RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 2933 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterRadio - Futaba FASST › Im thinking about a Futaba 8FG or 7C 2.4 and have a few questions
04-06-2010 11:32 PM  8 years agoPost 1
LonR

rrElite Veteran

Macomb,Mi

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Well my DX7 is on its way to HH to get fixed because I left power on and unpluged the battery,lost all memory and got a backup error ..I liked my old 72mhz Futaba 7CHP so started peeking at the new Futaba 2.4 Radios and the 8FG really looks nice .I seen its well balanced and has a SD memory card to put models on,does the card hold everything/all setting for each heli?I really don't need a 8ch radio but I never bought a NEW one (would take some time to save the $$) so my other question is,if the 8FG or 7C looses total power would it need to be sent in for repairs?Also,would I gain anything with the 8FG over the 7C?Any problems with these new radios??

600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-06-2010 11:38 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Steff Giguere

rrProfessor

St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If I were you I'd go for the 8FG, faster plus it has programming graphs which the 7C does not have.

Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-06-2010 11:44 PM  8 years agoPost 3
bkervaski

rrElite Veteran

Birmingham, AL, USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

8FG = 12Z Jr.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-07-2010 12:37 AM  8 years agoPost 4
twguns

rrVeteran

Indianapolis, IN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

FH450, I'm pretty sure the 8FG has an auto off feature (can be set for shut off afterf a preset time of inactivity)... The programing is way more comprehensive than any of the JR radios... Only need one reciever per model (Futaba's don't seem to have "brown outs" like the Spectrum stuff, even with multiple satellites.)

bigTim

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-07-2010 01:10 AM  8 years agoPost 5
DougV

rrVeteran

Miramar, Florida - USA (Ft. Lauderdale)

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I own the 7C, 8FG and 12FG, go with the 8FG is all you need.

You can hold up to more than 2000 models with the SD card and you can do the software updates at home without sending it to Futaba.

Remember that you can get an extra receiver for just $10.00 more and up to $60.00 off if you are a Tower Hobbies club member and free shipping.

Regards,
Doug.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-07-2010 01:13 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Foz

rrApprentice

Earth

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

My advice would be go for the 8fg, it is a great radio. Here's what you do...Join Tower Hobbies super saver club for $10. In a few days they email you a coupon that will take $60 off of the price when you order anything over $300 plus you get free shipping. You also have the option right now of getting an extra receiver for $10. It's a lesser model than the one that comes with the radio but it is still good. You can also pay in 3 equal payments over 3 months if cash is tight.

Foz

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-07-2010 03:57 AM  8 years agoPost 7
LonR

rrElite Veteran

Macomb,Mi

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thanks for all the advice guys and sounds like the 8FG is a sweet radio.Looks like i'll be saving some $$ up and once I get about half i'll sale my DX7 and 2 AR7000 to come up with the other half.This will be my first brand new radio so I want a good one but don't want more than I need if you know what I mean.The touch pad on the 8FG looks cool haha .

600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-07-2010 07:33 AM  8 years agoPost 8
rotorG

rrApprentice

Manitoba, Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

before you do, suggest holding one in your hands. Going from a DX7 to 8FG for some is a big difference in feel, the switches are not for everyone, they are very very close. They were to close for me, otherwise was a nice radio.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-07-2010 11:37 PM  8 years agoPost 9
LonR

rrElite Veteran

Macomb,Mi

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Well if the switches are closer,its better for me as I have small hands.I already have problems sometimes pushing the sticks all the way over on my DX7 which causes me to give a little bit of wrong input.

600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-12-2010 02:18 AM  8 years agoPost 10
Al Miessner

rrApprentice

Virginia Beach, VA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

that is tre about the 8FG and close switches at the top. I have big mechanic hands and that was my first concern with the 8FG after I bought it. but this radio is so comprehensive that all switches are 3 position so I programed the switches at the top to not do anything at the first detent, so if my finger hit by it accident nothing would happen, then program the second spot its function. i.e. throttle hold or idle up. this works perfectly for me.

GrandRC Team Pilot/Team NINJA pilot Futaba 8FG (2X) Trex 700E DFC
Trex 450 Pro CGY750

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-21-2010 02:12 AM  8 years agoPost 11
erict

rrApprentice

Ct

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

8fg=

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-21-2010 04:21 PM  8 years agoPost 12
CoronaL

rrKey Veteran

Winnebago IL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I'm a JR/Spektrum guy, but the 8FGH is a NICE radio. Friend has one and prior to seeing and holding it, I thought it was the ugliest thing I had seen. Then AFTER, seeing it in person and holding it, I changed my mind. It's a nice unit and alot of nice programming features. Quality feeling gimbles. Nice Radio IMO and if I ever went over to Futaba that is the radio I'd get. I'm just way too vested in Spektrum stuff to consider switching anytime soon.

Randy!!! I am the liquor

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-21-2010 04:46 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Rogman88

rrElite Veteran

West Monroe, LA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I thought that I'd have an issue wiht all the 3 position switches particullarly with the throttle hold. I have always had a 2 position switch for this but quickly acclimated to setting the top two positions to throttle on and bottom position to throttle hold. I don't even notice anymore, just use the middle and bottom positions. The 8FG is the mose comfortable transmitter I've ever held. It's light, balanced and much faster than other futaba and hitec transmitters that I've owned.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-23-2010 09:33 PM  8 years agoPost 14
hgh001

rrApprentice

New Zealand

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I agree with bkervaski 8FG = 12FG and even 14MZ JR.

Amazing functionality!

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2010 04:50 PM  8 years agoPost 15
OICU812

rrMaster

Edson, Alberta, Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I liked the radio to but could not overcome the switch spacing is all.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-26-2010 05:15 PM  8 years agoPost 16
davehour

rrElite Veteran

Guayama, Puerto Rico 00785

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

They should make radios at least in two sizes , like clothes.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 2933 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterRadio - Futaba FASST › Im thinking about a Futaba 8FG or 7C 2.4 and have a few questions
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 2  Topic Subscribe

Wednesday, August 15 - 6:14 am - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online