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Old 07-19-2006, 09:23 PM
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Default Futaba Receiver Servos

Just was wondering what other types of servos can I use with my Futaba R168DF FM Dual Conversion Receiver? I would like to use some JR servos if I could. If the plug is the same, will it work the same? thanks.....
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:21 PM
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Default RE: Futaba Receiver Servos

The Hitec S, Jr and Airtronics Z plugs are all compatable and will plug with no mods to any Futaba J plug Rx.


They can be forced to plug backwards however this will cause absolutely no damage to the Rx or servo. They simply will not work, just reverse and your on your way.

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Old 07-20-2006, 09:02 AM
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Default RE: Futaba Receiver Servos

Will a Futaba computer radio work with those brands of receivers also? I would like to use my computer radio for all my planes, but I want to try some different flight packs. I have a Futaba 6EXA 6 channel radio. What are the types of flight packs or receivers I can use?
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:35 AM
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Default RE: Futaba Receiver Servos

Futaba and hitec for sure, if you go Hitec use negative shift or shift selectable.

No jr or airtronics unless they are shift selectable.
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So you’re saying Hitec will communicate to my Futaba radio? Is there a dip switch of some sort to change it to negative shift? Thanks for the reply....
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Default RE: Futaba Receiver Servos

In the USA, both Hitec and Futaba normally use negative shift while Airtronics and JR use positive shift. Hitec sells receivers that will work on either (you specify choice when ordering) as well as some that are selectable shift. There are also other brands that will work such as FMA which sells receivers that work with all brands of transmitters.
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They sell them either as futaba compatable or shift selectable, I don't remember if its a jumper or a dip switch but yes there will be something to tell you.

Check out http://www.servocity.com under hitec recievers you will see what I'm talking about and yes they work fine, the only time you need to stick with manufacturer is if you want to run PCM, in that case you would need a futaba reciever.
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