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Futaba T8J - which type?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by allenj, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. allenj

    May 6, 2013
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    I'm thinking seriously about getting the Futaba T8J radio for my Phantom, which type do I need?
    the Heli or Airplane type?

    What are the differences, does it really matter?

    Should I consider another radio instead?

    Thanks for any help, it is much appreciated.
  2. MenaceCat

    Sep 15, 2013
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    The 8J works fine. There are folks praising the 14Ch - 14SG system (get that if you want telemetry - with module options). The 8F has a slightly different transmitter protocol that is technically superior but I chose to go with the 8J. It's sturdy and if you fly with the Zenmuse 3D-2H gimbal, the tilt control is nice. Also, no protruding antenna. Compared to the stock receiver, the Futaba ones have two Tx antennae. Better range than stock.

    Get the Tx in Mode 2 (throttle on left). Airplane or copter modes are configurable.