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FUTABA 14 SB Tx and Receievers
« on: November 11, 2018, 08:58:41 AM »
After some twenty years or so I have reverted to FUTABA Radio.

I have a T14SB and several rx 7008, 3008, 2008

I want to mainly use the 7008 first but the Futaba manual is not the best I have come across

HOW THE H E L L do I get the Tx and rx to link up, also the little touch sensitive wheely thing is so sensitive it takes me places I do no want to go.

Having selected a model number, given it a name how do I save it?

Thanks for any help guys.

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Re: FUTABA 14 SB Tx and Receievers
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 18:16:05 PM »

Hello FB,

I decided to go with Futaba back in the early 70s and have never regretted my decision.

I brought a 14SG a couple of years ago and like you I puzzled over how to bind the receiver to the transmitter but after looking on YouTube I found some very helpful videos explaining in simple steps how it should be done. Once you have done the first one then it's easy peasey after that - words like 'penny' and 'dropped' will then come to mind.

As the Futaba manual isn't much help, it's best to download Malcolm Holt's excellent book 'Futaba 14SG - Programming for Fixed Wing Aircraft', from Amazon,  it will be your bible and reference book for any 14SG queries you may have. It's a fiver or so very well spent.

Also, on RC Groups there is a massive thread on the 14SG and if you work your way through that you'll pick up an immense amount of knowledge. Malcolm also regularly contributes there as well.

I hope that the above info is helpful but if you need any more assistance, either post here or PM me.

All the best,

Eric

Edit: You had put in your posting that your transmitter is a T14SB, however I'm not aware of such a tx, only the T14SG. You may have inadvertently included the suffix which is applied to receivers.

While on the subject of receivers, if you do have the T14SG, then as far as I am aware the 3008 receivers will not work with it. There is a handy receiver compatibility chart on the www.futabarc.com website which shows which receivers will work with the 14SG.
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Re: FUTABA 14 SB Tx and Receievers
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 05:51:25 AM »
Eric

Thanks and you are right about the SG not SB

I have managed to bind the rx aafter reading the rx instructions! I have even set up my first model and hope to fly it later in the week.

I will get that book and browse the forum as you suggest.

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Re: FUTABA 14 SB Tx and Receievers
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 07:57:35 AM »
You must have the receiver within 20 cm of the transmitter or it won't link,
 the biggest reason why people can't get it to link,,
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Re: FUTABA 14 SB Tx and Receievers
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 23:40:47 PM »
Whatever happened to the days when you bought a radio, fitted the servos, charged the batteries and went flying? :-\


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Re: FUTABA 14 SB Tx and Receievers
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 07:33:05 AM »
Whatever happened to the days when you bought a radio, fitted the servos, charged the batteries and went flying? :-\

 They were the days when you finally got your engine started, and the servos didn't  turn around in circles when you turned your radio on, then 'finally' you got your frequency, some idiot turned theirs on while you were in the air,,  :banghead:
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Re: FUTABA 14 SB Tx and Receievers
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2018, 06:28:17 AM »
Whatever happened to the days when you bought a radio, fitted the servos, charged the batteries and went flying? :-\

And someone shot you down cos they or you didnt have the flag, You flew the wrong model cos you selected the wrong memory etc etc etc.

I have now flown mu w4 foamE using the new Tx and rx and, may be its psychological but it seems a bit sharper.
Of course I originally forgot to reverse the throttle with interesting results.

On the subject of the W4foam-e Mk 2 - iN A VERY SHORT TIME I have had to replace the motor and prop driver, refit the tail plane, repair the rudder to tail wheel linkage, fill the motor mounting area with glue to stop the thing from wobbling and remove the excess downthrust that was built in -  Refit the U/C mounting twice as there seemed to be no glue around it --- and generally keep maintaining the bl...y thing

It is not in my opinion as well made as the original W4 foamE version.
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Re: FUTABA 14 SB Tx and Receievers
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2018, 06:32:58 AM »
You must have the receiver within 20 cm of the transmitter or it won't link,
 the biggest reason why people can't get it to link,,

I know - NOW!

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Re: FUTABA 14 SB Tx and Receievers
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2018, 11:28:22 AM »
You must have the receiver within 20 cm of the transmitter or it won't link,

I remember back in the 1970s when that was also true of the Horizon sets being pushed by MicroMold. But in their case the Tx needed to be within 20cm of the Rx just to work, which made flying circuits something of a challenge...

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Re: FUTABA 14 SB Tx and Receievers
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 06:13:22 AM »
Ah yes - the FAR Horizon sets - the good old days.
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