Traverse City, Michigan
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FUTABA IS THE ONE THAT LOST THEIR MINDSNo FRAN it't not you, it's the stupid marketing morons at FUTABA.
The 607 & 617 receivers are packaged with their flagship entry level 7 channel radio the 7CHF or CHP 2.4ghz transmitter. So a Noob buys this and unless he has been around or hanging with a fossil pilot he can't figure out how to take advantage of the 7 channels he thinks he has purchased. Old Futaba receivers and other manufacturers have a dedicated battery slot making it a no-brainer for the Noob planker of rotorhead to figure out. No Y-Harness packed in the complete radio package. So until he goes on a RR or HF thread or meets a fossil he will not figure out how to solve his problem. Now he goes to the LHS or FUNFLY and sees some other pilot with an 8 channel receiver and he goes UREAKA, YIPPEE, the solution to my problem, the 8 channel receiver has a battery slot and the other slots for all the servos one could want. BUT NOOOOOO. His shiney new gee-whiz radio is a 1024 processor type transmitter, but the object of his desire, the 8 Channel receiver is a 2048 processor receiver and won't work. And to make it worse, once again if he doesn't pick-up on this processor compatibility problem from a RR or HF thread,knowledgeable rc fossil pilot,or his uninformed everyday moron, franchise buying hobby store owner will sell him the 8Ch RX, because he too doesn't know the difference between 1024 and 2048 compatibility. Then when said NOOB learns of the problem and tries to return the 8ch RX the LHS geek will tell him NO, it has been opened and he doesn't want the problem and tells him to call FUTABA.
And unless you do all the reading and memorizing it takes, the new model numbers for all the 1024,2048,micro plug,high voltage regular plug receivers, there are about a zillion ways to screw up the purchase of additional receivers for all the different FUTABA transmitters. Hell, it took me an hour to find the tiny as a rats asshole sized bind hole. I am almost totally FUTABA now, but my first
2.4ghz radio was a SPEKTRUM, "WHAT WAS I THINKING?"