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Old 12-16-2008, 01:28 AM
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Hi is this a spektrum radio or the faast system? Thnaks in advance for any help.

Chris.

[link]http://cgi.ebay.com/Futaba-3PM-2-4-GHz-FASST-Spread-Spectrum_W0QQitemZ200288447892QQcmdZViewItemQQptZR adio_Control_Parts_Accessories?hash=item2002884478 92&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50[/link]
Old 12-16-2008, 02:37 AM
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Well it says FASST on the auction header, it says FASST in the text, the handbook says FASST on the cover and the radio says FASST at the root of the antenna in the pics so I guess it's a Spectrum
Seriously, it is a FASST transmitter, good system. The receivers he has up on other auctions are the 603FF, these are not quite so desirable, the 603FS are the ones you want, double antenna, one internal and one external. The receivers are unfortunately quite expensive[]
Old 12-16-2008, 06:10 AM
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Ok thanks for the info. I asked because he said spread the spektrum. That is what got me confused.

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Old 12-16-2008, 08:26 AM
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I guessed that was it, just a bit of early morning sarcasm.
Funny thing is he spells it correctly, spread speCtrum, not the trade name SpeKtrum. I spell it incorrectly in my post[X(], you misread his ad[X(] and all of us are totally confused[&:] Maybe they should have called the SpeKtrum something else
Old 12-16-2008, 09:12 AM
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Yea they should have called it 'useless in boats', that'll get a few feathers ruffled but heyho merry christmas
Old 12-16-2008, 11:24 AM
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This is a same radio that I used in my boats, it's a well known Futaba 3PM 2.4 GHz.
Old 12-17-2008, 01:32 PM
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Webby, are the 603FF that bad compared with the 603FS, just to know.

Thanks,

Chris.
Old 12-17-2008, 02:01 PM
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I use both the 603FF and 603FS receivers in my boats. Honestly I have not detected any difference in performance. The 603FS has a second internal antenna where the 603FF only has the single external antenna. In either my gas or fast electric boats both perform identically. Once installed I cannot even recall which is in what.

Having said that, for 10 bucks why not add the second antenna. While it may not be necessary, it can't hurt either!!
Old 12-17-2008, 03:21 PM
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Like Silent says,

there is absolutely nothing wrong with the 603FF receivers, we are running for 5 of them in our boats and they are flawless.
yes the added feature of a dual antenna on the FS is nice to have but if you mount your receiver properly, there is no problem.

we run ours we the antenna out of the box but I have ran mine by mistake with the antenna inside the radio box and it ran flawlessly, I noticed it at the end of the day that I had forgotten to put the antenna trough the tube.

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I run mine inside the box on purpous and it also runs flawlessly twin antennas .
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Mines is 603FS with double antenna, I did compare it to the 603FF last year but I was not sure that 603FF(I bought it used from ebay) had a problem or not, I noticed the 603FS has a lot more control range.
Old 12-17-2008, 08:50 PM
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I run mine inside the box on purpous and it also runs flawlessly twin antennas .
Mart

And to be clear, you are using the 6 channel receiver with two external antennas. You are not using either the 603FF or the 603FS receivers, correct??
Old 12-17-2008, 08:51 PM
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Mines is 603FS with double antenna, I did compare it to the 603FF last year but I was not sure that 603FF(I bought it used from ebay) had a problem or not, I noticed the 603FS has a lot more control range.

How did you establish this??
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Mines is 603FS with double antenna, I did compare it to the 603FF last year but I was not sure that 603FF(I bought it used from ebay) had a problem or not, I noticed the 603FS has a lot more control range.

How did you establish this??
It was just in my case, that's why I said that used 603FF receiver maybe had the problem due to the shorter control range, it went about 200 feet away from me then the failsafe was automatically kicked off.
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Were these installed the same? Was the antenna vertical or was it laid down inside the box? If you were only getting 200 feet range with a 603FF it was indeed defective.

I've used both like I said and I cannot tell the difference. For SAWS runs I'll go as far out as our lake will allow, which is on the order of close to 1,000 feet and I have not seen a difference. FOr normal running and heat racing you are hard pressed to get more than 300 to 500 feet away from yourself. I love Google Earth it is an amazing tool for telling how bad I am at judging distance!! Your situation at the lake north of Vegas is unusual and you can certainly get way out there, but really how well can you see your boat when it is more than 500 feet or so? I know it's hard for me!!
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ORIGINAL: Silent-AV8R

Were these installed the same? Was the antenna vertical or was it laid down inside the box? If you were only getting 200 feet range with a 603FF it was indeed defective.

I've used both like I said and I cannot tell the difference. For SAWS runs I'll go as far out as our lake will allow, which is on the order of close to 1,000 feet and I have not seen a difference. FOr normal running and heat racing you are hard pressed to get more than 300 to 500 feet away from yourself. I love Google Earth it is an amazing tool for telling how bad I am at judging distance!! Your situation at the lake north of Vegas is unusual and you can certainly get way out there, but really how well can you see your boat when it is more than 500 feet or so? I know it's hard for me!!
The antenna was vertical, I bet that used 603FF was a problem receiver. Yes, I am able to see the boat more than 500 feet away from me, the pond is full now, if you have a fast boat for the hight speed testing, please let me know, I can bring you there for fun, you will be able to run your almost 3/4 mile straight down.
Old 12-18-2008, 05:25 AM
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606 FS two antennas in the box on purpous flawless ,Futaba Fasst is awesome.Are we going to go over old ground again ? if so Let the games begin lol .
Mart
Old 12-18-2008, 05:35 AM
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:41 AM
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Not yet, all your comments are already here.......

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