Now available in the UK, Futaba's new T8J uses the S-FHSS operating system and joins the T6J launched last year. 

Similarly styled and once again employing a built-in aerial, the 8-channel radio uses a jog-dial for programming much like the popular 8FG.

The spec list looks like this:

  • 20 model memories
  • Wireless transfer of model data to and from other 8J transmitters
  • 10-character model and user naming
  • Large (128 x 64 dot) backlit LCD display
  • 8 channels (one variable knob, five 2-position switches, two 3-position switches, one momentary switch, two digital levers)
  • Quick and easy programming using a jog dial and three buttons
  • End point adjustment
  • Dual rate/expo (any switch selectable)
  • Servo reversing
  • Sub trim on all 8 channels
  • Digital Trims
  • Trim step adjustability
  • ATL (Automatic Travel Limit)
  • Failsafe on all 8 channels
  • Trainer mode
  • Throttle cut
  • Two count-up/count-down timers plus integrated timer
  • Model timer
  • Range check mode
  • Servo monitor/test
  • Auxiliary channel switch/level assignability

It's suppled with a NiMH battery and charger in combo with an R2008SB 8-channel S-FHSS (or FHSS) receiver with an RRP of £279.99 and you'll find more info and screen shots at the Futaba website. Look out for the RCM&E review very soon.