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CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Large Scales
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CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Large Scales
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Large Scales
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Large Scales
CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Large Scales
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USA-Trains Drop-In™ Decoders
Locomotive Specific and Easy To Install
CVP's AirWire900 Ready-To-Go Drop-InsTM Decoders with XDRIVE The new Drop-In decoders are carefully designed to make AirWire installation as easy as possible. The Drop-Ins take advantage of the locomotive's existing wiring, connectors and lighting. Not only does the Drop-In exactly fit the inside dimensions of specific locomotives, it uses the exact same number and type of connectors, plugs and sockets to match the locomotive's internal motor, lights and smoke generator wiring. Installation has never been easier.
  • Simple, effortless hookup with matching sockets for locomotive lighting and smoke generator connectors

  • Matching socket for Phoenix P8 Sound Module

  • Improved sound system operation with programmable automatic horn shutoff

  • Double the number of available frequencies when using the AirWire T5000 wireless throttle

  • Many spectacular lighting effects built in

  • 120 Watts of supersonic silent motor drive with two different cruise control modes

  • Built-in safety timeout for smoke generator provides longer life for smoke generator

  • Built-in charging jack, switches and battery fuse means freedom from having to locate these essential items

  • Includes all cables and plugs for battery and optional smart charger connections

  • Includes complete and detailed locomotive disassembly procedure for easy installation

Shown below is a USA-Trains SD70 with the Drop-In installed and wired to our recommended Lithium battery pack. The SD70 Drop-In designed to precisely fit the USA-Trains SD70 locomotive and uses all of the original factory wiring. Only a few of the many features and capabilities are shown. For more details, download the Installation Guide and the Users Guide using the links below.
CVP's AirWire900 Ready-To-Go Drop-InsTM Decoders with XDRIVE

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CVP's AirWire900 Ready-To-Go Drop-InsTM Decoders with XDRIVE

                        New Sound Module Option With XDRIVE

The Drop-Ins were originally designed to use the Phoenix P8 sound module. However, with the addition of the new XDRIVE board, you can now use a different vendor's sound decoder. Any NMRA-DCC compliant sound decoder can be used although Soundtraxx and TCS are recommended. The XDRIVE comes complete with the required plug-in harness along with a cable to connect to the sound decoder. Fits all Drop-Ins except the S4.

If your Drop-In is an S4, be sure to get the XDRIVES4 version. It uses a different harness configuration. The price is the same.

The list price is only $49 and comes with the harness and the cable.

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CVP's AirWire900 Ready-To-Go Drop-InsTM Decoders with XDRIVE

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Easy To Understand Installation Guides
CVP's AirWire900 Ready-To-Go Drop-InsTM Decoders with XDRIVE
  • Written for specific locomotive brands and models

  • Full color, high quality, bound booklet with each decoder

  • Step-by-step instructions written for first-timers

  • Detailed diagrams simplify explanations

  • Easy to follow locomotive disassembly instructions

  • Full color photographs for easier understanding

  • Tips and hints from the professionals for superb results

  • Simple checkout procedure insures proper installation

  • Download a copy and see for yourself

To minimize file size and download time, the installation manuals are of a lower resolution than the actual printed manual that comes with each Drop-In decoder. These files are also set up for double-sided printing. If you print double sided, and then fold the resultant stack of paper in half, the booklet pages will be in the proper order. Otherwise, print single sided, cut the pages apart and put them in order using the page number shown on each page.
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CVP's AirWire900 - Battery Powered Wireless Control for Large Scales with XDRIVE Drop-In Decoder Installation Manuals: Each unique locomotive chassis has its own installation manual. All "Drop-In" decoders are shipped with a full color, high resolution installation manual. This manual is written for the current production chassis and describes how to disassemble the locomotive, and install both the Drop-In decoder and the sound decoder.

If an "old style" chassis has been encountered, a specific errata sheet has been created that describes your options for using the Drop-In decoder. Usually the options involve the internal wiring for headlights and other lighting effects.

If there is just a dotted box outline, there is no early production version of this locomotive. The current installation manual should be used.

Click on the download button to save the manuals to your computer.

USA-Trains Drop-In Installation Guides

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Drop-In Users Guide For Fine-Tuning Loco Performance
CVP's AirWire900 Ready-To-Go Drop-InsTM Decoders with XDRIVE
  • Used for all Drop-In Decoders

  • High quality, bound booklet comes with each decoder

  • Step-by-step instructions written for first-timers

  • Simplified "Quick-Start" gets you going in a hurry

  • Easy to follow instructions for all of the decoder features

  • Fine-tune locomotive performance for silky smooth operation

  • Select and apply exciting lighting effects

  • Change options and selections at any time

  • Includes blank worksheets to record your favorite settings

  • Simple and concise explanations for all features and options

  • Includes preferred settings for Phoenix P8 sound module

The Drop-In Users Guide download file is set up for double-sided printing. If you print double sided, and then fold the resultant stack of paper in half, the booklet pages will be in the proper order. Otherwise, print single sided, cut the pages apart and put them in order using the page number shown on each page.

New USA-Trains Drop-In User Guide
GP7/9, PA/B, S4, F3 and GP38

GP-30 Drop-In User Guide
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