Futaba T18SZH 18CH FASSTest 2.4Ghz Radio Transmitter w/ R7008SB Receiver (mode 2)

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FUTK9511
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  It's here. It's the one you've been waiting for. An incredibly sophisticated 18-channel marvel, the 18SZ is perfect for pro pilots and weekend wingers alike. It offers flights conditions, in addition, to many of the functions and features of top-of-the-line systems at an affordable price.. of the 18MZ. Leading...

 

It's here. It's the one you've been waiting for.

An incredibly sophisticated 18-channel marvel, the 18SZ is perfect for pro pilots and weekend wingers alike. It offers flights conditions, in addition, to many of the functions and features of top-of-the-line systems at an affordable price.. of the 18MZ.

Leading off its list of features is full telemetry function. The 18SZ is set up to receive temperature, RPM, altitude, GPS, voltage, current, and data logging telemetry information, keeping you more tightly riveted to your aircraft than ever before. And, its intuitive full touchscreen display and long battery life make it the radio every serious pilot needs at the field.

FASSTestFASST2.4GHz T-FHSS2.4GHz S-FHSS

 

Features:
  • 4.3 inch full-color fast-processing touch LCD screen for quick, clear data viewing and menu surfing
  • 8 full conditions to customize every flight to your flying situation
  • Telemetry temperature, RPM, altitude, GPS, voltage, current, and data logging to keep you more connected to your model than ever before
  • Expandable, 30-model internal memory to save your settings for all your aircraft
  • 6.6V 2100mAh LiFe battery for 7 to 8 hours of flight time
  • Telemetry voice messages keep you up to date on your plane's vital statistics
  • User-updateable software lets you keep your radio cutting edge
  • 2 side levers, 6 digital trims, 8 toggle switches to accommodate every function you can dream up
  • Quad bearing stick assemblies
  • Speaker and earphone jack for audible telemetry announcements
  • Trainer and S.Bus ports
  • Data editor S.Bus programming
  • 15 character user naming and model naming
  • Sub trims
  • Servo reversing
  • End point adjustment
  • Data resets
  • Battery fail safe
  • Servo speed adjustment
  • AFR D/R
  • AFR curve mode (3)
  • AFR curve point (17 points)
  • Programmable mixing (10 circuits per condition)
  • Throttle cut
  • Idle down
  • Logic switch
  • User menu
  • Servo monitor
  • Up/down timer (2)
  • System timer
  • Model timer
  • Throttle stick alarm
  • Rubber hand grips
  • Backlight adjustment
  • Calibration
  • Alarm voltage
  • Alarm vibrator
  • Auto power off
  • Range check
  • Dual receiver set up
Airplane features:
  • 13 wing types
  • 3 tail types
  • 2 rudder types
  • Flap setting
  • Aileron differential
  • Aileron to camber flap mix
  • Aileron to brake flap mix
  • Aileron to rudder mix
  • Airbrake to elevator mix
  • Rudder to aileron mix
  • Rudder to elevator mix
  • Camber mix
  • Elevator to camber mix
  • Camber flap to elevator mix
  • Snap roll
  • Airbrake mix
  • V tail
  • Ailevator
  • Winglet
  • Motor mix
  • Multi-engine
  • Gyro sensor

Helicopter Features:

  • 8 swash types
  • Pitch/throttle curve
  • Pitch/throttle curve mode (3)
  • 17 point pitch/throttle curve
  • Acceleration
  • Throttle hold
  • Swash mixing
  • Throttle mixing
  • Pitch to needle mixing
  • Pitch to rudder mixing
  • Gyro sensor (3)
  • Governor
  • Condition hold
  • Hovering pitch
  • Hovering throttle
  • Swash AFR
  • Swash setting
  • Swash ring
  • Throttle limiter

Glider:

  • 13 wing types
  • 3 tail types
  • 2 rudder types
  • Flap setting
  • Aileron differential
  • Aileron to camber flap mix
  • Aileron to brake flap mix
  • Aileron to rudder mix
  • Rudder to aileron mix
  • Airbrake to elevator mix
  • Camber mix
  • Elevator to camber mix
  • Camber flap to elevator mix
  • Butterfly mixing
  • Butterfly to elevator
  • Trim mix 1
  • Trim mix 2
  • V-tail
  • Ailevator
  • Winglet
  • Motor mix

Multicopter:

  • Gyro

Telemetry functions:

  • Temperature
  • RPM (magnetic and optic)
  • Altitude
  • GPS
  • Voltage
  • Current
  • Data logging

 

Includes:
T18SZ transmitter, R7008SB Receiver, 6.6V LiFe battery, switch harness, and mini screwdriver.

