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Futaba 8FG Super is being discontinued?

Old 04-08-2014, 07:52 PM
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Default Futaba 8FG Super is being discontinued?

Dear Futaba,
Hey...is it true that you guys are discontinuing the 8FG system and if so, Why?
The reason I ask is that after reading all the ads in the magazines and researching the features of the 8FG system it became my new dream radio. Now it's being discontinued? If it was so great why discontinue it? I just saved up the cash to buy one and now it is unavailable. I have all FASST stuff. I don't want to change that as I have so much cash wrapped up in FASST recievers. Futaba isn't moving away from FASST and into the other FSHH blah blah blah are they?
Let me know...


Sincerely, Steve
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:18 AM
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The 14SG is the replacement. Its programming is virtually identical to the 8FG, but it also has telemetry. The decision was made by Futaba, Japan, and they don't talk about their decisions.

FASST (or FASSTest) is not going away.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:27 PM
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I see adds for conversions from PCM transmitters to 2.4 systems. Is this a reliable way? i would appreciate any information you have. Thank you "FLATHEAD"
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:36 AM
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Unfortunately, there are no Futaba-approved conversions for PCM transmitters to the 2.4 GHz protocol, unless you have a Futaba transmitter that uses a frequency module. Then, you can use the 2.4 GHz module in that transmitter. However, the transmitter sends a PPM signal to the 2.4 GHz FASST transmitter module. If your transmitter is PCM only, then there is no conversion/update available for it.
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Great .wonderful.I invested in in the super 8fg but I am struggling with with programming and I mean struggling.I used the 7c 2.4 and loveeeee it.but I needed a slightly bigger radio for my gas.I am frustrated and have no idea what to buyI have absolutely no need for a 14 channel radiowhat do I do now
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If you have a specific question, we'll be glad to see how we can help you.
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Anyone know if there are new Gimbels available for this 8FG transmitter
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If you need parts or repair you can contact the repair center at:

https://futabausa.com/repairs/
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