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Old 09-27-2004, 01:45 PM
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Hi all

Just a quick question,Is it possible to buddy link a Futaba T9CAP with a JR XP662?
If so, is a standard buddy link cable that connects the signal pin and ground on one radio to the other fine or does it require an interface?That's if it is possible at all.

Any input wil be appreciated!
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Hi,

Quick answer : technically, yes no problem. But practically with the programmable transmitters you want to use : not really, because of the difference in channel assignment of both brands. This problem can be solved with an electronic device with a programmable chip. Check my website chapter 1, paragraph 1.6 for details and links.
In your case much simpeler to buy a simple 4-channel Futaba buddy box without RF and battery pack for 35 USD and use all mixings of the 9C with the programming of buddy box set to "function". Any plane or heli can then be flown by a simple 4-channel slave transmitter.
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Old 09-27-2004, 10:48 PM
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Default RE: Buddy Link Between Futaba and JR

Not a problem anymore: http://www.horizonhobby.com/Shop/ByC...?ProdID=HAN173

Too bad it won't work with your 9C.

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Old 09-28-2004, 03:23 AM
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Hi,

Yeeeah, Mr Rc-Cam. Thanks for the link to this fantastic product. I want one or more. Hope they ship to Europe for reasonable price.

To TuNeD PiPe :
If you make an andapter cable female Din-6 connector to 9c square connector, you would be able to use your 9c as master with any Jr as slave.
You can find square 9c connectors here :
http://www.customelectronics.co.uk/

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Hello,

Ooops. I heard it is not sure the device sold by Horizon will take care of the channel assignment. It would only take care of the difference in signal level... (and would cost me more in overseas shipping than the product itself).
Anyway, this one surely does what it should do to solve the channel assignment problem beween different brands of transmitters : buddymate interface :
http://www.rc-electronics.co.uk/buddymate.htm

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Default RE: Buddy Link Between Futaba and JR

Thanks for the input!

I think buying the 4-channel Futaba buddy box would be the way to go but I am not too worried about it.I am busy teaching a guy to fly but he is nearly solo so it doesn't really matter too much.I just thought it would be better when he has to land.I suppose it could be a good investment for the future but then I would just use a cheap 4 channel JR transmitter to buddy as JR radios seem to be more popular here in South Africa then Futaba.

I prefer Futaba for its reliabilty but I must say the JR radios are of high quality.Just a pity that they are not totally universal in terms of buddying.
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