension felt like it picks up where the soft springs left off on the hard tension.

i got ronlunds to order them for me, but i get the part number from futaba tech support.

Tam

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