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Old 08-11-2010, 08:00 AM
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Default Non-Futaba FASST receivers.

Now Hobby City is selling them, 8 channels, $29.99
Helloooooo! Are this guys ever going to stop? I can see a Futaba ROM upgrade in the future to disable them. And so it goes....
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...14300&aff=8620
Old 08-11-2010, 08:07 AM
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If they should upgrade then they would have to upgrade all the receivers that were sold prior to the upgrade and that would make alot of folks unhappy. I don't think so.
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I think i'll join the late adopter queue for those Futaba clones.

o maybe I'll use them in my park flyers for now. At $30 ea I can buy 2 for the price of one R6106HFC.

However, I doubt Futaba will upgrade the reciever code now. They'll just introduce a new line of recievers with bi- directional communications capability. That will sort that out. Then HK will serice the older FASST and Futaba will still be a step ahead with FASSTer...


(see what I did there)

Old 08-11-2010, 08:38 AM
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Now Hobby City is selling them, 8 channels, $29.99
Helloooooo! Are this guys ever going to stop?
Probably not until we stop buying their imitation junk.
Old 08-11-2010, 09:40 AM
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Default RE: Non-Futaba FASST receivers.

I always thought that Futaba used proprietary chips in their FASST systems. I wonder how the clones got around that?
Old 08-11-2010, 09:56 AM
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Default RE: Non-Futaba FASST receivers.

Are these "half-fasst" receivers?

Old 08-11-2010, 10:09 AM
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Default RE: Non-Futaba FASST receivers.

maybe its futaba feeling the competition from hitec Aurora 9 and its better priced receivers so futaba found a way to make their receivers sorry clones cheaper.
I'm no expert but if you break the FASST code and produce a clone you dont want to sell it that cheap.

I've been wrong in the past.
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One item I don't play games with is my electronics.

JMO.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:49 PM
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:37 AM
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One item I don't play games with is my electronics.
So does this mean your X-Box and Playstation just sit there collecting dust?
Old 12-21-2010, 11:57 AM
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Default RE: Non-Futaba FASST receivers.

just got two in the mail today, the new ones come in plastic cases now. A little bigger than Futaba 617, but not much.

They also have a sticker that shows the numbers for the channels now.
Old 12-22-2010, 04:49 AM
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awesome. I hope the 4 I ordered have the case.
Old 12-22-2010, 06:05 AM
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The following refers to Non-Futaba FASST receivers.

Now Hobby City is selling them, 8 channels, $29.99
Helloooooo! Are this guys ever going to stop? I can see a Futaba ROM upgrade in the future to disable them. And so it goes....
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...14300&aff=8620
Trying to understandas usual "whatis goingon".
If a Futaba upgradecould disable the Non-Futaba FASST receivers, wouldit not also disable the Futaba branded receivers ?

Is it possible that the so called "clones" are manufactured by the same manufacturer and better reflects the real cost of manufacturing ?

Wrap some of them in slightly different wrapping, put a well known name on them and double theselling price !!!

As often commented "you pay for the name and the marketing cost".

I remember the days when items having manufacturing costs less than $5.00 were sold for over #30.00 . We were even distributing some of the items for manufacturers that had no distribution capability.

Marketing is an art of maximizing profits.

Just thinking which I occasionally do .

Zor

Edited to say that the link from beto9 does not work.

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awesome. I hope the 4 I ordered have the case.
A friend just received a couple of the HK FASST compatible receivers with the new orange cases and the servo slots are a little small. Servo plugs don't want to slide in. Had to relieve the case with a Xacto.

Woodie
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A friend just received a couple of the HK FASST compatible receivers with the new orange cases and the servo slots are a little small. Servo plugs don't want to slide in. Had to relieve the case with a Xacto.

Woodie
You have to wonder! If they can't get the servo slots right, what about the rest of it. There's an old British saying: "Penny wise and pound foolish."

Given how many times you can use a receiver, or even switch it from one plane to another, is it really worth cutting corners?

