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Unable to Bind Questions for a Newb

Old 03-18-2023, 01:57 PM
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I have a Slash 4X4 and a Futaba T3PV, and I am trying to simply bind the two. The two were previously binded, though I have not used them in over a year or so, and I messed something up. I am very inexperienced, and I am just trying to get the two working.

I. I unplug the Nimh battery and turn off the Futaba
2. I plug the battery back in and turn on the Futaba. The speed control blinks green.
3. The Futaba is currently set for TFH HS and I am not even positive if this is the correct setting?
4. I briefly press the EZ Set button to put it into binding mode, though I am not even sure if this is the right button to turn on binding? If I hold it too long I am simply changing the driving mode, and it should be in Sport mode at the moment.
5. I press and hold the link option on the Futaba and it starts making sounds and eventually stops, the speed control is still flashing green but nothing changes, and the Futaba does not control the car.

What am I doing wrong? Thanks!
Old 03-18-2023, 07:58 PM
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Old 03-20-2023, 04:05 AM
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What are you doing wrong? I would guess that the transmitter and receiver have different protocols. One of the biggest problems with 2.4GHz is that every manufacturer has a different protocol and is not compatible with other manufacturers. From what I found on the Internet Traxas uses DSSS whereas Futaba uses FHSS. Don't know what the difference is but there could be one.
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As a general rule, you need to use the same brand for transmitter and receiver. If you're using the Slash's stock receiver, you need a Traxxas transmitter to go with it. If you want to use the Futaba transmitter, you need to get a Futaba receiver to put in the vehicle.

Some brands have different protocols for air vs. surface products - keep that in mind when you're looking. Also, Futaba has several current protocols which are not all compatible with one another. Make sure the transmitter/receiver pair that you're wanting to use together will actually work together.


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