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Old 02-13-2005, 06:29 PM
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Hello all,

I just got a Futaba 9CAP as a present, and I have been working with Polks Trakker II with Seeker II's fitted on all my planes.

Does anyone have any problems with the Seeker II's using the Futaba synthesized 9CAP?

Or am I going to have to start buying Futaba synthesized receivers?

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"Does anyone have any problems with the Seeker II's using the Futaba synthesized 9CAP?"

You say you are "Using the Futaba synthesized 9CAP"---Are you using the "Hitec" synthesized frequency module?---If so; I have been using this combo for some time now with no problems (Futaba 9CAP & Seeker II / Hitec synthesized frequency module)---Not legal, but no problems---Have the new Futaba 9CAP synthesized frequency module on "Backorder"---
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No, the system I received is the 9cap super with the futaba synthesizer.
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Both the original Seeker and the Seeker II work with the Hitec Spectra module. The Seekers do not work with the Futaba Synth Module. That module has an extra pulse. You should be able to use any Futaba receiver with the Futaba Synth. I tested all of the above and gave up on Futaba equipment for that reason.

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Hi Arno,
Thanks for your response.
Does this mean that the reciever is totally inop with the futaba. Because I tried this setup and it appeared to work for the five seconds I turned it on.

Or does it work intermittently?

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The seeker will work with a 9Z syn.
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Speedbird,

Yes, mine did seem ok too at first but when I ranged checked them I only got about 50 feet away when the plane controls began to shake. If you are only looking at a servo connected to the receiver, it is difficult to see the movement. I have 8 of the Seekers manufactured in the 1980's and they shake violently. When I tried the 5 Seeker II's it was hard to notice and so did detect the movement until the ground range check with the antenna down.

Normally I can range check my Seekers at 400 feet with no movement and antenna down. I might add that my test Futaba was the 9z with the Synthsizer. I talked to George Stiener who is a radio expert and he agreed. George is a member of our RC club and he continually writes articles for RCM Magazine.

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