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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2010, 08:02:42 AM »

Purely as an aside, what where Futaba thinking when they stuck a cheesy plastic handle on their FF7?

I guess to differentiate it from the high end (and probably more profitable) FF9c which came out a few years earlier with siimlar screen, programming and the same 'Jog Dial'. It had very similiar features too but was a good 150 more expensive for 2 extra channnels.

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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2010, 09:56:41 AM »

You're bang on. The FF9 is just a beefed-up version of the FF7 anyway, but just a shame that they had to cheapen what is otherwise a very fine radio with that quirky molded handle. It gives an almost 'toy' sense and at first glance distracts from all the goodies within. Because, as any Futaba owner will testify, apart from the fact that all the same-coloured internal blue wires makes fault-finding a nightmare, the build quality also is actually second to none.
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2010, 12:05:18 PM »

Another FC-16 converted to switchable 2.4Ghz/40mhz. Spooted these kits are now less than 25 inc a 8Channel RX from Giant Cod.





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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2010, 01:01:26 PM »

i converted a Graupner FM214 the other week, everything worked fantastic.

i now have two more DIY sets on order.
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2010, 10:04:54 PM »

Here is a Youtube Video which is alo on the Giant Cod Site re the conversion kit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRQ0vAHxYDA&feature=player_embedded#!


When I saw this thread I ordered one straight away and received it within 2 days..

Now I have a few Probably stupid  questions I am hoping you electronic experts can help me out with  as I would like to retain the 40MHz option.

I have a Futaba Skysport 40Mhz 6A FP - T6VA with a buddy socket , however mine is round rather then the oblong ones.

1.At first glance there appears to not be any place I can take  + - off other than direct from the battery, or running the battery to the new on/off  switch and then back to the original futaba connector.. My only worry here  is if I did that and then  used the charging socket might I damage the 2.4 system ?

2.(stupid question) On the Cod board there is the bit that says ant , I assume you solder the very thin central aerial wire to this,   But do you then solder the outer cable to the solder tab just above it ? See I knew you would be on the floor in stitches  or reaching for the phone to say NO Stop , we already have a water shortage we don't want a powerout age as well..

Just to reassure you I can solder  but have never tried anything like this before..

Thanks Larry

Sure I will have more questions later





 
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2010, 10:32:30 PM »

Larry,

Me and Bluebird converted a 6A about 2 weeks ago and used the trainer socket to pick up the +ve, -ve and the signal. We removed the original aerial and fitted the new aerial, drilled the front for the bind button and LED.

i googled for an image for the trainer socket for the pin identification and we used this to solder the wires inside.

and yes you are correct for #2 the thin wire to the ant and the outer to the larger solder pad beside it.

I will post a photo showing the insides tomorrow

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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2010, 10:36:03 PM »

Much Appreciated   :-))
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2010, 04:51:05 PM »

Larry,

Me and Bluebird converted a 6A about 2 weeks ago



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Is this an age thing Riggers, not the way I heard it ?  {:-{

Is this for one of your unfinished boats ?  ok2



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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2010, 05:15:04 PM »

Is this an age thing Riggers, not the way I heard it ?  {:-{

Is this for one of your unfinished boats ?  ok2





SO WHAT DID YOU HEAR!!!!!!!
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2010, 05:20:32 PM »

No need to shout my man. :-))
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2010, 06:09:43 PM »

Here is the unit with the original aerial removed


Here is a photo showing the three wires soldered to trainer socket



Here is the corona board and the smaller bind/LED board



To hold the smaller board in place use a small piece of cut foam out of the packaging box and the back of the battery box of the rear cover will hold it in place

here is the website I found with the information on the trainer socket we used http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://users.belgacom.net/TX2TX/tx2tx/image/fig3-03.gif&imgrefurl=http://users.belgacom.net/TX2TX/tx2tx/english/tx2txgb3.htm&usg=__Vp-HfHLPYsSn2GLQKv_3IDKxUwI=&h=316&w=425&sz=6&hl=en&start=7&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=NBW7MWV2pABPUM:&tbnh=94&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dfutaba%2Btrainer%2Bsocket%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3D4xP%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-GB:official%26tbs%3Disch:1
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2010, 11:59:54 PM »

hi guys would this unit work with a futaba sky sport 6  i hope so as ive been wondering what to do with this remote for a while naw and 2.4 would open the possibility some what
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2010, 12:15:56 AM »

Like the one above ?

Hope so as thats what I am converting. Once I sort out my Soldering iron.. <*<
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2010, 01:00:03 AM »

hope you get it to work and please post step by step picks if you could always better when somebody has done it first lol  :-))
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2010, 07:53:39 AM »

I thought that owners of the tried n tested PCM 1024 range of Futaba gear might like to try this   oh so simple conversion for themselves ?

Took my ol' 8 channel Tx..added a Corona 2.4 Ghz module...bought several recevers of vaying numbers of channels...et voila, I now have just the one Tx for all types of models

No more XTL changes and no interference
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2010, 08:53:51 AM »

if anyone is looking for instructions of how to convert there Trannies...

i found this site and dokumentation very helpfull for Graupner and Futaba, it maily shows how to connect a learner / Pilot system, but the conections and were the PPM signal can be found was very helpfull for me.

some of the written text originats from an english document, this website is in German, the pictures spell a thousend words and i didnt realy need to read the text.

http://www.rc-network.de/magazin/artikel_03/art_03-0069/art_03-0069-00.html
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2010, 09:03:30 PM »

just a thought , is it possible to use this kit to convert any make of radio ? ive got a couple of hitec sets id like to upgrade !
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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2010, 09:05:17 PM »

just a thought , is it possible to use this kit to convert any make of radio ? ive got a couple of hitec sets id like to upgrade !

Yes any radio in PPM mode.

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Re: Corona 2.4Ghz DIY conversion kit from Giantcod
« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2012, 11:26:51 AM »


Anyone converted a Multiplex Cockpit SX to 2.4G using one of these kits?

    http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=38786.msg387118#msg387118
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