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01-10-2011 03:23 PM  7 years agoPost 1
DougV

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Anyone has more info on this new receiver from Futaba?

All I know is that is the same size of the R6004FF reciever but full range with dual antennas, S.BUS and 3 regular channels.

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01-10-2011 03:31 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Phaedrus

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I laid eyes and hands on one this weekend at the AMA Expo in California. As you noted it is the same size as the R6004FF and is full range with 2 antennas. I think they are there so you con find the thing of the bench!!

I forgot to ask, but given the "2" designation I assume it is 2S lipo compatible as is the 6208SB RX.

3 "regular" channel plugs but full S-Bus capable with 14 channels/16 servos.

It will be available in the US in late February.

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01-10-2011 04:37 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Eury

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Sounds perfect for the new FBL system they've got coming.

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01-10-2011 05:22 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Phaedrus

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That is exactly what I was told1!

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01-10-2011 08:34 PM  7 years agoPost 5
kcordell

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The R6203SB RX will be perfect for use with the CGY-750. You will only have one connection (besides battery) going to the RX, all else will connect to the CGY-750. Should be pretty cool.

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01-10-2011 09:19 PM  7 years agoPost 6
Anthony.L

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So basically it's a Futaba Satellite RX for a S.Bus system...

BTW, Futaba CGY750 or V-Bar 5.0 Pro, works for both in the same fashion.

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01-10-2011 10:02 PM  7 years agoPost 7
raybans

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kcordell,

just about to convert from JR DSX9 to Futaba 8fg (taking the plunge).

Was planning to get the R6108SB in prep for the CGY750. Currently using Vbar 5.

I thought that only one connection was needed from CGY750 to Rx using the R6108SB. What additional features does this new Rx bring to the table?

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01-10-2011 10:09 PM  7 years agoPost 8
Anthony.L

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I doubt any new features compared to the R6108SB. It's simply a smaller form factor.

Either R6108SB or R6203SB needs a single S.Bus connection to the CGY750 or Vbar 5.0 Pro to function.

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01-10-2011 11:07 PM  7 years agoPost 9
raybans

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Thanks.

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01-10-2011 11:13 PM  7 years agoPost 10
Phaedrus

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Although I did not hear it stated at the show, I suspect it is also 7.4 volt capable given the "2" in the name. The 6108SB is rated for 6 volts. The 6208SB is rated for 7.4 packs.

In reality all Futaba packs can take 2S lipos unregulated, but the new RXs are finally being officially recognized by Futaba as being able to do more than 6 volts.

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01-11-2011 12:07 AM  7 years agoPost 11
kcordell

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Any of the SB RX's will only require the one connection, unless, I believe, you are using electric. Not sure about that one yet. But, Dr. Ben has been doing work (along with Cliff Hiatt) on using the GY701 governor with electrics.

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01-11-2011 12:11 AM  7 years agoPost 12
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You will only have one connection (besides battery) going to the RX
doesn't the sbus cable feeds power to the receiver as well? so technically speaking if you feed power to the cgy750 amplifier box the receiver should receive power from the gyro amplifier box through the sbus cable. is this correct?

or does it still require a separate power cable to the receiver even if the sbus cable is connected.

Tam

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01-11-2011 01:10 AM  7 years agoPost 13
Anthony.L

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I can't speak for the CGY750 but with the Vbar Pro 5.0 it powers the RX via the single S.Bus connection. Also you can plug the throttle channel (i.e. ESC) to the Vbar so you keep a single connection to the S.Bus RX.

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01-11-2011 03:42 PM  7 years agoPost 14
bbaxter

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Anthony.L
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My Posts This: Topic Forum So basically it's a Futaba Satellite RX for a S.Bus system...

BTW, Futaba CGY750 or V-Bar 5.0 Pro, works for both in the same fashion.
Sorry, but Futaba has no "satellite" receivers. The R6203SB is a complete receiver that decodes the transmitter's signal and sends it to the 3 servo pins and the S-Bus output.

