Radio System Feature Comparison

SEARCH:


If you only want to compare certain radios, uncheck the box at the top of the column to hide that radio (column). To bring the radios back, click here.

 

Hide

Hide

Hide

Hide

Hide

Hide

Hide

Hide

Hide

Hide

Hide

Hide
FEATURE6K6J7C8J8FG10J12FG12Z14SG14MZ18SZ18MZ
S-Bus compatibleYesYes with R2008SBYes with R6203SBYes with R2008SBYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TelemetryYESNONONOYESNONOYESNOYESYES
Stick CalibrationNONONONOYESNONONOYESNOYESYES
Free updating via web pageYES (see notes 38)NONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Number of Channels exlcuding S-Bus66ch S-FHSS 4ch FHSS78ch S-FHSS 4ch FHSS12+2(see notes 36) 8+212+2 w/virtual (see notes 36) PPM:8/12 PCM:10 G3:12+212+2 w/virtual (see notes 36) PPM:8/12 PCM:10 G3:12+212+212+2 w/virtual (see notes 36) PPM:8/12 PCM:10 G3:14 16+2 w/digi channels (see notes 36) excludng S-Bus16+2 w/digi channels (see notes 36) excludng S-Bus
Mode SelectYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES  
FASST/FHSSS-FHSS and T-FHSSFHSS or S-FHSSFM/PCMFHSS or S-FHSS2.4GHz FASST S-FHSS and T-FHSSFM/PCM/G3 OR 2.4GHZ FASST with TM14FM/PCM/G3 OR 2.4GHZ FASST with TM14S-FHSS, FASST, FASSTestFM/PCM/G3 OR 2.4GHZ FASST with TM14FASST 7ch, FASST Multi, FASSTest 18/12ch, SFHSSFASST 7ch, FASST Multi, FASSTest 18/12ch, SFHSS
Voice AlarmsYES (earphone)NONONONOYESNONONOYESYESYES
Vibration AlarmsYESNONONONOYESNONOYESYESYESYES
Sub TrimYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES YES
Servo ReversingYESYESYESYESYES YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Servo Slow/SpeedNONONOon 1 ch by mixingon 1 ch by mixingon 1 ch by mixingYESYESYESYESYESYES
Servo DisplayYESNONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Transmitter VoltagedigitaldigitaldigitaldigitaldigitaldigitaldigitaldigitaldigitaldigitalYESYES
Receiver VoltageYESNONONONOYESNONOYESNOYESYES
Trainer(30/31) as student:YESYESYESYESYES(33)YESYES(33)YESYESYESYESYES
Trainer(30/31) as master:YESYESYESYESYES(33)YESYES(33)YES(1)YES(1)YES(2)YESYES
Dual RateYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
ExpoYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
ATV/EPAYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Low Batt WarningYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Sound volumeNONONO  NO    YESYES
S.Bus Data EditorYES (see notes 38)NONONONOYESNONONONOYESYES
Throttle position alarmYESNONONONOYESNONOYESNOYESNO
Personal user menuNONONONONONONONOYESNOYESYES
Multiple Models15-2015101520 in TX (21)3030 in TX (21)25 in TX (21)30 in TX (21)30 in TX (21)YES92mb memory
Model name10char4char6char4char10-char10-char8-char8-char10-char32-char15-char32-char
User Name10charNONONO10-char10-char12-char12-char10-char32-char15-char32-char
Programmable Mixes - Linear32325A/H210105A/H10810
Programmable Mixes - Curve12A/3HNO2A/3H5A/H410105A/H10810
TimerYES -2YES -2YESYESYES -2YES-3YES - 2YES - 3YES - 3YES - 3YES - 3YES - 3
Data transfer(23)WirelessNONONOby optional SD cardWirelessby optional SD cardby CF cardby optional SD cardby CF cardWirelessby optional SD card
Switch AssignabilitypartialYESpartialYESnearly allpartialcompletecompletecompletecompletecompletecomplete
Engine StartNONONONOYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYES
FailSafe(3)Ch3 in FHSS/All in T-FHSSCh3 in FHSS/All in S-FHSSNOCh3 in FHSS/All in S-FHSSYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Batt FailSafe(3)YESYESYESYESYESYESAll CH (Multi Mode) 3 Ch (7 CH mode)All CH (Multi Mode) 3 Ch (7 CH mode)All CH (Multi Mode) 3 Ch (7 CH mode)YESYESYES
Trim step adjustYESNOYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Function assignabilityNONONONOYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYES
Channel assignability(17)2NO2NOALL5ALLALLALLALLALLALL
Conditions3 in heliNONONO1 in heliglider and heli885 in Heli/Glider888
Servo displayYESNONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Dual/Triple RateYESDualNODualYES(18)YESYES(18)YES(18)YES(18)YES(18)YES(18)YES(18)
Logic for SwitchesNONONONOIn Heli Cond.NONOYESGlider/Heli onlyYESYESYES
RF ON/OFFYESYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
HELI FUNCTIONS:
