Futaba 6EXP 2.4GHz

Brand: Futaba

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4

READER REVIEWS
R Rigby  |  Oct 15, 2013

Strengths:
solid performance. . . .
Weaknesses:
no pressure adjustment on sticks. . . .
Overall:
quite good. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
Reno Racer  |  Nov 09, 2009

Strengths:
Great value 2. 4 gig system that does most task and is easy to program. . .
Weaknesses:
cheap case, lack of countdown timer (big shortfall for electric flyers) and RX are far too expensive. . . .
Overall:
Good, but Spectrum is better value when considering the numbers of RX you have. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Richard Wood  |  Nov 09, 2009

Strengths:
Faultless reliability after 18 months of use. The Rx is the star - compact, robust & well engineered. The ability to forget about numbers,pegs & frequency clash worries becomes more appreciated the more you use 2. 4GHz.
Weaknesses:
NO TIMER - a serious omission. Plasticky Tx. Expensive Rx's. NiCads should be replaced.
Overall:
Apart from the annoying timer omission, a cracking radio set. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Jeffrey Way  |  Dec 01, 2008

Strengths:
Easy programming, nice feel. . . .
Weaknesses:
Single dual range switching, poor standard battery, expensive receivers. . . .
Overall:
I like it a lot. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Jeff Weston  |  Sep 01, 2008

Strengths:
no interference. it seems a cleaner signal to my servos they move quicker than with 35mhz. . .
Weaknesses:
700mah. batteries. . .
Overall:
easy to use. good price for peace of mind when flying. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Chris Lane  |  Aug 18, 2008

Strengths:
Small, light, inexpensive. Enough channels for me. . .
Weaknesses:
I like a proportional flap control not a bang-bang switch. . . .
Overall:
The 2. 4gHz advantages like interference rejection, no need for crystals. The recent scare was well handled by Ripmax. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Phillip Howcroft  |  Aug 15, 2008

Strengths:
Good value good first set. . . .
Weaknesses:
manual not that informative. . . .
Overall:
Its been ok so faer for a begginner. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
andy watson  |  Aug 15, 2008

Strengths:
2. 4 means no messing around with crystals & pegs. Good price. Works straight out of the box.
Weaknesses:
700mA battery a bit weedy (cheap to upgrade) 6 model memory might be a bit small for some. Receivers are about £60 each, which isn't cheap!. . .
Overall:
As a beginner this is spot on for me. I see no reason to move up when I move onto more advanced planes until they start to get really complicated. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
Royman  |  Mar 16, 2008

Strengths:
gives you overall comfidence because of 2. 4G interference rejection. . .
Weaknesses:
None that I can see. . . .
Overall:
An excellent move on from 35F/M. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Arthur Dickson  |  Mar 14, 2008

Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
. . . .
Overall:
Have use my set for eight months with no problems. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
260 Flyer  |  Mar 11, 2008

Strengths:
Worry free operation (even with the recent zero code problems!) no more yard of wire hanging out the back of the model. . . .
Weaknesses:
Limited mixing abilities, non proportional flaps, only 6 model memory capacity. Shipped with NICADS. . .
Overall:
A good basic set spoilt only by penny pinching. These days half-way decent NiMh cells are cheap enough, so why ship with rubbish nicads? The Flap switch has limited use, even a mid position switch setting would have been better than the all or nothing on/off switch. After nine months use I would buy the 6EXP 2. 4 GHz again, and that is the best reccomendation I can give!.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4
TaZ  |  Dec 08, 2007

Strengths:
Can be used for Cars and Boats Too. . . .
Weaknesses:
Have changed battery for a 2200mah !, Now lasts very long time. . . .
Overall:
No troubles Great !. . . .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Les Littleton  |  Dec 07, 2007

Strengths:
WHO,S ON MY CHANNEL ? NO-ONE!. . . .
Weaknesses:
TX BATTERY. . . .
Overall:
IF 6 CHANNELS ARE ENOUGH ,THEN THIS IS THE RADIO FOR YOU. BUT COULD DO WITH A BETTER BATTERY IN THE TX AND THE RX UNITS ARN,T CHEAP. BUT EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
derek grace  |  Dec 05, 2007

Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
. . . .
Overall:
and still trying to mix aileron and elevator sothat Ican fly a BLU-ALBACORDE from the internet. . . .

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
2
Build quality:
1
Flight performance:
2
Value for money:
3
Scrooge Howard  |  Dec 02, 2007

Strengths:
glitch free , even E. D. Fs. frequency clashes , I worry no more.
Weaknesses:
can`t find any worthy of comment just yet . . . .
Overall:
I enjoy owning one , but wish the additional receivers were a bit less pricey & reflected the terific value for money of the original package . . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
David Stembridge  |  Dec 01, 2007

Strengths:
Ease of use. No peg board issues. . .
Weaknesses:
None so Far. . . .
Overall:
Fantastic value for new technoligy. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Buzz  |  Dec 01, 2007

Strengths:
Price, easy to set up, the shape of things to come. . . .
Weaknesses:
. . . .
Overall:
10 out of 10. Don't buy anything else. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4
Tony Benton  |  Nov 30, 2007

