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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by harleydood, May 17, 2014.

  1. harleydood

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    Hey guys,

    Brand new here...so please forgive if I'm posting this in the wrong area. I have decided to do away with my DJI transmitter and replace it with a Futaba. I was looking at the T8J, but my thoughts are that if I'm going to spring for a new transmitter, I might as well get one with at least 10 or more channels. Any budget-conscious recommendations? Thank you!

    Regards,

    Donnie Frank
     
  2. Diesel31

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    I'd suggest the 8FGS. You could use the ianwood profile and you're golden. viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8358

    There are posts saying the 8FGS will be discontinued, so maybe you could get one at a pretty good price. I'm sure there are better, but for the price and simplicity of set up (see above link), it's a good way to go. I'm using the latest version (v4) and I still have switches that I could add functions (if i was so inclined).
     
  3. harleydood

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    Thank you very much for your recommendation. An eBay search for "T8FGS" turned up very little ("related" searches). However I DID find a used T8FG. I know that this radio will work, but I'm more concerned with "user reviews" from people (like yourself) who actually fly. Have you heard anything about this unit regarding reliability? I will more than likely use it with a DragonLink system, so the fact that it is missing a receiver is not important.

    Thanx a TON for your help.

    Regards,

    Donnie Frank
     
  4. Diesel31

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    I just did a search and it looks like the prices went up a little bit form when i bought mine. To my knowledge, the used one on Ebay is the same.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Futaba-8FG-SUPE ... 4d1d3c67c6, if you haven't yet, this one is worth bidding on...http://www.ebay.com/itm/Futaba-8fg-Supe ... 2ed1e2bdff

    I think T8FGS and T8FG are labels to describe the same transmitter. I got mine w/o the receiver and use the stock receiver w/o problems. The Dragonlink system is very, very (did I say very?) nice. Only reason I haven't delved that far is I'll be tempted to push my Phantom farther than my skill level would allow! :lol:
     
  5. 750r

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    Wish I would have grabbed one or two . I have been looking but if you do find a new one the price is about the same as the 14SG now . Most your going to find are used :cry:
     
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    T8FG originally was just 8 channels, but with the software upgrade to the T8FGS makes it 14 channels, making them the same except for the labels.
     
  7. harleydood

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    Thanx for your advice. That auction ended but there is one behind it. I did some research on this transmitter and it definitely looks like the one for me. Thanx!
     
  8. harleydood

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    Looking at a T14SGH. Not sure what the "H" stands for. Any ideas?