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Futaba 8FGH

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by extrememc, Mar 19, 2014.

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    This thread should be able to answer all your questions. DSLR Pro's radio is just a Futaba T8FGS with their name on it. Price looks right though. I would go with the aircraft version though and not the helicopter version. See the below link...
    http://phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8358
     
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    The difference is that the package from DSLRPros includes the R6208SB receiver which I believe sells for over $100 by itself. The TX from DSLRPros comes programmed with their profile set-up in airplane mode. If you call Futaba tech support, they will mail you the throttle stick centering spring kit for free. I have had great service from DSLRPros. They also sell a Lipo battery that will power the Futaba.
     
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    The Futaba T8FGS I bought for the same price at Altanta Hobby also included the receiver. In fact, all the T8FGS transmitters I've seen online come with the receiver.

    I guess I'm not a big fan of companies that do a few tweeks to someone elses product, then put their name on it. ;)
     
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    @Desertflyer I don't see that model on ATL website.


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    That means you don't use computers? ;)
     
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    Nope. ;)
     
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    This is just wrong I tell you, wrong! :mrgreen:
     

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    I kind of think the made it ugly... but I have to admit- DSLRPros has established itself as one of the more top shelf companies of it's type... but as always, let the buyer beware.

    I hated having to learn my new Futaba... but I know that the pain will lead to gain. I am no longer intimidated by the thing, and sort of look forward to future programming
    (somebody slap me for that, m'kay?)
     
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    I've never bought from DSLRPros but I've checked out their website. Some of their stuff is overpriced.

    Same here. I never owned a computerized radio before getting this T8FGS. At first is was tough to learn but now that's I've been playing with it, it's not all that bad! And I love the programability it offers. Beauty Clark! :)
     
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    I bought my Phan 2 in February. Since then I have purchased extra battery, case, FS goggles, Black Pearl Diversity monitor and now it looks like I got to get a radio. This is starting to become addictive. SMH
     
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    What's tough to learn about it? I thinking I can buy it and download Ianwood profile to get started then may tweak later. Does that sound ideal?
     
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    Welcome to the club! ;)
     
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    I been already talk about a 550. I started with a Blade 350QX in Dec. Made the switch and now the Blade is seating in the case.
     
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    Well, to begin with, the owners manual is 139 pages. :shock:

    Yup, that's exactly what I did. ianwoods profile is great!
     
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    If I am correct you changed your RX correct?
     
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    Nope. Just the transmitter. The stock P2 receiver works fine with this radio. The process to bind the two together takes only a minute. The procedure to do that is in the P2 manual.
     
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    Amazon prime I could have it by Friday. Decisions :!:
     
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    Go for it. You won't regret it. Just gain all the knowledge you can before your first flight.