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HelicopterRadio - Futaba FASST › 14 SG vs 12 FG on 72MHz Questions
02-24-2014 04:52 AM  3 years agoPost 1
ChrisK7

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So after years of flying 72 MHz on my good ol 12 FG I'm thinking I would like to see what all this 2.4 stuff is all about.

I am leaning towards the 14 SG. I know it isn't quite as nice of a radio as the 12 FG or have as many features, but for what I want out of a radio it will probably be better radio than simply getting the 2.4 module for my 12 FG.
As I understand it, by just going with the 2.4 module in the 12FG it still won't have the latency of the 14 SG? (faster)
It won't have telemetry, or the ability to run all the different modes or receivers like the 14SG?

What do you guy's think?

The best deal I have found on the 14SG with a receiver is around $549.00
Is there any other place that may be less $?

Thanks for any tips or info.

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02-24-2014 05:09 AM  3 years agoPost 2
FRANK R

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rc711 sold out on 14SG for $499 w/o telemetry, and $558 with telemetry.

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02-24-2014 07:00 PM  3 years agoPost 3
kcordell

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14SG actually is a much better radio than the 12FG with plenty more features. AND the software is upgradeable (FREE) and backwards compatible with all Futaba systems including FASSTest, FASST, S-FHSS, FHSS.

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02-24-2014 09:44 PM  3 years agoPost 4
Four Stroker

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What Kevin says is true for almost all features. Plus the latency of the 12FG/TM14 can be found on JKos thread. The one exception is that the 12FG has 17 point (although not SPLINE) curves and the 14SG has 5 point curves. Only you know if that matters.

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02-25-2014 12:29 AM  3 years agoPost 5
HilliHeli

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Watch at YouTube

This vid from Dchekas has some great info as well

Watch at YouTube

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02-25-2014 03:02 AM  3 years agoPost 6
ChrisK7

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Great info and tips. Really appreciate them. I watched the videos and really want the 14SG now.

I'm still not quite understanding how the S-Bus stuff works, how to hook it all up, or when you can or cannot use it but I'm learning.
Been playing around with RC stuff for about 35 years now so I'm sure I'll figure it out.

I fly both heli's and planes but I'm more of a heli guy.

On the S-Bus is there just one cable that goes to the FLB unit from the rec.?
What about a throttle servo, and a gov for nitro?

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02-25-2014 12:45 PM  3 years agoPost 7
ChrisK7

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Got one coming. Couldn't stand it anymore.

I did notice after I pushed the order button that it is the SGA model not the SGH.

No biggy I guess unless the switches are in different spots and cannot be reassigned, like the single throw spring loaded toggle.

Can't wait to get it.

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02-25-2014 01:21 PM  3 years agoPost 8
ChrisK7

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OK so now that I have one of these radio's coming which receivers are you all using for heli's and planes?

Are there any particular receivers to watch out for issues?

I fly all size heli's and planes from 50cc to small electrics.

I seen some aftermarket receivers out there for pretty cheap, are they any good for the smaller models, any issues with them?

Thanks for any info.

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02-25-2014 03:27 PM  3 years agoPost 9
Zbawer

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I like the screen better on the 12FG.
And unlike what's been said, its software also is upgradable...
I'll stick with mine for a little while longer...

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02-25-2014 05:09 PM  3 years agoPost 10
Wyorcflyer

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IMHO the 14SG is a great radio at a great price. Having said that the 14SG does not have extra trims for those of us who fly scale helicopters and scale airplanes. The 12FG, as you know, does have those extra trims. I think the 12FG is a much nicer radio with a much better screen but it is tough to justify spending $180 on a module for it since it lacks the receiver compatibility and telemetry features of the 14SG.

I am keeping my 12FGH for now in hopes that Futaba will come out with a non-touch screen transmitter in between the 14SG and the 18MZ, which is what the 12FGH was.

Maybe you can find a decent price on a used module to give 2.4 a try in your 12FG. 2.4 is truly revolutionary unless you fly by yourself in Siberia.

Good luck

Jack

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02-25-2014 07:35 PM  3 years agoPost 11
kcordell

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The difference between the A and H radio is smooth throttle on the Heli version. The A version will have a ratchet throttle on it.

As far as RX's go, it's what you want to do. If you are running a CGY-750 FBL system, only 2 wires to the S.Bus RX, Battery and S.Bus. All else is run out of the CGY-750.

And you can use ANY Futaba RX with this system.

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