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01-12-2009 10:24 PM  9 years agoPost 1
AreA51tje

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Hi Guys,
Just a silly question...

Is it posible to link my 14MZ with a Spektrum Receiver?

Thanks, Dave

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01-13-2009 02:15 AM  9 years agoPost 2
tkilwein

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Not with Futaba gear.
Totaly different.

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01-13-2009 07:36 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Phaedrus

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And this is not a Futaba thing. None of the various 2.4 SS systems work outside their own brand. JR/Spektrum are functionally the same brand.

Kind of like PCM, each brand only worked with their own receivers.

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01-13-2009 09:09 AM  9 years agoPost 4
AreA51tje

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Okay Thanks mates!!
Dave

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01-16-2009 04:48 AM  9 years agoPost 5
aaronredbaron

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its true that you can't use a FASST 2.4 system to control a Spektrum receiver, but you can use a Spektrum module in the 14MZ if you so desired.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...ProdID=SPMMSMZ7

two kids? how'd that happen? time to zip'm up!!!

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01-16-2009 06:13 AM  9 years agoPost 6
duke666

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That is a spektrum module designed to be compatible with a Futaba transmitter. It is not compatible with FASST. It will only work with Spektrum receivers.

Duke

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01-16-2009 06:42 PM  9 years agoPost 7
aaronredbaron

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yes, true, he asked if it was possible to link a 14MZ to a Spektrum receiver, and that is how you would do it... thats one of the nice things about using module based systems. You could have models on 72mHz, FASST 2.4 gHz, and Spektrum 2.4 gHz, and operate all of them from your Futaba 10c/12FG/12z/14mz with the appropriate module. With the price of that Spektrum and receiver combo being only $110, its like you get the module for $10 when you buy the receiver. if you already own a bunch of Spektrum receivers and you want to switch to Futaba but still use the receivers you have, this could be very useful...

two kids? how'd that happen? time to zip'm up!!!

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01-20-2009 01:11 PM  9 years agoPost 8
AreA51tje

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Thank you very much! Will see if I order me a Spektrum Module. Are they for sale somewhere in Europe for good price??

REgards, Dave

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01-20-2009 01:51 PM  9 years agoPost 9
jsenicka

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Running Spektrum you lose the servo grouping and 2048 resolution.
With the 12/14 series Futaba and the 8/14 channel receiver you get all 3 flight control servos sent as a single packet + 2048 resolution. If you go Spektrum you get what amounts to a PPM data stream converted to 2.4. You get the channels sent in sequence and 1024 resolution at best.

If you want the most out of yor Futaba, run the FASST setup. If you want the most out of Spektrum, run the 2048 resolution receivers on a 2048 capable JR/Spektrum radio

Jim Senicka
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01-20-2009 02:10 PM  9 years agoPost 10
merlin3

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I disagree I love my 12fg on spektrum. Spektrum has a far better selection of receivers and in my mind is a much better choice but I like futaba transmitters better. Also the spektrum module does servo grouping and it groups the cyclic servos together so they all get there at the same speed.

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01-20-2009 02:49 PM  9 years agoPost 11
jsenicka

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Unless they have access to the futaba signal processor direct, that is unlikely. If you have to set "PPM" mode on the TX, the data stream is first being converted to PPM, then to the Spektrum module.

Jim Senicka
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01-20-2009 02:59 PM  9 years agoPost 12
merlin3

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the 12z/14mz module actually does servo grouping, you have to reassign channels in the transmitter and also the channel assignments in the receiver are different, the documentation was with my module when I bought it.

Justin - Team Horizon, Team Byron
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01-20-2009 05:04 PM  9 years agoPost 13
raptorheli2

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the 14mz with a spektrum module is TERRIBLE. the lag/interaction in unreal. feel free to look on helifreak for finless 14mz spektrum video and you will see what i mean. i nearly bought spektrum for my own 14mz but glad i seen that video and went with fasst.

cheers


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01-20-2009 06:50 PM  9 years agoPost 14
merlin3

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just watched that video, that's very odd. I just checked out a couple of my helis on my 12fg with spektrum and they don't do that. Any interaction that I get is just due to setup so I wonder why the 14mz is different than the 12fg with the same module.

Justin - Team Horizon, Team Byron
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01-20-2009 07:08 PM  9 years agoPost 15
AreA51tje

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Interesting comments. I asked this becuase my girlfriend is flying with Spektrum receivers on a JR9303 transmitter.

I by myself fly with Futaba FASST only. the question was to setup her helis in my transmitter as well. But I think I will not do that everybody own setup

The question actually came from my last post: http://www.runryder.com/t475901p2/?p=3878021#RR
to try if I noticed difference with diferent transmitter setups

Regards, Dave

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