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Rune
2008.02.11, 11:59 AM
Are the ICS port on the new cars ready for use?

What is the parts needed for using this?

BR
Rune

Sinister_Y
2008.02.11, 12:17 PM
I assume it will be the same as for the ad-band boards:

http://www.shopatron.com/product/part_number=61018/166.0

mugmug
2008.02.11, 06:43 PM
OR you can get the completely portable version. No laptop needed.

KO PROPO Multi Setting Adapter & HG AD Mini-Z Card Set

http://www.shopatron.com/product/part_number=61016/166.0

herman
2008.02.11, 09:58 PM
wish they'd put a picture to at least see what it looks like... :D
anybody have any reviews on this?

mugmug
2008.02.11, 10:24 PM
here's a link to a picture:

http://www.hrpdealer.com/images/kop40140.gif

I have one of these and they are great. They do everything the computer software does. Very handy. Who the heck can or wants to carry a laptop to the track?

Tim Johnson
2008.02.12, 10:16 AM
I hate to say this guys, but the ICS port for the ad-band does not have the same plug as the 2.4ghz. I am currently tracking down part numbers for the 2.4ghz ICS port.

Rune
2008.02.12, 11:08 AM
I hate to say this guys, but the ICS port for the ad-band does not have the same plug as the 2.4ghz. I am currently tracking down part numbers for the 2.4ghz ICS port.

Great. Thank you for this.

BR
Rune

Sinister_Y
2008.02.12, 12:30 PM
Yo Mug,

I have one of these laptops that I use for all my R/C needs. I have RCP track editor, CORE, and the ICS program all on-board. The laptop is only as big as a book:

http://eeepc.asus.com/global/

It's only slightly bigger than the programmer and it does all the other stuff that a computer can do ; )

mugmug
2008.02.12, 08:02 PM
Yo Mug,

I have one of these laptops that I use for all my R/C needs. I have RCP track editor, CORE, and the ICS program all on-board. The laptop is only as big as a book:

http://eeepc.asus.com/global/

It's only slightly bigger than the programmer and it does all the other stuff that a computer can do ; )

For the main guy at the track who runs the show which sounds like you are, laptop is the way to go so you can do all those things. I meant to say for the average guy who just shows up to race & wants to program the car the laptop would be an overkill pricewise, spacewise, weightwise, potentialy damagewise etc., besides
they don't need the module even, they'll come straight to you for a quick tune up:D

mugmug
2008.02.12, 08:09 PM
I hate to say this guys, but the ICS port for the ad-band does not have the same plug as the 2.4ghz. I am currently tracking down part numbers for the 2.4ghz ICS port.

Tim,

Thanks for letting us know. Wish that was not the case :mad: ? I'm assuming the board is still made by KO & if that's the case regarding the hand held module I wonder if there will just be a new card for the hand held module that will come with the new wire and the plug or maybe only the wire needs to be replaced on the module card.

Rune
2008.03.11, 01:47 PM
Any news on the I.C.S?

rharris
2008.03.11, 06:36 PM
I sent an email to Ko Prop and this is what I got back...

Rod,

Japan has not released any info on the 2.4GHz system regarding ICS so I wouldn't know, sorry.

Best regards,

Robert Morris
KO PROPO America

HaCo
2008.05.12, 02:46 PM
Hey guys,
Have a look at this: http://www.slotracersleuven.be/minizblog/article.php?story=2008051219172161
Just click on the links and you'll be happy. :D

Maybe it's a good idea to move this thread to the ASF board?

Tjay
2008.05.12, 03:25 PM
newbie question... what is the ICS use for anyways?! What can you do to the car/board with it? I know tuning but tuning what? Please let a rookie know :). Thanks!

herman
2008.05.12, 08:20 PM
here's the manual... (hope you can read japanese)... :D

http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/support/instructionmanual/mini-z/pdf/ics_setting_guide.pdf

if you look at page 9, i guess these are the settings that you can generally program...

anybody read japanese?

Tjay
2008.05.13, 02:35 AM
Thanks Herman! I'll let my JDM friend read it for me ;).

Sinister_Y
2008.05.13, 11:57 AM
Hi all,

just a quick note to all those peeps who already have the ICS stuff for their AD band cars, it's the same cable and kit.

There seems to be some sort of procedure to have the software program (or car)recognize that it's hooked up. That is where reading Japanese would come in handy as it looks like maybe a pairing process (i.e. they are using the pairing tool on the chassis)...anyway, hopefully someone will translate or just try it out. Maybe I will if I have time as both my MA-010 and MR-02 are fully converted and running.

Don't know about using the ICS standalone programmer though and if instruction would differ. The main point from viewing the document is that you must plug in your cable on the 3 right pins (if you're looking at the left side of the chassis, where the plug is located).

herman
2008.05.13, 09:04 PM
Thanks Herman! I'll let my JDM friend read it for me
cool... please let us know what you both find out... :D

pgeldz
2008.10.02, 09:02 AM
Any news on this? I just got the USB cable and adapter, but I'm not sure there is software out for the new 2.4 cars yet. Everything I see says the software is for the HG RA-6 receiver, and the 2.4 car says RA-18 ICS.

Has anyone succesfully used the 1.1 HG manager software with the 2.4 ghz cars?

Any help would be greeatly appreciated.

- Paulie

arch2b
2008.12.05, 09:48 AM
I hate to say this guys, but the ICS port for the ad-band does not have the same plug as the 2.4ghz. I am currently tracking down part numbers for the 2.4ghz ICS port.

should have found this post when asking my question (http://www.mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29870&highlight=ics+port) earlier...

mlee was kind enough to laon me his ICS kit and to my surprise the 3 pin adapater cables obviously do not fit the port on the 2.4ghz boards.

tim, have you been able to locate the part number for this item? i would really like to purchase one.

marc
2008.12.05, 10:09 AM
I don't think anybody has answered the question of which I'm interested in knowing as well. What exactly are we programming, or rather re-programming? Does this allow us to adjust steering rate and throttle curves? But dont' some of the high-end transmitters do that already? What's the reason behind this ICS deal?

Sinister_Y
2008.12.05, 10:13 AM
Arch,

The existing cable does fit. Check out the post from crazyracer regarding 2.4 ics program. High Level- plug the cable into the back most 3 pins with the white cable being closest to the front of the car.

I have also posted details on what to do exactly (in English as opposed to Japanese). Others have added their input regarding the exact meaning of settings etc...

dhamby123
2008.12.19, 02:17 PM
problem is mark what high end 2.4 controller are you gonna use with the mini z 2.4 car? does ko make a 2.4 controller that works with the mini-z ? im sure ko has a module remote but what module are you gonna use that is compatible with the mini-z 2.4 rec. ? i think kyosho would have done better if they had just brought out a 75mhz fm car . that would have opened up a world of choice for what controller to use . just my 2 cents . look at all the 75mhz fm tx,s on the market that can be had for less then 100 bucks with all the adjustments you would ever need as far as endpoint adjustments and things of that nature. may just be me but the 2.4 remote looks like somthing that would come with a radio shack car and it has no more adjustment than the standard ko radio .

Tim Johnson
2008.12.19, 02:24 PM
KO makes several radios that will work, if you purchase the mini-z 2.4 module. if you do not want to use KO radios, then PN Racing makes and adapter that will allow you to use the KO 2.4 Mini-Z module with other radio systems on the market.