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HelicopterRadio - Futaba FASST › Which to Buy, Futaba 8FGH or 8JH
01-05-2014 04:45 PM  4 years agoPost 1
MobileRaptor

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I've been out of the hobby for several years and am getting back in. I still have my radios, a JR 10x and a Futaba 9zap-wc2. I could buy the modules to convert them to 2.4 but the price to convert is around $300.00 which I think could be spent on a more current radio package.

After doing some research I'm looking at the current Futaba 8 channel radios. The Futaba 8FGH FHSS Which comes with an R6208SB receiver AND THE 8JH FASST which comes with a R2008SB receiver.

Can anyone tell me the advantages and dis-advantages between the two systems.

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01-05-2014 06:11 PM  4 years agoPost 2
Zaneman007

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The biggest difference is that the 8FG (super) is a 14 channel radio, while the 8JH is an 8 channel radio.

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01-05-2014 06:33 PM  4 years agoPost 3
Ace Dude

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A very nice side by side feature comparison for these two radios can be seen here:

http://www.futaba-rc.com/systems/feature-compare.html

  

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01-05-2014 07:47 PM  4 years agoPost 4
TMoore

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If the choice is only between these two radios, the 8FG is more than worth the extra money.

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01-05-2014 09:54 PM  4 years agoPost 5
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They can't be compared -

The 8J is an FHSS only system so you are limited to those RX's.

The 8FG is a FASST only system so you are limited to those RX's though there is a better selection.

I was in the same boat a few months ago. I would highly recommend spending the extra coin on the 14SG. It talks all three of Futaba's protocols: FHSS, FASST and FASSTest. That alone makes it worth the extra money. FASSTest gives you telemetry if you care to try that.

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01-05-2014 10:10 PM  4 years agoPost 6
MobileRaptor

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jschenck

I think your right, think I step up to the 14, why play around.

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01-05-2014 10:45 PM  4 years agoPost 7
LaDon

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14sg all the way unless you got the bucks for the 18

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01-05-2014 10:50 PM  4 years agoPost 8
Ace Dude

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I think your right, think I step up to the 14, why play around.
Good choice.

  

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01-31-2014 12:48 AM  4 years agoPost 9
MobileRaptor

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The two Helicopters I am working on are nearing completion. Mostly all that is left is doing the set up.

I have done some of the set up with my old JR 10X.

However, Wednesday I Ordered my NEW Futaba 14SGH 14-Channel 2.4GHz Heli Computer Radio plus one addition receiver. Paid a little extra freight to have it delivered to me place of work and I should have it tomorrow.

This will be my first 120 degree swash plate set-up!!

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01-31-2014 06:57 PM  4 years agoPost 10
kcordell

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You won't be disappointed, enjoy!!

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01-31-2014 07:22 PM  4 years agoPost 11
raptorapture

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Good call! It's too bad the 8FG and 14SG came out so close together. I ended up buying both. You're lucky to get the heads up and avoid the regret later! Cheers.

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