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04-02-2009 08:32 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Four Stroker

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Regular receiver R608FS order pending, new R608HS limited quantities. Both the same price. I think the HS is the new replacement ? The dots were probably just for testing.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...ECEIVER&S3=&S4=

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04-02-2009 11:46 PM  9 years agoPost 2
wings19

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HS = high speed maybe? I wonder if they have improved the latency.

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If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter

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04-03-2009 02:57 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Kevin Dalrymple

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It says channels 1-6 digital servos only. I wonder if it is faster?

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04-03-2009 03:45 PM  9 years agoPost 4
T-Rex-Flyer

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I can't find a data sheet on the HS version, not even on Futaba's site.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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04-03-2009 04:03 PM  9 years agoPost 5
bbaxter

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The new receiver is the same size/weight as the old one. However it does have two modes of operation. The “normal mode” is the same mode that the R608FS had. However the HS “high speed” mode improves the frame rate on channels 1-6 to only 7ms (normal mode is 14ms).

When in the HS mode you MUST use digital servos on these six channels, this includes the BLS line. Gyros, brushless ESCs will also work on these channels. Channels 7 and 8 remain able to work with any servos at 14ms.

Modes are changed at the receiver using the EasyLink™ button. Nothing has to be done at the transmitter.

The HS mode is on channels 1-6 and you MUST use digital servos on those outputs in this mode.

Here is the stock number and suggested list price:

FUTL7639 R6008HS 2.4GHZ FASST RX 8CH US$199.9

This can be ordered through any hobby retailer who sells Futaba systems and accessories, and are currently available.

*****
Bill Baxter, Manager
Futaba Service Center North America
3002 N. Apollo Dr. Suite 1
Champaign IL 61822
USA

Phone: (217) 398-0007
Fax: (217) 398-7721
Email: service@futaba-rc.com
Web: http://www.futaba-rc.com/index.html

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04-03-2009 05:42 PM  9 years agoPost 6
rexxigpilot

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Thanks for the info Bill, but $199.99 for an 8 channel RX, OUCH!!!! I think Futaba needs to rein in the RX cost.

With the 2.4 GHz systems all having proprietary (read incompatible) formats these days, it seems like the consumer is being taken for a ride on RX cost. There is no competition anymore.

I am now stuck with Futaba or I'll have to buy new RX's for all 8 of my helis. Some days I wish I had stayed on 72 MHz. Don't get me wrong. I like the FASST equipment I have. I just don't like the high RX cost and to be held a prisoner to a single manufacturer!

Now for the Technical question. Is the 608HS using all 2048 steps of resolution on the first 6 channels?

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04-03-2009 05:47 PM  9 years agoPost 7
Chamarro

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Thanks for the info Bill, but $199.99 for an 8 channel RX, OUCH!!!! I think Futaba needs to rein in the RX cost.
rexxigpilot, where did you check the price? (Oh I see, Forget it, its Bill´s statement!!) @ towers is exactly the same price as the 608FS!!!

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04-03-2009 06:14 PM  9 years agoPost 8
laddy

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05-26-2009 05:48 AM  9 years agoPost 9
matman

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It looks like the Futaba R608HS has 9 slots right? One for power right?

"Respect my Authoritiah!"

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05-26-2009 12:00 PM  9 years agoPost 10
rexxigpilot

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Correct.

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