Futaba R617FS 7-channel receiver weighing only around 9g. Equally suitable small and large model aircraft. A receiver for all aplications.Dual Antenna Diversity allows 2.4GHz FASST Futaba transmitter to select the best reception between the two receiver antennas with no signal loss.
Dimension: 1.6 x 1.1 x .35 in (40 x 27 x 9 mm) Weight: 0.33 oz (9.32 g) Weight w/o case: 0.22 oz (6.37 g)
Note, this is a Genuine Futaba Rx from Japan. It is not a Chinese copy.
The range is reckoned to be at least a mile, It will certainly be beyond the range of your eyesight. A model, even a large one soon gets very small at any distance. I have flown large gliders until they have become an infinitesimal dot in the sky, so far that it's extremely difficult to orientate which way they are flying but radio range has never been an issue. I would always prefer to use a genuine Futaba component. In over 30 years of Futaba use I've never had any problems, they are a byword
I have three Futaba r617fs seven channel receivers,two on park flyers and one on a 60 size trainer and they are very good with no range problems. Wouldn't risk a good plane on an orange as a few fliers at our club have had problems while using Orange recievers.
Hello. I have tested this RX. It works at about 2.3kM in full broadcast power (FUTABA NON FRENCH).
This is also true for the FM version of this particular receiver which also works up to 2.6kM.
The OrangeRX will work up to 1.2kM tested.
All tests done near a golf course with few houses nearby and FPV gear * 1.2GHZ with lowpass filters :)
Be well :)
I had this reciever in the 1,8m cessna with a 4-cell battery. Worked great a few times, but suddenly I lost signal(from a small distance) and crashed the plane. Bought a new transmitter-battery and moved the same reciever to another microplane to test it, and again, lost signal. Anyone know about this problem?
dificil dizer o qual é seu problema,jogaria por baixa carga no seu transmissor mas duas vezes é demais,amigo tenho três desses e nunca me deixou a desejar,sugiro voce procurar uma assistencia tecnica.boa sorte.
I have a lot of these little recievers and I never had problems like yours... But I think that you should have care of the position of the two little antennas! The terminals (the semitransparent ones) must be as much as possible far from carbon and metal objects! The antennas also should be placed to form a 90 degrees angle... Try this and let me know!! :)
Thanks for the tip, but I have been aware of keeping the antennas away from metal etc. I have also placed the antennas to form 90 degrees angle like the manual shows. But still I had this problem. Contacted a rcstore for possible repairs on the radio but this was really expensive so I will rather bye a new radio:)
I just found that the problem was caused by some loose contacts inside the tx. So it had nothing to do with the reciever. I fixed the tx, and now it works fine. Glad i found out, but too bad I lost my big scale cessna because of it. Thanks for all response!
I think I read this wrong somewhere(I have the 6ex 2.4GHz lost the manual)Can this Rx be set up for STD or Digi servos? like I said I have this radio for a long time now but I don't remember ever reading that in the book. Im so confuz-ED lol
I Just looked and there is no mention of analog or digital servos in the Futaba manual. However I run two helis one with all digital servos, one with 3 analog and 1 digital servo and all has worked fine for over 6 months and many flights.
dont worry, work very well for both. if you have analog servos just only see a refresh to 14ms. to see this refrsh at 7 ms, your servos must for futaba FASST system , but both servos works very well well
I strongly advise you to not to try even to couple Futaba transmitter with other receivers.Some people will recommend.But it will not long last.I also bought 3 Corona receivers with somebody's recommendation and still just lying there.One coupled and giving miscommunication on air.Helicopter crashed.
Hello. Can I use 'Eneloop' rechargable batteries to power this receiver? I plan on getting 4 cell AA packs which make it 4.8v. the inst. book also says never use dry cells for the 606. can someone please help.
Yes. Hobbyhobby and Greathobbies have them for $106 CAD. You get to deal with a real store if you have problems. No shipping back costs like HC. Hobby City needs to really chop the Futaba prices. Same deal on the 10ch Tx for $649US is $689 CAD. They also need to improve the defect/warranty return system and pay the customer for the return cost or issue an equivalent credit if the item is indeed covered and replaced under warranty.
Protect with foam: it IS a good idea to protect delicate and expensive electronics. This receivers do not generate excessive heat. Also these receivers are gold pointed, in other words, newer receivers that stands working fine around 90C (194F). Only the early older receivers (not gold point) were sensitive to 60C (140F) and they are not being sold anymore.
Ja possuo este receptor, um dos melhores que ja vi. Aceita bateria de "lipo para receptores" sem tem que utilizar ubec ou se preocupar se a voltagem esta passando um pouco acima. Os servos ficam ageis.