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Oct 30, 2003, 12:09 PM
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Looking for a new radio, Futaba 6EXA or 6XAS


I have narrowed it down to two radios, the new 6EXA, and the older 6XAS. They both have the features I am looking for, but I think the XAS is a little higher end. Is it worth the cost difference, or am I better off with the EXA?
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Oct 30, 2003, 04:01 PM
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I have the 6EXA and love it. I don't know much about the 6XAS, only that it is the older version of the 6EXA. My 6EXA cost me $80, while the 6XAS cost $120. I couldn't see myself paying $40 more for an older model.
Oct 30, 2003, 04:52 PM
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The 6EXA is a cut down version of the 6XAS. It is aimed at a beginners entry computer set.
Oct 30, 2003, 05:36 PM
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http://www.futaba-rc.com/radios/feature-compare.html

The 6X*S has lots of features the 6EXA doesn't. I will sell my like-new 6XHS transmitter (Ch. 22) for $100 shipped to lower 48. Used for only two months. Comes with wall charger, manual and extra TX battery (2 total). If interested, email

MLdbttr@netscape.net
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Nov 02, 2003, 07:53 PM
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EXA has digital trim which would be better to me. I ordered mine for $80, TX only to replace the crappy 4VF.
Nov 02, 2003, 10:37 PM
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Where did you manage to find one for $80?
Nov 03, 2003, 01:43 AM
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check your PM Bigglez
Nov 03, 2003, 03:08 PM
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Is there anyone out there that has used both and can give a good amount of feedback on whether it's worth the extra money for the XAS over the EXA.
Nov 03, 2003, 03:13 PM
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reason I bought the EXA is because it has just enough stuff that I need. I was leaning towards the Futaba 9C radio. I was just gonna get the transmitter itself but it has more bells and whistles that I won't be using. EXA has 6 model settings which I prolly won't fly that many planes. to me I think the EXA is good for the people who won't be owning many planes. As I'm learning more about slopeing, I only have 1 sloping wing and fixing to get a 3D airplane. 2 flyable airplanes that I own and I prolly will buy another plane in the future but more likely not. Unless I need to replace one.
Nov 03, 2003, 06:01 PM
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Forget both and get a JR XP662 has all the features of the field force 6 (6XAS) and more
and retails at only a few dollars more , especially when you get to needing advanced mixes
on more than 1 switch(this is where the JXP662 shines over the 6XAS) and named model memory
instead of just numbered

phil
Last edited by Happy|Harry; Nov 03, 2003 at 06:04 PM.
Nov 03, 2003, 06:13 PM
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Then I would need new receivers too.
Nov 03, 2003, 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by Biggles604
Then I would need new receivers too.
so i take it canada has the pos/neg shift problem too, i'm glad i'm in the uk where everything is compatable

phil
Nov 03, 2003, 07:14 PM
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Canada and the US have identical radios, and similar laws I believe.

So to conclude with all, I am guessing that the XAS is worth the extra few bucks?
Nov 03, 2003, 07:22 PM
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Could someone tell me where i could find an EXA for $80

Thanks
Nov 03, 2003, 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by Biggles604
Canada and the US have identical radios, and similar laws I believe.
bummer

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So to conclude with all, I am guessing that the XAS is worth the extra few bucks?
over the 6EXA? if so without a doubt imho

phil