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Andrew Moore 701/10/2018 21:12:42
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I use the Futaba T6K V2 transmitter (a current model) - are there any alternative receivers i can use as they are quite pricey (£43+) although good ?

I've heard FRSKY receivers can be used although not sure if the work with my TX as its not a FAAST but uses T-FHSS & S-FHSS

Any ideas

Denis Watkins01/10/2018 21:17:10
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Checkout Robotbirds Andrew

Frsky and futaba

**LINK**

Andrew Moore 701/10/2018 21:58:17
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Do you mean these ?

https://www.robotbirds.co.uk/default/frsky-v8fr-hitec-receiver-minima.html

Are they reliable ? About half the price of the Futaba (non telemetry though, no issue)

Denis Watkins01/10/2018 22:05:23
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The dealer is reputable and have tried more than one make, as have clubmates, with no issues.

As always, installation, ventilated and soft mount, aerial position as instructions, bound with failsafe

Range tested with the correct power pack, hope I havent missed anything

Richard Wills 201/10/2018 22:08:05
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FrSky Delta 8 is the one for FHSS compatibility.

Andrew Moore 701/10/2018 22:13:06
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Thanks guys - wasn't aware of this

J D 801/10/2018 22:55:03
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Corona have a range.

The Wright Stuff02/10/2018 09:26:01
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Posted by J D 8 on 01/10/2018 22:55:03:

Corona have a range.

+1 for Corona. The R6SF is compatible with S-FHSS and works very well.

Tom Sharp 202/10/2018 11:46:19
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Buying Futaba and then using cheap brand receivers, that's like buying a Rolls Royce and fitting Ford Escort seats.

MattyB02/10/2018 11:54:32
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Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 02/10/2018 11:46:19:

Buying Futaba and then using cheap brand receivers, that's like buying a Rolls Royce and fitting Ford Escort seats.

Complete nonsense. The FrSky multi-protocol RXs are hugely well proven in the field; if the buyer follows the instructions for installation and binding and range check as normal there will be no issues. Remember this is digital equipment; it's the software that defines the performance more than anything, so if it passes the first range check there is no reason to think it would not be as reliable as an OEM RX for the lifetime of the equipment.

Edited By MattyB on 02/10/2018 11:55:56

Martin Harris02/10/2018 12:08:13
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That assumes, of course, that the radio manufacturer doesn't make some transmitter firmware changes which are compatible with their receiver software but not necessarily with the "compatibles".

Tom Sharp 202/10/2018 18:34:35
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Posted by Martin Harris on 02/10/2018 12:08:13:

That assumes, of course, that the radio manufacturer doesn't make some transmitter firmware changes which are compatible with their receiver software but not necessarily with the "compatibles".

thumbs up

J D 802/10/2018 18:51:07
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I do use Futaba RX's in my larger IC aircraft, but have also found that Corona R6SF @ R8SF have been very reliable in both electric and IC types.

Erfolg02/10/2018 19:50:48
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Martin

You have raised an issue that has troubled me for some time, particularly with respect to Futaba.

The EU is now well recognized as a protectionist market, that masquerades as free market. Where outsiders have multiple hoops to jump through, legislation slanted to facilitate there own in EU producers. Where some standards are about making it near to impossible for some to export to the EU, masquerading as maintaining standards or even health related legislation.

It seems that changes to firmware often as a consequence of changes by the EU regulators, are used by some manufacturers as a means to undermine and limit competition. In a truly free market, competition would be encouraged, and practices which limit competition would not be permitted.

I did understand that some of my older Fasst receivers would not work reliably with the later upgrades, to the Tx if installed.

john stones 102/10/2018 19:56:35
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Posted by Erfolg on 02/10/2018 19:50:48:

Martin

You have raised an issue that has troubled me for some time, particularly with respect to Futaba.

The EU is now well recognized as a protectionist market, that masquerades as free market. Where outsiders have multiple hoops to jump through, legislation slanted to facilitate there own in EU producers. Where some standards are about making it near to impossible for some to export to the EU, masquerading as maintaining standards or even health related legislation.

It seems that changes to firmware often as a consequence of changes by the EU regulators, are used by some manufacturers as a means to undermine and limit competition. In a truly free market, competition would be encouraged, and practices which limit competition would not be permitted.

I did understand that some of my older Fasst receivers would not work reliably with the later upgrades, to the Tx if installed.

Party political broadcast, on behalf of ?

cymaz02/10/2018 20:01:37
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I have used FrSky FASSTreceivers for years. I’ve found them reliable. You can purchase aerial extensions which makes the installation easier. I cannot see why the FHSS ones will be any different.

Edited By cymaz on 02/10/2018 20:02:24

Erfolg02/10/2018 20:25:29
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I use some Frsky Fasst Rx also cymaz, every bit as good as the Futaba units, at a fraction of the price. I have just resisted the temptation to undertake the firmware upgrades. I have been lead to believe that some who have had issues with both the Futaba and Frsky Rxs.

John, not meant to be political, beyond stating how the EU operates.

Andrew Moore 702/10/2018 22:49:19
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Thanks for all the comment and help.

I'm strictly a Futaba man but would like to try alternative RX's for some of my smaller, less loved, models as the price difference is huge and I've only heard good stuff about the FRSky receivers.

john stones 102/10/2018 22:52:24
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Not a Futaba user Andrew, but I have frsky rxs in my larger loved stuff, I sleep just fine.

PatMc02/10/2018 23:06:35
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Posted by Erfolg on 02/10/2018 20:25:29:

John, not meant to be political, beyond stating how the EU operates.

No, you're stating how you think the EU works. sad

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