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pchan0
2008.06.25, 05:38 PM
Thanks Philip/PN for doing the first 2.4Ghz modification for Futaba 3PKS that I know of, and Maj from MHS for emailing me some pictures of the mod. Here is my take on it, can't wait to run some 2.4Ghz Mini-Z.

I don't know if there will be any ill effects running the antenna like that.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/pchan0/CIMG2177.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/pchan0/CIMG2178.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/pchan0/CIMG2175.jpg

crazyracer
2008.06.25, 06:25 PM
Peter, so cool your mod., so pro! well done!
My method just for driver can back to KO anytime and simple for some driver.

http://www.pnracing.us/3PK1.jpg
http://www.pnracing.us/3PK2.jpg
http://www.pnracing.us/3PK3.jpg
http://www.pnracing.us/3PK4.jpg
http://www.pnracing.us/3PK5.jpg
http://www.pnracing.us/3PK6.jpg

dameetz
2008.06.25, 09:27 PM
pchan0 can u give some details on the mods? How do you fit ko module to a Futaba compartment?

imxlr8ed
2008.06.25, 11:40 PM
I wonder if I can do this with my JR R1... maybe make my outdated radio useful in 1/28th. I have no clue what pin would go where though.

I was told that JR Propo and KO Propo are pretty much the same thing, but I'd hate to fry something.

cowboysir
2008.06.26, 12:19 AM
It looks fairly straightforward...

Trim bottom plate to allow pins to line up
Trim box side so it fits the width of the 3PK.
Change the inner tab configuration to conform(similar to AD)
shape 3PKcover plate to allow for antenna knob to fit.

My thanks to everyone who's performed this mod before me...now if I lose my FM bid (for the case) I can still modify what i have following some great photo tuts.

If there was rep here I'd be overloading you guys.;)

Santana
2008.06.29, 10:10 AM
Peter, so cool your mod., so pro! well done!
My method just for driver can back to KO anytime and simple for some driver.

http://www.pnracing.us/3PK1.jpg
http://www.pnracing.us/3PK2.jpg
http://www.pnracing.us/3PK3.jpg
http://www.pnracing.us/3PK4.jpg
http://www.pnracing.us/3PK5.jpg
http://www.pnracing.us/3PK6.jpg

Thanks for the usefull tips, I modify my 3pk allready and works just fine...

cowboysir
2008.07.04, 07:33 PM
Now that I look at this some more, I notice that you probably can't trim the asf module board like the AD module...there seems to be an important aspect of the board down in the lower left corner(in the pic at the top).

I think the box trimming modification that phillip has done is a better idea than a switch to a 3PK case...unless the asf board fits without any trimming.

I guess I'll wait and see...my asf system(for car) arrived today but the module is (hopefully) somewhere in the mail system.

CristianTabush
2008.07.05, 05:05 PM
Here's a more detail oriented tutorial...

http://reflexracing.net/FutabaSS_How_to.asp

warfile
2008.07.06, 07:55 AM
Great job CT!:):):)

limbohz
2008.07.06, 08:54 PM
thanks for posting this. looks like i have some work to do once i get my module.

duartev
2008.07.11, 11:09 AM
In what mode you put the 3PK? PPM,PCM or HRS?
Can you compare the speed betwin the Kyosho ASF and the Futaba with Ko-Pro Module?

Thanks

warfile
2008.07.11, 04:00 PM
You put it in PPM mode.

michvin
2008.07.11, 04:39 PM
probably a stupid question, but still: will the futaba's 2.4 FASST module work with mini-z?

robmob
2008.07.11, 05:36 PM
probably a stupid question, but still: will the futaba's 2.4 FASST module work with mini-z?

No it will not.

minittrackmann
2008.07.17, 12:52 PM
Does anyone no of a conversion that will work with the M8 or M11?

Cody

z3zinho
2008.07.20, 06:28 PM
Does anyone no of a conversion that will work with the M8 or M11?

Cody

If you look around the internet you will find the m8 conversion for adband, the pinouts are the same as in that conversion, you just have to figure out a way to make it all fit in the radio ;)

I tryed a quick search in google and couldn't find the site I saw that conversion in, If remenber it right it was in chinese or something, but the pics were self explanatory.

