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Old 03-04-2011, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Futaba T8FG Transmitter Review

Been hearing good things about this radio for a while - with the recent release of v3 of its firmware update with enticing goodies like multiple gyro control, ready for the Futaba FBL GY750 and stick calibration I had to get one to check out

FIrst video is an overview and updating the firmware - plan to follow by review of the menu functions, some of the new features - like swash end travel trimming and then a complete A-Z set up on one of my helis - probably the Furion 450 for starters - maybe Bob will chip in with his vast Futaba expertise and experience

Video 1 - Futaba T8FG transmitter - overview and firmware update - wmv 81MB

Video 2 - Futaba T8FG - Navigation of Menus - wmv - 54MB

Video 3 - New Features in v3 Firmware upgrade of T8FG transmitter - wmv - 44 MB

Video 4 - Setting Gyro Gain on the CGY750 using the T8FG - wmv - 188MB

Video 5 - Setting up the swash on a new flybarred heli - wmv 29MB

Video 6 - Single-axis gyro gain setup on the 8FG




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Old 03-04-2011, 06:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Excellent video. Well done John. Just followed instructions for upgrade ..........hey it works! ( What else do you expect from Futaba.)

Big question is, will it cause any unforseen problems on T500FBL with Beast X? Flew o.k.

Look forward to further videos.

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Old 03-04-2011, 02:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice John! If you have any questions feel free to ask, I have had my 8FG for over a year now
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Right on time .

Planing to switch from Spektrum to Futaba Tx very soon.
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Right on time .

Planing to switch from Spektrum to Futaba Tx very soon.
You will not regret it!
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice vid John, looking forward to the series!
Piotr, I just switched from X9303, couldn't be happier! It's nice with the vbar also, not to mention upcoming CGY750. Mine ordered from Germany came with a 2800 mAh LiIon and charger, and Sbus receiver
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Next up we cover the menu navigation using the compact SensorTouch gizmo - it works well but takes a little getting used too - most of the functions pretty obvious but that S1 switch on the bottom has lots of functions so that's the learning point !

Video - Futaba 8FG - Navigation of Menus - wmv - 54MB

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FANTASTIC!!! cheers mate.

why is the warning alarm so quiet?????
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funny, ive just ordered one of these to replace my speccy gear
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Can't wait for full reviews and setups. Thanks!!
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FANTASTIC!!! cheers mate.

why is the warning alarm so quiet?????
For me it's the only flaw on this radio... It seems it won't be cured with any firmware upgrade, the buzzer is already giving it's max...
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hello John,
I have had this TX for about a year and love it. The addition of 3.0 firmware update is great allowing extra channels for using S.Bus. I also have a 10C and hardly ever use it anymore. I like this TX alot more. Also RC SCREEN PROTECTERS makes a nice screen protector for the display you get a couple in the package.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Is there any way someone could link me the update file? I cannot get Winzip to unzip the file. Not sure why.

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There's actually 6 files in the .zip and I'd say you need them all so I'd retry downloading the .zip and maybe a different unzipper of which there are many on the web.
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Try winrar works great for me
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Thanks! I removed and re-installed winzip and now it works. Will be updating this weekend.
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well done....i LOVE this radio! it took a bit of learning at first, but i can program a new heli in no time flat....futaba rules


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Old 03-22-2011, 06:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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First off the vidos are verry helpful and im liking my new TX im also now getting into the gassers and would like to ask if anybody could help with some info for getting me going
with some basic pre sets for the T8fg for gass heli's im waiting for the new Gy750 FBL to come out and would like to have my transmitter programmed for a first flight when the gyro is installed.Thanks for any help in advance Mike.
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I'm also eagerly waiting arrival of my GY750 and you can be sure I'll be covering that !
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I have noticed that a few T8FG users have removed some switches because of the very tight placement by Futaba. Are there any instructions on how to do this? Where can the caps that replace the switches be purchased from?

Thank you for answers in advance.
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