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HelicopterRadio - Futaba FASST › 8FG louder timer mod THANKS MrMel !
12-04-2011 03:30 PM  5 years agoPost 21
JWatson

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FWIW,

http://www.RadioSouth.com is an authorized Futaba Service Center, and I bet they would service it.

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12-05-2011 01:27 AM  5 years agoPost 22
alexf1852

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12-05-2011 03:07 AM  5 years agoPost 23
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Thanks Alex!

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12-07-2011 01:42 AM  5 years agoPost 24
GetToDaChopper

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isn't that the place that does the stick mod to curtis youngblood's TX ?

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01-05-2012 10:46 PM  5 years agoPost 25
dchekas

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Just wanted to give you guys a heads up.

I ordered a buzzer from Allied Electronics to do this mod with:

http://www.alliedelec.com/search/pr...86577#tab=specs

They're 3-7 VDC and 85db. Should be a little louder then that, since the 8FG battery is between 7.2 and 8.3 or so charged.

I'll be doing the mod early next week I think. Can't wait to have a usable timer, the only thing I hate about this radio!

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01-07-2012 04:56 AM  5 years agoPost 26
GetToDaChopper

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i wish someone that was a wiz with electronics could draw up a functional stand alone circuit for triggering a vibrator that you could switch on and off with a toggle switch and that circuit would be triggered off the beeper circuit.
then my Futaba 8FG would be the perfect TX i always dreamed of !

what do ya say all you electronics wizs out there ?

please, oh pretty please.......

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01-07-2012 12:41 PM  5 years agoPost 27
kcordell

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Curtis's dad, Dave, does his TX modifications. Quite an electroncis guy in his own right.

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01-07-2012 01:03 PM  5 years agoPost 28
Steff Giguere

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I would love to do this but even thought the instructions are very well made, it kind of scares me to do this myself.

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01-07-2012 03:27 PM  5 years agoPost 29
dchekas

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If you could find a 3-8V DC vibrator that was small enough, I don't see why you couldn't.

Solder another two leads in parallel off the buzzer pins, connect one lead to vibrator, the other in series to a switch and then the vibrator.

I suppose it might be possible to use one of the switches on the 8FG, although it would always be tied to it. Or you could drill a hole and mount another switch somewhere.

Or you could just turn off the buzzer in the Sound menu except for the timer and whatever else you wanted.

Just some quick ideas I had. I think I'll be content with a nice loud timer.

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01-07-2012 03:34 PM  5 years agoPost 30
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I can try this when I get back home tomorrow.

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01-11-2012 12:44 AM  5 years agoPost 31
dchekas

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Just finished the mod.

One thing I noticed: The polarity of the wires was reversed from MrMels photos.

It was pretty easy though. The dials and power button slide off pretty easily, I was originally worried about damaging them but they come off no problem.

Be very careful with the small wire harnesses. Just use one hand to lightly hold the board, and your other hand the gently rock the connectors side to side until they slide out.

My buzzer is now WAYYY louder. It's awesome.

It's not hard to do. If you want a timer that's actually usable, it's well worth it!

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01-11-2012 02:56 AM  5 years agoPost 32
ourhogheaven

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So is it installed in place of the original buzzer and is it fixed in placed so it can't move around

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01-11-2012 03:10 AM  5 years agoPost 33
dchekas

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It is not installed in place of the original buzzer. I followed in Mr Mel's foot steps, and used a servo extension.

I mounted it using that super strong 3M outdoor tape, and drilled a small hole above the "FASST" logo, just like Mr Mel.

Now, the buzzer I used (link above) is almost the same OD as the original one.

Someone whose a little handier with a soldering iron might be able to directly replace the buzzer off the board, but that was going a little further then I was willing to.

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