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Old Jan 21, 2012, 02:54 AM
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Futaba R608FS Fasst RX


I have a brand new in the Box R608FS fasst RX, bought it at my LHS last weekend and brought it home to find out it is not compatible with my new 6EX TX (the learning curve is expensive).
How much $ do I want you ask... I don't! I am not looking to make a buck I just want a working Futaba RX that is compatible with my 6EX if you have something and want to step up to an 8 channel RX.... hit me up and we will see what we can work out.

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Old Jan 21, 2012, 06:41 AM
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Is you local hobby shop a customer friendly place? He/they should exchange it for you. Brian
Old Jan 21, 2012, 06:54 AM
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Sadly no, they would not, told me it should work with my radio and I must be doing something wrong. They even bench tested it to prove it worked (with a 7C TX) but no exchange or refund. (I don't plan on re-visiting that place anytime soon).

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Old Jan 21, 2012, 07:16 AM
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pmed you have a 617
Old Jan 21, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Hey guys,

Here's the chart for futaba receiver compatibility.

http://www.zerorc.com/futaba-24-ghz-compatibility-chart

Hope this helps.
Old Jan 21, 2012, 07:29 AM
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added futaba compatibility chart scroll to bottom

http://www.futaba-rc.com/receivers/air.html
Old Jan 21, 2012, 07:37 AM
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i also have a 616
Old Jan 21, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Old Jan 21, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Does OP have the FASST or the FHSS Futaba TX? I noticed Futaba started selling the FHSS based systems last year. The two systems aren't compatible with each other.

But according to the compatiblity chart the 8 channel FAAST RX won't work with a 6EX TX in any case.

I would take the RX back along with your TX and a printed copy of the compatibity chart and show them. Then exchange it for the 617FS receiver.
They ought to give you a refund for the difference in cost too.
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Old Jan 21, 2012, 10:36 AM
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see post below.
Old Jan 21, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Sadly no, they would not, told me it should work with my radio and I must be doing something wrong. They even bench tested it to prove it worked (with a 7C TX) but no exchange or refund. (I don't plan on re-visiting that place anytime soon).

Will
I don't think that the R608FS would work with a 7C ever... just a thought unless they played a trick on you.
Old Jan 21, 2012, 11:52 AM
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According to Futaba's site, that Rx is not compatible with your Tx. Bring your Tx in to the store, along with a printout of the Futaba compatibility chart. Let them fumble with your radio, and watch them fail to get it working. Prove to them they made a mistake and get your money back! Don't take no for an answer! Let them know you report your experiences on RC web forums as well. Word of mouth can travel fast.
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