Futaba 12FG, size: 1.7 MB
This is the Futaba 2.4GHz TM14 14-Channel Transmitter Module for the Futaba 14MZ, 12Z, and 12FG Radio Systems. Futaba's FASST (Futaba Advanced Spread Spectrum Technology) transmits a large amount of information to the receiver at extremely fast speed. With simple plug-in module installation-no transmitter modifications are needed. The ultra fast channel shifting eliminates interference and eliminates the hassle of waiting for frequencies to open up. With this set, you can enjoy 2.4GHz benefi... Read more
Part Number: FUTL8934
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12 CHANNEL RADIO CONTROL SYSTEM PCMG3/PCM1024/FM selectable
Note: The battery in the T12FG transmitter is not connected to the battery connector at initial. Please connect the battery connector before use.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION.. 4... 4. 5.. 6 reading)... 6 FUNCTIONS OF SYSTEM MENU. 27 Trainer... 28... 31 System Timer.. 32 User Name.. 33 H/W Setting... 34 Information.. 35. 24.. 25
BEFORE USE... 9... 9. 10.. 11.. 12 Cautions on handling antenna.. 12 LED monitor... 13.. 13.. 14.. 14.. 14 Edit key... 15 Stick Adjustment.. 16 SD card.. 17 Connector/Plug.. 18. 19.. 19.. 20... 21
MODEL BASIC SETTING PROCEDURE. 36. 36. 38. 42.. 43
FUNCTIONS OF LINKAGE MENU. 47 Linkage Menu functions table.. 47.. 48 Model Select.. 49.. 51... 54 Function... 56.. 58.. 59 Fail Safe... 60 End Point... 61. 62. 63. 64.. 65 Timer... 67.. 68 Data Reset.. 69 70
BASIC OPERATION.. 22.. 22. 22. 23 When turning on.. 23 When turning off.. 23.. 23.. 23. 23. 24
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FUNCTIONS OF MODEL MENU.. 71.. 71 Condition Select... 72 AFR... 74 Dual Rate... 75... 76.. 79 Model Menu functions list.. 79 AIL Differential... 81... 82 AIL to Camber FLP.. 83 AIL to Brake FLP.. 84 AIL to RUD... 85 Airbrake to ELE.. 86 RUD to AIL... 88.. 89 ELE to Camber... 91 Camber FLP to ELE.. 92... 93... 95. 97.. 99.. 100... 101 Winglet... 102 Motor... 103 RUD to ELE.. 104.. 105
. 106 Model Menu functions list.. 106.. 107.. 110 Acceleration.. 112 Throttle Hold.. 113... 114.. 115 PIT to Needle.. 116. 117.. 118.. 119
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Thank you for purchasing the Futaba 12FG series digital proportional R/C system. In order for you to make the best use of your system and to fly safely, please read this manual carefully. If you have any difficulties while using your system, please consult the manual, our online Frequently Asked Questions (on the web pages referenced below), your hobby dealer, or the Futaba Service Center. Due to unforeseen changes in production procedures, the information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice. Support and Service: It is recommended to have your Futaba equipment serviced annually during your hobbys off season to ensure safe operation.
IN NORTH AMERICA
Please feel free to contact the Futaba Service Center for assistance in operation, use and programming. Please be sure to regularly visit the 12FG Frequently Asked Questions web site at http://www.futaba-rc.com/faq/faq/index.html. This page includes extensive programming, use, set up and safety information on the 12FG radio system and is updated regularly. Any technical updates and US manual corrections will be available on this web page. If you do not find the answers to your questions there, please see the end of our F.A.Q. area for information on contacting us via email for the most rapid and convenient response. Dont have Internet access? Internet access is available at no charge at most public libraries, schools, and other public resources. We find internet support to be a fabulous reference for many modelers as items can be printed and saved for future reference, and can be accessed at any hour of the day, night, weekend or holiday. If you do not wish to access the internet for information, however, dont worry. Our support teams are available Monday through Friday 8-5 Central time to assist you.
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OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA
Please contact your Futaba importer in your region of the world to assist you with any questions, problems or service needs. Please recognize that all information in this manual, and all support availability, is based upon the systems sold in North America only. Products purchased elsewhere may vary. Always contact your regions support center for assistance.
