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10-07-2013 06:13 PM  4 years agoPost 1
Zaneman007

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There was a post asking how to bind a Futaba Rx to the Tx. I had to stop and think about it. Then I had to pull out the user guide, because I had forgotten.

I then realized that with my old Spectrum stuff that I don't use anymore that I still know how to bind those. And more importantly, It hit me how I no longer continually bind my stuff at the field. Why, you don't have to with Futaba.

Just wanted to share.

Thanks Futaba

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10-07-2013 06:15 PM  4 years agoPost 2
JKos

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I no longer continually bind my stuff at the field
Nor do you with Spektrum. I haven't bound anything at the field in... well, ever.

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10-07-2013 06:26 PM  4 years agoPost 3
Jerry K

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I agree, although it did happen 'once' in the 1000's of times I have turned my radio on. I have not done the math, but it can happen.

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10-08-2013 01:43 AM  4 years agoPost 4
Zaneman007

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I still find my self binding my MCPx's to my spectrum/JR radio.

But that's just something you get use to with that technology.

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10-08-2013 01:43 AM  4 years agoPost 5
John Krebs

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Ive only had to bind the Futaba receiver the first time I ever used and that happens during the initial heli setup. Never had to bind at the field. Only having to do it once would be a reason not to remember how to do it.

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10-08-2013 03:57 AM  4 years agoPost 6
AWittleWabbit

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You're holding it wrong!
On Spektrum's micro BNF stuff, it will do that if you power up with the x'mitter too close.

I haven't had a futaba x'mitter since the early '90s. Conquest LOL. Good thing there's something for everyone in this great hobby.

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10-08-2013 01:42 PM  4 years agoPost 7
kcordell

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Futaba radios LINK not bind.

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10-08-2013 01:49 PM  4 years agoPost 8
Four Stroker

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You're holding it wrong!

There you go. You have to hold it correctly in order for Spektrum gear to function properly.

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10-08-2013 01:56 PM  4 years agoPost 9
3dgimble

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Futaba radios LINK not bind
Thank you for straightening that out, you do not need a KEY with Futabas you just need to push a button and never have to push it again.
You have to hold it correctly in order for Spektrum gear to function properly.
Is that what the Spektrum guys have to do to each others Radios?

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11-10-2013 11:01 AM  4 years agoPost 10
Kloss08

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I wish there was a like button here..( Your holding it wrong) I've never heard that one!! hahahaha

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11-10-2013 11:21 AM  4 years agoPost 11
Kloss08

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What happens if a bug lands on your nose and your hand leaves the tx to smash it and dose not return to the same position???.. Maybe that's what causes brownouts LoL..

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11-10-2013 03:56 PM  4 years agoPost 12
sansone

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I have only done it once when the Futaba was new

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11-14-2013 12:35 AM  4 years agoPost 13
steph280

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The newer receivers don't even need to have the button pressed to LINK. You just power it on and tell the transmitter to link, and it just happens.

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11-14-2013 01:31 AM  4 years agoPost 14
Retired2011

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Thank you for straightening that out, you do not need a KEY with Futabas you just need to push a button and never have to push it again.
And I never needed any kind of a key for a Spektrum either - just push a button.

I think the Futaba guys are just trying to justify the extra money they paid for the same functionality.

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11-14-2013 02:05 AM  4 years agoPost 15
shinysideUP

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Spektrum is stupid!
sorry.

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11-14-2013 04:30 AM  4 years agoPost 16
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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My DSM2/DSMX system has been flawless for going on 6 years.

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11-14-2013 11:35 AM  4 years agoPost 17
rpat

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spread rectum...oh wait it's spread spectrum....sorry

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11-14-2013 11:37 AM  4 years agoPost 18
Retired2011

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See what I mean?

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11-14-2013 11:47 AM  4 years agoPost 19
PJRono

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I have personally seen many Spektrum/JR systems that have had to be rebound at the field (I think partially from the pilot turning on the Tx too close to the Rx). My Futabas have only had to be bound once regardless of anything. I also have a 9C converted to Spektrum for park stuff but it's never had to be rebound to any of it's models.

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11-14-2013 01:20 PM  4 years agoPost 20
Thomas L Erb

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And I never needed any kind of a key for a Spektrum either - just push a button.
The key spoken of here is the bind plug for the rx needed. Futaba only requires you push the link button.

Yes some here are just picking on Spcrtum but that is due to the fact that many problems have arose from early spectrum gear that is not so with Futabas gear. They have gone thru many changes since they were introduced but if you study the evolution of the equipment between the two brand over the last few years Futaba will show itself to be mainly improved as new equipment cam in the market where Spectrum had to fix issues most of the way up the ladder. They have spent huge amount of money on marketing to keep the ball rolling and do seem to care for their product well but Futaba has been and still will be the leader in the solid tested market ready products.

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