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Futaba 2.4GHz FASSTest Dual Battery Receiver

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by SleepyC, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. SleepyC

    SleepyC 150cc

    Futaba 2.4GHz FASSTest Dual Battery Receiver

    Exceptional performance — for extra peace of mind

    Because it can be connected to large capacity batteries,
    the R7018SB can keep aircraft flying safely if one battery’s voltage levels drop. The R7018SB is a fully dedicated 18-channel receiver with FASST and FASSTest protocols and SBus, SBus2 and High Voltage features. It includes both standard and SBus output ports, plus an extra voltage port for a model’s separate power system, and also allows for a wide array of Futaba telemetry sensors to be utilized.

    Dimensions: 2.15 x 1.59 x 0.64 in (54.6 x 40.4 x 16.3 mm)
    Weight: 1.48 oz (42 g)

    Available: Now: $249.99
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  2. Judge

    Judge 70cc twin V2

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  3. SleepyC

    SleepyC 150cc

  4. Judge

    Judge 70cc twin V2

    I found out the same way I normally do, somebody told me about it being posted on the Tower site!! :oblong:
    SleepyC and Xpress like this.
  5. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    H'mmmm may have to pick up one of these for in the Krill :)

  6. Flying-Skunks

    Flying-Skunks 50cc

    its about time Futaba does this ...
  7. I'm in two minds about this, one I really like the idea of a dual redundancy powered RX, but two I'd rather use (for large aircraft) a dedicated power distribution system like booma's powerbus or Powerbox / Smartfly which would make this Rx kinda redundant right?

    I guess for 50-100cc just using this might be a great option instead of faking out a couple hundred on a distribution system and another couple on a Rx
  8. Judge

    Judge 70cc twin V2

    For me this receiver provides me everything I want, and that is a robust power delivery using 2 packs directly into the RX. I have never been a fan of either dual receivers or all these others devices that people have convinced themselves are required to fly a big plane. For me I see those as providing more complexity, failures points, higher weight, and greater cost with no clear benefit.

    Perfect example. I bought a 38% Extra (DA150) that had a power distribution deal in it. Flew it for about a month like that. Pulled that out went with 2 packs, 2 switches into a single RX and never saw any difference at all. But I saved a bunch of weight.

    As I have said many times, these power distribution devices are a very eloquent solution for a nonexistent problem. But if they make you feel good, then go ahead and use them, but I will never be coninvced that they are required or improve performance in any way.
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  9. emtp275

    emtp275 100cc

    Cameron NC
    Now its time for the new transmitter
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  10. Waiting on mine to show up at the door.

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