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Old 04-10-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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Mounting Futaba Fasst reciever

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I just got the Futaba 6ex Fasst system. I am in the process of mounting the receiver and I am having trouble with it. I am hoping to see how you guys have mounted the receiver so I can get some ideas. I am specifically having issues with making sure the antennas are 90 degrees apart.

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Old 04-10-2009, 01:17 PM   #2
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Re: Mounting Futaba Fasst reciever

I've had success as follows:

1) Wrap the receiver in foam as usual with the antenna leads sticking out and hold the foam-packed receiver securely with rubber bands or a balsa crossbrace.

2) Note that the "antenna" is not the whole wire that sticks out of the receiver: The only part that has to be straight and at 90 degrees to the other antenna is the exposed "antenna" part of the wire at the end. The part that is not exposed is the "coaxial cable" part, which does not have to be at 90 degrees to the other part, and can be gently curved between the receiver and the "antenna" part as needed to get a good position for the "antenna".

3) Use masking tape to tape one of the antennas flat to a bulkhead, and the other antenna flat to the side of the fuse. Note that this should not be done to a surface containing any metal carbon fibre, as that can block the signal. Also keep the antenna away from any metal rods or wires for the same reason.

See page 8 of the manual at for all the details on how to properly install the antennae.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:54 PM   #3
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Re: Mounting Futaba Fasst reciever

Hi what i do i glue small plastic tube and i slide my antena in it and by the way contrary to the last post you should not put your receiver in foam they are not like the old one they will over heat go on futaba web site they explained it have a good one hope it help. Ben.
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