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Old Sep 13, 2012, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by saabguyspg View Post
sneek peek at the new gcs
Looks good... Too bad its a Windows app. Can I use USB 3 speeds with it?
Where is the bottleneck, the serial /USB TTl circuit? The serial bus ? ...???

I hate to be a complainer... I just think that because the GCS relies on the USB serial port speed and stability, it would make sense to design this app to run in a linux environment, where something like this would presumably run smoother and faster.

I'd like to hear an experts opinion on this.

The way I see it, the data modem is well capable of providing a fail safe to the Rx. The remote adapter that connects the modem to the GCS computer apparently modulates the signal from the Tx/Rx on the ground, then relays this to the data modem on the plane.

Of course, I am not suggesting that this be used to fly the plane... however, it could be used by a comparator (diversity) controller to fill in the blanks when the Rx losses the plot... heck, why not even use the bandwidth to relay video information, and insert it into the GCS GUI

I'd also like to see more information from the GPS... # of satellites isn't enough info. If GPS signal fails, or its ability to perform is diminished, I like to see that relayed to my OSD display.

Of course, airspeed and auto cruise speed would be nice as well
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