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06-07-2012 07:39 PM  6 years agoPost 21
GetToDaChopper

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Besides the price difference, I can think of the simplicity of the switches layout and spacing (8FG are most 3 position while 8J are two position), simplicity of the programming (less menus), display information arrangement and radio overall look.
oh i see, i guess mark needs to make a new forum for talking about "Futaba S-FHSS" if this one is for "Futaba FASST"......
Does anyone know if the air version of this radio comes with the flat spring for the throttle because it looks like that radio will be in stock sooner than the heli settings default radio?
i think the only dir between heli and air is the default startup model.

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06-07-2012 10:40 PM  6 years agoPost 22
outrage90

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I don't the spring is included

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06-07-2012 10:47 PM  6 years agoPost 23
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Oh ok well i'll probably take the spring out of my 6ex or try fuel line tubing or something if I get the air radio because I'm pretty sure the throttle stick is the ratcheting type

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06-08-2012 12:04 AM  6 years agoPost 24
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why would there be a spring on the throttle of a air TX ?
it may be a "ratcheting type".

i know the 8fg air has no spring on the throttle

as far as i know only the "surface" TX has a spring on the throttle.....

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06-08-2012 12:37 AM  6 years agoPost 25
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Sorry you are correct lol I have always referred to it as a spring

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06-08-2012 03:53 AM  6 years agoPost 26
crdhelipad

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8J heli version
My radio came with came with the tension clip and screw so if installed it would ratchet , But why would you want that ?

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06-08-2012 04:29 AM  6 years agoPost 27
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Someone sold an 8fg for that 80s looking thing? Wow that's a mind blower right there!! I'm sure it's a fine radio but I'll keep my 8fg thanks.

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

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06-08-2012 07:10 AM  6 years agoPost 28
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Same here for sure ! i'm going to have this 8FG for a long long time ! right now there's only one other TX i would trade it for, that would be a 18mz of course !

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06-08-2012 10:40 AM  6 years agoPost 29
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That's the thing I don't want the ratcheting effect I want the throttle to be smooth, but if tower does not get the heli version of this radio in stock soon then I will get the air version and because the air version will most likely have a ratcheting tension clip installed I was wondering if there was a smooth tension clip in the box to change to so I won't have the ratcheting throttle.

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06-08-2012 01:33 PM  6 years agoPost 30
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Believe it or not, I was considering moving from the 8FG to the 8J, but I figured out FASST is a more robust protocol (not meaning FHSS is bad in any sense) but the fact the 8FG is user upgradable really makes a difference between the two models.

What I don't like about the 8FG is the three position switches it has throughout, especially the throttle hold one. I know I can replace it with a two position switch, and it's very probable I'll be doing this in a near future. Myself, I like things just plain simple, and at this moment, I'm not using more than 30% of the 8FG capabilities. Since flybarless models became numerous, the flybarless controllers have taken the Tx programming needs so down that practically any radio will do well with any of them. The special mixes that makes radios so unique are no longer needed at all.

David

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06-08-2012 08:52 PM  6 years agoPost 31
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Yep the FASST protocol is their flagship TX's, no doubt about that......

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06-08-2012 08:55 PM  6 years agoPost 32
OICU812

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davehour I completely agree on the switches and their spacing that's why I removed mine. I had radio south mod it.

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

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06-09-2012 01:54 AM  6 years agoPost 33
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i'm not unfamiliar with this, i retained the switchs and opped for the low profile switch collar and added a push button for Captain Rescue and a extra loud alarm pizo to boot.

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06-09-2012 04:05 AM  6 years agoPost 34
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Is the 8J resolution 2048 as the 8FG?

The 8J manual doesn't state it so it's probable 1024. And 2048 does make a difference.

David

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06-14-2012 04:41 AM  6 years agoPost 35
crdhelipad

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im not sure
good question

2.4GHz FHSS2.4GHz S-FHSSFTR
Futaba introduced FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) systems in 2010, to offer modelers a less expensive way to enjoy 2.4GHz dependability. Other advantages include extremely low latency, exceptionally fast frame rates, transmitters with no external antennas and low-cost receivers with Easy Link convenience.

As the name implies, the transmitter signal of an FHSS system literally hops from frequency to frequency in a pseudorandom sequence. The combination of frequency hopping with Futaba's advanced algorithms creates 100% frequency security.

Futaba FHSS and S-FHSS systems are also compatible with models that display the FTR (Futaba Transmitter-Ready) symbol. It means that the model's factory-installed receiver is FHSS-compatible and can be linked and used with an FHSS transmitter you already own.

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06-23-2012 12:50 PM  6 years agoPost 36
crdhelipad

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1024 or 2048 ?
can anyone chime in on this ?

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06-23-2012 01:20 PM  6 years agoPost 37
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Sit tight guys. I am going to find out for you.

Ben Minor

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06-23-2012 02:33 PM  6 years agoPost 38
Dr.Ben

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The resolution of the 8J is at least as good as 2048.

Ben Minor

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