Futaba SBS-02G

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Buckshot

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Anyone using the Futaba SBS-02G gps sensor with success? I can’t get mine to ready accurately at all. It’s like I need to turn the sensitivity down as it spikes and reads nearly max speed every run.
I have it mounted to the radio box lid with a clear sight glass for an unobstructed view to the sky.
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Terry Keeley

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You might need a bigger window?

I ended up going to a black fiberglass lid for my Eagle Tree.
 

Mikemalloy

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Mine works and it’s under a clear Lexan cover. Buckshot you need to expose the sensor more the carbon fiber is interfering with signal. Martin’s looks completely exposed.F51E573A-03A1-4B10-ABFB-7972ACD1AC4B.png
 
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Buckshot

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Okay I'll make my "window" bigger and try it again.

Tyler I'm using a 7PX
 

John Beardslee

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Anyone know the difference between the 01G and 02G Futaba sensor? Other than price.
Thanks John
 

Brian Sorgente

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The general consensus from what I've read seems to be accuracy of altitude readings for flying planes. So no real benefit for us boaters.

Brian
 

John Beardslee

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Mike, I’m guessing but I think Tyler is wondering if the 4PX supports GPS telemetry. As you know I asked you about the 4PM which does not support GPS but does support other telemetry functions.
Thanks John
 

John Seybold

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Grim, any idea if Futaba will be releasing a new radio soon? Seems like in the past once an “R” series was released a new model follows.
 

RaceMechaniX

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Yeah I was inquiring if the GPS sensors only work with the 7PX. Last I recall the 4PX and other models did not support the GPS sensors.
 

Grimracer

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Sorry tyler.. I did not catch that.. (thick in the head).. your right.. only the 7 series allow the use of GPS.

John, I have not heard anything yet.

Grim
 

BobBonahoom

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Ours work fine even with no window and through carbon fiber lids on 10 different boats. Every now and then (like 1 in a 100 times) it will glitch and say we were going 350 mph. We just turn it off and start over and it works fine. I know its not supposed to work through the carbon fiber, but it just does for us.
 
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