18SZ Manual
Type: 

Radio TX

Vendor: 

Futaba

SKU: 

FUTK9511

Weight: 

4.1 lb


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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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G.R.
Futaba 18sz

Purchased on Black Friday. Arrived with one gimbal damaged. Returned to futaba. Replaced by futaba. New radio works fine. Be aware that this radio does not have model match technology. I have 2 models with identical setups and identical receivers, and with either model selected it will control either of the two models. That's a problem that futaba needs to fix. The radio is manufactured in Taiwan not Japan. The gimbal springs are very light imho. Heavy duty gimbal springs ordered. Telemetry function is nice to have. Charges fast. Good battery life. Nice fit and finish. Switch and function programing is great. Overall is a pretty nice radio.
G.

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E.S.
The good and the bad.

The good, The Futaba T18SZ is probably the best radio I've owned and I have spent much more for transmitters. Including Futaba 9ZWC and A JR 10X. which were top of the line in there time. I moved up from a Futaba 14SG which in it's self a good radio but I did not like the lack of conditions and the shuttle dial is pretty inconsistent.

The bad, I waited for the 18SZ to go on sale (Black Friday) The unit showed in stock and I pulled the trigger on the order. I checked the follow day and it said order pending. I figured they had a lot of orders to process so I waited till the following Tuesday and the status remain unchanged. So I called and was advised the radio was on back order. I explained the unit showed in stock and they had no explanation. Myou ordered shipped the 19th of December with no other issues. I still consider Helidirect my preferred source and the routinely have better sales than there competition.

M
M.

I replaced my 14SG with this radio. I wanted the LIFE battery and touch screen display and the 18SZ does not disappoint. Battery is fully charged in less than 3 hours and touch screen is much easier to use than the dial click of 8FG/14SG. Battery life is phenomenal as well. I programmed all of my helis on one charge! At the field the display can be hard to see at certain angles in the sun but not a big deal to me. I have owned many Futaba radios over the last 30 years and this is one will not be replaced for a long, long, time! It costs a little more but you will agree it is worth it once you have it in your hands.

M
M.C.

I made the switch from Spektrum (Dx9) after having many conversations with both Futaba and JR pilots. After a lot of research I set my sites on the 18SZ. I felt that the touch screen made the process much easier. I will say that the programming is much harder then the Dx9 but that was mainly getting use to the new terminology.

There are only a few things that I can knock on this radio. The screen isn't bright enough on a bright day to see very easily (I wear sunglasses). I also believe that it's missing some features that competitors have. It is still a top notch radio and worth the money.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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G
G.R.
Futaba 18sz

Purchased on Black Friday. Arrived with one gimbal damaged. Returned to futaba. Replaced by futaba. New radio works fine. Be aware that this radio does not have model match technology. I have 2 models with identical setups and identical receivers, and with either model selected it will control either of the two models. That's a problem that futaba needs to fix. The radio is manufactured in Taiwan not Japan. The gimbal springs are very light imho. Heavy duty gimbal springs ordered. Telemetry function is nice to have. Charges fast. Good battery life. Nice fit and finish. Switch and function programing is great. Overall is a pretty nice radio.
G.

E
E.S.
The good and the bad.

The good, The Futaba T18SZ is probably the best radio I've owned and I have spent much more for transmitters. Including Futaba 9ZWC and A JR 10X. which were top of the line in there time. I moved up from a Futaba 14SG which in it's self a good radio but I did not like the lack of conditions and the shuttle dial is pretty inconsistent.

The bad, I waited for the 18SZ to go on sale (Black Friday) The unit showed in stock and I pulled the trigger on the order. I checked the follow day and it said order pending. I figured they had a lot of orders to process so I waited till the following Tuesday and the status remain unchanged. So I called and was advised the radio was on back order. I explained the unit showed in stock and they had no explanation. Myou ordered shipped the 19th of December with no other issues. I still consider Helidirect my preferred source and the routinely have better sales than there competition.

M
M.

I replaced my 14SG with this radio. I wanted the LIFE battery and touch screen display and the 18SZ does not disappoint. Battery is fully charged in less than 3 hours and touch screen is much easier to use than the dial click of 8FG/14SG. Battery life is phenomenal as well. I programmed all of my helis on one charge! At the field the display can be hard to see at certain angles in the sun but not a big deal to me. I have owned many Futaba radios over the last 30 years and this is one will not be replaced for a long, long, time! It costs a little more but you will agree it is worth it once you have it in your hands.

M
M.C.

I made the switch from Spektrum (Dx9) after having many conversations with both Futaba and JR pilots. After a lot of research I set my sites on the 18SZ. I felt that the touch screen made the process much easier. I will say that the programming is much harder then the Dx9 but that was mainly getting use to the new terminology.

There are only a few things that I can knock on this radio. The screen isn't bright enough on a bright day to see very easily (I wear sunglasses). I also believe that it's missing some features that competitors have. It is still a top notch radio and worth the money.