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#1 supi7 Nov 22, 2008 10:58 PM

2.4Ghz conversion of TRAXXAS TQ2 TQ3 27MHz RADIO
 
HOLD UP, WAIT A MINUTE :eek:

DONíT THROW AWAY YOUR

TQ2 / TQ3 TRANSMITTER

JUST YET



WE ARE BRINGING YOU A SUPER EASY TO DO 2.4GHz CONVERSION TO GIVE YOUR TRAXXAS TQ2/3/4 27MHz TRANSMITTER ANOTHER CHANCE AT THE TRACK. THE CONVERSION IS SUPER EASY TO DO.
YOU WILL NEED TO SOLDER, BUT ITíS EASY, ONLY 3 POINTS ON THE BOARD AND REMOVE ONE RESISTOR. IF YOU CANíT SOLDER GIVE IT TO YOUR BUDDY WHO CAN. YOU PROBABLY HAVE 4 OR 5 OF THOSE TRANSMITTERS ANYWAY, SO IT WILL BE A GOOD PRACTICE. :D



TRAXXAS ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW 2.4GHz TRX 2206 TX AT $180 (TOWER PRICE) OR MORE THATíS QUITE A PRICE TO PAY FOR A NEW 4CH 2.4GHz RADIO. AND THATíS JUST THE PRICE FOR THE TX. THE RX WILL COST YOU AT LEAST $50-80 ON TOP OF THAT.



ASSAN CONVERSION KIT COMES WITH A FCC, CE & RoHS APPROVED 2.4GHz TX X8D MODULE, NEW SHORTY ANTENNA, 3CH RX, AND A STEP-BY-STEP PICTURE MANUAL. ADDITIONAL ASSAN 3ch RECEIVERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ONLY $35 IN ONLINE STORE.



THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE TO ALL COUNTRIES WHERE 2.4GHz RADIO EQUIPMENT IS LEGAL TO USE IN GROUND BASED HOBBY. CHECK YOUR LOCAL RULES BEFORE PLACING AN ORDER.

FOR NOW THE KIT IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON EBAY:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT

THE ADDITIONAL RECEIVERS ARE AVAILABLE AT www.TrueRC.com


Best Wishes,

Dan
TrueRC

#2 ronmeister Nov 23, 2008 01:53 AM

Oh, Sweet!
Err... Spoke before I saw the price... :p


Ron

#3 mtfly2000 Nov 23, 2008 02:21 AM

the price isn't that bad. Is it a 3ch module though? The new Traxxas 2.4 is a 4ch radio. too bad I've already gone FASST.

#4 supi7 Nov 23, 2008 11:39 AM

No problem with the 4ch radio, ASSAN makes a 6ch Receiver thats also $35 and same exact size.

Yes the price compared to the New radio is a bargain. You already have a 27Mhz radio so that cost you nothing, the TX module and one 3ch or 6ch receiver (your choice really) will cost you $110.

Now compare it to around $250, Its a good deal.

Dan

#5 mtfly2000 Nov 23, 2008 03:07 PM

so the 6ch will work with them too? can you add resistor switches/potentiometers to fill those channels? Will this work for my Futaba 6exa? I would like to go 2.4ghz with my airplanes, but there doesn't seem to be a module out for what was a $200 radio. BTW, my 3PM FASST system's were only $180 each new on e-bay. ;)

just out of curiosity, do you know if the Traxxas radio will be compatable with another brand of 2.4ghz? I know the advertising for it says "spread spektrum" which makes me think Spektrum?

#6 supi7 Nov 24, 2008 09:15 PM

the Module will only work with Assan Receivers , it will not work with Futaba radio , just like Futaba will not work with Airtronics or JR.

If you have a Futaba 72MHz / 75MHz radio with a Module (like a 9C or 3PK) then we have a 2.4GHz module to fit them and you can use the Assan receivers.

With the TRAXXAS radio module include with this Kit you can use any Receiver you want, even the 10Ch, but you will only get the channels you are allowed by the radio.
If you are knowledgable enough to add switches and such to a regular radio , I don't see why it would not be supported by the module.

Sa far as the new 2.4GHz compatibility with any brand , I do not know.

#7 supi7 Nov 24, 2008 09:18 PM

As far as converting a 6EX 72MHz ardio which does not have a module slot, you can do it , just the same as we did with the TRAXXAS radio, just have to disect the radio and find the signal points and solder in the module.

As far as the Price for the 3PM, yes $180 is a pretty nice deal, but again if you need more FUTABA receivers you have to shell out $60-90

Dan

#8 mtfly2000 Nov 26, 2008 04:16 PM

I hear ya. I was able to pick a couple 3pm rx's on e-bay for $60ea. not cheap. Provided they stick around, the Assan sounds like a good way to go if you're just now converting.

#9 supi7 Nov 28, 2008 11:53 AM

I have been doing business with ASSAN for over 3 years, they are a strong factory, not a fly-by night trader. They provide great support and listen to suggestions and ideas. They are also hobbyst themselves so they use the product they make.

I have helped many people convert their 72MHz radios to 2.4GHz with ASSAN module. With the KO module comming soon I am sure a lot of 75MHz and 27MHz modules will be converted to this inexpensive alternative.

Dan

#10 jsuvanto Oct 01, 2009 04:21 AM

Hello.

Can anybody tell me where is the PPM-signal point on TQ2 and what resistor to remove (I quess, to cut power from original FM module)?

Ground and voltage for hack module can be found with a voltage meter, but I don't have an osciloscope for PPM signal detection.

Thank You!

#11 supi7 Oct 01, 2009 10:02 AM

The instructions are available when you purchase the X8D kit from TrueRC.

Dan

#12 Arakon Oct 10, 2009 03:22 AM

I'd like to know the same, for a different reason. Anyone find the PPM point?


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