Originally Posted by damo666
I once had telemetery on one of my Rc cars.
The one time I took my eyes off the car to check my motor temp' on the tx screen I smacked it right into a car wheel.
There's no way I would even dream of using it while up in the air.
It's just asking for disaster imo.
True, taking your eyes off a moving vehicle you are in control of is asking for trouble. Though the GCP is stable enough I can check my flight timer when in a hover without any issue. That's why the alarms are a nice feature as you would get an audible tone or something to indicate something out of whack. Also, the data would be stored for review after the flight. The key is to have the information available. I never cared enough about it to get a fancy separate data logger, but if they make it built in, i'd rather have the data than not.
It could store your highest amp draw, watts, etc. so you have a baseline to refer to so if you pull much higher than that, could be electrical issue. Maybe the radio could try to console you after a crash.