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Old 08-15-2010, 08:21 PM
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Default 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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Old 08-15-2010, 08:54 PM
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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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Old 08-17-2010, 06:16 PM
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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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Old 08-18-2010, 08:58 AM
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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.
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With liability laws the way they are I guess I couldn't expect anything else. [:-]
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