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Old Sep 05, 2001, 06:34 PM
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DIN plug for a Futaba Tx

I know this topic is a repeat but I can't find the previous one.
Where can you find a DIN plug for the buddy box jack for a Futaba T6XA Tx? I'm thinking about building an Tx to Pc interface using the FMS circuit. The DIN plugs that Radio Shack have will not fit. HELP PLEASE !!
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Old Sep 05, 2001, 07:23 PM
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I am looking to do the same thing... if you find anything, let me know. Ill do the same if i find something. good luck!
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Old Sep 05, 2001, 07:25 PM
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I went to my LHS (Tammies Hobbies) and purchased a trainer cord. It was only ~$7.00 and you get two connectors and cable when you cut it in half! I made one FMS adapter and gave one connector to a friend to build his own. R/L
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Old Sep 06, 2001, 05:07 AM
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The plug you need is a full size 6-pin DIN plug. One source of the plug is Radio Shack, but...

Radio Shack discontinued the plug about two years ago, but you can still find a few stores that have some on the shelf. The part number is 274-020

I have found 5 of them here in Seattle. Some of them were so old they still had the "Archer" brand name on them. The good thing is that because they have been discontinued, the price on them is $0.07! Yes, that is 7 cents!

I went into the local Radio Shack and they did a stock lookup on them. I had to drive to three stores to get them, but I ended up with 5 connectors for a total of 35 cents! (and probably $2 in gas)

Hope this helps.


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Old Sep 06, 2001, 10:48 AM
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If you don't find them at Rasdio Shack, try a local electronics supply house. You can order them from Digi-Key < http://rocky.digikey.com/scripts/Pro...=275&M=YE-1156 >.

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Old Sep 06, 2001, 05:59 PM
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Thanks to E Zone and you guys that responded to my plea for help. I Was anazed at the response. The problem is solved thanks again. E Zone Keep up the good work!!
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Old Sep 06, 2001, 08:00 PM
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Make one!
Here's how I did it:

1)I got 5-6 tacs (the nail type, not the big flat-head ones) of about one inch long.

2) Make sure the pointed end fits snuggly, but not to tight into one of the TX socket holes.

3)Cut 1/4" or so of the head end off them.

4)Round the pointed end a little bit.

5)Now make the metal cylinder that fits into the round slot encasing the pins of the plug. I used a piece of Aluminium flashing (a can will work) to make a small cylinder that is about 5/8" tall.

6) Slide the cylinder into the TX port in the round slot.

7) Cut a peice of paper the exact diameter of the cylinder. Slide it inside to the bottom of the cylinder against the TX port.

8) Insert the pins into the TX socket, peircing the paper.

9)Make sure the pin holes and cylinder walls are snug.

10)Mix a batch of fast-set Epoxy. Pour the Epoxy into the cylinder, filling it to about 1/4 inch or so, being sure to leave the top of the pins exposed.

9)Let the Epoxy set.

10) Pull the new plug and clean it up.

Done.
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Old Sep 06, 2001, 10:00 PM
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Pullin-gs, That's good imagineering! I like it!
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