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Old 07-17-2007, 03:07 PM
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Default Futaba FASST Recievers - Case Design and plug socket layout

Does anyone share my concerns that these receiver cases have insufficient depth around the connector to properly support servo or extension plug leads ?

Would a full depth slotted short side connector be better than the top mounted one ?

On mine I have used two short aileron extensions and a dummy plug in the spare slot on my R606FS's and wire locked the plugs round the reciever

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Old 07-17-2007, 06:19 PM
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You don't think Futaba took that into consideration? By the time you wrap a layer of foam padding around the RX and secure it, the wiring will be secure.
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:41 AM
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Default RE: Futaba FASST Recievers - Case Design and plug socket layout

If they did they won't say or commentbecause I originally queried this in the Futaba support forum and it was deleted by the moderator (Krysta ?) and emailed my comments to fubaba support

I might say that I have been a loyal futaba customer for over 35yrs

I would not want to be unpacking my receiver every flight to check lead security

With my 35MHZ stuff I always secured the crystal in the case with PVC tape round the receiver, so before I hide one of these good looking FASST receivers away in foam packing I will get the tape out and round the plugs

This standard of connection would not get past 1st base for full size Certification

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Default RE: Futaba FASST Recievers - Case Design and plug socket layout

Hi Martin,

The reason your post was deleted on our Support site is that it did not pertain to the original post. When asking a new question that does not pertain to the original post, it is best to start a new posting.

Futaba thoroughly tested the connections on the R606FS receiver and there was no problems found due to vibration on the connectors. The depth of the case from the board to the top of the case around the plugs on the R606FS is the same as it is on the R156F, R133F and other newer micro receivers, also the polarity tab adds security.

It would take an enormous amount of vibration to disconnect your servo plug, and the amount of vibration that this would require would damage not only your craft, but the internals on all of your radio equipment, this is why a thorough check of your craft before flight for causes of vibration is a must.


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Krysta
Product Development & Support Specialist
Futaba Service Center USA


ORIGINAL: martinh

If they did they won't say or commentbecause I originally queried this in the Futaba support forum and it was deleted by the moderator (Krysta ?) and emailed my comments to fubaba support

I might say that I have been a loyal futaba customer for over 35yrs

I would not want to be unpacking my receiver every flight to check lead security

With my 35MHZ stuff I always secured the crystal in the case with PVC tape round the receiver, so before I hide one of these good looking FASST receivers away in foam packing I will get the tape out and round the plugs

This standard of connection would not get past 1st base for full size Certification

Martin
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:42 AM
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ORIGINAL: Krysta

Hi Martin,

The reason your post was deleted on our Support site is that it did not pertain to the original post. When asking a new question that does not pertain to the original post, it is best to start a new posting.

Futaba thoroughly tested the connections on the R606FS receiver and there was no problems found due to vibration on the connectors. The depth of the case from the board to the top of the case around the plugs on the R606FS is the same as it is on the R156F, R133F and other newer micro receivers, also the polarity tab adds security.

It would take an enormous amount of vibration to disconnect your servo plug, and the amount of vibration that this would require would damage not only your craft, but the internals on all of your radio equipment, this is why a thorough check of your craft before flight for causes of vibration is a must.


Sincerely,
Krysta
Product Development & Support Specialist
Futaba Service Center USA
Thanks Krysta

I still fly a FF9 Set (9C) and am awaiting delivery of an 8 channel TX and RX FASST Module

The 12FG set and this 8 channel module have "Traditional Style Recievers"



My 6EX was a stop gap set to try things out

I accept that this low profile rx is fine for low cost Park Flyers and Electric Models in general, but I still am concerned about the lead security in a power model or helicopter

It would be a very minor change to the R606FS or R607FS top case ijection moulding tool to increase the depth of the lip by 5 or 6 mm and look a lot neater

As I say I'll have my R608FS receivers soon so I just be using the 6EX and R606FS's for Electric

Rgds Martin

Just finally to say that to be able to go flying anywhere without the risk of Interference from another set is really a massive step forward for RC as is not having to wait for your frequency to become free


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