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Old 10-14-2012, 07:43 AM
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Hi,

Just saw two type of Futaba R617fs receivers, with and without Made in China inscription, they are both genuine?





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Old 10-14-2012, 07:52 AM
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Default RE: Futaba R617FS Genuine or fake?

Its also writing Empfaenger on the box, is that receiver in german is writing Empfanger. Strange
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:18 PM
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Default RE: Futaba R617FS Genuine or fake?

All my 617's receivers are made in Taiwan none are made in China, and I get them from USA hobby shops on Ebay. Have never seen a 617 made in China, only thing made in China is Frsky FAAST compatable RX's as far as i know.
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After confirmation from Robbe Germany and futaba service, both are Genuine, thanks
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:25 PM
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I just bought one from Tower and I am having a problem getting it to link to my transmitter. The manual says it is compatible; anyone have the same problem. I have the 8TF transmitter. I just looked at the box and the receiver is made in China. Any thoughts?
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Make sure 7CH modulation is showing on the main screen, not MultiMode. That's the most likely problem.
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What's an "8TF" transmitter? Certainly not a Futaba unit, not with that designation. Did you make a typo?
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I agree Bax, isnt that the Frsky copy rx designation? Didnt know they had a transmitter as well?
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Default RE: Futaba R617FS Genuine or fake?

I have several R617FS receivers and they all came from Tower Hobbies. Some say made in Taiwan, some say made in China. They look and perform exactly the same.
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