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Recievers compatible with Futaba FAAST 2.4ghz system

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I was wandering if anyone has any experience with receivers that are compatible with the Futaba FAAST system? I have seen some frsky ones available but am not sure if they will work or not with the 3PKS with a faast system 2.4ghz module in the transmitter. I did try the V-F-TFR8 by frsky but it doesn't work with this system.

Any clues or even better any experience with a compatible receiver that works?

I only need 2 or 3 channels.

cheers

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Futaba invented the FAAST system / logic. It is about as good as 2.4GHz can be. For my piece of mind when driving a $500+ model, a genuine Futaba FAAST RX ( online approx $80 ) is a good investment.

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Mate i hear you, preaching to the converted here, that's why i've ended up with over 10 of the things. :) Don't worry my baja's have full digital and proper faast gear. But i do see a use for a cheaper option in some of my runners that don't get used a lot hence my question. I don't like constantly having to swap receivers, maybe i'm lazy, and in some of the older Tamiya cars it is a plain pain is the neck to even access the receivers. I like my 3pks and i really like the menu and ease of functionality B) and unlike a lot of electronic stuff out there it is painless for me to use. Techno dinosaur i am, and once i've figured something out i like to stick with it, just that even though id like to be a blokes not made of money and at some point i need to say enough good set ups and time for a few other options.

i don't like the cheaper 2.4ghz radios that i have, the menu's are a headache :wacko: and even though the recievers for them cost under 10 bucks i'd still prefer to use my decent controller.

Any info on a reliable option would be gladly listened to. There is one called frsky TFR8S.....rekons it is also for surface 3pk and 4pk? Anybody had any experience with one of these?

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From what I've seen, the Orange, FrSky, and Corona FASST compatible receivers are all made for "air" radios, not the PM/PKS series. Even when using genuine Futaba FASST receivers it looks like there is a distinction between the surface and air 2.4GHz systems when it comes down to what works.

http://www.futaba-rc.com/receivers/fhss-s-fhss-compat.html

If I can free up some time I'll see if the Orange and Corona receivers I bought for using with 6EX transmitters work with my 3PM systems.

FWIW, I gave up after spending a small fortune on R603FF recievers and switched the vintage/basher/seldom run pieces in my collection to Flysky GT3B systems a while ago. Was nice being able to get the radio and 9 more receivers for all the presets on the thing for the price of a single R603FF.

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