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Old Mar 17, 2010, 03:34 PM
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How is the range? I know you tested some brands and got interesting figures.

Now, about your question... imagine you being Mr.Chase, what would you reply ?
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 05:04 PM
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well One can only ask

My range inside throw walls of concrete, it shows better then Futaba fasst..

I will do a big test soon in Swedish forums,

7 different 2.4ghz systems, I will let you know within a few weeks
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 05:44 PM
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Yeah sorry guys I was looking at the actual aerial when we were discussing SMA/hitec. If the Hitec aerial is the SMA part of the equation then should work fine no?
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 07:05 PM
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Still not get what's wrong with this case and what is it missing to be Futaba enough ?
Has it the right pinout? Does it plug in any Futaba radio ?
I think the idea is to have the aerial mounted parallel to the case back instead of at right angles, so you can lay it down without risking damage to the aerial or module, as you can already do with the JR unit. It would mean that if you put in a Hitec TX, the aerial would point straight down though.
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 08:47 PM
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I've sat quiet and bided my time, but now I'm at home with the transmitter module in front of me, I'll confirm it is definitely RP-SMA, not SMA. The socket (externally threaded bit the aerial screws on to) on the module has a pin, and the RP-SMA right angle adapter is definitely the right polarity fitting for it.

Someone on the UK forums reckons that a dedicated Futaba module (styled like the JR) will be available in May. Any comment Chase? Is there any chance that module cases would be made available to upgrade old style units?
hi Brum,
We are designing new version of the case, and antenna and or so, we'd loved to see any suggestion and comments.
Thank you.
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 08:51 PM
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Hello, i have recieved JR module FrSKy and 3 receivers 8 channel, system shows very good test data so far.

Can I ask the owner of FrsSky, for how long are you planning to make this stuff ? Because many companies produce one version then the next year, its a new version none compatible to the one you have got.. thats bad.

Are you planning to produce these system for a long time ?
hi Sebbe,
We will continue this system till..... end of the world, .
The two-way system is delayed, since we are doing back compatibility to V8 receivers.
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 02:37 AM
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Is this module compatible with the Futaba 9Z Tx?
I know the corona 2.4 system has issues with it due to it's odd ppm signal.
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 02:52 AM
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I think the idea is to have the aerial mounted parallel to the case back instead of at right angles, so you can lay it down without risking damage to the aerial or module, as you can already do with the JR unit. It would mean that if you put in a Hitec TX, the aerial would point straight down though.
The solution is the same as I proposed for the Hitec module in Aurora thread: get a $10 XPS spare case for Futaba, and move the board in that module.
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 05:19 AM
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In the UK some club and fly-in organisers can be a bit picky about any changes to RF modules or cabling, with luck an FrSky module in an XPS case would give one of them a heart attack.
That's why here we would appreciate a unit like that, but supplied by the manufacturer and with all the appropriate stickers to keep the fun police happy.

Actually, for Chase - a design like the XPS case in Renatoa's link, but with aerial mount holes in both sides of the bit that protrudes would enable it to be configured for either Futaba or Hitec by moving the aerial socket to the appropriate side and putting a blanking plug in the unused hole.

ps Extreme - I think that both the aerial and it's mating socket are referred to as RP-SMA, the RP bit indicates that the protruding pin is in the extarnally threaded socket. SMA would have the pin in the aerial (internally threaded) side and a hollow receiver in the transmitter side. I found this out looking at flyleads on e-bay,, it's easy to order the wrong ones.

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Old Mar 18, 2010, 05:37 AM
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It's possible to move that fall in Scotland for 6 months... I start to be scared about you so picky, guys...
What about the Hitec hack officially recommended by Hitec reps here to mod the MPX Evos into 2.4Ghz ?! It implies uncasing a retail Hitec module, cut wires inside EVO, soldering...
What about the brave heart, pun intended , who fits themselves Assan, Jeti, etc. boards inside their not modular radios? Are they banned from RC for life ?!
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 06:10 AM
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It's possible to move that fall in Scotland for 6 months... I start to be scared about you so picky, guys...
What about the Hitec hack officially recommended by Hitec reps here to mod the MPX Evos into 2.4Ghz ?! It implies uncasing a retail Hitec module, cut wires inside EVO, soldering...
What about the brave heart, pun intended , who fits themselves Assan, Jeti, etc. boards inside their not modular radios? Are they banned from RC for life ?!
I think that hack would not be allowed if you wanted to enter any meeting or competition organised or sanctioned by the BMFA (our national representative body and insurance organiser). Some local clubs also take any statement from the BMFA as being Law. One example was routing 2.4 ghz module aerial flyleads through the transmitter case. The BMFA were quite happy with a length of cable flapping around waiting to get snagged on something, but not with owners routing the cable into the case where it would be protected. The internal routing wouldn't be covered by the type approval certificate, so could possibly cause Rognarok and the end of the world.

Even commercial equipment that has not been bought from the 'authorised' importer comes under intense scrutiniy (such as JR transmitters not bought through Macgregor) and the Certificate Of Conformity is a holy document.

Luckily I belong to a club where common sense prevails.
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 10:22 AM
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I would propose, that instead of having two holes in the "piggyback" case, instead make that little case a seperate piece so that you can unscrew it from the main base, and simply rotate the piggyback case 180 degrees and screw it back together. If the case had two holes, you would have to unscrew the SMA socket from within the main case and thread the coax through the original hole and back into the proper hole. Either way, I would suggest FrSky supply these as an aftermarket for those of us that bought the first version (being shipped to me right now).

Either way, Chase, thank you for listening to the modelers here who appreciate your sincere effort to put out a great product. As the name of the thread says, "so far so good". Keep up the good work.
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 03:12 PM
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hi Sebbe,
We will continue this system till..... end of the world, .
The two-way system is delayed, since we are doing back compatibility to V8 receivers.
Nice to hear , I just hope you will strugle to always keep your system backcompatible no matter what receiver or module we have in the future..

I think your system works very nice, dont change things for fun, because it works really good now..

I did fly it for first time today in a 185Mph Pylon today, no problems
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 05:21 AM
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Chase,

How long until the DIY/Hack module is released for sale?
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 07:01 AM
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Chase,

How long until the DIY/Hack module is released for sale?
fish, the DIY module would be available before end of March.
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