Application, Export, and Modification 1. This product is suitable for model airplane, surface or 50 MHz (license required) use, if on the correct frequency. It is not intended for use in any application other than the control of models for hobby and recreational purposes. The product is subject to regulations of the FCC and is restricted under United States law to such purposes. 2. Exportation precautions: (a) When this product is exported from the country of manufacture, its use is to be approved by the laws governing the country of destination which govern devices that emit radio frequencies. If this product is then re-exported to other countries, it may be subject to restrictions on such export. Prior approval of the appropriate government authorities may be required. If you have purchased this product from an exporter outside your own country and not the authorized Futaba distributor in your country, please contact the seller immediately to determine if such export regulations have been met. (b) Use of this product with other than models may be restricted by Export and Trade Control Regulations, and an application for export approval must be submitted. In the US, use of 72MHz (aircraft only), 75MHz (ground models only) and 27MHz (both) frequency bands are strictly regulated by the FCC. This equipment must not be utilized to operate equipment other than radio controlled models. Similarly, other frequencies (except 50MHz, for HAM operators) must not be used to operate models. 3. Modification, adjustment, and replacement of parts: Futaba is not responsible for unauthorized modification, adjustment, and replacement of parts on this product. Any such changes may void the warranty. The Following Statement Applies to the Receiver (for U.S.A.) This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesirable operation.
Extend the antenna to the full extent, and make sure that the antenna is securely locked before operation.
12 <Before Use>
Removing and storing the antenna To remove the antenna from the storage compartment, grasp the end of the antenna and pull it out. To store the antenna, push it in until it is locked. If the antenna is not pushed in all the way, it may fall out.
Monitor LED display The status of the transmitter is displayed by LED at the bottom left and right sides of the "T12FG" logo. LED (Red) Displays the status of the RF module.
Blink When the RF module is not connected, an RF module of a frequency different from the transmitter setting is used, or the RF module is abnormal, the LED blinks. On The LED lights steadily when the proper RF module is connected.
Displays the "non-default condition" warning. Mounting and dismounting the antenna Mount the antenna by turning it clockwise until it locks in place.
Blink Power switch is turned on when any condition switch is in the ON state.
LED (Green) Displays the state of transmission of radio waves.
Off Radio waves are in the OFF state. On Radio waves are being transmitted. Slow blink Trainer function is set to the student mode (radio waves OFF).
When dismounting the antenna, turn the antenna counterclockwise. Angle adjustment of the antenna You can change the angle of the antenna, as you like. Use a 2.5mm hexagonal wrench to turn counterclockwise to release the screw on the left of the antenna holder, and change the angle of the antenna, as you like. Then retighten.
(Switch Type) SA : 3 positions; Alternate; Short lever SB : 3 positions; Alternate; Long lever SC : 3 positions; Alternate; Long lever SD : 3 positions; Alternate; Short lever SE : 3 positions; Alternate; Short lever SF : 2 positions; Alternate; Long lever SG : 3 positions; Alternate; Short lever SH : 2 positions; Momentary; Long lever
*You can choose switch and set the ON/OFF-direction in the setting screen of the mixing functions.
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To change the trim rate, you must activate this through the function menu, within the linkage menu. Use the EDIT dial to select the trim box and then push the EDIT button and you will access another screen which enables you to change the trim percentages.
Note: The trim positions you have set will be stored in the non-volatile memory and will remain there.
1. Select [RECEIVER ID](RX1) and push the EDIT button.
*The receiver ID code input screen appears.
2. Input the 8-digit ID code stuck to the receiver case. If the inputted ID code is correct, select [ENTER] and then push the EDIT button.
button for each digit. correction if you made a mistake. When you want to stop ID code change, move to the function name at the top of the screen. *Once the receiver ID code is set, it does not have to be reset as long as the receiver is not changed. *When you use two receivers with a large aircraft, input the ID of each receiver.
1. Turn off the transmitter power and turn on it again
How to change the frequency
1. When switching the frequency, select [BAND NO.] and push the EDIT button.
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*The frequencies which can be selected appear on the screen.
2. Select the frequency you want to use and push the EDIT button.
*When changing the frequency band, change the module before turning on the power.
