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18sz and T-FHSS

Old 05-21-2018, 04:01 PM
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Default 18sz and T-FHSS

I have a question, My T18SZ manual lists the T-FHSS type receiver as compatible (page 12) but just noticed Futaba web site says no. Just ordered a R3008SB T-FHSS. Will it work or not. Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:30 PM
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OK, I Think I miss-read the compatibility chart, Thanks anyway.

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Old 05-21-2018, 10:02 PM
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Just to confirm, yes it will work. The 18SZ does all current Futaba protocols:

FASST
FASSTest
SFHSS
TFHSS
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Thanks Bill, AM, FM, 72meg, 9C, 10C, they were all great for the time, but this is like sitting in a Cadillac.

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Old 05-22-2018, 06:53 AM
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Yep. 2.4 is very cool!! And the latest generation of radios are simply awesome.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:17 PM
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Bill,
Do you know if there is any chance that an update will come for the 18MZ standard not WC to be able to use the TFHSS, or is that just impossible?

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Old 07-23-2018, 04:20 PM
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The reason they came out with the WC version was because incorporating T-FHSS required an actual hardware change to the RF deck. So no, there is no way to "update" an first edition 18MZ to do T-FHSS.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:23 PM
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Thanks, Bill

Will just have to get a WC.

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FWIW, the 18SZ does nearly everything the 18MZ does. Unless you absolutely must have custom voices and the camera, the 18SZ can save you a ton of money. And it does everything, FASSTest, FASST, SFHSS, T-FHSS.
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:14 PM
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Bill,
Thanks again, that would work just fine.

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Default Did anyone had RF failure

I lost control with my jet turbin and a glider in one weekend. Send the radio to futaba and I was told that the RF signal that the radio was omitting very weak they are not sure why this component fail and they donít want to compensate me they even had the narves to ask for the repairís cost.
did anyone experience this issue?
any idea how to deal with Futaba?
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:51 PM
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Sorry this happened, but this is not an open discussion thread. So I'm going to close the thread. I can say that I have not heard of this before. Doesn't make it any less unfortunate for you, but it is a rare situation. In addition, I am not aware of any radio manufacturer who will cover the costs of a crashed plane.
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