Trainer Cord - Futaba PCM/FM - RC Groups
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Jul 24, 2012, 02:05 PM
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Trainer Cord - Futaba PCM/FM

Hey, Guys

I have this trainer cord from back in the day, here's a bit of info about it,

This is a Trainer Cord for Futaba old PCM & FM & J-Series Radios with the / round plug style (not the 2002 square plug -- FUTM4415). / / This trainer cord is designed to go between two transmitters for training / student fliers how to fly R/C aircraft. The trainer cord plugs into the / ""teacher"" transmitter first and then into a trainer compatible ""student"" / transmitter. The trainer switch on the teacher transmitter is used / or disable or activate the student radio. / / INCLUDES: One Black 10ft FM Trainer Cord

$10.00 shipped conus, pp

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Jul 29, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Hi Don, I have several hirec radios, the center dis. on the hites plug pins is about .275 inch
or 7 mm does that plug measure the same ? if it is how do I send funds ?
regards, john
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Jul 29, 2012, 06:51 PM
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Hey,Buddy. These pins are about an 1/8" center to center between any two pins and over the outside of the metal barrel its about .518 or so. Paypal works for funds. Let me know if you think it will work and send me a PM and I'll give you the PP info.
Jul 29, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Don the pin c/l dis. and plug dia. look ok send me the pp info.
regards john !
Jul 29, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Whoah guys. I think you can smoke Hitec Eclipse etc radios with a Futaba trainer cord. I believe Hitec had a master and slave end and called it a one way cord. Do a search. I will try to find reference myself. We smoked one at our club.
Last edited by 4*60; Jul 29, 2012 at 10:31 PM.
Jul 29, 2012, 10:32 PM
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Is one site with warning. And......

Note from Hitec found on their site
Important Information Regarding Trainer cord compatibility
To our valued customers,
While Hitec radios are known to be trainer compatible with other Hitec and Futaba systems, Hitec has determined that the two-way Futaba cord is not 100% compatible with our systems and strongly suggests it not be used at any time. Our tests show that when the Futaba trainer cord is used with a Hitec radio the slave transmitter will emit an RF signal, thus creating a potentially dangerous interference situation, and in some cases will burn up components in the slave and or master radio. Hitec suggests that only the one-way Hitec trainer cord (#58310) be used with Hitec radio systems for training. Failing to do so will void the customers warranty and could create a potentially dangerous situation. Hitec apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of our customers is our utmost concern.
Last edited by 4*60; Jul 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM.
Jul 29, 2012, 11:06 PM
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My hitec radio's are flash 4/5 the ref. you gave to tower was for a dif. radio,
the cord probably will not be used for" trainer" but will be used to convert to
2.4, rather than soldering , plugs to be used .

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