3. If the frequency is correct, push the EDIT button.
*A screen which shows that frequency data is being sent is displayed and the frequency data is sent to the receiver together with a beep sound. (The frequency data can be
3. When switching the frequency, select [BAND NO.] and push the EDIT button.
4. Select the frequency corresponding to your receiver and push the EDIT button. 5. If the frequency is correct, push the EDIT button. 6.A confirmation message ("TRANSMIT?") is displayed. To send on the new frequency, select [YES] and push the EDIT button.
4. Turn on the receiver power while the new frequency data above is displayed.
*When receiver frequency setting is complete, the receiver times across the neutral position. *The new receiver frequency data uses very low power whose frequency is different from that of the frequency channel used. When setting the receiver frequency, bring the transmitter and receiver as close together as possible. *If the new data is not read correctly due to the ambient conditions, extend the transmitter antenna and bring the transmitter close to the receiver antenna and repeat steps 3 through 4. *The frequency can also be changed by connecting the transmitter and receiver directly with the DSC cord and performing steps 3 through 4. *When the receiver ID code is incorrect, the receiver monitor reset the receiver ID.
*The Condition 1 is always on, and remains on until other conditions are activated by switches. *When a new condition is added, the model data of the Condition 1 is automatically copied to the new condition.
6. AFR (D/R) AFR function is used to adjust the throw and operation curve of the stick, lever, and switch functions
state. However, if the group mode (GROUP) was selected in advance, the same data will be input at all the conditions. Select the change. For Group/Single mode switching, refer to the description at the back of this manual.
maximum throw directions.
*The Condition Delay can be programmed for each channel. The Condition Delay is used to change the servo throw smoothly when switching conditions.
9. When tailless wing model selected Tailless wing elevator operation uses elevator to camber mixing. This function cannot be performed at initial setting.
7. Airbrake This function is used when an air brake is necessary when taking off or diving, etc. The preset elevators and flaps (camber flap, brake
servos can be adjusted as needed. Also the speed of the side/OUT side) A delay can be set for each condition, and a Cut switch which will turn OFF the delay can be chosen. Trim amounts can be fine-tuned by setting a VR. You can also set the Auto Mode, which will link Airbrake to a stick, switch, or dial. A separate stick <Model Basic Setting Procedure> 37
Helicopter basic setting procedure
This section outlines examples of use of the helicopter functions of the T12FG. Adjust the actual values, etc. to match the fuselage used. functions for the chosen model type. Eight swash types are 1. Model addition and call Default setting assigns 1 model to the T12FG. To add new models or to call a model already set, use the Model Select function of the Linkage Menu.
available for helicopters. *For a description of the swash type selection, refer to the MODEL TYPE function, p.51.
3. Flight condition addition The transmitter can install up to eight flight conditions per model. This is convenient when calling a model after registering the model names in advance. (The data of up to 30 models can be saved at the transmitter. Data can also be saved to the optional SD card.) The currently called model is displayed at the top
*Model data saved at models other than the model currently used or saved on a SD card can be called.
*A new model can be added to the transmitter memory or SD card.
*The model type setup screen and frequency setup screen are and frequency. message ("TRANSMIT?") appears. *A starting transmission with new model confirmation message ("TRANSMIT") appears.
*The added model appears in the model list.
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*The model stored in the transmitter memory or a SD card can be deleted. *The current model can not be deleted.
*A copy can be made of the current model.
*The copy screen appears.
Model name change
*The current model's name can be changed.
*The model name setup screen is displayed.
*A name of up to 8 characters long can be entered as the model name. (A space is also counted as 1 character.)
50 <Functions of Linkage Menu>
Seven types of main wings and three types of tail wings are available for airplanes. Eight swash types are available for helicopters. Seven types of main wings and three types of tail wings are available for gliders. Functions and mixing functions necessary for each model type are set in advance at the factory.
(The display screen is an example. The screen depends on the model type.)
Model type selection
*The model types which are displayed (which can be selected) depend on the type of receiver used. For instance, for the R149DP, only model types compatible with CH8 can be selected. See Servo Connection by Model Type.
*When the model type was changed, the wing type, tail type, or swash type selection screens sequentially appear according to the model. Finally, the blinking confirmation message "MODEL TYPE CONFIRMATION" appears.
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Model type Select the model type from among airplane, helicopter, and glider.
Helicopter swash type Select from among H-1, H-2, H-4, HR3, HN3, H-3, HE3, and H4X.