I have an m11, so i will have to convert my module to, when i get around to doing i'll try and get some pictures here, or maybe a small tutorial ;)

pedrocamp
2008.08.15, 06:46 AM
Has anyone done a 2.4 into M8 or M11 conversion yet? Pin-outs?

Thanks
Pedro

sil40sx
2008.09.18, 11:49 PM
I have an older Futaba 3PJ with a Spectrum 3PK Pro module that works. Do you think this KO 2.4 Mini Z mod will work for my 3PJ too?

Hypocrisy
2008.09.26, 04:52 AM
will this mod also work with a hitec crx radio?

marc
2008.09.26, 01:32 PM
Is it worth getting one of these big fancy transmitters for your Mini-Z's? What do they do that the stock KT-18 doesn't do? I've got four of my 2.4 cars binded with my one transmitter. Is it worth investing in this bigger unit? What's special about it?

EMU
2008.09.26, 01:47 PM
Marc, there are many features that the higher end transmitters have that even the mid level transmitters dont have (and they have more features than the KT-18).

You can adjust throttle punch, speed, curve... as you pull the trigger you can have the car react differently. You can smooth out the reaction by lowering the speed. You can take a beast of a car and essentially make it feel like a stock car if you choose to. Not saying that it is necessarily good to go that far, but essentially you can make the car drive the way you like it, and patch up a mediocre setup in a pinch.

Same goes for the steering. Curve, balance, speed, punch... Rather than the wheels moving in a linear fashion to your movement of the wheel, you can make the center less or more sensitive, and the outside of the travel the opposite.

On top of that, you have model memories, so you can set up each car individually rather than having one generic setting for all cars.

And, you can switch modules to use different modulations. AM, FM, Spektrum... So you can use one transmitter with any car.

marc
2008.09.26, 01:57 PM
So what if I'm useing strictly the 2.4 GHZ system found in the MR02's? Let's say I have like four or five of theme, maybe two AWD's, "Of coarse I only have two MR02's and two Dnano's at the moment." But let's say that's the case, is it worth having this fancier transmitter? And will it work on the Dnano's as well?
Let's say each MR02 is tuned differently, different suspension set ups, RM, MM. Would you want the transmitter to be programmed to make that particular car handle in a particular manner?
Let's say you have one car that is set up really tight for a highly technical coarse, wouldn't you want the transmitter programmed to make it easier to handle that car at such a speed? Is this possible and am I thinking correctly here?
Sorry if I sound dumb, I'm only used to the basic stock transmitters.

EMU
2008.09.26, 08:55 PM
You are doing a good job in answering your own questions.

If the KT-18 works with the Dnano, the ASF module + compatable controller (or modified module to workl with a non compatable controller) will work.

Every different car, even with a very similar setup can have a slightly different setting in the TX. Even the same car, so you can have one setting for a track that you run regularly at, and a different setting for that car for a different track...

marc
2008.09.27, 05:27 PM
Thank you for your kind compliment. So you'd probably want the throttle to be more sensative/quicker on a larger wider track than you would on a smaller tighter Mini96 track. Sounds like the controller is just as important to have as hop-up's on the car itselfe!

EMU
2008.09.27, 05:37 PM
In my opinion, after tires, bearings, disc damper, t-plate, kingpins and springs... the transmitter is the next most important upgrade. The track layout will dictate camber and tire choice, but you can build adapt a different cars setup to a different track by changing a few options in the transmitter. Steering travel, speed and curve can make a big difference with how the car feels.

In a way the transmitter can be a band-aid for a setup that isnt perfect, and make it more driveable.

Since this is off the main scope of the topic, the mod of the module for the Futaba radio, it is better for you to continue this conversation in a more appropriate thread.

marc
2008.09.27, 06:08 PM
Um okay, but I was interested in the 2.4 GHZ module as well. Also wondering what's the best transmitter to use without going overboard. Want something that is light weight as well.

EMU
2008.09.27, 06:12 PM
EX-1UR (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=19284) would be my choice.

marc
2008.09.27, 07:26 PM
That's not terribly priced. Thank you!