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05-12-2011 05:21 AM  7 years agoPost 1
RCHSF

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I'm sold on this radio. After looking and reading many post, this seems to be the very best radio on the market for the price. Also after watching many video's in peoples hands it looks better than I had first thought. Thin yet wide to allow comfortable holding. And it can be updated to the 12+2 ch Super if someone were to buy a second hand model. Does this update fix any bugs the earlier version may of had? I had first thought that I'd like to have a radio with vibration on the alarm, but I don't see me needing that. After all I don't plan to be listening to music while flying, or any other noise that may distract me, like lawn mowers, or what ever. Vibrators are for chicks not heli flyers.

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05-12-2011 12:38 PM  7 years agoPost 2
kcordell

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There were really never any 'bugs' with the first version of the radio/software. There were a few in the very first batch that had some issues, but it came down to improperly installed software as was fixed as easy as reinstalling the software. Some/many don't like the low volume of the beeper, doesn't bother me, I hear it just fine. Some don't like the looks of the radio, but are you at the field to impress others with how your equipment looks or how it flys? You will be very pleased with this radio, it does everything you will need and if anything comes up, always software updateable.

Team Synergy/Rail, Team Scorpion, YS Engines, VelTye

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05-12-2011 12:46 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Hotwings

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Florida, West Palm Beach.

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i have 14mz, dx-6i, 9303 2.4, Hitec radios, i have only flown the 8fg unless i had not put model in the radio and had to fly another radio, love the CGY 750 and the sbus receivers. Eventually put all models in 8 fg and sell the others. Ron

Please cancel my clearance, I have the field in sight. Got my RW Turbine Waiver, need lottery!

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05-12-2011 01:06 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Steff Giguere

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That is right, no bugs, just updates to make a great radio even better, love mine. Only thing Futaba needs to work on is putting a battery in there with more than 700mah, I replaced with a 2S transmitter battery.

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

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05-12-2011 01:11 PM  7 years agoPost 5
777ER

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Westchester county, NY, USA

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Only thing Futaba needs to work on is putting a battery in there with more than 700mah, I replaced with a 2S transmitter battery.
Wasn't there a warning not to put lipo's in the 8FG?

-Chris

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05-12-2011 03:46 PM  7 years agoPost 6
RCHSF

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Thanks for the input.

Heck if it works as good as y'all say, I don't care if it takes AAA's. I'll make something work. I might even put a louder beeper in mine, if I think it needs it. I could care less about voiding a warranty. I'll probably end up getting a second hand one anyways. TX only, cause I don't believe I'll need a 8-ch RX for a 450 Heli.
And I'm not trying to impress anyone at the field, or my house where I fly (Only) so no one to see it, but me. I love how it balances. And the radio looks pretty good anyways. Actually it looks a heck of a lot better than the New Spectrum Radios, they look like toys. That want to transform into a real radio.

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05-12-2011 04:08 PM  7 years agoPost 7
sluggo

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Kitchener Ont

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You can put a 2s lipo in the 8fg??? if so which ones fit??

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Teambob00

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05-12-2011 05:49 PM  7 years agoPost 8
kcordell

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This one fits perfect.

http://www.rcaccessory.com/pe2600tx-2S.aspx

Team Synergy/Rail, Team Scorpion, YS Engines, VelTye

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05-12-2011 10:15 PM  7 years agoPost 9
Andy from Sandy

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Robbe make a purpose built li-po with a charger. There is circuitry in the pack to stop it being over charged or discharged and the charger is for use through the external charge plug.

http://at.robbe-online.net/rims_at....71b3e0dc146060b

http://at.robbe-online.net/rims_at....71b3e0dc146060b

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05-13-2011 05:13 AM  7 years agoPost 10
RCHSF

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NC

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I don't know how I missed it, or thought it had Telemetry. That was a big mistake on my part, in saying this radio had everything that I wanted. I guess that when looking at the Spectrum system I thought the 8FG had it to. Now I don't want the Futaba 8FG what a let down. I wanted to be able to see how much juice was left in my pack on the tx. I know a timmer is all thats needed, but since they came out with systems with this feature it was something I really wanted. So why buy something if it's not what you want.

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