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Old 09-05-2006, 03:24 PM
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Default Hitec-Futaba compatability

I have a Hitec Optic 6 and a Futaba Skysport 6YG. I want to buddy cable them together (have the Hitec cable) but I have heard of radios not being compatable and "cooking" when connected. Does anyone know if these two transmitters can be safely buddy cabled together?

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Old 09-05-2006, 03:58 PM
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With the Hitec one way cable you shouldn't cook anything, the worst that should happen is that it may not work.

With a regular cable you would be at risk of burning up components in both radios.
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Thanks, I assume that when you say the Hitec one-way cable is because that's all Hitec makes or do I need to verify just what I have?

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ORIGINAL: rillibee
Thanks, I assume that when you say the Hitec one-way cable is because that's all Hitec makes or do I need to verify just what I have?
Michael
I'm pretty sure it's the only one they make.
There's only one listed at www.hitecrcd.com
It will have the ends marked 'teacher' and 'student' or something similar.



My brother hooked up a Futaba 8U and Hitec Flash 5X with a Futaba cord and got smoke out of both. With my Hitec cord there have been no issues.
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