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Futaba 3pm receiver battery

Old 03-08-2008, 11:39 PM
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Default Futaba 3pm receiver battery

Hi guys, I'm over in the gas boat forum but in need of help with a 3pm Futaba Fasst radio. I built my boat last summer and have been using 4aa cellls for the receiver. I recently looked closely at the manual and see that this is a no no as the radio needs 6v. I looked at tower hobby and found a futaba 5 cell hump pack FUTM1200 or NR5U5O that will work. I'm concerned about the rating it says 6v 50mah. I don't know if this is correct as all others I saw said 600, 1200, etc. 50 seems low. My receiver is a 603ff Fasst. Any help is greatly appreciated.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LNRXG9&P=G


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Old 03-09-2008, 12:59 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 3pm receiver battery

Brian,

I would look at a receiver pack in the 1000-1500mah range...
That pack with a 50mah rating probably wouldn't last too long.

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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0093p?&C=MFB
Old 03-09-2008, 01:18 PM
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Thanks, I'm sure to find something at tower.

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Old 03-10-2008, 09:29 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 3pm receiver battery

If you want, at the website www.cheapbatterypacks.com you can build your own battery. You can chose whether it's a hump layout, flat, or just plain weird. Also, they have AA batteries rated at over 2500mah!

I build a battery that was 2600mah with all my needed specs and they built it within a day and sent it out for $16!!!

Try it out!
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Default RE: Futaba 3pm receiver battery

I'll give them a look and probably place an order, thanks.

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Old 03-10-2008, 11:29 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 3pm receiver battery

Yeah, cheapbatterypacks.com is a great site. You can set up the whole pack and for really cheap, too. I used 5 2600 mah AAs off ebay to build my packs, but cheap packs will be better.

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