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Old 07-13-2011, 04:36 PM
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Default Futaba 12z

I received my 12Z today. Its has a great feel to it! I am somewhat disapointed in the display. I'm sure it's been discussed but it is dim. I have not had it in the sun yet but I'm curious as to how well I'm going to be able to see it.

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Old 07-13-2011, 04:51 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 12z

Have you adjusted the contrast to your personal requirements?

You can adjust it in the System Menu.

Also, hold down the scroll button when booting up; you will be asked if you want to transmit. Nice feature for more programming time on the battery.


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Old 07-13-2011, 05:16 PM
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Yes, I've adjusted the contrast and have it at its best. Don't get me wrong, I really like the radio. I was just surprised at how dim it is. I'm moving up from a 9C so there will be a learning curve for me. Its strange that they have sub trim, servo reverse, end point adjustment under the Linkage menu and then expo in the Model menu. It took me awhile to find that.
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Default RE: Futaba 12z

Make that a steep learning curve, the manual is not alot of help. What is AFR?

Old 07-13-2011, 06:17 PM
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AFR is where you set dual rates, or otherwise reduce the throw of a given control from the maximum that was set in the ATV menu (under linkage). You also set expo in the AFR menu.
If you are suing conditions (and you should be) you can have separate throws on everything by having a unique AFR value in each condition.

So what you do is set the maximum control travel in the LINAGE->ATV menu. Then you reduce that throw as you want using the MODEL->AFR menu.

ATV applies to everything, hence it is in the LINKAGE menu. AFR applies to each condition for that mode, hence it is in the MODEL menu.
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Pleased you are here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ORIGINAL: Silent-AV8R

AFR is where you set dual rates, or otherwise reduce the throw of a given control from the maximum that was set in the ATV menu (under linkage). You also set expo in the AFR menu.
If you are suing conditions (and you should be) you can have separate throws on everything by having a unique AFR value in each condition.

So what you do is set the maximum control travel in the LINAGE->ATV menu. Then you reduce that throw as you want using the MODEL->AFR menu.

ATV applies to everything, hence it is in the LINKAGE menu. AFR applies to each condition for that mode, hence it is in the MODEL menu.
Thanks for the input. I think once I start actually setting up a plane and applying this, I'll get a handle on it...I think
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ORIGINAL: Hill202

I received my 12Z today. Its has a great feel to it! I am somewhat disapointed in the display. I'm sure it's been discussed but it is dim. I have not had it in the sun yet but I'm curious as to how well I'm going to be able to see it.


If the picture you have taken is an accurate respresentation of the screen contrast then there is something not right with your system. My 12Z has extraordinary contrast and is one of the best radio LCD's I have ever experienced. It cana be easily read in the brightest sunlight and it is sharp and crystral clear. Be sure you have adjusted the the contrast and if that does not work then you need to contact Hobbico and have it returned for service.

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ORIGINAL: Hill202

I received my 12Z today. Its has a great feel to it! I am somewhat disapointed in the display. I'm sure it's been discussed but it is dim. I have not had it in the sun yet but I'm curious as to how well I'm going to be able to see it.


If the picture you have taken is an accurate respresentation of the screen contrast then there is something not right with your system. My 12Z has extraordinary contrast and is one of the best radio LCD's I have ever experienced. It cana be easily read in the brightest sunlight and it is sharp and crystral clear. Be sure you have adjusted the the contrast and if that does not work then you need to contact Hobbico and have it returned for service.

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When you get a chance, can you post a picture of yours please.
Old 07-14-2011, 04:35 AM
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See if this helps taken under a flourescent light and a mini flash on the camera.

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Old 07-14-2011, 04:46 AM
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Default RE: Futaba 12z

I think they are close to being the same...Thanks

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They would be better if the display was backlit. I guess you have to spend another grand for that.
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I have made some progress, it's actually pretty simple once you quit reading the manual.

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