FEATURE6K6J7C8J8FG10J12FG12Z14SG14MZ18SZ18MZ
Revo Mixing(24)YESYESYESYES5-pointYES17-point17-point5-point17-point17-point17-point
Hover PitchYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Pitch Curve(24)YESYES5-pointYES5-point5-point17-point17-point5-point17-point17-point17-point
Pitch Rate(26)NONONONOYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYES
Pitch TrimNONONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Throttle HoldYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Throttle Curve(24)5-point5-point5-point5-point5-point5-point17-point17-point5-point17-point17-point17-point
Hover ThrottleYESNOYESNOknobYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Throttle CutYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Idle UpYESYESNOYES3YES2(27)2(27)YES2(27)2(27)2(27)
Offset(s)YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Swash Select1, 2, 3, R3, E3, 4, HN3, H4X1, R3, 3, E3 1, 2, 3, R3, N3, E31, R3, 3, E3 1,3, R3, E3, 4, H4X1, 2, 3, 4, E3, R3, N3, H4X1, 2, 3, 4, E3, R3, N3, H4X1, 2, 3, 4, E3, R3, N3, H4X1, 3, R3, E3, 4, H4X1, 2, 3, 4, E3, R3, N3, H4X1, 2, 3, 4, E3, R3, N3, H4X1, 2, 3, 4, E3, R3, N3, H4X
Swash AFRYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Swash-Thr MixYESYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Swash RotationNONONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
DelayYESYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Gyro Prog(28)YESYESYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Governor Prog(28)NONONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Invert SwitchNONONONONONOYESYESNOYESYESYES
Invert CrossNONONONONONOYESYESNOYESYESYES
Conditions(27)YESYESNONO4(27)4885888
Rudder to Thr MixNONONONOYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYES
Acceleration MixNONONONONONOYESYESYESYESYESYES
Swash RingYESYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Inflight needleNONONONOYESYESNOYESYESYESYESYES
Throttle LimiterNONONONONOYESNONONOYESYESYES
AIRCRAFT FUNCTIONS:
FEATURE6K6J7C8J8FG10J12FG12Z14SG14MZ18SZ18MZ
Wing Types33117113137131313
Tail Types221131333333
FlaperonsYESYESYESYESCamber mixYESCamber mixCamber mixCamber mixCamber mixCamber mixCamber mix
Air BrakeNONOYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Aileron differentialYESNOYESFLP diff rateYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
V-TailYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
ElevonYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
AilevatorNONONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
SnapNONOYESNOYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYES
Ail 2 Rud MixNONOYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Flap 2 Elev MixYESNOYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Elev 2 Flap MixYESNOYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Idle DownYESNONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Throttle CutYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Throttle CurveYES 5-pointYES 5-pointNOYESYES 5-pointYES 5-pointYESYESYESYESYESYES
Flap Travel or TrimYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Throttle delayNONONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Inflight Needle SetupNONONONOYESYESNOYESYESYESYESYES
Gyro MixingNONONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
SAILPLANE FUNCTIONS:
FEATURE6K6J7C8J8FG10J12FG12Z14SG14MZ18SZ18MZ
# Wing Types4NONONO105131311131313
Tail Types2NONONO3NO333333
Butterfly (16)YESNONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
StartNONONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
SpeedNONONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Ail 2 Flap CouplingYESNONONOYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Flap 2 Ail CouplingYESNONONOYESNOYESYESYESYESYESYES
Compensation MixNONONONOuse pmixuse pmixYESYES YESYESYES
Elev 2 BrkNONONONOuse pmixNOYESYES YESYESYES
Flap CouplingYESNONONOuse pmixNOYESYESYESYESYESYES
Trim on SwitchNONONONOuse pmixNOYESYESYESYESYESYES
Camber MixYESNONONO4-CircuitYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Ail to Rud mix    4-choicesYES  YES YESYES
Rud to Ail mix    4-choicesYES  YES YESYES
Spoiler    YESNO  YES YESYES
Motor cut    YESYES    YESYES
