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With a NAZA controlling a multi rotor, even a child can fly with ease. There are a couple hoops you have to jump through however. Your transmitter must be configured to properly so that you can access all the added features of the NAZA. Most of the setting deal with configuring the two three position switches shown above to activate the different modes on the NAZA. One nice thing about the 8FG is that you can save and load model settings.

Traditional Settings

These are the NAZA settings for an 8FG Super that is not using an SBus receiver.

 

SBus Settings

If you are connecting your 8FG receiver to the NAZA via the SBus you will need these settings. They are different from the traditional be cause when using the SBus DJI swapped some of the channels around. This set of settings compensate for this channel swap.


Transferring 8FG Models

OK, here is the scenario. You have a complex model setup and you want to give it to your friend. With the Futaba 8FG its simple.

See:

Exporting a File

Importing a File


Exporting 8FG model to a file

Here I will show you how to take an existing model in your radio and create a file on your PC.


Step 1 - Insert SD Card

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First thing you need to do is to insert and format an SD Card. The card must be 2GB or smaller to work. When you insert the card for the first time, your transmitter will format the card when you power on the radio.

 

If you have a properly functioning SD card in your radio, you will see a small icon on your main system screen, as shown here.

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Step 2 - Copy Your Model to the Card

From the model selection option in the Link menu select the model you want to copy. Then select the Copy option. Change the target from TX to CARD as shown below. Then commit the copy by selecting COPY and holding the RTN button for one second.

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That's it you model has been copied to the card.

 

Step 3 - Download and run the Futaba File System Utility

The program can be found on the Futaba web site here: Futaba Downloads.

You can also get the utility here: Futaba File System Utility.

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Step 4 - Insert the SD Card into your PC

Remove the SD card from your radio and insert into your PC. Don't try to access the card from Windows directly, you wont be able to.

 

Step 5 - Mount the SD card into the File Utility

From the File menu select the mount option and point to the SD card.

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You should see any of the models you have copied to the card.

 

Step 6 - Export the Model

Highlight the model you want to export and from the Edit menu select the Export option. You will be prompted for a location and file name.

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Thats it.

You can now keep that file as a backup or give it to a friend.



Loading a 8FG Model File onto Your Radio


Step 1 - Run the Futaba File System Utility

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Step 2 - Insert the SD Card into your PC

Remove the SD card from your radio and insert into your PC.

 

Step 4 - Mount the SD card into the File Utility

From the File menu select the mount option and point to the SD card.

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Step 5 - Import the Model

Highlight an empty slot on your card. Note that the gray slots can not be used.

From the Edit menu select the Import option. You will be presented with a dialog box allowing you to select a previously exported 8FG file.

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Once the import is complete the model will show up in the slot you chose. Note that you can not change the name of the model. You will have to do that on your radio.

 

Step 6 - Insert SD Card into the Radio

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If you have a properly functioning SD card in your radio, you will see a small icon on your main system screen, as shown here.

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Step 7 - Select the Model

The selection of a model from your SD card works exactly like selecting from the Futaba memory. The only differences that you need to change the source from TX to CARD as shown below.

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Note that once selected you can copy the model to your Futaba memory. This is a fast way to gain access to a friends model settings. Just have him copy his model to a card, you then copy the model on the card into your memory.

 

As you can see this is yet another area where the Futaba 8FG shines. No longer do you need to list page after page of listings to supply others with your settings.

Here are a few settings I uses with my NAZA.