Wing type (Normal) Select from among :
Wing type (Tailless wing) Selection from among:
*For tailless wing, the rudder type can be selected from normal rudder and winglet.
*Transmission stops and a transmit or do not transmit in the
54 <Functions of Linkage Menu>
*Once the ID code is set, re-setting is unnecessary as long as the receiver is not changed.
PCM-G3 communication mode selection
*The mode selection screen appears.
*The communication mode is changed.
waves only after verifying the frequency.
*Also change the frequency clip. Emitting radio waves with-
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When you select model and wing (swash) types, you will find that the optimized combinations of servo output channels and functions have been already preset. If you would like, you can freely change combinations of servo output channels, functions (aileron, elevator, etc), and input controllers (sticks, switches, trim levers and trim switches).
*You can also assign the same function to multiple servo output channels such as assigning elevator function to CH2 and CH3.
VC1~VC4 (virtual channels) These four channels can be set as virtual functions that do not have servo output channels. You can freely change combinations between functions (aileron, elevator, etc) and input controllers (sticks, switches, trim levers and trim switches). Servo Output Channels For PCMG3 mode, you can set twelve linear channels and two digital channels. For PCM1024 mode, you can set eight linear channels and one digital channel. For PPM mode, you can set only eight linear channels.
*DG1/2 (digital channels) This channel can be used as switch channels. You can freely change combinations between servo output channels and input controllers (sticks, switches, trim levers and trim switches).
Operation control change
*The function selection screen is displayed.
*The control selection screen is displayed.
*The function name blinks.
*Multiple channels can be assigned to one function.
*The same control can be assigned to multiple channels. *The setting can be changed for each condition. After the set mode is changed from group mode [G] to single mode [S] at the control selection screen, only that condition setting is changed by control change; setting of other conditions remains the same.
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*The trim setup screen is displayed.
*The setting can be changed for each condition. After the set mode is changed from group mode [G] to single mode [S] at the control selection screen, only that condition setting is changed by control change; setting of other conditions remains the same.
*The setting can be changed.
Trim rate setting
(When the EDIT button is pushed for 1 second, the trim rate is reset to the initial value.)
Trim mode selection
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*The function is activated. (ON or OFF display) *ON/OFF switch and mix rate are not set even through the function is activated.
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(When the EDIT button is pushed for 1 second, the delay time is reset to the initial value.)
*Check the direction by actual operation.
*When mixing includes master side trim, select [ON] and when mixing does not include master trim, select [OFF]. *Effective when a function is set at the master channel.
*When link is set at the slave side, and you want to add AFR (D/R) to the mixing rate, select [ON]. *This is effective when the linkage is the same, but the travels are substantially different.
(For a description of the curve setting method, see the description at the back of this manual.)
Operation control [CTRL], operation mode [MODE], and rate [RATE] adjustment is possible by [FINE TUNING] item.
the description at the back of this manual.)
Adjustment is possible with the [SPEED] item.
(For a description of the servo speed setting method, see the description at the back of this manual).
Delay time at mix ON [START] and delay time at mix OFF [STOP] adjustment is possible by [DELAY] item.
*This function is inactive when a mixing switch is not set.
