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04-29-2010 09:01 PM  8 years agoPost 1
fran

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The Futaba R617FS RX is in my opinion just what it says...however...I was doing a deal with someone here on RR (name not important)...that is troughly convince that the 617 is a six channel RX...I explained to him that channel seven was shared through a "y" harness with the battery and what ever servo need for channel seven....He still insists that it is only 6 channel. I further explained the I had mixed channel seven on the 517FS for dual aileron function....he STILL doesn't buy it..

I've only been flying planks since 1957 and helis since around 1972....could I have been wrong all these years

In MHO..I think not.....

FRAN SR. ( FAI-F3C)

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04-29-2010 09:04 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Bundian

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Many Futaba RX shares the last channel with the battery, and they even have the drawings on the RX clearly showing that.

I guess we're both wrong!

LOL

Fly it like you stole it!!!

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04-29-2010 09:19 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Frank Bostwick

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Fran I dont think you are wrong
But Ill say this (it does not apply directly here)

Just beacause a person has done something for 20 years, dont mean its been done right.

RIP ROMAN

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04-29-2010 09:26 PM  8 years agoPost 4
fran

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No I wasn't trying to claim anything involving my experience in this...just to say
that this consept has been out ever since the figured out that they could save money by sharing a port.

So with that said...I deffinely beleive that it is a seven channel receiver not a six channel.

FRAN SR. ( FAI-F3C)

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04-29-2010 09:45 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Frank Bostwick

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And just for the record, I think you are right.

RIP ROMAN

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04-29-2010 09:47 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Lupus23

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I have a 6 channel HiTec receiver in my TREX 450 and it shares the 6th channel with the battery. In fact I believe it doesn't even matter which port you apply the power to, as I believe it pulls power through the throttle port.

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04-29-2010 09:50 PM  8 years agoPost 7
fran

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Hello...my point exactly

FRAN SR. ( FAI-F3C)

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04-29-2010 10:00 PM  8 years agoPost 8
MinAirUSA

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Futaba calls it a "7 channel reciever"
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...?&I=LXTHL6&P=ML

It does not matter which channel the power goes to. You can absolutely use a "y" to any channel, as all the channels share a common power bus.

Miniature Aircraft

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04-29-2010 10:02 PM  8 years agoPost 9
fran

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Thanks

FRAN SR. ( FAI-F3C)

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04-29-2010 11:35 PM  8 years agoPost 10
dialarotor

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FUTABA IS THE ONE THAT LOST THEIR MINDS
No 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?"

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04-29-2010 11:41 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Ray Fernandez

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Refer the person to the Futaba website and read the information on the R617.

.........and "NO", Fran, you haven't lost your mind.

Ray Fernandez - GUAM

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04-30-2010 12:57 AM  8 years agoPost 12
Mike545

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maybe just a little, fish sandwich on the way

"always feel thankful..... never entitled"

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04-30-2010 01:54 AM  8 years agoPost 13
MutantGarage

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Texas, USA

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If you fly electric helis or anything with a BEC ESC then that powers the radio. My RC car RX only had 2 plugs, the Speed Controller powered the radio and the steering servo ran off the power through the radio.

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04-30-2010 04:31 AM  8 years agoPost 14
Gearhead

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""I've only been flying planks since 1957 and helis since around 1972""

wow, that's very cool Fran,, but I think your just a bit crazy

Jim
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