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Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« on: June 26, 2018, 06:23:25 AM »
Broke again on the tranny. I treat this with kid gloves. Always in a case etc. The hinge pin has broke again ! !. The leads intact and it range checks ok, can I use it for a couple of days until Mike Ridley can replace the same thing ??.
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Re: Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 07:55:55 AM »
Yes, just tape the stub down on one side of the tx, mines been like it for some time now.
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Re: Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 09:59:45 AM »
Funny that Futaba don't call back these 1000 radios and stick a bit of tape on them . :D
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Re: Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 11:02:41 AM »
I have one of these tx,and mine broke early on, it was replaced by Futaba at a cost to me, they do seem to be the weakest link
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Re: Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 22:02:41 PM »
Super glued mine a couple of years ago, quite a solid job now and have not had a problem since. but it is treated with kid gloves.
Not good enough for a so called quality radio. But we live with it............... $%&
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Re: Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 08:17:20 AM »

Ditto mine Dave.... :-\.
Seems a very common issue. Living with mine as is , doesn't seem to be a functional problem.

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Re: Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 08:30:32 AM »
Funny that Futaba don't call back these 1000 radios and stick a bit of tape on them . :D

Are they "1,000 radios"? I thought they were very much a non-budget but low-to-mid-range radio. Weren't they in the 300-400 range (with Rx etc)?

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Re: Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 08:55:36 AM »
Are they "1,000 radios"? I thought they were very much a non-budget but low-to-mid-range radio. Weren't they in the 300-400 range (with Rx etc)?

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 I just looked it up, and yes around 500 for a 14 channel radio, I have an FX-30 and in 2009 with the 2.4 and 41 MHz modules it was over 1000
for a 12 channel radio. :embarassed:
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Re: Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 21:09:36 PM »
Yes your right PDR . 
Incidentally my other cheap as chips six channel Futaba which I've owned for years has never suffered  any damage and been treated the same, But I still prefer the 14 SG.   
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Re: Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2018, 08:04:30 AM »
I paid 450 from investors (remember them) about 5 years ago. Being fixed by Mike ridley. Good radio, scrappy plastic.
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Re: Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2018, 21:04:01 PM »
Just broke my second one.Easy to replace, but come on Futaba not the quality we expect from you.

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Re: Futaba 14sg tx. Aerial
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2018, 19:21:39 PM »
Never had any problem with mine as it always stays in the folded down position.
If I did break the hinge then I'd superglue it in that position.
I changed from a Robbe Futaba FC-18 and I much prefer the underside sliders on the 14SG, to the central sliders on the FC-18, as they are very easy to operate with the index fingers while still keeping thumbs on the sticks. :af
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