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Futaba 3PM-2.4 FASST

Old 04-21-2008, 09:52 PM
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Default Futaba 3PM-2.4 FASST

I just picked up this radio today and playing around with it, I noticed a button on the back of the Tx and pressed it.. It starts to blink green and basically waiting to pair up with a receiver.. so i click the "sw" button on my receiver but continues to blink and wont stop.. Anybody know the solution to the problem? The receiver still works but it blinks nonstop..

Second question.. What kind of batteries are suitable for this Tx/Rx combo? I'm using all AA Alkaline Energizers.. Not too sure if these would be suitable.. But I am planning to upgrade to a rechargable pack in the future.. so is this okay for now?
Old 04-22-2008, 02:56 AM
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Default RE: Futaba 3PM-2.4 FASST

I just bought the Futaba 3PKS 2.4GHz FASST radio system, the first thing I did was install a[link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXDXC8] Hobbico HydriMax 9.6V 1650mAh NiMH Flat U Sanyo battery pack[/link]. This Tx pack will fit into your Futaba 3PM-2.4 FASST just like mine. Boy what a difference, more than double the capacity of the stock 9.6v 700mAh. Alkaline batteries are not the best for the Rx, they lack the amp draw that the NiMH has to offer! The best Rx pack you can get is the [link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXRJT9&P=ML]Hobbico HydriMax 5-Cell 6V 1400mAh NiMH 2/3A Flat Rx U[/link] As for your Tx/Rx problem are you in PCM modulation? If you are in PCM mode switch back to PPM mode.

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