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Old 08-01-2007, 09:44 AM
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I have a Futaba Conquest 6 channel radio that I used way back when (late 80's early 90's). I got out of the hobby and just recently started flying again. I can't remeber when I bought it, had to be 1988-89. I tried to charge the batteries and as expected they are shot. Can I get a new TX battery for this??? Will current futaba receivers and servos work? I plan on using it with some electric park flyers I have (GP Hellcat, GWS Zero). If the batteries are gonna be really expensive I'll just buy a new JR or 6EX. Any info appreciated, Thanks, RLeed
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:17 AM
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Just find a 500-600 mah battery pack that fits the compartment. Any compatible RX (Futaba, Hitec, FMA)(FM or AM, whichever your TX is) and servos can be used. Be sure the radio is either a factory "narrow band" or that it has a "gold sticker" on the back. Only "narrow band" radios are legal today, and old equipment may no longer be upgraded. The Conquest was, in its day, a good low-end radio.

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Old 08-01-2007, 10:21 AM
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check out www.radicalrc.com they have batteries for lots of different transmitters, if your LHS doesn't have the Futaba pack.

http://radicalrc.secure-mall.com/sho...20&cart=665132

That link should take you to their transmitter battery page. Looks like you can get a 700 mah nicd battery for 25 bucks with connector.

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Old 08-01-2007, 10:51 AM
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I've got two such radios that are 6 channel and 2 that are 4 channel. I didn't use any of them when I got back into the hobby a few years ago. My reason is that the cost of replacing the batteries, narrow banding the transmitters, and buying a narrow band receiver ended up nearly as much as buying a new 4 channel system.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:58 AM
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Thanks for the info, I will find out if its a narrow band , I'll have to look when I get home. I think the cost issue will steer me toward "new". Thanks again, RLeed
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They make a great buddy box

Going for a new radio, take a look at the Futaba 6exa 6 chanel computer radio or equivlent. They are not expensive and the ability to program each servo and channel mixing are a real plus. Tower is selling them at $179 including receiver and four servos. You may find new ones on Ebay at a good discount from that price.

Now, if you want a really nice radio, the 9C super is the way to go.

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Old 08-01-2007, 02:03 PM
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http://www.futaba-rc.com/manuals/index.html is a list of the manuals for the current Futaba transmitters, and http://www.futaba-rc.com/discontinued/index.html is a list for the discontinued models. Even if yours does not have a sticker, you may find the data here.
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:10 PM
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Ha,Ha...Just orderd the Futaba 6EX. Tower gave me a $25 off promo so that did it. Thanks for the input.
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I,m still using my Conquest ,just bought battery holder and got some rechargable batteries and away it goes never had a problem
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:07 PM
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O.K., The TX has a gold sticker on the back that says "R/CMA AMA RF Check 9/88". And the Face of the TX has a "FP-T6NLK" and "AM 72.910" Is this a Narrow band???
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:53 AM
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The transmitter is indeed narrow band, but if the receiver is the original that came with the radio and has the old "G' style servo connectors it is not narrow band and is not usable at an AMA field as you would be "hit" if someone was flying on either of the odd number channels adjacent to your channel. If you fly alone out in the boonies you probably will be fine.
My first radio was one of the 4 channel AM conquests that I bought in 88', in 91' I took Futabas offer for a new narrow band receiver and adapter cables for 20 bucks, got a lot of good use out of it, in 04' we moved and I gave it to a friend who is still flying it
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:31 PM
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I should be O.K. I have my own field and there are only two people who use it and we never fly at the same time.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:01 PM
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So, you didn't bother reading the data from the Futaba links, did you. [sm=disappointed.gif]
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