RSS Facebook

RCMF

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 19, 2017, 12:29:27 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Articles

Author Topic: FF8 with TM-8 module warning  (Read 1767 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Richard.W

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • RCMF Flight Lieutenant
  • **
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 30
  • Liked: 0
  • Country: gb
  • Diabolus fecit, ut id facerem!
FF8 with TM-8 module warning
« on: October 05, 2010, 22:07:21 PM »
I have removed my 35mhz aerial from my FF8 as I am only using 2.4ghz now when I plugged my buddy lead in the other day to use my skysport4 as the slave ,burning plastic was soon smelt, on removal of the battery cover smoke came out ,further inspection revealed a vaporised component on the PCB that holds the buddy socket. whilst this has not impaired normal use of the TX ,I am fairly sure the reason for this was trying to use  it with out the aerial installed, I don't know if this is obvious that you shouldn't do this ,but I never expected it ,anyway just thought I try and warn anyone else :D
Don't take life to seriously you won't get out alive!


Offline krazy

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • RCMF Flight Lieutenant
  • **
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 1
  • Posts: 62
  • Liked: 0
  • Country: gb
Re: FF8 with TM-8 module warning
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 09:43:04 AM »
That's odd/worrying, I've used mine with a buddy lead and 2.4 module, thou with one of those plastic replacement antenna adapters fitted with no issues.

Offline A.T.

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • RCMF Squadron Leader
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 17
  • Posts: 203
  • Liked: 1
  • Country: nz
Re: FF8 with TM-8 module warning
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 10:17:21 AM »
I have removed my 35mhz aerial from my FF8 as I am only using 2.4ghz now when I plugged my buddy lead in the other day to use my skysport4 as the slave ,burning plastic was soon smelt, on removal of the battery cover smoke came out ,further inspection revealed a vaporised component on the PCB that holds the buddy socket. whilst this has not impaired normal use of the TX ,I am fairly sure the reason for this was trying to use  it with out the aerial installed, I don't know if this is obvious that you shouldn't do this ,but I never expected it ,anyway just thought I try and warn anyone else :D


Genuine Futaba trainer/buddy lead? Antenna removed should not have any effect as RF is output via module not old board in TX. However, the 10ÁH coil would burn out if power lead on cable is incorrect as was typical on early model FF8 when used with a Futaba lead to a Hitec TX in lieu of the one way Hitec cable..
Futaba Trainer FAQ
When in doubt, use the one way no power share as detailed:
TX 2 TX = buddy box compatibility problems between different brands of transmitters
more at
sub Section "Trainer (Buddy box) cables - DIY " under
"Buddy Boxes. Servo Leads. Flight Simulator & Interface." at:
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

Regards
Alan T.




Offline Richard.W

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • RCMF Flight Lieutenant
  • **
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 30
  • Liked: 0
  • Country: gb
  • Diabolus fecit, ut id facerem!
Re: FF8 with TM-8 module warning
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 19:46:20 PM »
I was using a genuine lead and the skysport 4 had it's own battery but was not switched on ,my FF8 is the 8U super the later version,well it would seem uncertain as to what caused it,I rarely use this TX with the buddy lead so as long as it keeps working I'm not really bothered. thanks for the replies  :af
Don't take life to seriously you won't get out alive!


 

BloQcs design by Bloc
SMF 2.0.2 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
TinyPortal © 2005-2012
Page created in 0.404 seconds with 41 queries.