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Old 01-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #2021
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Does anyone know if the auxiliary switches can be programmed to function like a momentary switch?

e.g. on the winch channel it would be great if the 2 switched positions (with the center being the 3rd) would automatically release to the center when let go. This is how my full size winch works and I would love to be able to bump the winch in or out without manually switching to the center position.
This isn't a current programming option. It is something I have written down for future programming updates. While that may not help now, maybe it is something I can get done in the future.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #2022
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This isn't a current programming option. It is something I have written down for future programming updates. While that may not help now, maybe it is something I can get done in the future.
That would be awesome! Please do what you can. Thanks Harley.
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This isn't a current programming option. It is something I have written down for future programming updates. While that may not help now, maybe it is something I can get done in the future.
Thanks for the quick response.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #2024
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There isnt anything in this space like wires or anything. Here is a pic to show you.

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are you 100% sure? I don't wanna drill into my brand new 4pl and mess it up!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:43 AM   #2025
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I wrote a second 4PL mod thread, this time for a 3 position momentary switch!
4PL 3 Position Momentary Switch Mod

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Are they still updating the remotes still? Ive got one that needs updated.
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Hi,

Not a crawler question but help would be much appreciated.

With the 4PL Is there any way to set the dial control, a trim control (or even one of the switches to enable/Disable)to allow adjustment to a reduced speed mode like altering throttle EPA on the fly so I can quickly dial it down when my 5 year old wants a shot of my rc car?

I have read this whole thread looking for something about this and hope there is a way of doing it.

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:51 PM   #2028
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Hi,

Not a crawler question but help would be much appreciated.

With the 4PL Is there any way to set the dial control, a trim control (or even one of the switches to enable/Disable)to allow adjustment to a reduced speed mode like altering throttle EPA on the fly so I can quickly dial it down when my 5 year old wants a shot of my rc car?

I have read this whole thread looking for something about this and hope there is a way of doing it.

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I haven't found one either. For my boy I make a copy of the model and set the throttle EPA in there. This has the advantage that my boy can't 'accidentaly' push a switch and enable full throttle. I can also use it to limit other functions like lock the tranny in low gear.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:11 PM   #2029
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Cheap HobbyKing transmitter wheel. For under $10 I had to try it. Had other stuff in the basket and some weight leftover to add to it.

So got it today and I am very satisfied with it. The parts fit correctly and they look sharp but more importantly the foam is softer than the stock Futaba wheel and to me it just feels better. For those that prefer the Futaba foam, it will slide right onto the wheel.

All the parts were there. You get the small allen key, the wrenches are mine and they are all you need to swap the wheel.



Not sure if that's normal but my kit came with two identical adapters, although they were labelled differently. Either one worked fine.





Careful not to overtighten the five hex bolts that hold the wheel to the adapter, they are easy to strip. Took less than two minutes total. IMO it looks better and feels better.





They also have them in different colors and styles.




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Old 02-20-2013, 02:48 AM   #2030
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can u help me with my 4pl..in my wraith the revesre messes up..the blue lite flashes n the motor goes with the flash..n breaks are weak..forward is fine..i got the vxl system hitec 7955 no bec..worked fine witrh stock radio...
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can u help me with my 4pl..in my wraith the revesre messes up..the blue lite flashes n the motor goes with the flash..n breaks are weak..forward is fine..i got the vxl system hitec 7955 no bec..worked fine witrh stock radio...
Calibrate the radio to the ESC. Check your esc manual for instructions.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #2032
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Hey Harley great thread but i have a non crawler ? this is for a nitro boat how do you set up the 4pl to use the dt2 and dt4 buttons to operat a servo to use the buttons to ajust the servo as trim up and down to ajust the remote needle rich or lean.Hope this makes sence.Thnx Robert
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great thread. i just picked up a 4pl yesterday to use on a wraith. after testing it im thinking about switching my go fast over to the same 4pl.

anybody ever use the 4pl on a go fast?


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great thread. i just picked up a 4pl yesterday to use on a wraith. after testing it im thinking about switching my go fast over to the same 4pl.

anybody ever use the 4pl on a go fast?


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If a go fast refers to a race vehicle, yes. I use mine for my Wraith and my EXO for bashing but also for my CRC Xti, Tamiya F1 and RC10 buggy that I race.



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i dont race but i have an sc8e and sprint 2 besides the wraith and a clod. you answered my question though.


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I use mine on my Durango sc truck and losi 22 works great.I also use it for my boats and have never had a glich or sig lose.
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Just to add, other than the one that came with the radio, I don't use the R2104GF receivers. I buy the R204GF-E receivers. They are less expensive but more importantly for me it's because they have an internal antenna. If they have less range than the 2104GF (Futaba says 230 ft) I haven't noticed it either bashing or racing. The other difference that could be an issue on a crawler is that the 204 has a shared port for channel 4 and battery. The 2104 has four channel ports and a separate battery port.



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Hey Harley great thread but i have a non crawler ? this is for a nitro boat how do you set up the 4pl to use the dt2 and dt4 buttons to operat a servo to use the buttons to ajust the servo as trim up and down to ajust the remote needle rich or lean.Hope this makes sence.Thnx Robert
Check this procedure which is linked on the first post of this thread:
Futaba 4PL Setup, Tips, Tricks & Help
The setting :100 is for 3 positions, just change for the number of positions or steps you want.
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Thanx got it.
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Ok , I bet this has been covered but heres my problem :
I have a Xr10 with a punk dig , I hate sw2 for dig tho , Really easy to miss the middle of the switch .
I would like either dt2 or dt4 to be dig .
The main thing is they aren't switches , They're proportional and take for ever to activate dig . How can i make them front dig , Middle and back with 3 clicks ?
Help please

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