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Old Jan 24, 2009, 12:53 AM
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Question regarding Futaba R6004FF 2.4GHz Air Indoor Micro 4-Channel Rx

Hi. I was wondering if Futaba R6004FF 2.4GHz Air Indoor Micro 4-Channel Rx would be okay for flying small outdoor 3d foamie flyers.

Has anyone used this Rx for outdoors without any problems?
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Old Jan 24, 2009, 08:54 AM
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Yes.. I'm using them, I range checked them past 600ft and was still locked in.

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Old Jan 24, 2009, 10:27 AM
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I just got it yesterday. I installed in to my Hirobo's mini Sky-trend and tried around 500 ft. with my T10C. No glitches at all.
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Old Feb 06, 2009, 08:04 AM
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setup question

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I just got it yesterday. I installed in to my Hirobo's mini Sky-trend and tried around 500 ft. with my T10C. No glitches at all.
Got a R6004FF today, and tried it with my T10C, but only channel 2 would work. Any suggestions what I'm doing wrong? I'm in 7channel mode...
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Old Feb 06, 2009, 06:30 PM
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Got a R6004FF today, and tried it with my T10C, but only channel 2 would work. Any suggestions what I'm doing wrong? I'm in 7channel mode...
Is plug polarity OK? Please be sure that the negative(black) must be inside. The signals are outside.
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Old Feb 08, 2009, 11:36 AM
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Is plug polarity OK? Please be sure that the negative(black) must be inside. The signals are outside.
You are dead on. That was the problem: plugged in the wrong way. And it even says which way to plug in. I feel stupid! Thanks for the help!

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Old Feb 08, 2009, 11:48 AM
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range of R6004FF, experiments

Never mind the polarity problems, I did a range check by mounting three receivers on a board: R617fs, R616FFM, and R6004F. My son held my T10C, and I walked down the street to see when the green light on the receiver turns red. Distance was measured with my GPS running watch. The street is level, so there was always line of sight, but trees left and right, and telephone/electricity wiring right next to it. I held the receivers about 4ft off the ground.

The street ended at 500ft, and on neither the R617FS or the R616FFM did the light ever flicker.

On the R6004F however, I got the first red light flickers at 220ft, and at 380ft the red light was flashing strongly.

I also did a test where I had my son stand on the hill with the transmitter, and me going downhill. The R6004FF showed the first red light at about 320 ft distance.

Conclusion: the R6004FF is not to be used for full size DLGs, probably still o.k. for micro size. The R616FFM seems to have much larger range, and is probably o.k. with 1.5m DLGs.
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Old Feb 08, 2009, 12:39 PM
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pfrommbe,
Can I clarify something... when you say 'range check' did you mean range check as suggested in the manual where the Tx is in the 'Power Down Mode' ? Or, is the Tx in the normal power mode when you got this distances measure for R6004FF?

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Old Feb 08, 2009, 01:35 PM
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Yes, please clarify......
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Old Feb 08, 2009, 09:52 PM
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When I pointed the transmitter's antenna directly to the plane then I felt some slow stick response when the plane is around 500ft. However, without pointing the transmitter's anntena to the plane then no single issue till the range. The things stated in the user's manual is still important!
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Old Feb 08, 2009, 10:14 PM
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I have tested this rx for more than 600 feet with no problems, (some guys at the field claim more than 750feet) I know that Futaba USA (Hobbico) says 300ft. however, Futaba/Robbe the German Futaba rep, claims 300 meters?. Make sense for a parkflyer.
http://www.cms.robbe.com/e_books/D/flash.html#/131/

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Old Mar 05, 2009, 06:32 PM
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Futaba R6004FF range check -very good-

Mine came today and I was curious about the range like others are. The pamphlet says 300ft or 100m max usage. The instructions said to range check to 10 paces.
I set mine up in the garage and put my Tx on low power "range check mode". I walked down the street to about 200 ft with the tx antenna pointing directly at the rx. (lowest signal condition) Everything was still working perfectly. It was colder than heck so I ended the test and came home. Someday when it warms up I will range check it to its limits and report what I found. I was worried about this rx in an EDF F16 since it can get away fairly quickly, but now I think it will be fine. Futaba's pictures of the receiver don't do it justice. This receiver is super tiny! I am very happy with this purchase.
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Old Apr 01, 2009, 07:50 AM
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I got my r6004ff the other day, but I donīt get it to bind to my tx ? (6EX 2.4)
Followed the manual, plug is in the right way, tried holding the "easy link"-button short, long, and over a minute, all I get is a blinking green light...?
Tried it with 3 different escīs, 2- and 3-cells lipo. Tx works perfectly with my R606FS..
Any suggestions, other than that I got a bad one..?
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Old Apr 01, 2009, 08:14 AM
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Have you seen this advisory? http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803207

The 6EX 2.4 was involved on a recall about 15 months ago. If the radio is ZGUID, it will not link to the new receivers.

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Old Apr 01, 2009, 08:17 AM
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Try placing the Tx at least 2 feet away from the Rx while you are binding. If it does not help, most probably the Rx is bad.

^R^

Edit: and chekout also what DougV said above.
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