Now you can convert any PPM transmitter to 2.4Ghz with the new X8D X8-Hack module! Provided your transmitter has an inbuilt PPM board (99% of radios do), all you will need to do is solder 3 wires, insert the X8 unit and plug in the antenna! This is especially useful for any non-module based PPM transmitter. Such as the Multiplex EVO.
Channels: 8 Range: 800m+ FCC, CE and RoHS approved.
I used a new Futaba radio not sure about old radios. 7.3 volt is low. I use 11.1v lipo batteries that are made for TX's. In my other radio I use Rhino 11.1 v the smallest C rating that will fit and it works fine. I dont know the minimum voltage but you can test if you lose signal as it will simply not connect starting up. If it connects do a range test on ground, run the model and test if it connects at 9.6 or 7.3. It has a low voltage protection. You can run the model close and see if you have any issues. You can email Assan at Servers*assan.cn to inquire if 7.3 or 9.6 voltage is not going to cause any issues also.
Tip for anyone using the ASSAN. For they easiest install use a Futaba Radio. They clearly mark on the board where the lines are. Airtronics (don't know about others) do not and you need an Oscilloscope to find the PPM line. On a Futaba all you need to do is find the VDD, SIG, and G lines. They are all together on the break out board that had the crystal if you are using a FM radio. The VDD is positive line, and the SIG is the signal line. G is ground. Hope that helps.
Tip for anyone using the ASSAN. For they easiest install use a Futaba Radio. They clearly mark on the board where the lines are. Airtronics (don't know about others) do not and you need an Oscilloscope to find the PPM line. On a Futaba all you need to do is find the VDD, SIG, and G lines. They are all together on the break out board that had the crystal if you are using a FM radio. The VDD is plus ( ) the and the SIG is the signal line. G is ground. Hope that helps.
Tip for anyone using the ASSAN.
For they easiest install use a Futaba Radio. They clearly mark on the board where the lines are. Airtronics (don't know about others) do not and you need an Oscilloscope to find the PPM line. On a Futaba all you need to do is find the VDD, SIG, and G lines. They are all together on the break out board that had the crystal if you are using a FM radio. The VDD is the and the SIG is the signal line. G is ground.
Hope that helps.
All receivers in same section here are copatible. That's to say... All existing Assan receivers would be compatible (altough some of them with more than 8channels would only allow you to use up to 8channels dpnding on the radio)
Thats to stabilize the voltage when your servos draw a big amount of power. Basically what a capacitor does is "catch" peaks and drops, like a buffer. They are useful when you have a big plane with honking fat servos. Wouldn't bother using it on foamies or anything.
This is neat ** no doubt. But for the money you can do the same hack using the FrSky DHT-U and you'll have a full telemetry transmitter that can get plane battery voltage, altitude, temperature, GPS, etc. just saying.
Who can explain me, how to convert a Multiplex Profi MC3030 transmitter 35 Mhz, in 2,4Ghz, and if is`t possible comutate between 35 Mhz and 2.4 Ghz, with a simple two posicion switch,for example, or the possibility of changing the emission module, when necessary,in the field ? If somebody have done these transformation,in the same transmitter, could say to me, step by step, how to instal the X8D 2.4GHz trainer port X8-hack module (PPM Only)? And is`t important PPM only? And without PCM
Transmition, don`t have problem for the security?
Sorry my English.
are you still interested to know how to convert your MC3030? Your post is quite outdated, so maybe you have solved it yet. I'm running happily my MC3030 with a Assan module. Regards, Frank
Ich nutze das HACK-Module nun seit 2 Monaten und bin vollauf zu Frieden. Der Einbau ist einfach und schnell gemacht.
Die Reichweite ist mehr ausreichend, problemlos und ungestört bis an die Sichtgrenze fliegen.
Kein Servo-Zucken mehr, ich fliege Benziner mit elektronischer Zündung.
Yes yoy can, for safety reason, don't make a transmitter switchsable. One day you make a failure and somebody goes down. I gave away all of my 35 Mhz stuff to youngsters without cash to change right now. Make our hobby safer just fly 2,4 Ghz. It's very affordable ASSAN is GOOD!!!! Hope you take value for this good ment Dutch Answer, remember NO Guts No Glory
I did in my FC16, for safety reason I used a switch with safety sysem that can move from A to B position only turning and pulling in order to avoid any accidental movement. form the technical point of view you can do it
Hello, Yes, it's easy to switch between 41Mhz an 2.4Ghz. See RCGROUPS forum for wiring diagram. But for safety reason don't make that. Make a choice between the two frequency. Stay in 41Mhz or go to 2.4Ghz. I use this module since 2 years without any problem. This piece is a sure value.
No problem, I've upgraded my Cockpit MM with a X8 module. It fits in the box easily. I removed the original FM antenna and installed the 2.4 connector in place. I just soldered the three wires to the original connector. Will post pictures soon if you need. Let me know. Laurent.
For me this is one of the best RC products to come on the market in the last few years. I have 4 Multiplex transmitters (35MHz & 40MHz) and I just can't afford the high cost of MPX 2,4GHz receivers to convert all my models. I have bought two of these units to convert my Cockpit SX transmitters to Assan and they work perfectly. A great product. Well done Assan !
