Futaba Conquest radio conversion to 2.4(Help Wanted)

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Futaba Conquest radio conversion to 2.4(Help Wanted)

Postby rotorcrafts » Thu May 20, 2010 10:33 am

Hello guys,

I am in need of help regarding the conversion of my very old Futaba Conquest 4 Channel Radio system using the FrSky hack module. the problem is that i cannot figure out where to solder the three wires on this sytem as all the electronics are on a single board. i am attaching the pics of the Circuit board and the radio. It would be very helpful if you guys can identify the points at which to solder the cables. Also i would need to know that how can i disable the 72mhz system in the radio and just use the new 2.4ghz sytem only.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Futaba Conquest radio conversion to 2.4(Help Wanted)

Postby rotorcrafts » Thu May 20, 2010 10:36 am

The pictures are cropped (Not my fault, The forum did it). So please save them on your PC and veiw them to get the complete picture.
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Re: Futaba Conquest radio conversion to 2.4(Help Wanted)

Postby RCModelReviews » Thu May 20, 2010 7:41 pm

This is a problem with DIY kits, if you're not somewhat electronics-savy

Does your radio have a buddy-box/trainer-cord plug?
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Re: Futaba Conquest radio conversion to 2.4(Help Wanted)

Postby rotorcrafts » Fri May 21, 2010 9:10 am

Yes it has one..
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Re: Futaba Conquest radio conversion to 2.4(Help Wanted)

Postby RCModelReviews » Fri May 21, 2010 9:20 am

I'll do some checking of my notes and let you know which of the wires on the trainer port is the PPM wire.

The + and - should be easier to sort out.
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Re: Futaba Conquest radio conversion to 2.4(Help Wanted)

Postby Roger » Fri May 21, 2010 10:05 pm

you might find this helpful... http://www.mftech.de/buchsen_en.htm
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Re: Futaba Conquest radio conversion to 2.4(Help Wanted)

Postby rotorcrafts » Sat May 22, 2010 8:43 am

Thanks for the efforts, There are four wires coming into the trainer port two of them will be + and the -, and the remaining two will contain the PPM wire. I think i can do a little testing with the remaining two wires to single out the PPM wire. Now the question remains that how will i disable the 72mhz sytem in the radio. Removing the crystal is good enough or do have to take some more measures.
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Re: Futaba Conquest radio conversion to 2.4(Help Wanted)

Postby RCModelReviews » Sat May 22, 2010 8:50 am

All you need to do is remove the crystal. This will stop the radio from transmitting on 72MHz
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Re: Futaba Conquest radio conversion to 2.4(Help Wanted)

Postby rotorcrafts » Sat May 22, 2010 9:03 am

Also what effect will the trainer switch have on the 2.4 system if it is activated when the 2.4 system is working.
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Re: Futaba Conquest radio conversion to 2.4(Help Wanted)

Postby ergocentric » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:45 am

I've done a Flysky hack on a Futaba 7c and cannot imagine much difference here.
The connector is different but the signals are the same; your required info is available here http://users.belgacom.net/TX2TX/

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