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06-16-2013 02:14 AM  5 years agoPost 1
mustang67ford

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I have a 7c futaba radio 2.4 fasst. I was looking on hobby kings website and seen cheap receivers and was wondering if anybody had any experience with these. Which one would be recommended? Looking to put it in a cheap 450 i am going to get.

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06-16-2013 03:28 AM  5 years agoPost 2
Zaneman007

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Orange
They make an orange Rx that will work with Futaba. They also Make a Cheap 450, it's under 50 bucks. Its good for about ten flights before stuff starts flying off of it, literally.

In short, cheap can be a safety issue.

I'm done.

P.S. I am not making a recommendation. I'm just saying. Think of those around you.

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06-16-2013 03:46 AM  5 years agoPost 3
dcasole

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Zane have u ever seen anything flying off

These kits come assembled and as in any rtf you should take them apart and loctite everything

I have two clones and they fly fine (nothing has ever, "flown off"

As far as the receivers, a fellow flyer has many in everything from a 450 to a 600 and has never had a problem

Not to start a war but there are many documneted failures with name brands also

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06-16-2013 04:29 AM  5 years agoPost 4
mustang67ford

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Ok, which orange receiver as they are all orange. Secondly, what clone are you guys referring to?

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06-16-2013 04:49 AM  5 years agoPost 5
Eury

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I have a couple of Frsky Fasst compatible receivers, including an sbus one. They have been every bit as good as the real thing for a fraction of the price. I buy them from http://www.alofthobbies.com. I don't run them in my big expensive stuff, but only for my own peace of mind, they have been flawless.

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06-16-2013 05:05 AM  5 years agoPost 6
dcasole

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Mustang the clone stuff we are talking about is hobby king stuff

They sell clone 450 helis and clone orange receivers

I have a tarrot 450 pro and a V2 and nothing has flown off lol

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06-16-2013 09:50 AM  5 years agoPost 7
brey

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I have one Frsky Fasst rx in a 40glow profile plane and works great. Frsky has some neat stuff that seams too work.

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06-16-2013 12:45 PM  5 years agoPost 8
mustang67ford

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Thanks for the info.

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06-16-2013 07:37 PM  5 years agoPost 9
kcordell

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You invest $1000 and upwards in a model and want a knock-off RX??
Good luck with your flights.

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06-16-2013 07:47 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Eury

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You spend $40k and upwards on a car and don't use the manufacturer branded oil? Good luck driving.

Both statements are equally ridiculous.

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06-17-2013 03:49 AM  5 years agoPost 11
mustang67ford

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You invest $1000 and upwards in a model and want a knock-off RX?? Good luck with your flights.
A futaba compatible receiver is being considered for a cheap 450 build. Please read the entire thread before jumping in with meaningless comments.

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06-17-2013 05:14 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Zaneman007

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Dcas
No I didn't "see" it fly off, but I felt it when it hit me. Left a nice welt. Nothing came unscrewed. It just came apart.

There is inexpensive and then there is cheap. A lot of that stuff is cheap.

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06-17-2013 05:18 AM  5 years agoPost 13
Zaneman007

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If your so confident with the stuff put your money where your mouth is and run it in your $1,000 heli.

If not its just a lot of smoke, used car salesman smoke.

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06-17-2013 05:20 AM  5 years agoPost 14
brey

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I put a $35 Frsky Fasst rx in a $40 40 size profile plane.
Lots of pepople buy cheaper servos that are as good or almost as good as futaba and some times better to save money. Why can't the same be true for rx's.
I would trust it in a 450 500 550 600 all day long. Not all nock offs are junk just most.

Btw, I don't use the manufacturer branded oil. I use better.

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06-17-2013 06:19 PM  5 years agoPost 15
Zaneman007

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In this hobby a general rule is:

You get what you pay for.

But to each his own.

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06-26-2013 09:31 AM  5 years agoPost 16
pita

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I fly the Frsky Fasst compatible receivers in my Heli's and planes without any problems. If some people want to pay more just to feel like they are getting something better that is fine for them but it is not necessary.

Do what's RIGHT, not what's EASY ! !

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06-26-2013 12:21 PM  5 years agoPost 17
chicagoslick

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I tried to refrain from posting in this thread but I just couldn't take it. My biggest problem with knock off stuff is that some company spent millions of dollars in R&D to develop and test something and bring it to market. Then you have a company come along and rip it off and sell it cheaper as their investment was minimal. Patent protection means nothing it seems (which in this case I'm not sure patents were being infringed on, but you get the point). There is allot more to this subject than just buying a cheap knock off receiver; there's the global impact of how business is being done and the ramifications on the economy.

I'm not saying you shouldn't try to get a good deal, I just think you should think about the impact...

I work in the pharmaceutical industry and this happens all of the time except now your dealing with BILLIONS of dollars in R&D...

Chicagoslick

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07-02-2013 02:18 AM  5 years agoPost 18
BrianApp

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07-02-2013 10:59 AM  5 years agoPost 19
J2M

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I have a couple of Frsky Fasst compatible receivers, including an sbus one. They have been every bit as good as the real thing for a fraction of the price. I buy them from http://www.alofthobbies.com. I don't run them in my big expensive stuff, but only for my own peace of mind, they have been flawless.
Exactly my experience and approach also. Except I buy them in the UK

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07-02-2013 05:21 PM  5 years agoPost 20
steph280

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From what I read, Frsky reverse engineered the FAST protocol, but build the receiver from ground up to work with that protocol. It's not a direct knockoff of a Futaba receiver. If you crack one open, the circuit board does not resemble anything Futaba has. They also have unique features such as RSSI output, PPM-SUM (CPPM) output, which aren't available on Futaba receivers but widely used in FPV and multicopter community.

Frsky is a reputable company. They have had good track record with modules and receivers running their own FHSS protocol, and has been praised for best bang for the buck over at rc groups. They have just came out with their first computer radio. FASST/Spektrum compatible receivers are just side products.

But with that said, I'd still trust my Futaba 7008 over anything else on the expensive builds. Save the Frsky for experimentals.

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