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HelicopterRadio - Futaba FASST › success how to make spektrum module work with 8fg
12-18-2013 12:57 AM  3 years agoPost 1
Al Miessner

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Hi all,
I just wanted to share on how to make a speKtrum module work with futaba
Please don't do this modification if you're not some what tech savvy.
Enjoy
Edit. I only did this mod to link with the smaller Helis that do not use receivers and are bind and fly
Al

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12-19-2013 01:42 AM  3 years agoPost 2
Al Miessner

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I am open to questions and suggestions if you have any... I really just wanted to be able to fly my Nano and Micro / MCPX Helis witout having to buy a second radio i.e. Spektrum or Hitech or other type just to fly my current fleet.

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12-23-2013 07:53 PM  3 years agoPost 3
BrianApp

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Will this work on a 7c? One problem might be is that you can't remap the channels like you can on the 8fg. What module did you use? Orange?

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12-23-2013 10:42 PM  3 years agoPost 4
Al Miessner

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Hi Brian,
The wiring will be the same, however you need to reassign the channels, if that is not possible, then the Heli will not fly properly. Sorry.
Yes the module was the Orange from hobby king, but the wiring works the same for the original Spektrum module as well.
Al

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12-23-2013 11:09 PM  3 years agoPost 5
knightofcarnage

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Can you provide a link to the module.

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12-24-2013 07:37 PM  3 years agoPost 6
Al Miessner

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Hi knightofcarnage,
Here you go http://www.hobby king.com/hobby king/store/__24655__OrangeRX_DSMX_DSM2_2_4GHz_Transmitter_Module_Futaba_Compatible_.html

Al

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01-21-2014 12:08 AM  3 years agoPost 7
Al Miessner

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This was quoted by another user and I should have included this so anyone having trouble please see Ed's notes, because I failed to include this in my "how to video" thanks.
Al

[QUOTE=lcc014;5581336]I followed Al's instruction and modified the Orange Tx module (Futaba version). The modified module worked however, there was an issue to bind this module to Nano CPX. Here are the pictures of the mod. module:

"I had tried all 4 modes of the Orange JR Tx module but could not get the module to bind to Nano. I even followed the Nano CPX user manual to bind but no luck.

After searching in Internet, I saw a post mentioned about Throttle channel could be reversed. So I reversed throttle channel and module bound to Nano CPX right away. I did not need to move/hold the rudder stick to the full right to wait for binding to happen. All I had to do was to hold the bind button on the module and turned on the module. Bind button was released until binding completed. It took less than 10 seconds to bind to Nano.

The mode that I used to bind to Nano was DSMX 22ms (2 flashing LED on the module).

Also, I had to reverse all the channel in 8FG including Aileron, Elevator, Rudder and Pitch. Throttle was already reversed.

Hope this help to member to bind this module to Nano."

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01-21-2014 12:16 AM  3 years agoPost 8
Santiago P

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Cudos for ingenuity!!!

So the purpose of this is to be able to fly bind-n-fly toys with a futaba tx by just adding a module, not bypass or kill FASST protocol, I'm i right?

S

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01-21-2014 12:31 AM  3 years agoPost 9
Al Miessner

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Hi S,
unfortunately, this MOD leaves you at the mercy of the Spektrum signal, but with the added benefit of using your own Futaba radio to enjoy all the Bind and fly toys on the market (strongly recommend small models only) without having to buy a new Radio system.
But when using your other models with Genuine Futaba receivers you are back to the FASST protocol
Al

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01-21-2014 01:48 AM  3 years agoPost 10
Santiago P

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That's what I thought. (I would have gotten the answer from the video if my phone played it through at the time)

Thanks for taking the time to share. Very good stuff.

Santiago

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