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Old Jul 28, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Does anyone know what kind of telemetry data you would get with a Devo 7E controler when paired to a Walkera Mini cp?


Seems the Devo 8s has Voltage,Temperatur and Gps information.
http://www.maxsuner.com/images/walke.../minicp-04.jpg
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 08:28 PM
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I've not seen any specs on the transmit power of the 7E but it has no 'AMPLI' setting which means whatever it it, it's fixed.
My guess is that it's 10mW not 100mW, but a multiple of 10 in power output only equates in an ideal situation to a doubling of range (read more on inverse square laws and EM radiation).
Interesting, one would think a factor of 3.....
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 06:14 AM
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I've not seen any specs on the transmit power of the 7E but it has no 'AMPLI' setting which means whatever it it, it's fixed.
My guess is that it's 10mW not 100mW, but a multiple of 10 in power output only equates in an ideal situation to a doubling of range (read more on inverse square laws and EM radiation).
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Interesting, one would think a factor of 3.....
Well... yes - but when I said 'ideal situation' I meant in terms of your flying area (i.e. wide open field with no obstructions), not that all efficiencies in the TX were ideal as well... but you are correct (and can officially call yourself a smartae! )

and here's some Excel based maths for everyone else.
Assuming a 10mW TX does ~1000m...

Power(mW) ................................. Range (m)
10 ............ =300/SQRT(1/10) ........ 948.6832981
100 .......... =300/SQRT(1/100) ...... 3000
1000 ........ =300/SQRT(1/1000) ..... 9486.832981
10000 ...... =300/SQRT(1/10000) ... 30000

But then there are reflections, absorption, interference, etc, etc in the real world to deal with compared to the theoretical world so one might wish to leave a bit of a safety factor in there.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Would this work with the Devo 7E ?

http://www.oomodel.com/12in1-flight-...5-p-61520.html
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Yeah maybe, but it's bundled with old/cracked software so if you buy it you're not supporting the guys that spent lots of time producing a decent SIM so you can save money on spares and fly when the weather is bad.
If you can afford an RC heli you can afford phoenix or RF.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Yeah maybe, but it's bundled with old/cracked software so if you buy it you're not supporting the guys that spent lots of time producing a decent SIM so you can save money on spares and fly when the weather is bad.
If you can afford an RC heli you can afford phoenix or RF.
Oh, i thought that cable was something you needed besides the software.

Edit. Has anyone disassembled a devo 7E and taken photos of its internals?
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Oh, i thought that cable was something you needed besides the software.
If you buy the 7E and also the 'honest' version of RealFlight or Phoenix you should get everything you need except a stereo to mono converter - and you can buy them at Amazon or at many other places.

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Edit. Has anyone disassembled a devo 7E and taken photos of its internals?
I've not bothered taking it apart yet. I suspect that it looks reasonably similar to the 6 but with a different display driver.

What do you want to know about the insides?
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 05:50 PM
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If you buy the 7E and also the 'honest' version of RealFlight or Phoenix you should get everything you need except a stereo to mono converter - and you can buy them at Amazon or at many other places.
Great

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I've not bothered taking it apart yet. I suspect that it looks reasonably similar to the 6 but with a different display driver.
What do you want to know about the insides?
different display driver <- primarily this, but id love to see the quality of the soldering and how the tx antenna is connected.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 11:42 PM
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I've not bothered taking it apart yet. I suspect that it looks reasonably similar to the 6 but with a different display driver.

What do you want to know about the insides?
I would like to know all the exact texts on all chips!

Detailed large images of both side of the main pcb would be great to find out where are the devices are conected to the mcu...
...but if you don't want to take that much apart, pictures on the back side will do!

Thank you in advance!
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 12:24 AM
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I can do the back with little difficulty but I'm not so fussed about taking it all apart if it means I have to unplug all the pots... I'll check when I get chance.

Maybe tonight if Websphere starts behaving itself... grrr...
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Cool, thanks!
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Don't go sayin' I never give you nuffink!!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/791b6bz3wfy0x8q/1c7aAv0jOS
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Don't go sayin' I never give you nuffink!!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/791b6bz3wfy0x8q/1c7aAv0jOS
Cool, thanks!

So the mcu and the spi flash is known, but interestingly they used some cheepo looking tx module in it!
All the previous DEVO's used the replacable WK-21201 RF module... (except the 2402D)
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 09:57 AM
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Don't go sayin' I never give you nuffink!!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/791b6bz3wfy0x8q/1c7aAv0jOS
Devo 6F
V 2.0

Dont think walkera expected anyone to open it up.
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Yep - I had a little chuckle at that too!
Still, it's not a surprise nor a bad idea to reuse what you already have...
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