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Old 07-31-2004, 09:44 AM
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Heres my problem, Ive got a futaba 4YF radio as the "master" and Im using a futaba conquest 4NBF as the trainer or "slave" I have the correct cord that is micro (square) at one end and round at the other end but it doesnt work at all. I checked all the obvious but cant get it to work at all. Does anyone know if these radios are or are not compatible via training cord?

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Old 07-31-2004, 10:26 AM
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May seems silly asking this......but on the master you holding the 'trainer' button to operate the slave??
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Old 07-31-2004, 10:48 AM
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Yes, I was getting ready to fly with an expirienced instuctor and he couldnt figure it out either so I told him I would research it.

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Old 07-31-2004, 11:07 AM
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Default RE: Futaba trainer cord compatibility?

Futaba says the following in their [link=http://www.futaba-rc.com/faq/faq-7c-q771.html]FAQ[/link] about using older 4 channel radios with the 7C. I don't know if the same could somehow apply if you use an older 4 channel radio with an 4YF?

I am trying to use my older 4 channel Futaba radio as the student with my new 7C and it's not working, what's wrong?

Some very old units, made before 1997 are just not compatible with current technology. The 7C will work fine with any Futaba radio made after 1997, and there is no need for any modifications to the 7C.

If you do not have another transmitter to use as a student other than the Conquest or the blue lettered 4VF, then you can send the radio into our Service Center and we can modify this so that it will work with the 7C.
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Old 07-31-2004, 11:25 AM
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I read that too and I didnt think it would apply to this setup, maybe Ill just send futaba an email when I get home.

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Old 07-31-2004, 12:39 PM
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Default RE: Futaba trainer cord compatibility?

We had that problem here. NOTHING we did could get a pre 2000 radio to work with the brand new silver cased computerized radio. We ended up just getting another new square plug radio.
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