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12-18-2011 02:58 PM  5 years agoPost 1
Helicrazy4

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West Virginia

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I will be switching from JR to FUTABA 8FG Super 2.4GHz in a few weeks looking forward to the new radio! I know I will have some question. Any thing that would be help to me on the switch be great!

Following Jesus

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12-18-2011 04:09 PM  5 years agoPost 2
kcordell

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Ask away, plenty of help here on the 8FG or 8FGS.

Team Futaba, Team Synergy/Rail, Team Scorpion, Team Castle Creations, YS Engines, VelTye

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12-18-2011 04:17 PM  5 years agoPost 3
dchekas

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Farmington, CT

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I made the same switch.

Best move I've ever done, you'll love the 8FG.

Team Align, Team Futaba, Team Byron Fuels, Team Thunder Power

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12-18-2011 05:27 PM  5 years agoPost 4
DougV

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Miramar, Florida -​USA (Ft. Lauderdale)

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I flew JR for many years, but after learning Futaba programming there's no way I'll go back.

Enjoy your new 8FGS.

-Doug.

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12-18-2011 06:17 PM  5 years agoPost 5
DEDO

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FREDERICA, DE.

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I have been a JR and then SPEKTRUM user since Kraft went out in the late 70s. On 11/12/11 I went to my LHS and bought a 8 FGS and CGY-750.
Now one month latter and having read and reread both instruction books I am feeling more comfortable with my new system now

I LOVE THE 8-FG RADIO & CGY-750 GYRO >BUT HATE FUTABAS INSTRUCTIONs<

Peace Out BOBBY D.
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ZeN G290,HC3SX,MKS,
Maidened 8/24/12 FL

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12-18-2011 06:47 PM  5 years agoPost 6
mcfast

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The FUTABA 8FG Super is the best for the $, I wish I had one!

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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12-18-2011 07:35 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Steff Giguere

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Just go in the programming, you will figure it out easily, I'm sure.

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12-18-2011 08:21 PM  5 years agoPost 8
Neon Juripuri

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Peculiar Mo USA

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I did the same thing. I still have my JR 9303. It is 72mhz and I still have a lot of 72mhz airplanes.
It took me a while to get used to the thumb wheel,and Futaba programing. But once I got used to it I love it. The only way to foresee questions is to get it into your hands. I did a lot of googling at first and I still do. It's a state of the art radio with a state of "you gotta be kiddin" manual
Fred

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12-19-2011 04:08 AM  5 years agoPost 9
GetToDaChopper

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the cool thing about the 8FG is theres so much it can do that a year later you can learn something new about it that you didn't know it could do before and it's like you just got a new radio !!! lol

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12-19-2011 04:40 AM  5 years agoPost 10
Dood

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Wescanson

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I made the same switch to an 8FG from a JR x9303 back in June. The change was fairly easy. Practice going in an out of the menus. That takes some getting used to with the touch pad.

The only hard part of the 8FG (what I still haven't fully figured out) are the program mixes. If you don't use mixes, you'll be fine.

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12-19-2011 05:15 AM  5 years agoPost 11
GetToDaChopper

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If somebody that "fully understands" the 8FG would do some sort of indepth video on it's programing and what does what that would be so great !!!!

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12-19-2011 10:09 AM  5 years agoPost 12
raybans

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Northern Ireland

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You will need a login for the vstabi website, but this is a useful guide for setting up an 8fg.

http://www.vstabi.info/forum/read.php?20,55326

Whilst its specifically for vbar, its helpful in that it introduces you to many of the basic menus/parameters. I used it when i switched from a JR 9303.

Hope it helps.

Since switching to the 8FG I have not looked back. Its a great radio.

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12-19-2011 02:20 PM  5 years agoPost 13
Helicrazy4

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West Virginia

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GetToDaCopper (Quote)If somebody that "fully understands" the 8FG would do some sort of indepth video on it's programing and what does what that would be so great !!!!

That would be great for sure !

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12-19-2011 03:09 PM  5 years agoPost 14
aviation

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Quebec Canada

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Switching to Futaba

I did the same thing and will not ever look back, the real difference is the connected feeling that you get between the action and reaction of your machine. It is like it is an extension of your arm. You will enjoy it for sure. The programing is not difficult, just take your time and don`t get frustrated at first becauce it will become very easy for you after a short period of time.

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12-19-2011 03:18 PM  5 years agoPost 15
Zaaaguy72

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MN

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^+1 really connected feel and once you are comfortable with the programming, the mentality makes total sense. I had an 11x for 2 months, too bulky and did not like the feel. I then got a dx-8, of which I really liked, but kept having binding problems with vbar. I then got a 8fgh and have had it for over a year now and won't be replacing it for a long time. Favorite radio I've ever owned. I will stay with Futaba for the foreseeable future. Oh, I also had a 9303, of which I think is my favorite jr/Spektrum radio, but is not as good as 8fgh.

Team Sanjel!

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12-19-2011 05:24 PM  5 years agoPost 16
rocket_33

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Mount Pleasant,​Michigan USA

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I didn't exactly switch but use both my 8FG and 12X. The 8FG is for my FBL helis and my 12X for my BNF's and flybar helis

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12-19-2011 06:09 PM  5 years agoPost 17
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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BUT HATE FUTABAS INSTRUCTIONs
You and half of the free world!

They are much better than they use to be, but they can still be better.

LUCKILY, all the other help from posted videos in YooToove and forums make life much easier. Steve Kaluf, kcordell, and Dr.Ben can cover just about any questions you can think off here in RR. The rest of us users play assist.

Helicrazy4
Welcome to a nice, RELIABLE control system.

Santiago

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12-20-2011 12:33 PM  5 years agoPost 18
Helicrazy4

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West Virginia

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Is anyone using lipo battery or are you using the stock battery?

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12-20-2011 12:56 PM  5 years agoPost 19
Zaaaguy72

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MN

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I am using a 2600Mah Lipo. Works great.

Team Sanjel!

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12-20-2011 01:02 PM  5 years agoPost 20
cwright

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Blossvale New York

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I don't use the lipo. The stock battery for me seems to last good. Chuck

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