Wattflyer RC Network: RC Universe :: RCU Magazine :: RCU Forums :: RCU Classifieds :: RCU User Reviews :: RCU YouTube
Home Who's Online Calendar Today's Posts RealTime Post Spy Mark Forums Read
Go Back   WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > R/C Electric Topics - General > RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros
Register Members List Wattflyer Extras Articles Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Social Groups

RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Discussion all about rc radios, transmitters, receivers, servos, etc.

Thank you for your support (hide ads)
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-10-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
Bill Fleming
Bill Fleming
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Eagle, ID
Posts: 69
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Club: Nanpa Model Aviation
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default HK 2.4 modification for FM transmitters?

I'm considering converting my JR FM Tx to 2.4 via a kit offered by Hobby King. Anyone have any experience with it. Quality, installation issues, etc?

Thanks,

Bill
Bill Fleming is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 03:35 PM   #2
Rodneh
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 718
Thanked 69 Times in 68 Posts
Club: Moonport Modelers
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default

I just recently installed one in my old Futaba that I had on 6 meters originally. The plug in module was easy to install and the 7 channel receiver seems to work well. Only about 6 flights on it so far but no problems and range appears to be as good as any 2.4GHz unit. For the $40 bucks, I think a great bargain.
Rodneh is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 04:04 PM   #3
Bill Fleming
Bill Fleming
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Eagle, ID
Posts: 69
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Club: Nanpa Model Aviation
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default DIY 2.4 conversion

Thanks for your response. What brand is the unit you used? The FrSky uses a plug in module, but the corona is internal.

Bill
Bill Fleming is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
cbatters
Super Contributor
 
cbatters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,050
Thanked 84 Times in 81 Posts
iTrader: (7)
Friends: (4)
Default

Originally Posted by Rodneh View Post
I just recently installed one in my old Futaba that I had on 6 meters originally. The plug in module was easy to install and the 7 channel receiver seems to work well. Only about 6 flights on it so far but no problems and range appears to be as good as any 2.4GHz unit. For the $40 bucks, I think a great bargain.
Do you have a link to the unit?


Thx

Clint

Current - Ventura, HZ SuperCub-Freedom-Swift-AB3, PZ Typhoon, T-28 Trojan, Radian, AeroAce Biplane
Maiden - F-27C Stryker
10 years Ago - ElectroSoar 2M Glider, 2M Foam Glider, Mirage 550
Retired - Sky Fly, Red Hawk, Extreme, Challenger
cbatters is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 04:14 PM   #5
Bill Fleming
Bill Fleming
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Eagle, ID
Posts: 69
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Club: Nanpa Model Aviation
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default

Another question: Are these conversions compatiable with all 2.4 receivers?

Bill
Bill Fleming is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 09:17 PM   #6
A.T.
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 123
Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
Club: To many to include.
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default

Originally Posted by Bill Fleming View Post
Another question: Are these conversions compatiable with all 2.4 receivers? Bill
2.4Ghz is, like PCM, proprietary to each brand.
Whilst a couple of after market RX are now available to work with specific brands, unlikely to see alternate RX available for the cheap units.

more info available:
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

Alan T.
A.T. is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 11:31 PM   #7
Nitro Blast
Community Moderator
 
Nitro Blast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sunny San Diego Ca
Posts: 3,965
View Nitro Blast's Gallery38
Thanked 402 Times in 344 Posts
Club: Silent Electric Fliers of San Diego
Send a message via MSN to Nitro Blast
Awards Showcase

100mph Speed Demon  3kW  1kW  WAA-08 Pilot 
iTrader: (20)
Friends: (67)
Default

Originally Posted by Bill Fleming View Post
I'm considering converting my JR FM Tx to 2.4 via a kit offered by Hobby King. Anyone have any experience with it. Quality, installation issues, etc?

Thanks,

Bill
Bill, I installed one into an old Airtronics radio my Dad (Hircflyer) had. It was super simple, the only open wire holes on the RF board were what I needed. Using the wire going onto the board I could tell which was Pos/Neg/Sig and it made it super simple. The hardest part was making cool, clean solder joints without cooking the board. Use a fine tip solder iron for sure.

I was apprehensive at first, but after it worked, and bound to the RX, I was pleased.

Electricity... It's not just for light bulbs anymore.

GoProfessional Cases industry grade protection for your gear

Dinogy Lipos professional grade energy

Project Globetrotter Participant 7/09
Wings Across America Participant 6/10
Nitro Blast is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 11:46 PM   #8
tobydogs
love to build!
 
tobydogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: nj usa
Posts: 2,973
Thanked 198 Times in 195 Posts
Club: rcrcc rockland county,ny
Awards Showcase

Outstanding Contributor Award 
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (16)
Default

not sure if this is what your talking about,but hobbyking sells a convertion for tx's called "assan" ,i'v been using it on my optic 6 and it's great.

no issues at all.

narrow is the place to land...wide is the space to crash....choose the narrow way!
tobydogs is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 11:56 PM   #9
Bill Fleming
Bill Fleming
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Eagle, ID
Posts: 69
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Club: Nanpa Model Aviation
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default

My initial reason for considering the HK 2.4 conversion, which started this thread, was because it could be added inside the tx case. I went to Alan's (above) website and found a wealth of information. Thanks Alan! Alas, I currently have a Spektrum conversion on a JR transmitter. Based on what I've read, it appears I must stay with Spektrum if I want to continue to use my Spektrum receivers. Is this correct?