Butterfly to Ele    YESYES      
Ail to Flap    4/Cond4/Cond  YES YESYES
Offset Trim  NO YESYESYES YES YESYES YESYES
MutliCoper Function
FEATURE6K6J7C8J8FG10J12FG12Z14SG14MZ18SZ18MZ
Gyro SensorYES     YES   YES YES 
Dual rate/ExpoYES    YES  YES YES 
Center AlarmYES    YES  NO YES 
PmixYES    YES  YES YES 
Throttle CurveYES    YES  YES NO 
Throttle DelayYES    YES  NO NO 
Fly Mode or ConditionsYES    YES  NO YES 
Notes
(1) Includes function mode where student radio uses all of master radio's mixes, throws, etc.
(2) Includes master mix option where master can make corrections without taking control.
(3) Failsafe can only be active in PCM modulation.
(4) Digital trim radios automatically store trim positioning without needing to memorize it.
(5) Optional Synth module for 9C will work in 5U, 7U and 8U series radios.
(7) Elevator and aileron on separate switches, OR aileron on one switch, elevator and rudder on second switch together.
(8) Triple rates may be created using a condition for the additional setting.
(9) Can be created with a PMix.
(10) 6X cannot support separate nose gear steering.
(11) 8U and 9Z can combine flaperon and ailevator to support a 4-servo flying wing.
(12) 6X Pmixes require use of the elevator dual rate switch and cannot be set to constant on.
(13) Requires a "voltage step down" type trainer cord. FUTM4405 MM-TC-FG 12FG TRAINER CORD.
(16) 9Z includes butterfly trimming function.
(17) Specific channels can be reassigned to certain switches, sticks, or not pre-assigned to anything at all for use in mixing situations. For example, channel 7 can be separated from the channel 7 dial and controlled strictly as a second rudder servo using a 4-7 mix.
(18) May have triple rates on 2 separate dual rate circuits by simply being assigned to a 3 pos switch. 12Z and 14MZ can have Triple rates on two separate functions.
(19) A = analog. D=Digital. Digital trims have adjustable responsiveness.
(20) 6X has analog trims and a trim memory function to store trim position for each model. 8U and 9Z models automatically store digital trim positions.
(21) Additional models may be stored with CAMPac or in the case of the 12Z and 14MZ on a 32MB Memory Card, 12FG in optional SD card. 10C uses a 4k.(1 model), 16k (4 models), 64k (16 models), or 128k (33 models) to add extra models, these are available separately.
(23) 9C/9CS, 9Z and 10C can transfer models using CAMPac. 9Z can transfer through trainer cord. 12Z/14MZ through CF card, 12FG through optional SD card.
(24) Curves are available in a variety of conditions.
(26) Pitch rate is a unique safety feature of the 6X which allows the modeler to adjust the high end-point of the pitch without having to move the throttle stick to the top position.
(27) Each model has normal, I1, I2, Hold, and 4 additional fully programmable flight conditions which can be used as additional idle ups if desired.
(28) Gyros and governors may be used with radios without this built-in software, which is simply designed to simplify their use.
(29) Flaperon programming includes capability to use channel 5 as second aileron servo.
(30) See the Trainer Cord page for further info.
(31) If used as the Instructor with the 4EX, 6EX, 7C, or 9C, you must use the special trainer cord for this radio. Not applicable radios: 6X, 7U, 8U, and 9Z. The 12FG requires it own special trainer cord with the voltage step down on it, FUTM4405.
(32) When purchased as a 'dedicated' FASST system. Check with your local dealer
(33) With use of a FASST Module and receiver combo.
(34) More information will be available soon
(35) This function is available in the dedicated 6EX FASST system
(36) As these are updatable via our website, these transmitters are capable of having more channels
(37) You can use the SBE-1 (FUTM4194) to utilizie S-BUS features.
(38) with CIU-2

Manuals  |  Team Futaba  |  Futaba Store  |  Contact Us  |  Team Tips  |  Web Site Updates
Multimedia  |  Software Updates  |  Downloads  |  Race Videos  |  News  |  Promotions  |  Find a Dealer


© 2000-2016 Hobbico, Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Use
E-Bulletin Find Futaba on Facebook Watch our videos on YouTube Follow us on Twitter Google+ Hobbico logo