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Can I bind Futaba T8J radio to Phantom 2

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by mmagic4u, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. mmagic4u

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    Can I bind Futaba T8J radio to Phantom 2
     
  2. N017RW

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    No. The T8J uses Futaba's S-FHSS protocol.

    The Phantom 2's 2.4GHz receiver is DESST which is akin to Futaba's FASST.

    You'll have to purchase an FASST Tx (or install a separate (S-FHSS) receiver to use that Tx).
     
  3. 750r

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    Look up HPIGUY on you tube he has a vid on this .
    Quite a few people are using the T8J
    Like above you'll have to do little work to make it work .
     
  4. PB30X

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    No, as pointed out the T8J needs the S-FHSS RECIEVER install and validated.. If I remember correctly. As mentioned many videos on YouTube for the install. I found out the hard way realizing I bought the wrong remote, but still Happy with mine.
     
  5. mmagic4u

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    Do you get more flight distance with a futaba t8j or original dji phantom 2 transmitter??
     
  6. miragecy

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    From what I hear, original is very decent, I've personally managed 1,1 kilometers with my phantom 2 and T8J set up with no problems and a friend of mine did more than 2 kilometers with his T8J and F450 set up

    Andy
     
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    Range is effected by many issues including frequency, environment, atmosphere, topography, etc. so anecdotal comparison is not really useful as a means of evaluating one brand or type or another.