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Old 06-22-2006, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Programming tips for the 12Z

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Old 06-22-2006, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Official 12Z FAQ

Always consult the official 12Z FAQ section from Futaba before asking for help. Many questions are already answered in their info.

http://www.futaba-rc.com/faq/faq-12z.html
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Servo Acceleration


Ok i was wondering how complicated this is to do, and if it makes noticiable difference in flight with quikness? Also on the pich how would you do it for the pitch same way as for the elevator and aileron?
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The acceleration feaure is for pitch only on heli, think you can other channel asignment for planks, I use this on all my machines and the ammount used depends on blades and dampners. For v blades 690 I use 35 acceleration with 25% dumping and set the act position to 10% stick and 90% stick and the normal pitch setting to around + - 12 deg For 710 v blades you need to reduce things a bit first the total colective to + - 11 and acceleration to 20% keep dumping the same
Head dampers are important here too soft and the heli puts alot of cyclic interaction in when you punch it and too hard the same result but a bit less!
For all other blades Radix SAB ect Set acceleration to 35-40% and dumping to 30 this will wake up any blade that may feel spongey when hard pitch reversals are given, You can ofcource increase theese values alot but run the risk of serious binding as the extra pitch delivery is too fast to see and check for binding!!
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I downloaded the latest 12Z update software. The new "Virtual Cyclic Ring" is great.
Also yes it does up the PPM to 12 channels. It's selectable 8/12. This is good for the XPS Universal 10 channel module since it plugs into the trainer port and needs the PPM side.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Why would you want to use the XPS module and only have 10 channels? When you can use the Futaba 2.4 ghz module for the 12Z/14MZ and have 12 channels plus the 2048 resolution that is used now with G3.

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Old 04-26-2007, 03:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Some people are going to go with what's available now, as opposed to waiting. I'd say cost might be an issue, but I have a hard time selling that one to myself when it's a $1200 radio involved.
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I guess the big thing is cost. I don't need 12 channels. 10 is more than enough for my near term future.

For $199 XPS sells the module and the receiver. 10 channel receivers $99 each.
XPS looks to have a great system. It's based on military technology. It has some neat future potential to feed back data like battery voltage and engine temp... already built in. I had the sensor module in my hand at Toledo. XPS will deliver. They are proving it every day while Futaba and JR are crying because they missed the boat. The little antenna is drawing me near. I would bet XPS will give us the rest of the channels if we need them.

Futaba is gonna be a wallet snatcher...

Figure $300 for the module and $300+ for each receiver. I have 5 helis.

Fully equip...

XPS $600
Futaba $1800+

Right now I'm flying 1024 PCM with my 12Z cause I sold off my G3 receivers before the big price collapse. On the bench I see NO latency when I move my sticks. XPS resolution is way up there. I don't think latency is a problem at this point. I think Futaba pricing is a problem. Look at G3 receivers... nobody wants them because they are questionable. They are proof that Futaba isn't perfect and I don't feel they can justify their pricing structure because of the G3 debacle. They must be pocketing the R&D money.

With that track record, will Futaba FASST be reliable? Who knows? They were in 2.4ghz for a long time and only now are making it available due to competition. Why is that?
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Does the Futaba 12Z have the pitch dumb function as its older brother does ?
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Don't know exactly what your referring to. But the 12Z has the same functions as the 14 as far as the programming to fly a heli.

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Old 09-23-2007, 09:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Where in the Futaba site is there a link to these updates for the 12Z?

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Old 09-23-2007, 01:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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On the Futaba Flyers Club in the Download section is all the updates for the radios. You have to be logged on to the FFC to be able to download them.
The last 12Z update is dated 3/21/2007 update 1 1 0
This is the one that added the electronic cyclic ring and the A & B selectable modulation for the transmitter.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Three reasons for the Xtreme choice are: it works; it's inexpensive; it offers enough channels for most of us.

I bought the 8-channel for my 9303, as I am using just 7 channels for my electric 50-sized.
I had persistent glitches one/flight, sometimes two, which I could not eliminate by boom-grounding, etc. But RFI cuts off at around 300 MHZ, and, sure enough, now that I fly 2.4 Ghz, no more glitches.

I was recently seriously considering a 12Z - not for helis, but for fixed-wing IMACs - but when I read the Futaba response to the "what's wrong with the G3 receiver" question, I decided to wait on this one until it comes out in native 2.4 Ghz..

I will stay with my old and true 9ZAPS until then..
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:19 AM   #14 (permalink)
 
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Three reasons for the Xtreme choice are: it works; it's inexpensive; it offers enough channels for most of us.

I bought the 8-channel for my 9303, as I am using just 7 channels for my electric 50-sized.
I had persistent glitches one/flight, sometimes two, which I could not eliminate by boom-grounding, etc. But RFI cuts off at around 300 MHZ, and, sure enough, now that I fly 2.4 Ghz, no more glitches.

I was recently seriously considering a 12Z - not for helis, but for fixed-wing IMACs - but when I read the Futaba response to the "what's wrong with the G3 receiver" question, I decided to wait on this one until it comes out in native 2.4 Ghz..

I will stay with my old and true 9ZAPS until then..

Did you post this in the wrong thread? I don't see where it has anything to do with programming tips for the 12Z.

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Old 02-14-2008, 07:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
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When purchased, is there a way to tell if the latest programing was done at the factory?
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hi Hoot / SoCalMike,
I just moved from JR 9XII + XPS to 12FG 2.4. Well, the 12FG's response time is much faster than XPS !
If you guys love XPS, I have the TX module and many receivers for sell, all in good condition and lifetime warranty. Will you consider them?

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Three reasons for the Xtreme choice are: it works; it's inexpensive; it offers enough channels for most of us.

I bought the 8-channel for my 9303, as I am using just 7 channels for my electric 50-sized.
I had persistent glitches one/flight, sometimes two, which I could not eliminate by boom-grounding, etc. But RFI cuts off at around 300 MHZ, and, sure enough, now that I fly 2.4 Ghz, no more glitches.

I was recently seriously considering a 12Z - not for helis, but for fixed-wing IMACs - but when I read the Futaba response to the "what's wrong with the G3 receiver" question, I decided to wait on this one until it comes out in native 2.4 Ghz..

I will stay with my old and true 9ZAPS until then..
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:18 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Heh, I just did the exact same thing...not because of XPS, but because I wanted the advanced programming/trimming features of the 12FGH.

I will be selling off my XP9303 and XPS Mod/RX too.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Very good transmitter!!!
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:18 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Anyone using the 12Z (with TM-14) with the Futaba R617FS receiver? If so, can you tell me which channel numbers (on the receiver) map to which heli's servos? Heli is an Align 600.

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Old 12-26-2009, 02:56 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Go into the linkage/function menu to see the channel assignments
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