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Futaba 3PK Help - Receivers won't bind


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#1 jaxracer

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:11 AM

Hey guys, having an issue binding 603FS receivers to my Futaba 3PK with the 2.4 FASST module. It works with one receiver but will not bind to any others. Tried at least 3 different receivers and nothing works, after pressing the bind button the light turns red and then switches to flashing green. I want to say the module is bad but given that it still works with one receiver I'm not sure.

I've tried:
-Unplugging everything
-Putting it in a different boat
-Getting as far away from radio signals as possible
-Pressing the bind button on the radio and the receiver
-Pressing it again
-Making sure HRS is turned off in the radio
-Resetting the models in the radio

Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
-Mitch



#2 rctinman

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:22 AM

Mitch, make sure, when you switch models and try to bind, that model is in PPM.

 

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#3 Mark Bullard

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:43 AM

Change the setting from C 2 to C 1. The 603 receivers have to be on C 1.  Default is C 2, also you have to set each model that you use those receivers on to C 1.


Edited by Mark Bullard, 19 May 2017 - 11:44 AM.


#4 mercguy

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:47 PM

Mitch

Some hidden Futaba info I found regarding the flashing lights etc. The red light goes on first for 0.5 seconds "parameter check" and then goes to another light. The blinking green light indicates the fail safe mode is activated by the tactile switch of the module in PPM mode if that makes sense. If the red and green blink alternately it means the EEPROM is bad. After binding, the green blinking light means it is receiving signal but ID is unmatched which sounds like what you are experiencing. Try what Mark suggested also.

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#5 jaxracer

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:34 PM

Change the setting from C 2 to C 1. The 603 receivers have to be on C 1.  Default is C 2, also you have to set each model that you use those receivers on to C 1.


Hey Mark, where do I find that in the radio? I flipped through the menus and didn't see it.

Thanks!
-Mitch

#6 Tony Jacuzzi

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:39 PM

I think Mark is thinking about the 4pk radios.  Did you try and bind one of the receivers  with no servos plugged in to it ?



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:37 PM

Mitch

Did you try what Steve Ball mentioned about changing the model designation. I always used a different model designation with each receiver so maybe that might be something to consider. Never tried binding different receivers with the same model designation.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:39 AM

Mitch
Did you try what Steve Ball mentioned about changing the model designation. I always used a different model designation with each receiver so maybe that might be something to consider. Never tried binding different receivers with the same model designation.
Bill


Yessir. Tried that as well to no avail. This thing has definitely got me stumped.

-Mitch

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:57 AM

Mitch

That is a stumper for sure. Did you make sure the fail safe mode is off in PPM which would give you a green blinker too. 

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#10 Daniel's Racing

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

The bind button is on the receiver not the module.

 

The only thing that would stop it from binding is being in PCM modulation mode.

 

It will bind only in PPM and HRS.

 

There is only one bind button and that is on the receiver. Leave the button on the module alone it is not part of binding.

 

Make sure it is in PPM or HRS (not PCM) and push and hold the receiver switch down until it goes solid green and if that doesn't happen with more than one time to try troubleshooting with a known good radio and see if it will accept the receivers.  

 

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1 Bring the transmitter and the receiver close to each other within one meter.

 

2 Turn on the transmitter. Note: Check the LED on the module.

 

Parameter check for 0.5 seconds after power-on Red: On Transmitting signals Green:

 

On F/S is activated by the tactile switch of the module. (PPM mode)

 

Green: Blink Unrecoverable failure (EEPROM, etc.) Red and Green turn on alternatively. PCM is improperly selected. Red: Blink 3 Turn on the receiver. 4 Push the tactile switch of the receiver.

 

 

Note: Check the LED of the receiver.

 

No signal reception Red : On

 

Receiving signals Green: On

 

Receiving signals, but ID is unmatched. Green: Blink

 

Unrecoverable failure (EEPROM, etc.) Red and Green turn on alternatively.


Edited by Daniel's Racing, 20 May 2017 - 11:27 AM.


#11 mercguy

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:45 AM

Daniel

Sounds like he has tried most things already. I wonder how long he is holding down the button on the receiver. You must hold it down for a few seconds and not just hit it and let it go.

Bill