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Adding additional channel

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by foutjo, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. foutjo

    Mar 26, 2016
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    So I wanted to try adding a "Candy Dropper" to my P2.
    I have a Futaba 8FGS but it was using the stock P2 reciever.

    So after spending countless hours online researching this issue I am still a bit confused.
    Since I already have a panning gimbal installed I assumed that all of the available channels were already taken up from the stock receiver. So based on my research I found that my solution was to replace the default P2 receiver with a Futaba R6208 SB receiver.

    So I removed the stock P2 receiver and replaced it with a R6208 SB receiver.
    After binding it and setting up all of the existing channels 1-7 everything seems to be working fine.

    Now I am trying to add the new channel for the "Candy Dropper" and I can't get it to work.

    Does anyone of the Phantom 2 experts know who I would set this up?

    Based on my reading I thought I put the receiver in mode B (support additional channels) and then plugged the candy dropper cable to channel 1 of the R6208 receiver. The doc indicates that in mode B that channel 2 would be channel 9. So then on my radio I set channel 9 to be controlled by LD.

    This does not work.

    Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

  2. jason

    Oct 12, 2014
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    Commerce Twp,MI
    Lots of luck with that.
    1) Where are you getting the power from to run the the Candy Dropper//
    2) Where are you mounting this on the P2?
    3) Have you even taken into consideration the added weight??
  3. foutjo

    Mar 26, 2016
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    I appreciate your concerns Jason but do you have any idea how to solve my problem?

    1. From the receiver.
    2. Attach it to the landing gear.
    3. Since I am just dropping parachute men for my kids I am not too concerned about the weight.
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