78 <Model Menu (Common Functions)>
MODEL MENU (AIRPLANE/GLIDER FUNCTIONS)
The dedicated mixes, etc. usable when airplane or glider model type is selected are displayed in this Model Menu functions section. First use the Model Type function of the Linkage Menu to preset the model type, wing type, and tail type matched to the fuselage used. Other settings reset the data used in mixing function, etc. These dedicated mixes can be set for each flight condition, as required. When you want to use the system by switching the settings for each condition by switch or stick position, use the (Up to 8 conditions can be used)
Model Menu functions list
AIL DIFFERENTIAL This function adjusts the left and right ailerons. AIL to BRAKEFLP also possible. This is convenient when making mode. It improves the operation characteristic of [Airplane/glider, 2 ailerons or more] FLAP SETTING AIL to RUD This mix is used when you want to operate the rudder at aileron operation. Banking at a shallow bank angle is possible. [Airplane/glider, general] AIL to CAMBERFLP This mix operates the camber flaps in the aileron mode. It improves the operation AIRBRAKE to ELE This mix is used to correct operation of the airbrakes (spoilers) when landing. [Airplane/ glider, general] <Model Menu (Airplane/Glider Functions)> 79 characteristic of the roll axis. [Airplane/glider, 2
RUD to AIL This mix is used to correct roll maneuvers, knife edge, etc. of stunt planes. [Airplane/glider, general] CAMBER Mix
AILEVATOR ELE to CAMBER WINGLET CAMBERFLP to ELE MOTOR BUTTERFLY (Crow) RUD to ELE TRIM MIX 1/2 SNAP ROLL AIRBRAKE
RUDDER 1 Winglet at Flying wing
AIL1 (Main Aileron)
FLP 3 (Brake Flap)
FLP 4 (Brake Flap)
AIL 2 (Main Aileron)
(at Flying wing)
RUDDER 2 Winglet
AIL 3 (Chip Aileron)
FLP 1 (Camber Flap)
FLP 2 (Camber Flap)
AIL 4 (Chip Aileron)
ELEVATOR (RUDDER 2) RUDDER (ELEVATOR 2) ELEVATOR (AILERON 5) ELEVATOR 2 (AILERON 6)
80 <Model Menu (Airplane/Glider Functions)>
The left and right aileron differential can be adjusted independently. The differential rate can also be adjusted according to the flying state by
AIL1 (Main Aileron) AIL 3 (Chip Aileron)
AIL 2 (Main Aileron) AIL 4 (Chip Aileron)
(Currently selected condition name) (For more information, refer to the description at the back of this manual.)
<Wing type: 4 ailerons screen> Setting method
*The display screen is an example. The actual screen depends on the Model Type.
*The aileron AFR screen can be directly called from the AIL Differential setup screen. ([AIL-AFR] )
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independently at each servo according to the wing type.
The camber flaps of a 4-flap model can be FLP)
FLP 3 (Brake Flap) FLP 1 (Camber Flap)
FLP 4 (Brake Flap) FLP 2 (Camber Flap)
*The display screen is an example. The actual screen depends on the model type.
(For more information, refer to the description at the back of this manual.)
82 <Model Menu (Airplane/Glider Functions)>
AIL to CAMB.FLP
This mix operates the camber flaps (FLP1/2) in the aileron mode. When the aileron stick is manipulated, the ailerons and camber flaps perform aileron operation simultaneously and the operation characteristic of the roll axis is improved.
100 <Model Menu (Airplane/Glider Functions)>
(Effective only when 2 servos used at the elevators)
This function improves the operating performance of the roll axis by operating the elevators as ailerons. Ailevator is where each elevator in a standard (conventional) or v-tail moves independently, like ailerons on a wing. In addition to each elevator side moving up and down together, each side moves in opposite directions when moving as an Ailevator. On can serve the same purpose. Typically, both Ailevator and ailerons are coupled together to maximize roll performance, especially on larger wingspan planes.
ELEVATOR (AILERON 5) ELEVATOR 2 (AILERON 6)
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This function adjusts the left and right rudder angles of airplanes with winglets. Winglets are used to improve the efficiency of aircraft lowering the lift-induced drag caused by wingtip vortices. The winglet is a vertical or angled extension at the tips of each wing. Winglets work by increasing the effective aspect ratio wing without adding greatly to the structural stress and hence necessary weight of its structure - an extension of wing span would also permit lowering of induced drag, though it would cause parasitic drag and would require boosting the strength of the wing and hence its weight - there would come a point at which no overall useful saving would be made. A winglet helps to solve this by effectively increasing the aspect ratio without adding to the span of the wing.
RUDDER 1 Winglet (at Flying wing)
RUDDER 2 Winglet (at Flying wing)
*If the mixing direction is reversed by the linkage, adjustments can be made by changing the mixing rate polarity (+ or -).
102 <Model Menu (Airplane/Glider Functions)>
This function lets you set the operation speed when the motor of a F5B or other EP glider is started by switch. The operation speed can be set in 2 ranges of slow speed flight and high speed operated as a safety function by setting 2 switches.
Note: When using this function, always check initial operation with the propeller removed.
