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Old 12-22-2008, 12:43 AM
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Default 10X/Spektrum module internally routed

I have been staring at the back of my 10X with the Spektrum module sticking out the back for way too long now, it was time for them to permanently join together and do away with the important thingy sticking out the back that had to be bolted on prior to each day of flying and unbolted to put back in the case and could be wacked real easily if the transmitter tipped over on its back. I pretty much decided that I was never going to fly anything non 2.4 ever again, so why not modify my 10X to do just that.


First I had to relocate the external jack in the module so that it could be all internal when installed in my 10X. Orchard Supply Hardware has a really nice selection of plastic plugs, and got one to fit perfect in the existing hole.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:45 AM
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Default RE: 10X/Spektrum module internally routed

re routed the antenna internally
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:49 AM
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Default RE: 10X/Spektrum module internally routed

had to relieve some of the aluminum in the transmitter case for the new location of the antenna attachment.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:51 AM
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then just put it back together
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:31 AM
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Looks great Dave, good idea. Joe C!!
Old 12-22-2008, 07:27 AM
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Default RE: 10X/Spektrum module internally routed

where does santa's little helper live? i would like to ship mine to his workshop.

nice work.

merry chrismtas
Old 12-22-2008, 07:33 AM
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Brilliant Dave. Many thanks for sharing.

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Old 12-22-2008, 11:14 AM
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where does santa's little helper live? i would like to ship mine to his workshop.

nice work.

merry chrismtas

Hey Buck,
I live in Hollister. We have a 7,000 ft. runway, perfect for anything you wanna fly in JetA out of the pump, and a nice little cafe. Bring your TX and an extra helmet for the back seat, and I will fix your 10X for free. Takes about 2-1/2 to 3 hours, so if you don't wanna wait around I will ship it back for you.
Sounds like a pretty good deal to me
Old 12-22-2008, 02:39 PM
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Dave, you da mang!!! This is a mod many of us have been waiting (matter of fact should have been designed right out of the box from Spektrum). Cool beans. Now I have to go find something to rent with a back seat from Corporate Air Fresno. Can someone give me a vector to Hollister??? [8D]
Old 12-22-2008, 05:20 PM
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Default RE: 10X/Spektrum module internally routed

Nice job bro. When you told me that you were going to do this on the phone, I didnt understand what you were shooting for. Now I get it. Good thinking!
Old 12-22-2008, 05:59 PM
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Look at you go!!! Nice job Dave. Great idea.

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Very Nice Dave I should have known I was around greatness.


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Old 12-22-2008, 07:50 PM
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Will the real Dave Presta please stand up!

Kudos Dave...very slick idea.
Old 12-22-2008, 08:30 PM
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Dave,

It's just tooooo smooth. I will earmark this thread to come back too. I will never give up my 10-X either. I'm using a DX6i right now but if I ever go 2.4 in a turbine will do this Mod. Thanks Dave and Merry Merry from Virginia.


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Old 12-22-2008, 08:33 PM
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Great job Dave !! I was just discussing the problem with the exposed cable connector this past weekend at the field with John Gerhardt and Jeff Hanson. Showing them how my tx is in a tray and the connector is protected. Your idea is truly innovative and cpmpletely solves the nagging problem with that setup.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:23 PM
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I have a 10x on the way with the spectrum module. I will do this mod right away. That is nice. I thought I would use 72 for awhile but I'll keep my 10sx for that until I make the full transition.
Nice work Dave.
Old 12-22-2008, 10:03 PM
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I hate to break it to you all by my Buddy, Pedro Jordan down here in Boca Raton invented that about 2 weeks after the modules came out. He's been modding all of our transmitters like that ever since. He even sent the procedure over to JR many months ago.


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Old 12-22-2008, 10:32 PM
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At least Dave shared his info so that everyone could modify their TX if they want too. Thanks Dave.
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ORIGINAL: bevar

I hate to break it to you all by my Buddy, Pedro Jordan down here in Boca Raton invented that about 2 weeks after the modules came out. He's been modding all of our transmitters like that ever since. He even sent the procedure over to JR many months ago.


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Dave never said he invented anything, he just posted what he did to the back of his 10X, to be free from the antenna wire haning in the back.
Joe C!!
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ORIGINAL: bevar

I hate to break it to you all by my Buddy, Pedro Jordan down here in Boca Raton invented that about 2 weeks after the modules came out. He's been modding all of our transmitters like that ever since. He even sent the procedure over to JR many months ago.


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Oh well, there goes my chance for a patent[:@] But I guess if I was trying to turn this into a side business, I wouldn't have just told y'all how to do it. By that rationale, I guess I really don't care who came up with it "first".
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The info has been out there. The first thing my Bud did was show it to the guys at JR.

No big deal, but it also is/was no big secret.

Here is a link to another guy who posted it in May, 2007.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687382

Cheers,

B


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At least Dave shared his info so that everyone could modify their TX if they want too. Thanks Dave.
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WORD UP ![8D]
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Dave,

Can you expand a little more how you ran the antena down the inside of the mast? What did you do to the 90degree connector?

Jerry
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Dave,

Can you expand a little more how you ran the antena down the inside of the mast? What did you do to the 90degree connector?

Jerry
Jerry there is a flat head screw on the 90deg connector, unscrew this cap and it exposes the connection. Unsolder and pull out. There is a brass crimp connection that holds the wire to the 90deg connector right where it goes in, there is no way to get that out without breaking the brass. After you run the wire and are ready to re connect with the 90deg connector, you will be able to re solder this at the same time.
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ORIGINAL: bevar

The info has been out there. The first thing my Bud did was show it to the guys at JR.

No big deal, but it also is/was no big secret.

Here is a link to another guy who posted it in May, 2007.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687382

Cheers,

Beve, thanks for posting that link...but it is for a JR9303. The 10X modification ,that is listed in the thread title, is much more work. For one, the case is aluminum on the 10X and getting it to fit just right is quite a chore. I looked at the link you posted, and would not be able to modify my 10X by that information alone.

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