Futaba Radios Direct support forum Ask any questions you may have about Futaba radios and product here and get answers direct from Great Planes/Futaba

FG Series 2.4 ghz Mod

Reply
Old 10-09-2012, 11:29 AM
  #1
Sakura Maru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lancaster, CA
Posts: 3
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default FG Series 2.4 ghz Mod

I'm changing an FG Gold series radio to 2.4 ghz with a FrSky V8HT DIY module. It's just a matter of soldering in three wires for power and signal. My question is, since the old module carries the RF, I've been told by a few techs that the PPM is on the TX main board and the wires go out to the trainer plug no matter what the case says, AM or FM. There are four wires, red, (+) Black (-) yellow and brown connecting to the trainer plug in the AM FP-T4FG that I'm modding. Which of the remaining wires is the PPM signal?

If using the old module pins, what's the callout from there? It's understood that I'll be using only 2.4 ghz and a new reciever. I have no intention of keeping the old 72hz capability. Just want to keep on old classic case going.

Thanks
Revell
Sakura Maru is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2012, 06:05 AM
  #2
Bax
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Monticello, IL
Posts: 19,479
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: FG Series 2.4 ghz Mod

There really isn't a way to upgrade that old FG/K system to modern 2.4 GHz operation, at least, not legally. They were not certified for operation without the specific frequency modules available for them at the time. We don't have specifics on those systems because they were discontinued long before we became the Futaba service center for North America.
Bax is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2012, 10:47 AM
  #3
Sakura Maru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lancaster, CA
Posts: 3
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: FG Series 2.4 ghz Mod

Thanks Bax, I figured it out anyway. These modules are being placed in Futabas as far back as the metal box 3 channel. Seem to work great. As long you find the ppm signal, everything's great.
Sakura Maru is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:33 PM.