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BlueWotsit

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Futaba FASST compatible receivers 2.4ghz
« on: May 23, 2019, 04:33:51 PM »

My Transmitter is a Futaba T6EX model, and it seems the old 4 channel receivers I used to use years back are no longer available, so am I doomed to have to pay exorbitant amounts for 7 and 8 channel receivers which I dont need or are there compatible ones which will serve my purpose.


I have never needed more than 4 channels and most models only the basic 2 channels


Any guidance and links to suppliers would be great


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Re: Futaba FASST compatible receivers 2.4ghz
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 04:48:51 PM »

I've tried Fr-Sky receivers which are FASST compatible in park fliers. Worked OK.


Recently I've bought a few secondhand Futaba 617 receivers on eBay for about 35 each.


Were the 4 channel receivers full-range? I've got a Futaba 6004 that I was going to try in a boat, but it says "for indoor use only", so the operating range is limited.
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Re: Futaba FASST compatible receivers 2.4ghz
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 04:56:25 PM »

the old Futaba receivers when I last sailed boats 9 years ago were more than sufficient for the lake I used to sail on which was a good 150 yards plus long, never tried them on longer distances to that


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Re: Futaba FASST compatible receivers 2.4ghz
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 05:12:59 PM »

I just looked on eBay. New FRSky FASST receivers are pushing 30 a pop. I think genuine secondhand is the way to go.
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Re: Futaba FASST compatible receivers 2.4ghz
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 05:43:25 PM »

https://alofthobbies.com/frsky-tfr6-7-channel-fasst-compatible-receiver.html

strike that...

you would probably be better served with this retailer...
https://www.t9hobbysport.com/frsky-tfr6-2.4ghz-fasst-compatible-receiver


wow thats a cracking price - just read some reviews on it and people seem to really like this - definitely worth a try I think
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Re: Futaba FASST compatible receivers 2.4ghz
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 06:59:08 PM »

hi Andrew, I only use the frsky-tfr6 receivers. I own 7 of them & have used them in everything from a scale tug through sailing yachts (inc carbon fibre) to Hydro 1 fast electric. I have never had any issues what so ever with any module, except 1, but that did sink in salt water due to driver error.
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Re: Futaba FASST compatible receivers 2.4ghz
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2019, 07:07:47 PM »

hi Andrew, I only use the frsky-tfr6 receivers. I own 7 of them & have used them in everything from a scale tug through sailing yachts (inc carbon fibre) to Hydro 1 fast electric. I have never had any issues what so ever with any module, except 1, but that did sink in salt water due to driver error.


thank you thats brilliant information
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Re: Futaba FASST compatible receivers 2.4ghz
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 10:41:21 AM »

There comes a time when you look at the cost of a receiver from one source, then discover that nowadays, you can get a suitable transmitter with a matching receiver, and a few extra recievers, for less than the cost of the original receiver.  Brand loyalty is fine, but sometimes.............
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Re: Futaba FASST compatible receivers 2.4ghz
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2019, 02:54:37 PM »

I quite agree. I sold all my Futaba radios a while ago, largely due to the price of extra receivers. I found this Futaba-compatible Rx for just over 20 and it's shown as In Stock in their UK warehouse. I've always had good service and reliable stuff from Hobby King https://hobbyking.com/en_us/frsky-tfr6-a-7ch-2-4ghz-receiver-futaba-fasst-compatible-horizontal-connectors.html
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