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    Battery Low Cut off Voltage

    Ok I know it's not "Recommended" or should I say "Blessed by Futaba" to put a Lipo battery in my 8FG transmitter but I was frustrated having to recharge every 5 flights or so with the standard battery and really only a 700mHa battery in a new transmitter in this day and age. I can fly all week long now and only have to charge once a week. With that said are there any plans to update the software to adjust the low battery cut off/ Alarm so that we who do use the Lipo wont have to worry about damaging a battery? I love the radio it has all you can ask for in a 2.4gHz radio but I think there should have been an upgrade to the lack luster transmitter battery that came with it.

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    RE: Battery Low Cut off Voltage

    Sorry I made a mistake on the mha for the standard battery 1700mha battery. This is still only a nimh battery so the self discharge rate is much higher then a Lipo.

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    RE: Battery Low Cut off Voltage

    With how easy it is to update the software in the 8FG can I at least request the ability to adjust the low voltage cut off/alarm for the Transmitter battery. This wouldn't have to be a "Futaba endorsement" for the use of another battery more like an inhancment.

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    RE: Battery Low Cut off Voltage

    Futaba only recommends the use of the stock battery pack, so the software will only accomodate that. Any other type of battery pack is at the user's own risk.
    Bill Baxter, Manager Hobby Services/Futaba Service/North America
    3002 N. Apollo Dr. Ste. 1 Champaign, IL 61822 USA
    Service Phone: 217 398-0007
    Email: hobbyservices@hobbico.com

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    RE: Battery Low Cut off Voltage

    With liability laws the way they are I guess I couldn't expect anything else. [:-]


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