Old FM Radio - channels reversed?

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Old FM Radio - channels reversed?

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:27 am

I seem to start most threads with 'this is probably a dumb question.................'!

I picked up a Tamiya Midnight Pumpkin Quick Drive cheap today. It didn't have a transmitter, but I had an old one, so I matched the crystals. It works, but the channels are reversed, ie, what should be forward and reverse is the steering and vice versa. Is there a way to swap them around?

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Re: Old FM Radio - channels reversed?

Post by SFC K » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:33 am

Just switch the plugs in the RX. Then steering will be steering and forward and reverse will work on the trigger.
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Re: Old FM Radio - channels reversed?

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:39 am

Yeh, I would have tried that, but being the Quick Drive it has a toy type electronics setup that has a circuit board that is a receiver and esc in one - there are no plugs to switch.

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Re: Old FM Radio - channels reversed?

Post by SFC K » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:52 am

Sixtys Guy wrote:Yeh, I would have tried that, but being the Quick Drive it has a toy type electronics setup that has a circuit board that is a receiver and esc in one - there are no plugs to switch.
Oh, I see what you mean now. You might have ot try and find the radio that was supposed to be mated with those electronics or strip it of the ESC/RX combo and use somehting else.
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Re: Old FM Radio - channels reversed?

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:26 pm

I was hoping there would be a switch to flick or a plug to swap. I'll pull the transmitter apart to see if there is anything in there.

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Re: Old FM Radio - channels reversed?

Post by Sixtys Guy » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:20 am

Sorted! Switched the potentiometers on each of the sticks, bit of an adjustment with a screw driver and I now have an operational Midnight Pumpkin QD. My son will be stoked when he wakes in the morning!

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Re: Old FM Radio - channels reversed?

Post by SFC K » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:38 am

Cool! Gald you figured it out!
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