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Thread: Assan Hack 2.4Ghz module

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    If you do a Google search, I seem to remember that there are some detail reviews for this item online that you can review.

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    I was just wondering if someone has used one in a marine environment with a pistol radio. Thanks.

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    I have seen it used by a guy at my local lake. Guy used a Futaba 2PL AM radio and it works great.

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    Or you could just get a Tactic 2.4 Ghz. from Tower and spend less for the whole Tx/Rx package!

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXWRP3&P=FR

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    Assan Hack:

    Pluses:

    1. The receivers are only about 24.50 as is the Tactic, but the Assan one is really thin.
    2. You get to keep your radio so if its a digital AM or FM you get to use all the features instead of loosing all the features to get into a 2.4 and only have a few controls like the Tactic.
    3. You don't end up with another radio if you already have a FM or AM radio and you do the hack instead.
    4. Assan is very solid and reliable.

    Negatives:

    1. Assan may only be purchased overseas (currently).
    2. You lose the warranty of the radio from the manufacturer with the hack.
    3. The receivers and hack module is hard to get.
    4. The Assan recievers only work with the Assan modules.
    5. Cheaper than any FAAST system.

    The choice is yours.

    Peace~
    Last edited by SweetAccord; 06-17-2009 at 10:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.M. View Post
    Yes I did, after this thread was started. So far it has worked flawlessly.

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    Oh, my bad. I didn't realize that this was an old thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetAccord View Post
    Assan Hack:

    Pluses:

    1. The receivers are only about 24.50 as is the Tactic, but the Assan one is really thin.
    2. You get to keep your radio so if its a digital AM or FM you get to use all the features instead of loosing all the features to get into a 2.4 and only have a few controls like the Tactic.
    3. You don't end up with another radio if you already have a FM or AM radio and you do the hack instead.
    4. Assan is very solid and reliable.

    Negatives:

    1. Assan may only be purchased overseas (currently).
    2. You lose the warranty of the radio from the manufacturer with the hack.
    3. The receivers and hack module is hard to get.
    4. The Assan recievers only work with the Assan modules.
    5. Cheaper than any FAAST system.

    The choice is yours.

    Peace~
    extra receivers were $17 at Tower...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwaveohs View Post
    extra receivers were $17 at Tower...
    Which ones? Post link, I have not seen them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetAccord View Post
    Which ones? Post link, I have not seen them.
    It was posted on 6-11-09 on this forum...scroll down.

    http://www.towerhobbies.com/promos/e...0224_0609.html

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    I converted all my FM to the Assan's. There is a strong following of people that have used all the other 2.4ghz systems and love this just as well.

    See here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723343

    I find they work great, no range or glitch issues and the long antenna problem is resolved also. The receivers are smaller than anything on the market hands down! The one posted by Doggett are small but there is a smaller one that I use. The 4 channel X8 R4 Size: 36 X 14 X 3mm (1.97 X 1.02 X 0.39 inch) Weight: 3.2g.

    The X8D works great on pistol type radios. On a Futaba 3PM 75MHz radio the X8D fits as if was made for it. No modification to the antenna mount was needed. All you need is to find a spot where you want to install the X8D as there is plenty of room in the Futaba's radios.

    Radio install of X8D: There are 3 lines grouped together on the break out board that you need to look for:

    VDD (Futaba) = Power goes to Assan +
    SIG (Futaba) = Signal line to Assan (PPM)
    G (Futaba) = Ground to Assan

    All the other lines which are HRS/PPM, CR, Data, RF-SW and Ant are to be unsoldered; place a long piece of shrink tubing over them and pack away as they are not used. The board is also removed as it's held by 3 screws.

    Pics:

    http://cid-ace3bbbe72a55299.skydriv...IMG%7C_0849.JPG
    http://cid-ace3bbbe72a55299.skydriv...IMG%7C_0850.JPG
    http://cid-ace3bbbe72a55299.skydriv...IMG%7C_0851.JPG
    http://cid-ace3bbbe72a55299.skydriv...IMG%7C_0852.JPG

    Also it was confirmed by Futaba that the 3PM 9.6v system WILL operate up to 12v and if a 11.1v lipo is used it will not void the warranty and will operate properly even to 12.1 volts. I also learned today that the X8D will work fine with the 11.1v lipo battery.

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by SweetAccord; 08-12-2009 at 04:03 PM.

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