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Re: The TFR8 FASST-compatible Chinese receiver

PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:07 pm
by RCModelReviews
jonlowe wrote:Bruce,
Since it works in 8 channel mode, does this mean it is 2048 resolution (given the right transmitter) in that mode?

FrSky are claiming a 3072 resolution for the receiver itself so I'm picking that it will be 1024 in 7-channel mode, 2048 in 8-channel mode - but haven't actually tested that aspect yet.

Not having a Futaba FASST transmitter of my own slows things down a bit -- I had to borrow a 10C to do the initial tests.

Re: The TFR8 FASST-compatible Chinese receiver

PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:01 pm
by johnkim100530
How soon will it appear at dealers?
Dealer name?

Re: The TFR8 FASST-compatible Chinese receiver

PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:33 pm
by RCModelReviews
johnkim100530 wrote:How soon will it appear at dealers?
Dealer name?

I think the first deliveries are scheduled for early September. HobbyKing has them on pre-order now (under the "Orange" brand). Price varies depending on whether you're a platinum member or not but it's no more than $40.

Re: The TFR8 FASST-compatible Chinese receiver

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:06 am
by johnkim100530
RCModelReviews wrote:
johnkim100530 wrote:How soon will it appear at dealers?
Dealer name?

I think the first deliveries are scheduled for early September. HobbyKing has them on pre-order now (under the "Orange" brand). Price varies depending on whether you're a platinum member or not but it's no more than $40.


Aren't you confused with Spektrum clone? Orange brand is Spektrum clone. Nowhere is Futaba clone receiver found on HK catalog. Can you show me website catalog page?

Re: The TFR8 FASST-compatible Chinese receiver

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:45 am
by RCModelReviews

Re: The TFR8 FASST-compatible Chinese receiver

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:53 am
by johnkim100530
RCModelReviews wrote:Here it is John: Orange branded FASST-compatible receiver


Hi Bruce,

Thanks. I overlooked page 2.

Oh, boy. 1800 are on backorder at Hobby King. FrSky hit a bonanza.

FrSky tells me that the first batch will be in a small quantity. They also told me that both HiModel and Hobby King will carry it.

$30 is not cheap although it is 1/3 of original Futaba.

Re: The TFR8 FASST-compatible Chinese receiver

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:41 am
by RCModelReviews
The TFR8 is an 8-channel receiver, Futaba's 8-channel receivers are $140 at Tower Hobbies.

Futaba's 7-channel receivers are $90.

Not that it matters too much I guess -- but still, a 67% saving is nothing to sneeze at :o

Re: The TFR8 FASST-compatible Chinese receiver

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:19 am
by Pygar
Hello Bruce.

You tested with a R6008FS, but the new R6008HS has a high speed, digital only mode.

Do you know if the "Orange FASST" Rx has this ability?

I have the Futaba 6EX and 7C transmitters but now I consider purchasing the Futaba 8 channel Tx.

So my second quesion: 2048 resolution: Is this a noticeable improvement and does it influence range?

Thanks from Norway!

Re: The TFR8 FASST-compatible Chinese receiver

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:54 pm
by RCModelReviews
I'm hoping to get my hands on a Futaba 8FG (for reviewing) and at that stage I'll test the other modes of the receiver.

Now if I can just talk Futaba into lending me a radio for review (alongside the Hitec A9 I have here) :?

Re: The TFR8 FASST-compatible Chinese receiver

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:16 pm
by RCModelReviews
Where is the 3rd poster in this thread getting their disinformation?

The only possible problem that I see is the range is 1/4 of genuine Futaba full range receivers so it depends on what you fly