Bill
Bill Fleming is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 11:08 AM   #10
solentlife
Super Contributor
 
solentlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ex UK Brit now in Latvia west coast - Ventspils
Posts: 6,115
View solentlife's Gallery47
Thanked 261 Times in 258 Posts
Club: Founder Member Ventspils RC Club. Ex Waltham Chase and Meon Valley Soaring.
Awards Showcase

Scratchbuilders Award  Scratchbuilders Award  Outstanding Contributor Award  125mph Speed Demon 
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (15)
Default

Originally Posted by stuart View Post
not sure if this is what your talking about,but hobbyking sells a convertion for tx's called "assan" ,i'v been using it on my optic 6 and it's great.

no issues at all.
Isn't the Assan the one with limited freq hopping ? I seem to recal a review of FrSky module and comparison with Assan and the Assan was knocked for it's limited slots used to hop ...

Maybe wrong ... often am !!

222kph PKJ,EDF Concorde, Mini4,Mig3,T45,PKJ twin,ME109,Edge540,Cessna182,Skymaster Biplane,F15,F16,Badius,Ultimate,SE5,Qbee10,450 Heli,V911,J3 Cub Founder 9x forum: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Flysky_RC_radio/
- Subscribe my Youtube: "solentlifeuk"
solentlife is online now  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 02:45 PM   #11
Rodneh
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 718
Thanked 69 Times in 68 Posts
Club: Moonport Modelers
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default

The unit I used was a module. The module is marked as FrSky V8PT ACCST which I installed in a Futaba FP-T8UAF transmitter. The receiver is labeled FrSky VSFR ACCST. I purchased the combo from Hobby King for $40.xx including shipping. It took about 4 weeks for delivery. So far excellent results.
Rodneh is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 10:09 PM   #12
tobydogs
love to build!
 
tobydogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: nj usa
Posts: 2,973
Thanked 198 Times in 195 Posts
Club: rcrcc rockland county,ny
Awards Showcase

Outstanding Contributor Award 
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (16)
Default

there was an artical in the ama magazine that reviewed these moduels and i was suprised to read the reviewers opinion on the assan very favorable. i'v been using it for almost 2 years on my optic 6 and in all my planes and never had a brown out/lockout or any issues....the cost of the rx's are very reasonable .thats why i love this system. hitech also makes it's own 2.4 moduel thats also resonable cost.







Assan 2.4Ghz Combo Pack.
Includes 1 RF Transmitter and two receivers.

Compatible with.
FUTABA: 3PM,3PK, 7U, 8U, 8J, 9C , 9Z, and FN series.
HITEC: Optic 6, Eclipse 7.
WFLY: WFT09

Included;
RF Module : X8F
Receiver : X8R6, X8R7 Mini receiver
Accessories : Binding plug, Voltage protector


190g-2

narrow is the place to land...wide is the space to crash....choose the narrow way!
tobydogs is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 10:59 AM   #13
solentlife
Super Contributor
 
solentlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ex UK Brit now in Latvia west coast - Ventspils
Posts: 6,115
View solentlife's Gallery47
Thanked 261 Times in 258 Posts
Club: Founder Member Ventspils RC Club. Ex Waltham Chase and Meon Valley Soaring.
Awards Showcase

Scratchbuilders Award  Scratchbuilders Award  Outstanding Contributor Award  125mph Speed Demon 
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (15)
Default

Pt 1 : http://www.rcmodelreviews.com/assanv2review.shtml

Pt 2 : http://www.rcmodelreviews.com/assanv2review_2.shtml

222kph PKJ,EDF Concorde, Mini4,Mig3,T45,PKJ twin,ME109,Edge540,Cessna182,Skymaster Biplane,F15,F16,Badius,Ultimate,SE5,Qbee10,450 Heli,V911,J3 Cub Founder 9x forum: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Flysky_RC_radio/
- Subscribe my Youtube: "solentlifeuk"
solentlife is online now  
  Reply With Quote
Reply

  WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > R/C Electric Topics - General > RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale Spektrum AR6100 and 6100E DSM2 2.4 Ghz Compatible Receivers, Guaranteed to bind! RacerPaul Radio Equipment For Sale & WTB 18 04-05-2011 10:37 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:32 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 WattfFlyer.com
RCU Eflight HQ

Charities we support Select: Yorkie Rescue  ::  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation



Page generated in 0.21708 seconds with 43 queries