Originally Posted by pach
Development on FASST is going to cease to exist. Its going to be either FASSTEST or S-FHSS.
Also that receiver pictured is a High Voltage, Dual diversity, 8 channel Sbus S-FHSS
receiver, none of that screams "parkflyer foamie" or entry level.
Explain to me why FASST is better than S-FHSS ? S-FHSS is just as fast or faster than FASST, with spread spectrum and frequency hopping on dual diversity anteannas, I doubt it will get any more lockouts than FASST.
Futaba is shifting itself in two different directions FASSTEST (being the high end setup with 16+2 channels and telemetry) and S-FHSS (being good enough for even large helis if needed), and will make its high end radios compatible with S-FHSS.
Apparently people with 10+ year old Futaba radios will get S-FHSS compatibility before 8FG folks.
The module is because Futaba will no longer manufacture FASST modules, only FASST/FASSTest Tx and FHSS/S-FHSS Tx.
Hobbico already stated on another forum that FHSS/S-FHSS is introduced to allow for a lower price point. You right though in that the Rx is a S-bus and dual diversity so its not entry level, just more cost effective.
FHSS -> S-FHSS -> FASST -> FASSTest
if they drop FASST and replace it with S-FHSS they will make a lot of their current receivers obsolete after only 1 yr on the market. Does not make sense.
it makes more sense that the FHSS line is a lower price point Rx for people not wanting to spend money on R6203SB, or R6208SB or R7008SB two way Rx.
Specs are not released for the S-FHSS 8ch R but it would be strange to offer full S-Bus functionality at the S-FHSS level. it is likely It will only support 8 S-bus channel or 8 analogue channel where as the FASST range offers 8analogue + 16S-bus servos if the transmitter can accomodate the addressing.
There is still a lot of information outstanding to be making sky falling on Futaba's head predictions.