Futaba 14sg

mustang

Well-Known Member
Ok guys I know that there is a lot of JR users and futaba users
How many guys use the futaba 14sg transmitter
I have a new 14sg and tried to use it on a new warbird what a disaster that was
A new plane never been flown checked everything over multiple
Times after take off it lasted all of 30 seconds and in it went
From about 300 ft up the plane acted as if it had lost signal going left and right then rolled over and straight in is there anything I could have
Forgotten to cause this condition:( ?????????
 

thepamster

The Mistress of Biplanes
Lifetime Supporter
Range check, antenna orientation, aileron direction, balance, overweight and stalled, etc.
A lot of variables to this problem. Need more info.
 

Tseres

Whiny Old Man
I use a 14SG. Not an expert on it. However I do know when setting up your antennas on the receiver. The need to be 90* apart and the tip of the antennas that are a different color cannot be covered up. I have no issues with my 14SG.
 

mustang

Well-Known Member
I talked to futaba and they even said it was ininterferance problem
So I'm sending it to futaba for them to look it over
 

mustang

Well-Known Member
Hay guys I got some info from futaba it seems interesting that
The rx was only receiving short range signals and no long
Range signals hmmmm one would think that
A new rx would be free of problems such as this
 

mustang

Well-Known Member
Ya you have thought that it would have caught the problem . so lesson learned never
Tell any repair place what happened if it's still fairly new having to replace a new rx
With no hrs on it
 

mustang

Well-Known Member
So I called the futaba repair center and asked if they could test the new rx I bought from them while they repairing the Tx and at first they would not give me an answer
That makes me wonder if there was a problem with a batch of rx that they don't want
Anyone to know about hmmmm makes me wonder
 

thepamster

The Mistress of Biplanes
Lifetime Supporter
It could simply be logistics. Part being dropped shipped from a warehouse not in the same building.
I think you are looking for a conspiracy that doesn't exist.
Too many hmmms.:)
They seem to be solving your problem rather quickly in my opinion.
 

mustang

Well-Known Member
Thanks for the input I would have to agree that the problem is being worked on rather quickly I guess I will have to do some testing when I get the radio back
 

percyflyer

Junior Member
You mentioned " short range signals and long range signals". First time I have heard of that. What is a short range signal verses a long range signal??
 

mustang

Well-Known Member
No idea I think that is what futaba is saying to get out of saying that
The rx is a bad receiver my opinion is I made the mistake of telling them
That it went through a crash maybe it would have been looked a a little
Closer
 

RichardGee

Well-Known Member
Been a Futaba flyer for 20 years. Once I made the switch to 2.4 I have only had ONE issue: an early 14 ch. Rx got VERY hot inside the canopy of a CARF Giles with canisters and it locked up. Thankfully, the plane was on the ground.
Have been flying a 14SG since the radio was introduced, using every Rx Futaba makes, in composite aircraft, gassers, electrics and glow and never a single glitch.

Am VERY intrigued by the JETI radios, but keep asking myself WHY I would switch, when my 14SG does absolutely everything I need it to do, without a hiccup?
I also understand how to program it.

The new 18SZ looks very attractive, especially since the latest software update allows a direct transfer of all 14SG set-ups.... but again, no problems whatsoever with my 14SG, so why switch?

Started with a 9C, then 10CAG, then 12Z, then 14MZ, now 14SG. Never lost a plane due to radio failure.
 
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