A "satellite" receiver, as I understand it, is an auxiliary receiver used to aid the main receiver in getting good signal reception. The Futaba 2.4 GHz FASST receivers do not need extra receivers to help get good signal reception. You just need to mount the Futaba FASST receiver and its two antennas properly and you're done. No extra auxiliary or "satellite" receivers needed.

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01-11-2011 07:55 PM  7 years agoPost 15
Skaluf

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R6203SB Receiver
Hi guys,

I thought you'd like some real specs for this little receiver. As has been mentioned, we showed it at the AMA Expo this past weekend. Everyone that saw it really liked it.

Note, as Bill points out, this is NOT a satellite receiver...simply put, we DON'T need them! This is a full-range, full blown FASST receiver.

Features
- FASST 7CH / Multi CH mode
- PWM 3CH (CH 1,2,3)
- S.BUS 16+2CH
- Small and light
- Dual antenna diversity (coaxial antenna)
- Full range
- Operating Voltage 3.5 - 8.4V's
- Size 22.5x37.4x9.3mm
- Weight 7.2g's

This is a perfect receiver for helicopters running S.Bus and/or the CGY750, GY701, or GY520. All are S.Bus capable.

Steve Kaluf
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01-11-2011 08:16 PM  7 years agoPost 16
Anthony.L

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Wow, the Futaba guys are a bit touchy this morning.

Allow me to elaborate on my short post that got everyone all flustered in Illinois.

For a couple years now flybarless products like the Vbar, Skookum, etc have had JR/Spektrum satellite RX ports that did not require a full RX externally. During this time the Futaba crowd has obvisouly been asking, so when does this technology reach the Futaba platform? We obviously wanted a solution that didn't involve a ton of jumper cables from our external Futaba RX. Skip forward to today with S.Bus and the now the introduction of a small form factor but still full range RX like the R6203SB.

What I was trying to say was you can *figuratively* think of the R6203SB as the JR/Spektrum satellite equivalent for the Vbar and similar devices. It's obvious to me this was the point of releasing a 3ch S.Bus RX. Because let's get real, who is going to use this in an aircraft with no S.Bus and only 3 channels available?! Nobody, the 3 channels are there for convenance (more likely just the throttle channel) and you are going to use S.Bus for everything else (gyro, servos, etc).

Thanks to Futaba for coming out with a perfect RX that I didn't even think to ask for. It fits my bill perfectly.

I hope that brings Champaign off DEFCON 1 and returns to pumping new great products.

So, where are the pictures of this bad boy?!?!??!?!

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01-11-2011 08:34 PM  7 years agoPost 17
raybans

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Steve et al,

probably obvious to anyone already running futaba, but as a prospective buyer in the next few days i want to determine what s.bus Rx would compliment the 8FG and shortly the CGY750?

I am unclear as to what this new Rx offers over the R6108SB? Why would one want three "regular" channel connections?

Thanks for your patience!

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01-11-2011 08:54 PM  7 years agoPost 18
Heliguychris

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Ive been running the R6108 on 8v for about 30 odd flights now, with zero issues, and tons of fun.

The new 3 channel rx look the goods but try using it on anything but sbus

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01-11-2011 09:48 PM  7 years agoPost 19
Anthony.L

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Well if your purchase is the next few days your only option is the R6108SB as I'm sure the new 3ch is a ways off from production much less on retail shelves. Usually new products hit the Futaba Japan site and market first then reach elsewhere. Neither has happen yet for the new R6203SB.

Heck we don't even have a picture of it. Nobody took some at the AMA show?!

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01-11-2011 10:02 PM  7 years agoPost 20
kcordell

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The advantage of the R6103SB RX, if exclusively used with S.Bus equipment (a great fit for giant scale too), is that it is a smaller RX and since you only need 1 connection for S.Bus equipment, why have 8 slots? Sounds like a great fit for guys who complain about the size of the RX.

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