Futaba T8FG Super
Although this radio started life as a plain Futaba T8FG, firmware upgrades have elevated it to a T8FG Super with capacity for 14 channels (using Futaba SBus). I purchased it secondhand from a forum member in the fall of 2012 and have been using it ever since. This is the only radio I fly with and it's incredibly capable.
Timer on throttle stick
Neither the manual nor the supplementary notes give an adequate explanation of how to set up the timer on the throttle stick. I had to figure it out by trial and error so I'm including the steps here for posterity.
Given the following programming the timer will advance whenever the throttle is moved up 5 or more clicks from idle and will pause when the throttle is moved down to the 4th click or below. The timer will count up to 10 minutes, beeping once every minute. When 20 seconds remain, the beeps will sound once per second. When 10 seconds remain, the beeps will sound twice per second. At the 10 minute mark a long beep will sound, and afterwards beeps will return to once per minute. The timer will hold its value when the transmitter is turned off and can be reset with the spring-loaded SH switch.
I know these settings work; feel free to experiment with others.
|1.||Turn on the transmitter|
|2.||On the HOME screen, highlight ST1 and tap RTN|
|3.||On the TIMER screen, set MODE to UP|
|4.||Set ALARM to 10:00 and select the up arrow|
|5.||Set MEMORY to ON|
|6.||Highlight the START option and tap RTN|
|7.||On the H/W SELECT screen, highlight J3 and tap RTN twice|
|8.||On the ON/OFF screen, for POS highlight SET|
|9.||Move the throttle stick to the first line above idle (four clicks) and tap RTN|
|10.||Set ON/OFF to REV|
|11.||Set MODE to LIN|
|12.||Set ALTERNATE to OFF|
|13.||Tap S1 and tap RTN twice|
|14.||Highlight the RESET option and tap RTN|
|15.||On the H/W SELECT screen, highlight SH and tap RTN twice|
|16.||Set ALTERNATE to OFF|
|17.||Hold down S1 to return to the home screen|
|Spread Spectrum Technology:||FASST|
|Channels:||8 (14 with S.Bus)|
|Battery:||7.2V 1700 mAH NiMH|
Simulating a servo-slow function (Used for the flaps on my Cessna 150)