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awesome. I hope the 4 I ordered have the case.
A friend just received a couple of the HK FASST compatible receivers with the new orange cases and the servo slots are a little small. Servo plugs don't want to slide in. Had to relieve the case with a Xacto.

Woodie
That's funny, mine slide in easily. What kind of servos does your friend have?
Old 12-23-2010, 02:44 AM
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A friend just received a couple of the HK FASST compatible receivers with the new orange cases and the servo slots are a little small. Servo plugs don't want to slide in. Had to relieve the case with a Xacto.

Woodie
You have to wonder! If they can't get the servo slots right, what about the rest of it. There's an old British saying: "Penny wise and pound foolish."

Given how many times you can use a receiver, or even switch it from one plane to another, is it really worth cutting corners?

One Person having trouble does not a problem make.

Besides I use a receiver in a plane till I am done with that plane. I only move it once the plane is hung away. That accolade belongs to my trainer. Servo's remain, battery and receiver are now in my BHExtra 300s.
For any servo's that need to be removed from the Rx I use a servo lead extension so I don't plug and unplug the leads continuously that just leads to wear on the connector pins and causes problems down the line.
If the casing is a little tight, well then I'll just have to trim a little won't I but the reports on the performance of the electronics shows the FrSKY (its not a HobbyKing unit btw) to be just as good as the Futaba R6008 receivers.
thats all I am interested in.
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awesome. I hope the 4 I ordered have the case.
A friend just received a couple of the HK FASST compatible receivers with the new orange cases and the servo slots are a little small. Servo plugs don't want to slide in. Had to relieve the case with a Xacto.

Woodie
That's funny, mine slide in easily. What kind of servos does your friend have?
Futaba, Hitec and Imolab

Woodie
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One item I don't play games with is my electronics.

JMO.
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couldn't agree more.......i'd wait for the "gold dot" versions
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R U still reading ? ? ?

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Yes, I am still following the thread.
Also, I now bought 3 of them. The last two came with the plastic case, haven't opened them yet.

Ta ta!
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beto9

RUstill reading ???

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Yes, I am still following the thread.
Also, I now bought 3 of them. The last two came with the plastic case, haven't opened them yet.

Ta ta!
Hello Ta ta ____

Nice to see you are still with the thread .

So I have the chance to ____

Wish you and your loved ones an enjoyable Holiday Season and the Merriest Chistmas you ever had.
May 2011 bring you Health, prosperity and a Happy New Year.

Have fun with your new receivers.

Zor

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beto9

R U still reading ? ? ?

Zor
Yes, I am still following the thread.
Also, I now bought 3 of them. The last two came with the plastic case, haven't opened them yet.

Ta ta!
Hello Ta ta _ _ _ _ [img][/img] [img][/img]

Nice to see you are still with the thread .

So I have the chance to _ _ _ _

Wish you and your loved ones an enjoyable Holiday Season and the Merriest Chistmas you ever had.
May 2011 bring you Health, prosperity and a Happy New Year.

Have fun with your new receivers.

Zor

Thank you, same for you and all "sky gazers" around these threads.
I hope the fun with the new receivers consists only of lots of flying (and not picking up pieces).
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awesome. I hope the 4 I ordered have the case.
A friend just received a couple of the HK FASST compatible receivers with the new orange cases and the servo slots are a little small. Servo plugs don't want to slide in. Had to relieve the case with a Xacto.

Woodie
That's funny, mine slide in easily. What kind of servos does your friend have?
Futaba, Hitec and Imolab

Woodie
Even tho the servo plugs didn't fit well which is a minor inconvenience taking a couple minutes to 'adjust', the receiver seems to work just fine. Binding was standard FASST simple and linking on power up almost instantaneous. After 7 flights yesterday testing a new plane, there were no problems even low and far away. This was in a 60 sized electric aerobatic plane flown at distances not normally used.
Woodie
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Original Beto9
Thank you, same for you and all "sky gazers" around these threads.
I hope the fun with the new receivers consists only of lots of flying (and not picking up pieces).
Thanks
Will follow your adventures wih great interest.

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