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HelicopterRadio - Futaba FASST › Anyone seen the NEW FUTABA 8FGH FASST radio.
10-25-2009 08:08 PM  8 years agoPost 21
fran

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Actually the 8 has assignale gimbrals and shows in the manual how to swap the gimbrals
over to mode one or two or three or even 4...Not sure what 3 and 4 are.

To change this over yourself...take a look at the back and I think you'll see that it isn't that impossible to do...just need small tools to move

You are looking a a simple rachet move to the throttle side and moving the spring assemble and hold to what would now be the elevator mode 2 side.

Looking at these pics (mode2)...throttle is at the right side from the bottom of TX.

Hope this helps!!

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10-25-2009 08:53 PM  8 years agoPost 22
Andy from Sandy

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Thanks fran, that is very useful. It isn't the same as the 9 and 10. They have a plate that screws in over the top of the gimbal that will be used for throttle.

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10-26-2009 01:22 AM  8 years agoPost 23
kaotik

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i love my 8fg so far it takes a little getting used to the sensor wheel but so far so good and for the price and the features it has you cant beat it i definitely made the right decision in switching to this from my dx7 se also i like the futaba rx's no external secondary antenna and the sd card slot is great for backing up setting to your pc

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10-26-2009 01:27 AM  8 years agoPost 24
fran

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Don't you think that this has been Futaba's best kept secret yet??
I truly enjoy mine and as for the sensor wheel...you are right about getting used to...I keep mashing on the thing...LOL

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10-26-2009 05:17 AM  8 years agoPost 25
kaotik

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well after playing with my new 8fg i found one thing futaba could have improved on the neckstrap lol it looks like my lil yorkie's leash
other than that you vant get much better than this radio in this pice range i also like the adjustable stick lengths and the slim profile of the radio

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10-26-2009 06:22 AM  8 years agoPost 26
fran

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Is that what that black string is called....I thought it was a shoe lace...LOL

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10-26-2009 06:45 AM  8 years agoPost 27
Eury

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OK, someone needs to look through their new 8fg and see if it has acceleration for the swash. I've studied the manual, and it has it for planes, but no mention of helis. If you aren't sure what you are looking for and it doesn't say "Acceleration" in the menus, it'll be the only thing that has a dumping parameter.

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10-26-2009 07:27 AM  8 years agoPost 28
fran

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Are you talking about speed compensation for the swash?

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10-26-2009 07:31 AM  8 years agoPost 29
Eury

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No, in the 12z, it's essentially like auto collective management. I've got it set so I have 10.5 deg of pitch, but if I very quickly dump in full collective, it'll give up to 12 and then back it down to the 10.5. Makes for very quick response without bogging the head. Perfect for someone like myself with crappy collective management.

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10-26-2009 07:33 AM  8 years agoPost 30
fran

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Think I found what you are looking for?????
Go to the "LINKAGE" menu and scrol down to "swash" touch the "rtn" function...touch S1 and go to page five of the swash menu...there you will find compensation direction for elev and aileron.

Just below that is the speed settings.

Hope this helps!

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10-26-2009 07:36 AM  8 years agoPost 31
fran

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I think I know what you are looking for...let me research this and I'll post again in the
morning (later this morning)

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10-26-2009 07:39 AM  8 years agoPost 32
Eury

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I gotta say, I kinda hope you don't find it.

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10-26-2009 07:43 AM  8 years agoPost 33
fran

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Like I said in the beginning of this post....
"the only thing Futaba needs to correct/update; is all of the functions that this radio has, aren't showing up in the manual!"

I'm sure it is in there...just need to go through my menus and syhper out the manual...LOL

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10-26-2009 03:43 PM  8 years agoPost 34
fran

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Eury...just got off of the phone with Futaba and posed the question about
"acceleration/swash"

John told me the the 8FGH actually has 12FGH program; he checked to see what you had explained to me in regards to the 10.5 degrees to 12 degrees and back to the 10.5 degrees.

We neew to know exactly what the 12Z manual calls this function. He pulled this (12Z) up on the screen and couldn't find what you were describing to me. Probably my communication skills with him...LOL.
Never the less; please LMK what the actual function name is (in the manual and page number).

So here's the latest from the mouth of Futaba. The 8FGH has almost all of the programing of the 12FGH and a lot of the 12Z/14Z (and 8FGH program is based on the program of the 12FGH).

Eury LMK what that function is called in the manual and I'll get a deffinte answer for you!

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10-26-2009 03:54 PM  8 years agoPost 35
bbaxter

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In the 12FG, 12Z, and 14MZ transmitters, the function appears only in Heli models, and is called "Acceleration". You can adjust both pitch and throttle functions, depending upon how you're setting-up your heli.

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10-26-2009 03:56 PM  8 years agoPost 36
Eury

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Page 112 of the 12Z manual, it's called acceleration both in the manual and on the menus in the 12z. I just looked at the 12fg manual and it is also handily on page 112 of that manual with the same name. On page 77 of the 8fg manual it also describes the same feature, but only mentions it for mixture adjustment in airplanes.

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10-26-2009 03:57 PM  8 years agoPost 37
Eury

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The man himself is here! So what's the definitive answer Bbaxter, does the 8fg have that feature for helis?

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10-26-2009 04:14 PM  8 years agoPost 38
fran

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Here's the final answer to the acceleration question....
The 8 FGH does NOT have this function...that's from the Futaba Dawg.

So I guess for $400.00 plus saving between the 8FGH and the 12FG, 12Z and 14MZ...A sacrifice has been made...LOL

Glad we've finally cleard this up!

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10-26-2009 04:19 PM  8 years agoPost 39
Eury

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Good. It doesn't meet my completely made up and arbitrary conditions for me to buy another radio.

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10-26-2009 06:25 PM  8 years agoPost 40
fran

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Well...go figure...
Just found out that due to a trading error...I have another 8FGH system (NIB)

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