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Kraft Custom 12 reed transmitter conversion pictures

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Old 03-20-2017, 11:55 AM
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Default Kraft Custom 12 reed transmitter conversion pictures

Here are some photos of a Kraft Custom 12 converted to 2.4 GHz using a Phil G reed emulator. You get trims on all channels, servo reversing, servo speed adjustment, range check feature, and and output to a flight simulator for practicing. Ray sent me the Tx along with a Fr Sky DIY module and V8R7 Fr Sky receiver to convert it for him. I actually have the same Tx, and am now contemplating converting it too.
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That looks GREAT, Jay. How in the world did you enable the trim function? Are you going to test fly it??
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Beautiful job. What's the knob to the left of the circuit board for ?

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The trim toggle sets the elevator trim. To get trim on the other channels, you push the trim and that channel toggle together. The direction you push the channel toggle switch sets the direction the trim moves. There are 10 audible beeps in either direction from neutral to tell you how much trim you have put in. The pot on the board inside sets the servo speed to replicate th speed of the old Bonner Transmite multi servos as they were slow compared to todays modern servos. Once the trims are set, the emulator remembers the settings and retains them until you adjust them again.

There is a range check feature that is enable by holding the trim toggle while turning on the radio, it then wags the rudder, ailerons and elevator so you can walk away with the plane. There is also a range check feature on the FrSky 2.4GHz module which reduces the power so you can check for a minimum of 30 meters range.
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Beautifull work!
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