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Dec 31, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Plug n Play Futaba DSM2 Module Adaptor For Newer Futaba Transmitters

There are other good and practical solutions to the problem of making a non-module Futaba Tx DSM2 compatible but it strikes me that there should be one that doesn't need any modification beyond the application of a couple of Velcro pads. I have designed an adaptor plate which a Spektrum DM8 module simply plugs onto and is attached to the Tx in the same way.
You can see it working on a 9C Tx and I will verify it on an 8FG as soon as I can. I will be upgrading directly to the new 14SG when available and I need a method of making it compatible with all my indoor and BnF models.
For convenience I have added an screw-on antenna which isn't part of the module kit but is far more convenient and reliable than the Spektrum offering. The antenna needs to have a reverse polarity (RP) SMA connector and not a standard WiFi one which is standard polarity. The most convenient way to get the correct one is to buy a replacement FRSky Tx antenna.
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Jan 05, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Hi andy,

it looks great. Do you test it now with the new T14SG?
Do you have more from this adapters :-)

Best Regards

Jan 12, 2013, 03:54 PM
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I haven't had a chance to test it yet on other Tx but it works on the same principle as the one by Bdelapen of this forum. So it should be OK.
I have a few PCBs I can make up a some more, would you like one.

Jan 29, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Hello Andy!

Nice plate you have made there.

I am testing with my DM8 module too.
Am I right to use the pins 1(PPM),2(Ground) and 6(V+) of the trainer port?
The module pins are 1(PPM), 2 (V+) and 4(Ground)?

I don't get it working.
Think, the PPM-signal doesn't work.
Tested it with my T9CP and my new T14SG.

Do you have any ideas?

Greetings from Germany

Last edited by DernetteMann1982; Jan 29, 2013 at 09:04 AM.
Jan 29, 2013, 04:02 PM
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I got it working now!

I think the PPM signal doesn't fit to the module.
Now I found a thread in this forum with a transistor and a resistor between the PPM from transmitter and module.

This thread is.

Didn't you do any mods like this on your plate?

Feb 02, 2013, 04:10 PM
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The components are buried in the thickness of the plate.

Oct 06, 2013, 05:48 PM
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Now tested with the Orange RX module and proved.
It works both with the standard channel order and with reordered channels to suit micro bind n fly.

Jan 21, 2014, 08:52 PM
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Futaba 7c with Blad 350Qx

I would be interested in one. I do have the Orange Tx module and would like to bind my Futaba 7c to the 350QX. Please let me know how I can get one of the adapter.

Jan 22, 2014, 09:00 AM
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How can I get one of your modules?
Feb 19, 2014, 07:08 PM
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Futaba 8FG Super w/ Blade NanoCPX

Hi, I know this is an old thread but was wondering if this adapter was still available. I have the Futaba T8FG Super and am interested in DSM2 conversion so I can use this radio with a Blade NanoCPX. Thanks
Apr 14, 2014, 10:35 AM
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Old thread but same boat is this still available?
Feb 08, 2016, 09:06 AM
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I've got a futaba t14sg and a dm8 spektrum module and I'm hoping you still have an adapter you could sell me.. It's such a neat way to mount the module on my radio.. So if you could please let me know if you can help me get one. My email address is:



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