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Jan122013

Futaba Transmitter Mod (Fly E-flite Bind and Flys!)

Disclaimer:  Open your radio at your own risk.  I claim no responsibility for any damage caused or warranties voided.

 

I recently modified my Futaba 10C Radio (non-module version) to accept a Spektrum DSM module.  Here is a video overview of the project...

 

The idea originally came from reading this page on connecting a Dragonlink module.  I did not follow their instructions, However I did use their pin-out shown here...

 

 

Based upon this, I wired a 4 conductor audio jack into the transmitter.  Since I wasn't able to thread the nut on, I used some J.B. Weld to secure the jack into place.

 

The wire colors are as follows...

Yellow: PPM

Red: +V

Purple: Ind

Black: Ground

 

Similarly inside the module, I connected another jack.

 

Here are the finished versions...

 

 

 

I accidentally cracked the enclosure for the module while drilling out the hole.  I CA glued it back into place.  It seems to be holding pretty well.

 

If you have any questions please comment below and I will try to fill in more details.

 

 

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Hello, I have the same Tx and was wondering about making a permanent connection between the UHF and the header and not using the trainer plug. Would these be the same header?

Thanks!

February 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRick

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