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RUD to ELE
Setting method < Acceleration function setting>
116 <Functions of Model Menu (Helicopter Functions)>
PIT to RUD mixing (Revolution mixing)
Use this mix when you want to suppress the reaction torque generated by main rotor pitch and speed changes during pitch operation. Adjust so that the nose does not move in the rudder direction. An acceleration function which temporarily increases the correction rate at throttle stick acceleration/deceleration operation can be set. The mixing rate at acceleration/deceleration can be set. However, when a GY Series or other heading hold gyro is used, since correction is performed by the gyro, this mix is not used. If this function is used when the gyro operation mode is the AVCS mode, the neutral position will change.
<Normal condition mixing curve>
<Idle up condition mixing curve>
<Acceleration function setting>
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This function used to adjust gyro sensitivity. The sensitivity and operation mode (Normal mode/GY mode) can be set for each condition.
*Sensitivity setting is assigned to CH3.
(Rate No. display)
S1 button EDIT dial
118 <Functions of Model Menu (Helicopter Functions)>
When using a Futaba GV-1 governor, this function is used to switch the RPM of the helicopters head. Up to 3 rates can be set for each condition.
*The governor is used by connecting the governor speed setting channel to CH7 (initial setting). *When using an independent governor [ON]/[OFF] switch, connect the AUX([ON]/[OFF]) connector of the governor to CH8 (initial setting) and set the switch to CH8 (Governor2) at the Function menu of the Linkage Menu. *When using the Fuel Mixture function, the mixture servo is controlled from the governor. When transmitting the mixture curve data from the transmitter to the governor, the governor AUX (m.trm) connector must be connected to CH8 (initial setting) and governor side setting performed. See the governor instruction manual.
*VR selection and adjustment rate can be set.
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Common operations used in function setup screen
This section describes the functions often used at the function setup screen. Refer to it when setting each function.
Group/single mode switching (GROUP/SINGLE) When setting multiple flight conditions, linking the setting contents with all conditions (group mode) or setting independently (single mode) can be selected. The mode can be changed at the [GROUP] item on each setup screen.
[Fine tuning VR operation mode] [LIN.] counterclockwise, the mixing rate increases and decreases, respectively. [ATL+] increases. [ATL-] increases. [SYM.] right of the neutral position, the mixing rate increases.
Push the EDIT button to end adjustment and return to the cursol move mode.
Operations related to servo speed Servo speed setting The servo speed at each function operation (including flight condition switching) can be adjusted. The servos operate smoothly at a fixed speed corresponding to the set speed. The operating speed (IN side) and return speed (OUT side) can be set individually. Switch the operation mode according to the set function.
"SYM." mode: Used with ailerons and other self neutral functions. "LIN." mode: Used with functions which hold the operation position of the throttle and switch channel, etc. [Setting method]
1. Use the EDIT dial to move the cursor (reverse-video) to the [MODE] item and push the EDIT button to switch to the data input mode. Turn the EDIT dial to the left or right and switch to the operation mode ("SYM." or "LIN.") corresponding to the set function and push the EDIT button. 2. Move the cursor to the direction ([IN] or [OUT]) item you want to set and push the EDIT button to switch to the data input mode. Turn the EDIT dial to the left or right and set the speed. Initial value: 0 Adjustment range: 0~27 (maximum delay)
Push the EDIT button to end adjustment and return to the edit mode.
Curve setting operation
This section describes the setting procedure of curves which are used with the AFR function and each mixing function. Curve type selection Three types of curves (EXP1, EXP2 and POINT) can be selected. Curve type selection
1. Use the EDIT dial to move the cursor (reverse-video) to the [MODE] item and push the EDIT button to switch to the data input mode. 2. Display the curve you want to use by turning the EDIT dial to the left or right.
*The curve type blinks.
3. When the EDIT button is pushed, the curve type is changed. (Operate the EDIT dial or S1 button to stop the change.) [EXP1]: EXP1 curve [EXP2]: EXP2 curve [POINT]: point curve
1. When you want to change the mode, move the cursor to [MODE] and push the EDIT button to switch to the data input mode. Switch the display to the mode you want to change by turning the EDIT dial to the left or right and then make the change by pushing the EDIT button. Mode: [LINEAR]/[SYMMETRY]
*Set the ON/Off point by the method described on the next page.
Alternate mode setting
*The ON/OFF setting state of each position is displayed.
1. When you want to change the ON/OFF setting, use the EDIT dial to move the cursor and push the EDIT button to switch to the data input mode. Switch the ON/ Off display by turning the EDIT dial to the left or right.
