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03-30-2005 12:37 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Coloradoheli3d

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I have just tried my compact flash card in my 14MZ, both my 256, and 512mb cards worked just fine. Just incase any of you out there were wondering about this

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03-30-2005 08:09 AM  13 years agoPost 2
jbiter

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The 256 works great but I originally tried to go cheap and tried a Fuji128 CF card which did not work.

Jeff

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04-08-2005 07:32 AM  13 years agoPost 3
KillerBob

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In either case it voids warranty according to the manual

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09-15-2006 05:38 PM  11 years agoPost 4
RSA

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How would Futaba know if we use an 'aftermarket' flash card?
Since it is stated that it would void the warrenty, who would be dumb enough to leave the flash card in there so Futaba can service the radio?

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09-15-2006 10:37 PM  11 years agoPost 5
Ilkka

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How would Futaba know if we use an 'aftermarket' flash card?
Actually it's just relatively easy piece of software to log in flash what kind of CF cards has been used with the radio. Then use service sw or secret menu to reveal what has been stored in logs.. However customer can not know whether the feature was developed or not


...Anyway: I think Futaba cannot deny warranty due to aftermarket CF card if the case is something the card could not have impact. Fex if there is broken frequency module they can't deny warranty. And they state radio to have CompactFlash card slot, what is the opinion of the CF industry alliance about this kind of discrimination... Is it ok for license agreements and should Futaba not to use CF(r) trademark

- Ilkka

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09-16-2006 01:15 AM  11 years agoPost 6
Roamer

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You hit it RIGHT on the head llkka! They CAN'T deny warranty coverage just because you used an "aftermarket" CF card. If they actually wanted to enforce that, they would be required by law to PROVIDE the cards for free. I don't see "$0.00" listed as the price for the Futaba cards, so...

You comment on using the CF trademark (and IP) are also right on. If they say it is the CF standard version xyz, then any card that also says it is CF standard xyz is golden.

The whole thing about denying warranty is just to get people to spring for the (very) overpriced Futaba card vs. what ever they find at the local Best Buy.

Of course, always keep in mind that there can be all kinds of differnces between what is "legal" and what they actually "do". A lot of companies are prefectly willing to send you up the river even though they know they are wrong just because they also know that the chance that you will be willing to go through all the hassle of a lawsuit just for a few hundred bucks is pretty slim.

And have I memtioned lately that I REALLY hate the Tort system in the USA???

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09-17-2006 09:38 AM  11 years agoPost 7
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so when buying an Aftermarket CF card, do i need to look out for something in particular? or any CF card will do?

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09-17-2006 10:24 PM  11 years agoPost 8
jkelly

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Generally the more recognized name brand cards should be fine. I agree they shouldn't try to influence what brand of card you use but it could also help cut down on troubleshooting. As an example, I have a CF card the will not do anything while installed in my handheld GPS receiver but works great in my adapter connected to my computer. A different brand CF card works fine in the GPS. I spend half a day tinkering with this thing wondering why it wouldn't work before I tried a different one.

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09-18-2006 07:49 AM  11 years agoPost 9
Ilkka

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There is size limitation due to FAT16 file system to 2GB. meaning choose =<2GB CF card to avoid need of FAT32 which might not be supported. (you never know)

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09-18-2006 05:41 PM  11 years agoPost 10
RCfan

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Longwood, FL USA

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No such limitation; larger cards are FAT32 and do work.

As for what CF card types to use, get CF Type-I card (not Type-II), non-high-speed / non-Ultra. If all you're going to do is keep models and some sound files, get the smallest card possible (128 or 256 nowadays); larger are just a waste unless you're going to do additional work with your radios, e.g. hack.

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09-19-2006 02:59 AM  11 years agoPost 11
NitroPolymer

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The cards should be formatted to FAT32, I believe some of the people who have thought they had an incompatible card actually had a card that came preformatted with NTFS, which is not supported.

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