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Hitec Spectra 2.4GHz Conversion Module (Futaba compatible too) - Ideal for converting old Futaba Module based transmitters

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Simon Chambers17/07/2012 21:43:44
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Found this bargain online at Phoenix Model products (who I believe are based in Newton Abbot, Devon) here: **LINK**

Its just £25 for the module only, plus postage (which I believe is standard post office rates) and ideal if you have a spare 35MHz Futaba transmitter kicking around and already using Hitec equipment . I've not seen it that cheap anywhere else this side of the pond. The module price makes a mockery of Futaba's 2.4GHz conversion modules (~£75 for S-FHSS, ~£125 for FASST). It also has the built in basic voltage telemetry (for Rx batteries, or full telemetry with the extra iThinggy add-on).

Plus I had fantastic service from Phoenix Models (Stan I believe is the friendly proprietor). I ordered a bunch of stuff at lunch time, it arrived next day by the postman.

He also has a very reasonably priced 2.4GHz Optic 6 (cheapest I've seen online), with Ni-Mh Batteries (TX + RX), charger and 7-channel Optima 7 receiver for £104 on the same page above. I paid £7 on that for it to be sent next day. Again the cheapest I found online.

In fact their prices are very competitive - some of the cheapest on the net and also your supporting a LMS (which I belive has been around for quite a while). I wish I had such a good LMS up here in Bristol!

Cheers,

Si.

Edited By Simon Chambers on 17/07/2012 21:44:46

A.T.17/07/2012 22:23:53
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For those who intend to update their old Hitec or Futaba Tx,

the following pages will asist:

Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna Mast DIY easy install / remove remote mounts for single or multiple antenna on Aurora and other TX. DIY with photo instructions x 3 examples post#2.

Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna - Hide coaxial cable inside TX. This if not intending to ever use 72Mhz or other modules.

Spectra 2.4GHz - original Prism 7 not 7X requires minor fix.

Spectra 2.4GHz Module - Futaba & other Compatible TX usuage therein is approved by FCC (also refers to legality of PPM modules)

Spectra 2.4J Module - JR Telemetry Module NB: 3 different types = Universal, Japan & France
... TX RF Indicator light is inoperative, it is replaced by those on module
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Alan T.
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

ken anderson.23/11/2018 10:16:13
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am ancient thread I know...………….. but with the demise of Hitec TX's(they have stopped producing all TX's) and only intend producing servo's and RX's,does anyone know if its possible to buy a module to fit a Futaba FF9 TX? I've looked around and there are modules to convert to the Frsky systems but I would prefer to carry on with Hitec 2.4ghz....

 

ken anderson...ne...1.....TX dept.

Edited By ken anderson. on 23/11/2018 10:18:20

Alan Gorham_23/11/2018 10:22:38
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Hi Ken

Hitec made a Spectra 2.4GHz Tx module that fits the FF9 (I have one fitted to my old FF9). I've had a quick google and it looks to be discontinued, so your only hope is new old stock on an online shop or a used one I think.

ken anderson.23/11/2018 10:28:11
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ok,thanks Alan...i'll have a Google around.....fingers crossed....maybe someone has a one surplus on the forum here also...

 

ken anderson....ne...1....search dept.

Edited By ken anderson. on 23/11/2018 10:42:29

Dave Hess23/11/2018 10:45:58
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Surely, the multi-protocol modules would be better. My one can bind with just about any receiver including S-FHSS, but not FASST ones. I use Frsky, Spektrum, Orange, Lemon and Turnigy receivers all with the same transmitter.

Alan Gorham_23/11/2018 10:50:31
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If you already have lots of Hitec receivers and no others though....

Frank Skilbeck23/11/2018 13:53:22
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Posted by ken anderson. on 23/11/2018 10:16:13:

am ancient thread I know...………….. but with the demise of Hitec TX's(they have stopped producing all TX's) and only intend producing servo's and RX's,

ken anderson...ne...1.....TX dept.

Edited By ken anderson. on 23/11/2018 10:18:20

Ken, where did you read that? Yes the Aurora 9 has been stopped but the Flash 7 and 8 will be produced to meet demand according to Hitec USA https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2423833-New-Hitec-Radio-Flash-8/page17 post 243

ken anderson.23/11/2018 15:29:18
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hello frank, send me a PM with your e-mail address ...I'll forward on some info re-Hitec Tx's...

ken anderson...ne...1...info dept.

ken anderson.25/11/2018 17:24:11
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ken anderson.28/11/2018 09:22:33
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ken anderson.04/12/2018 08:55:15
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last bump...… sad

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