*ON/OFF display blinks.
Mode: [NORMAL]/[ALTERNATE] 1. Move the cursor to the [ALTERNATE] item and push the EDIT button to switch to the data input mode. 2. Change to the mode you want to set by turning the EDIT dial to the left or right.
*The mode display blinks.
3. When the EDIT button is pressed, the ON/ OFF setting is changed. (Operate the EDIT dial or S1 button to stop the change.) 4. To return to the preceeding screen, move the cursor to the [ON/OFF] at the top of the screen and push the EDIT button.
3. Push the EDIT button. (Operate the EDIT dial or S1 button to stop the change.) 4. To return to the preceeding screen, move the cursor to the [ON/OFF] at the top of the screen and push the EDIT button.
Operation modes The operation modes when stick, trim lever, or knob was selected are described below. Linear mode
Shifting the ON/Off point The ON/OFF point can be shifted. ON/OFF at a free position can be changed.
This mode sets ON/OFF at the left or right (up or down) with the set point as the reference. Symmetrical mode
[Setting method] 1. First, use the EDIT dial to move the cursor to the [POSITION] item. 2. Move the stick, trim lever, or knob to the point you want to change and push the EDIT button. The point is shifted. 3. To return to the preceeding screen, move the cursor to the [ON/OFF] at the top of the screen and push the EDIT button.
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Transmitter/Receiver Battery Charger R6014FS Receiver (12FG 2.4GHz FASST)
One Year Limited Warranty
Futaba digital proportional R/C systems are warranted to the original purchaser for one full year from the date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship. During this period, Futaba will repair or replace, at our discretion, the defective component. This warranty does not apply to improperly installed, handled or abused systems, radios which have been damaged in a crash, nor to any unit which has been repaired or altered by unauthorized agencies. Under no circumstances will the buyer be entitled to consequential or incidental damages. This limited warranty gives you specic legal rights. You may have other rights which vary from state to state. Batteries and plastic housings are not covered by warranty. This warranty applies to Futaba products purchased and used in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
12FG 2048 PCM
Stock No. FUTJ9200 FUTJ9201 FUTJ9205 FUTJ9206 FUTJ9210 FUTJ9211 System 12FG Air 12FG Heli 12FG Air 12FG Heli 12FG Air 12FG Heli Modulation PCM PCM PCM PCM PCM PCM Band 72MHz 72MHz 50MHz 50MHz 72MHz 72MHz Servos none none none none none none Receiver R5114DPS R5114DPS R5114DPS R5114DPS R5114DPS R5114DPS Rx Battery 1500mAh NiCd 1500mAh NiCd 1500mAh NiCd 1500mAh NiCd 1500mAh NiCd 1500mAh NiCd Tx Battery 7.2V 1700mAh NiMH 7.2V 1700mAh NiMH 7.2V 1700mAh NiMH 7.2V 1700mAh NiMH 7.2V 1700mAh NiMH 7.2V 1700mAh NiMH Mode 1 1
12FG 2048 2.4GHz FASST
Stock No. FUTK9275 FUTJ9276 FUTK9277 FUTJ9278 System 12FG Air 12FG Heli 12FG Air 12FG Heli Modulation FASST FASST FASST FASST Band 2.4GHz 2.4GHz 2.4GHz 2.4GHz Servos none none none none Receiver R6014FS R6014FS R6014FS R6014FS Rx Battery 1500mAh NiCd 1500mAh NiCd 1500mAh NiCd 1500mAh NiCd Tx Battery 7.2V 1700mAh NiMH 7.2V 1700mAh NiMH 7.2V 1700mAh NiMH 7.2V 1700mAh NiMH Mode Brochure No. FUTZ0264 For more information and the location of the dealer nearest you, please visit www.futaba-rc.com or call 1-800-682-8948 and mention code number 99X36. Distributed Exclusively Through GREAT PLANES MODEL DISTRIBUTORS COMPANY, P.O. BOX 9021, CHAMPAIGN, IL 61826-9021 Copyright 2007 - 3088723
We put the future of R/C in your hands.
Innovative technology puts the 12FG ahead of the rest!
Factory Pre-Set Model Types
Includes 7 wing, 3 tail, and 6 winglet types for airplanes and gliders, plus 8 heli swash types. Built-in shortcuts save time just select the set-up you need.