Strengths:
easy to use and to set up. . . .
Weaknesses:
comes with a small mah battery could be bigger eg 2400 mah. . . .
Overall:
outstanding model i use this model at bonchester model flying club alongside some spektrum tx units and have found a cone of death for the spektrum models and ran a comparison test on ground at powered down stage aerial pointed at plane at 31 paces spektrum failed to get a response where as the futaba version was still getting response at 48 paces with the aerial pointing directly at the plane. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Nick Church  |  Nov 30, 2007

Strengths:
Signal locking. . . .
Weaknesses:
I dont use futaba so the menu system is a bad one for me!. . . .
Overall:
Good system, i have had reports of glitching and interference but so far so good overall! Oh yes the complete kit is £152. 99 from the chelmsford store. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Chris Bell  |  Nov 30, 2007

Strengths:
easy to setup Rock solid performance,. . . .
Weaknesses:
small capacity transmitter battery. No flight timer. . .
Overall:
After serveral near crashes and one glitch crash - i thought - I'd better give this a go. I'm glad I did wow what a difference. Rock solid and very fast, I felt a difference when flying 35 mhz again. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Bri.  |  Nov 25, 2007

Strengths:
EVERY THING ABOUT IT. . . .
Weaknesses:
NONE UP TO NOW. . . .
Overall:
FANTASTIC VALUE EASY TO USE AND TO PROGRAM. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Fly Boy  |  Nov 25, 2007

Strengths:
all. . . .
Weaknesses:
none. . . .
Overall:
2. 4 the way to go. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Michael Warren  |  Nov 19, 2007

Strengths:
Simple to set up and unbeatable price. . . .
Weaknesses:
A bit plasticy and limited Tx battery capacity. . . .
Overall:
Excellent bit of kit for most club fliers who want a simple to use 6 channel set. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Eric Smyth  |  Aug 30, 2007

Strengths:
No more waiting for your channel to become free. Hopefully no more shoot downs!. . .
Weaknesses:
Limitation on flaps no fine adjustment. Rates are all on one switch. No visual or audible timer. .
Overall:
Excellent value for money. The receiver is so easy to install and is a little work of art and miniaturisation! Should contribute immensely to safety on the patch. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Martin McIntosh  |  Aug 02, 2007

Strengths:
Superb radio link, even in a previously very glitchy electric model, and not the slightest problem in a fast aerobat at low level and extreme range. . . .
Weaknesses:
The mixers! trying to mix down elevator, say, with left or right rudder results in down with left, up with right. Not a lot of use. May as well use a Y lead! The Tx antenna pops out of its mounting very easily. For a few Pounds more the Tx could have been much better all round.
Overall:
Glad I bought one to try out 2. 4. Should be adequate for most applications. Prefer the flap switch to the previous pot.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
5
Peter Williams  |  Aug 02, 2007

Strengths:
Good range and no glitches. . . .
Weaknesses:
Mixes and trims. . . .
Overall:
A good buy. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Tom Sharp  |  Jul 21, 2007

Strengths:
No sign of interference even with a ducted fan model. Easy to programn. Receiver instalation a doddle. Transmitter much more comfortable to hold without the big arial sticking out.
Weaknesses:
No adjustable flap setting. Rates all on one lever. On/off light should be on the front to remind you to switch off. .
Overall:
I have seen the future. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Alan Wooster  |  Jul 21, 2007

Strengths:
Instantly resolved the problem of frequency clashes or waiting for the pin. Very easy to program. This set will have wide practical appeal - learners through to experts. .
Weaknesses:
That toggle switch for flaps - backward move. . ? Also, dual rates for three functions all on one switch seems weak. Tx feels a little 'plasticky' and cheap.
Overall:
Very good!. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Ed Kershaw  |  Jul 15, 2007

Strengths:
Cost; size of receiver; simple rf linking; glitch free with electrics!; better programing than the 6exa 35MHz; relaibility of radio link seems bullet proof. . . .
Weaknesses:
TX looks cheap - even compared to the 6exa 35MHz; On/off flap operation (not proportional); Positioning of RX antennae needs care; TX feels a bit unbalanced because the antenna is so short. . . .
Overall:
A good and inexpensive entry into the 2. 4GHz market. For the large scale electric enthusiast, the most significant benefit is the glitch free operation. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Steve Hale  |  Jul 13, 2007

Strengths:
. . . .
Weaknesses:
. . . .
Overall:
Very good, ideal for first time. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Doug Evans  |  Jul 11, 2007

Strengths:
2. 4g!!. . .
Weaknesses:
could have more mixing on the set!!. . . .
Overall:
9/10!!. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4
the unmagnificent man  |  Jul 10, 2007

Strengths:
No worries about being shot down or shooting down someone else. Useable in more than 1 country. Suitable if you have boats or cars as well. Able to buddy with 35mhz futaba systems with the same square socket.
Weaknesses:
The channel for the flaps has had its potentiometer replaced by a on off switch. no fine adjustment for the flaps. only 6 model memories and a poxy 700mah transmitter battery. .
Overall:
Having owned a Futaba 6 EXP 2. 4 for a couple of months now i thought I would share my findings with anyone who may be interested. I bought it when 2. 4 became legal in France back in April.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
David Ashby - moderator  |  Jul 09, 2007

Strengths:
2. 4 works, no problems whatsoever so far. Cheap. .
Weaknesses:
Cheap casing, limited functions even at the price. . . .
Overall:
Cheap yet effective, albeit with limited functions. The little R606 receiver is a revelation though. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
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