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Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

Old 06-01-2006, 04:09 PM
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Default Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

Hi,
I have a 4 channel airplane, and i think that i will change its electronics including the radio system
Is there a compatable ESC (without reverse and braking) to work with the Futaba 4YF radio system?

thanks in advance
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

YES....The GWS ICS480E/F 15A - 3.6v-9.6v Futaba - LXHVA0 at TowerHobbies.com - it is for a 480 brushed motor and NiMh plane battery
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

but since the Futraba Rx, as said in the manual, is powered by batteries, can i use an ESC.
My concetn is that in the manual, it is said that in the throttle channel one must use a servo.
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

Here are some specs from towerhobbies - they actually have more tech. info. that futaba-rc.com

radio system is designed for Park Flyers and thus power will be provided to the Rx via the BEC Electronic Speed Control (ESC)

SPECS: Transmitter:
Modulation Method: FM (Frequency Modulation)
Power Requirement: 9.6V NiCd battery
Curent Drain: 180mA
Trainer cord port is a micro port

R114F Receiver: (FUTL0442, FUTL0443)
Narrow Band: 20kHz
Power Requirements: 4.8 to 6.0V (shared with servos)

You should be able to run the RX off of the plane battery which connects to the ESC, you should not need the battery for the RX.



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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

Plus, I don't even think they make manual speed controllers anymore, you need an ESC to control the motor you can't use a servo.

The ESC comes with a plug that will fit into the RX and power it.
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

thanks for the help mate..... but can you give me a Tx Model with a RX that works in the 40-41 MHz band?
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

Futaba 6EXAS 6-Channel Super FM/3 S3101 Servos

In Stock Frequencies for Futaba 6EXAS 6-Channel Super FM/3 S3101 Servos
Air: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60


at towerhobbies.com

You have to go 6 channel with Futaba to get that.
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

but can i use the

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXXJ56&P=ML

and power it from the ESC?
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

If you get the 6EXAS Radio kit it comes with the servos, receiver and everything you need. You don't need that separate flight pack?????
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

what do you mean flip?
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

Here is the package that you get from Towerhobbies.com and probably anywhere else, the TX is packaged with the RX and servos!

This is the Futaba 6EXA Super 6 channel FM Computer Radio System
with R156F micro Receiver and three S3101 micro size Servos.

FEATURES: Six model memory with four character model naming
Standard programming features include all channel servo reversing,
End point adjustment (EPA) on all channels, dual rates, exponential
flaperon, V-tail, elevon, and wing type selection
Transmitter controls include Throttle Cut Switch-stops engine
when flipped twice within one second, Trainer Switch-controls link
between instructor and student transmitters, Retract Switch-
controls operation of retractable landing gear or other feature,
Dual Rate Switch-reduces servo travel and switches' exponential
curve
Flap dial control allows fine tuning of flap servo to slow airplane
when coming in for a landing
Adjustable flaperon rates
Adjustable stick length
Digial Trims
Modulation PCM/PPM (FM) switchable
Trainer box capable (trainer cord sold separately, see COMMENTS).

INCLUDES: One Futaba 6EXA Super Computer Radio system with:
Transmitter Crystal
R156F Micro Receiver with crystal FUTL0641
NR4S250 250mAh Receiver Battery FUTM1215
Three S3101 micro servos FUTM0033
One bag servo mounting harware (Not Included) use: FUTM2350
FBC-19B (4) Charger FUTM1830
SWH-13 Switch Harness FUTM4370
ANT-5 Transmitter Antenna FUTM5040

SPECS: Receiver-R156F, FUTL0641
Type: Dual conversion
Power requirement: 4.8V or 6V
Current drain: 9.5 milliamps @ 4.8V
Length: 1.31" (33.3mm)
Width: 1.98" (50.3mm)
Height: .71" (18.1mm)
Weight: .98oz (27.8 grams)

Servos- (3) S3101
Speed: .18sec/60 deg @ 4.8V - .14sec/60 deg @ 6V
Torque: 35 oz-in @ 4.8V - 43 oz-in @ 6V
2.5 kg-cm @ 4.8V - 3.1 kg-cm @ 6V
Length: 1.1" (28mm)
Width: 0.5" (13mm)
Height: 1.2" (30mm)
Weight: 0.6 ounce (17 grams)
Connector: "J" type with about 5" wire
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

Hi mouthpiec,
First, You don't want to order a radio from the US, as we use 72 Mhz. Stick with a Euroland distributor
Second, all receivers will work with a BEC ESC, you plug the servo connector on the ESC into the throttle channel on the receiver and that's all there is to it, the ESC powers the receiver thru that connector, all the + pins pins are connected together in a "common buss" arrangement as are the - pins, so the receiver can be powered from any connector[8D]
Regards,
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

good point......most of US is 72Mhz.....but i have seen 27Mhz offered......the 40-41 I highlighted earlier were just channel options not bands....my fault.
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Default RE: Futaba 4YF Radio System - is ESC compitable

Hi,
Thanks for the help!
I have bought a Futaba T6YG package and the ESC worked!
thanks

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