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HelicopterRadio - JR DMSS › JR XP6102 2.4Ghz?
06-01-2010 01:26 AM  7 years agoPost 1
fung_jeff

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Sorry... I'm buying a heli package from the classified and I want to ask if the transmitter can be upgraded to a 2.4ghz module or not, just 2.4ghz.

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06-01-2010 03:14 AM  7 years agoPost 2
fung_jeff

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Anyone wanna answer me??? I bought one from a package so can it??

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06-01-2010 02:28 PM  7 years agoPost 3
heliguy

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Boulder, CO

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The JR upgrade to 2.4 is a module replacement and requires that the radio you have uses a pluggable module.

To my knowledge the 6102 does not use a pluggable module so it cannot be upgraded with the JR 2.4 module.

Al

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06-01-2010 03:28 PM  7 years agoPost 4
fung_jeff

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Aww too bad.

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06-01-2010 03:34 PM  7 years agoPost 5
drdot

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So. California, Orange County.

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fwiw...

Easy to take the rf board out of a DX 6 and hack it into the 6102....Works great....

John.

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06-01-2010 03:42 PM  7 years agoPost 6
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Way back -- nearly 4 years ago, people were yanking the DSM 2.4 GHz RF section out of the original DX6 transmitter and putting it into the 6102.

So yes, you CAN add a Spektrum 2.4 GHz RF section in place of the 72 MHz RF section of the 6102. But it's not just a plug and chug, you have to have some decent soldering skills, some mechanical skills, and not worry about screwing things up.

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06-03-2010 12:14 AM  7 years agoPost 7
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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you might contact horizon hobby and see what it would cost just for them to do it.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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06-03-2010 12:26 AM  7 years agoPost 8
dkshema

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you might contact horizon hobby and see what it would cost just for them to do it.
They wouldn't. They are a service center, not a hack up and make a Frankenstein transmitter factory.

If you want a 2.4 GHz 6102, you'll have to bite the bullet and make it a do it yourself project.

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06-03-2010 12:39 AM  7 years agoPost 9
chopper_crazy

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I sure wouldn't risk my expensive helicopter with a radio that has been messed with

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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06-03-2010 02:46 AM  7 years agoPost 10
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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I sure wouldn't risk my expensive helicopter with a radio that has been messed with
If you know what you're doing, this conversion is a no-brainer and reliable.

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06-03-2010 03:06 AM  7 years agoPost 11
high flyer

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Standish, Maine, USA

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For a very short period of time there was a 6102 trasmitter with 2.4 technology. It was right around the begining of the whole spectrum thing and there were not many of them made. I think they may have even been prototypes or maybe beta test units' not real sure. I would not have believed it but I saw the thing with my own eyes, and it was not some hack job. It was actually labled for 2.4. I'm gonna try and get a hold of the guy who had it and maybe take some pics to post on here. Any way, my point is I agree with chopper crazy. Contact Horizon and see what can be done. Since there were some out there, maybe they could do something for you. I'm sure if the conversion is a " no brainer" and " reliable " they are quite capable of handling it.......it's what they do, electronics repair. Can't hurt to ask, and asking is free. Just my humble opinion.

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06-03-2010 04:15 AM  7 years agoPost 12
drdot

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So. California, Orange County.

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fwiw..

Some great soul even went so far as to FCC type cert. the modification...I flew one of the conversions for about 9 months...Worked great...Most difficult part is reconnectiong the TINY coax connector from the rf output pin to the ant...There are detailed photo instructions on the net....

Good luck!

John.

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06-03-2010 08:06 AM  7 years agoPost 13
spaceman spiff

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Tucson

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The regular 6102 is nothing fancy, but it does the job just fine as is. I still use mine all the time. Easy to program, always works. About the only thing i don't like is the timer is not usefull as a flight time alarm.

I recently went to a Futaba T8fg. Love it. i'm pretty handy with solder, but would never consider hacking up a 6102 just to get 2.4Ghz when there is a T8FG on a hobby store shelf nearby.

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05-23-2011 02:01 AM  6 years agoPost 14
pinoydad

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auburn

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i still use it for park planks foamies ..hard part is i once in a while forget to pull the antenna up ..totaled a maiden plank onetime

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05-23-2011 08:43 PM  6 years agoPost 15
pinoydad

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auburn

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72 mhz to 2.4 conversion at http://WWW.rc-dymond.com ..

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