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10-26-2011 06:57 PM  7 years agoPost 1


Conecticut - USA

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Can you use a Futaba transmitters to contol Spektrum recievers (like in my MCPX Heli,and a couple of AR600s in my planks)? If not, is Futaba going to be able to to this in the near future?

I have been planning to upgrade my transmitter for an 6ch to an 8ch in the spring so I can add a gov to my Raptor. I had to send my Dx6i in for warentee service and they will have it for 4 weeks. I may move up the purchase.

I am questioning my original choice of transmitter brand due to having two failures since I bought them 6 months ago. (one reciever and one Transmitter failure).

any help is appreciated.

10-26-2011 07:00 PM  7 years agoPost 2

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S. Orange County, California

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No. Futaba only works with Futaba.
JR/Spektrum only works with JR/Spektrum
Airtronics only works with Airtronics
Hitec on works with Hitec

It is doubtful that any brand will have cross brand compatibility any time soon. Just like in the past when PCM was brand specific.

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10-26-2011 07:06 PM  7 years agoPost 3


Vinderup, DK

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... unless you choose a module based futaba tx, and get a spectrum module to supplement the futaba tx.

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10-26-2011 08:40 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Trooper Sam


Perris, California - USA

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I would only consider a Spektrum module for BNF, or maybe fixed wing. To drag a modern Futaba radio back down to PPM so that it can speak to a Spektrum module would just be too much of a performance penalty.

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10-27-2011 04:35 AM  7 years agoPost 5


Chandler, AZ

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I have my 8FG for all of my real helis and planes. I got a cheap used DX6i so that I could fly my MCPx and eflite micro planes.

10-28-2011 02:23 AM  7 years agoPost 6


DC Area

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I am a futaba guy, as i have had three futaba radios (9c->10c->12fg)in the last five years. I personally like haveing a single radio to master and not worrying about diffrent radio setup paradigms. I have a 12FG with a spectrum module that I use for all the BNF such as my MCPx and bearcat. It works flawlessly. One thing that the spectrum guys have over Futaba is a ton of cool cheap BNF's and a new one seems to come out every other day. I take the spectrum module out and fly FAAST with my real models such as the t500 and compass knight(though I did fly the t500 with a skookum 720/ spectrum sats before the skookum supported SBus, without any issues)

If your primary models will be the BNF I would go spectrum, but if they are a just a fun distraction and you prefer futaba then a Futaba module radio/spectrum module works great.

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