Hi everyone, I have 2 Futaba radios from the early 90's ,one of which is the Gold (FG) Series. Both are non-computer radios and have an older style module and 512 PCM. It cannot be switched into PPM mode. It has a circular DIN training port. My question is whether the hack can be used for this type of radio ?Has anyone a real life example on this. Thanks for helping out.
Hi I use it on aa Graupner MC18 this transmitter can be switched in PPM or PCM mode. The Hack module will only exept PPM signals. In all cases I know PPM comes from the training port. PCM signal will not destroy the Hackmodule just don't work, so you can try it. The module is super by the way. Good Luck PP
Thanks P47,but I cannot afford to buy the hack unit and the receiver to find that it doesn't work .I still need someone to reassure me that it works in those older style Futaba gold radios which transmitted in 512PCM only and cannot be switched out to PPM. allen
Hi I did some research, Your transmitter came in many variations around the world. If de PCM module is removebal you can place the hack module. I have been thinking, sometimes throw away the old shoes. At the HK shop you can buy a 7 channel complete system for the price of only one hack module. Fly new 2,4 GHZ www.link check this. I wish you well
You'd be better off to get a Futaba 9C from ebay ** fairly inexpensive solution ** but better yet ** get a Turnigy 9x for the same price as this hack and you'll have 2.4 and an 8 channel that can be easily upgraded with er9x ** some incredible firmware.
Dear Sir or Madame,
I' ve bought the „Assan hack module“ and now there are some difficults to install it at my Futaba FC28 Version 2.
Please be so kind to tell me where I have to get the (trainer) SIGNAL on the FC 28 V2 board.
All over the web there are only informations about the FC28 V3.XX.
Thanks a lot
Hello, Do this, find out at the transmitter module pins (Module removed) the Minus and the Plus voltage Pins 12V or so. Hook them up, then you try the signal wire on the remainig pins one at the time. Finaly it will work, but only if this V3 verion works with old PPM transmitters. The Hack module accepts only Puls Pauze Modulation and No Puls Code Modulation. Good luck.PP PP
PD: El funcionamiento del módulo assan es satisfactorio hasta el momento. No ha tenido fallos. Y en cuanto a el alcance, os diré que me cansé de alejarme haciendo pruebas y llegué a más de 800 m en línea recta, es decir, sin obstáculos, pero muy horizontal y sin apenas altura. Supongo que en el aire llegará todavía más.
El X8D 2.4GHz trainer port X8-hack module (PPM Only) incluye receptor? o el receptor es opsional?
Is the 2.4GHz X8D X8-hack trainer port module (PPM Only) includes receiver? or does the receiver is opsional?
Does anyone know if this works with the Gold Futaba Radios which had a larger Futaba FP-TF-FM module on the back and a circular DIN trainer port?this radio would have been from the late 80's .Thanks ,allen
Hi, I do have this installed in my Futaba 6EX. Unfortunately, I have not taken the specs of it. Now it is inside and I cannot take the measurements. Trust me, it is very small and would surely fit into any tx. I am pretty sure it will fit in your 9XII. Just ensure you have the PPM signal before buying. All the best.
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Got my Assan Hack module and got my Futaba 6EX converted. Here is the link to my Review and step by step guide.
This hack is really good.
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The ASSAN hack module works absolut perfect!!! Have tested now all three modells from ASSAN in different radios!
The last module I bought i assembled in a FF7 futaba radio switchable between 35 MHZ(or another HF frequency that is used in your country) and 2.4 Ghz. Works absolute SUPERB !!!
You will find the details, pictures and manual for the assembling on the internetadress
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Just mounted this in the popular Futaba T7CP. It fits perfectly behind the existing 35 Mhz module. I mounted it with a switch so I can switch between 35Mhz and 2.4 GHz modules. To prevent any issues, I cut the wires instead of unsoldering the connector from the 35MHz board, but for the rest the Futaba T7CP looks now exactly like <a www.link the module built-in you cannot see the green and red led, but this is not a problem since the module also beeps during initialisation and binding procedures.
I also measured the current in both modes: 200 mA with original 35MHz module and 110 mA with 2.4 GHz. This means that the transmitter battery will last nearly twice as long when using 2.4 GHz, compared to the original 35MHz. Great improvement!
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I received my X8D Hack module and installed it in my JRX2610 TX with a DPDT switch to use both ASSAN 2.4 and JR 35 MHZ Modules. The conversion worked perfectly with first time binding to the X8 R7 7ch receiver. I then tested the radio on both 2.4 and 35 Mhz models. The 2.4 ASSAN system was used with a Multiplex Easy Star with range up to 1km with perfect functionality and no glitches. Rock Steady! On the same day I flew a MS Composite swift on 35 Mhz with terrible interference and glitching!! Excellent Product and Excellent Pricing. Will be replacing all of my 35 mHZ receivers from ASSAN/Hobby City. Thanks for a great solution at an excellent price!
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to install the X8D mudule in my EVO 9 transmitter, I had to cut off a bit of the shrinking tubing, then it fits in. The gold antenna socket fits very tight between the Hf-module connector and the battery connector. A grey 5 pin MPX connector works fine to install the wiring (starting from the top, pin 1 orange, pin 3 red, pin 4 brown) I got this info from the support team.