12FG 2.4GHz FASST
Includes R6014FS 2.4GHz Receiver
8 Switches Finely Tuned Setting Adjustments Two Slider Arms
Accessible from front and back for easy thumb or ngertip rotation. Adjustments are made in ultra-precise 0.5% increments, compared to the 1% of other radios.
2.4GHz Real-Time Response
The R6014FS is the rst 2.4GHz receiver able to use 14 channels. It also offers Gresolution and Real-Time Response.
Two Rotary Dials Variable Dual RatesTM (VDR)
Six factory-set Variable Dual Rate (VDR) curves can be assigned to any function in any ight condition conguration. Variable Dual Rates and Expo can be combined so they are automatically activated when a function is activated no program mixing required.
Includes R5114DPS 2048 PCM Receiver
Custom-Developed IC Chip
Futaba FASST systems use custom IC chips that have been designed specically for radio-control ensuring quality, reliability, and safety.
Gimbals with long-life potentiometer, quad bearings, adjustable tension and detent.
Neck Strap Eyelet
Real-Time Response Digital Trim Switches (6) 12FG Specifics:
2048 G3 PCM resolution twice that of 1024 PCM high-end radio systems. Backwards compatible with FM/PPM and1024 PCM (12FG 2048 PCM only). Combines airplane and glider functions conveniently into one program. Includes helicopter programming. Supports 8 heli swash types; 7 wing, 3 tail, and 6 winglet types for gliders and airplanes. Eight total ight conditions (7 plus default). Ten free mixes. Six digital trims. The R6014FS 2.4GHz receiver seamlessly selects the best reception between two antennas, so theres no loss of signal. PCM Gresolution enables servos to pick up even the slightest stick movement, for response so immediate that it feels like real time.
Multiple servos controlling a single function can be conveniently grouped onto the transmitter operation. Servos can be plugged into different receiver channels, even non-consecutively. Each servos EPA can be adjusted individually from the transmitter so that no separate servo synchronizer is needed for mixing.
The frequency of the 12FG 2.4GHz FASST system shifts every two milliseconds, so there are no signal conicts or interruptions.and no need for a frequency pin.
Note: the 12FG PCM can also transmit in 1024 PCM and FM/PPM.
Wireless Frequency Setting System
Lets you change frequencies without changing crystals!
255 x 96 LCD Screen with Adjustable Contrast
Futabas 2.4GHz FASST technology scans incoming data and applies sophisticated error correction techniques for a solid, impenetrable connection with your model.
Patent # 6,141,392
Dial n Key
Once youve found the program you want, simply press the jog dial button to open it. Then, turn the dial to set the values.
Synthesized RF Module Gimbal Stick Adjustment Ports Rubber Grips Battery Charging Jack
Located externally for easy access when recharging the included 7.2V, 1700mAh NiMH transmitter pack.
Also compatible with other Futaba 2.4GHz receivers.
The 12FG 2.4GHz FASST transmitter module has a odule nked unique and permanent ID code. Once linked to the receiver which takes only the press of a button the code ensures that the receiver will respond to ONLY that transmitter.
Secure Digital Card Data Storage and Transfer
Increase model memory from 30 to 1,882 models. Download Futabas utility le for your PC and upgrade features and functions for free from the internet!
A 1GB card is required for maximum memory capacity. SD Card sold separately. (Available at local electronic stores)
DSC/Trainer Cord Jack
This is the Futaba 2.4GHz TM14 14-Channel Transmitter Module for the Futaba 14MZ, 12Z, and 12FG Radio Systems. Futaba's FASST (Futaba Advanced Spread Spectrum Technology) transmits a large amount of information to the receiver at extremely fast speed. With simple plug-in module installation-no transmitter modifications are needed. The ultra fast channel shifting eliminates interference and eliminates the hassle of waiting for frequencies to open up. With this set, you can enjoy 2.4GHz benefits without buying a full 2.4GHz system - and features that only Futaba can offer. Fast, "made-for" fits and clean installations free of clumsy wires or cables. A sleek, efficient antenna that installs and works with designed-in ease and simplicity - and pivots to maximize your RF link. Push-button set-up for the fail-safe on the module and Easy Link on the receiver. For FASST results, demand the best: Futaba.
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