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Old Jul 27, 2011, 06:44 AM
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Current FrSky LCD-fdd_lite can be plugged into the Tx module by a provided cable, show two analog voltages, Rx RSSI, Tx RSSI and is capable of programming alarm thresholds and directions on-screen: http://www.frsky-rc.com/ShowProducts.asp?id=91

We have been putting hands on another display, besides current functions of LCD-fdd_lite, it can show all monitored data. This new product is presumed to be ready within two months, let's look forward to that!
Did anyone asking about the full display actually read this thread? This was on the first page.

Sorry to bother you Chase as I ws almost guilty of the same questions. hopefully we can let you get back to making these wonderful products and stop asking the same question over and again.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 08:03 AM
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Did anyone asking about the full display actually read this thread? This was on the first page.
Yeah I missed that too, or got side tracked at least

So the road map of new products does include a plug-in display for the DFT and DJT that reads all Hub sensors or the bare RX AD1 and AD2.

That should please a big bunch of people.

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Old Jul 27, 2011, 08:10 AM
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And the voltage divider settings are only integers?
from 1 to 10?
Yes, in playing with the FDD and DHT-U all dividers can only be set to whole numbers, no decimals.

Having said that though, with the genuine factory FrSky voltage 'sensor' I've found the indicated and the actual voltage to be very close. I tried two with the D8R tonight and two separate 3S packs and got

AD1 Indicated 11.9V Actual 11.83V
AD2 Indicated 11.1V Actual 11.11V

(Used the DHT-U display)

Good enough to know when to land...

I'll do a proper voltage curve test when I get a chance.

PS. The amount of things to test on this gear is a bit of an overload right now....
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 08:15 AM
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DHT-U without the Hub ?

Somebody asked this yesterday.

With no Hub the DHT-U will read the two D8R voltage inputs. It will save the divider ratios fine too.

Pictures.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 08:25 AM
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I just hit the order button :-)
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 08:26 AM
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Did anyone asking about the full display actually read this thread? This was on the first page.
I read it. I was just venting. Hope that did not infer that I did not think they were coming. Yes... posts 14 and 15 I believe.
from post 15

"We have been putting hands on another display, besides current functions of LCD-fdd_lite, it can show all monitored data. This new product is presumed to be ready within two months, let's look forward to that!"
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 08:46 AM
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I can completely understand the frustration. To me, they should have released the full display for modules, the DHT-U and the Lite FFD all at the same time. Would have prevented lots of questions and comments.

Either way, I am happy to be a user of FrSky stuff!!!
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 08:47 AM
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Did anyone asking about the full display actually read this thread? This was on the first page.

Sorry to bother you Chase as I ws almost guilty of the same questions. hopefully we can let you get back to making these wonderful products and stop asking the same question over and again.
Watching the game, Having a Bud !
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 08:59 AM
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Did anyone asking about the full display actually read this thread? This was on the first page.
Yes I did.....but that was so long ago! I have read it at least 4 times but was not looking for that info so skipped right over it. I can remember what I did on my 6th birthday in 1946 but not what I did last week!
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 05:25 AM
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Yes I did.....but that was so long ago! I have read it at least 4 times but was not looking for that info so skipped right over it. I can remember what I did on my 6th birthday in 1946 but not what I did last week!
And... what did you do on your birthday in 1946 ?
Lets see that was pre Nintendo, pre Apple, pre internet, pre integrated circuits...
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 06:13 AM
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And separate powersource for standalone display would probably be also great. That way radio battery does not have to support display. I'm wondering how much does DHT-U drain battery of radio (PLMS, could you give us that info?)...
Welcome to RCGroups BTW MightyS5.
I've done the test you suggested, as it's a quick and easy one to do.

Power consumption results compared to DFT.
DHT-U current drain is 83mA
DFT current drain is 74mA
The increase on DHT-U being 9mA

Going further.
DFT plus a FDD V1 current drain is 84mA.
FDD therefore uses 10mA

So either way you go, a LCD is about a 10mA drain increase over a module.

I run 2200mA LSD NiMh cells in my TX, which I think uses about 120mA total (the radio handset uses about 50mA). So 10mA increase will drop the run time by about 1.3 hours, down to only around 17 hours. So on average I'll need to recharge the handset perhaps one more time per year than I do now.

Your mileage will vary depending on what your own handset uses for a battery...
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 06:17 AM
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And... what did you do on your birthday in 1946 ?
Lets see that was pre Nintendo, pre Apple, pre internet, pre integrated circuits...
Those kids don't have respect of experienced users today...

PLMS, which one of the named technologies do you master ? HAHAHAHA !

I remember those days where bugs were real, so why we called them bugs and had to get into the machine processor for removing them..

Watching the game, having a BUD....
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 06:49 AM
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Those kids don't have respect of experienced users today...

I remember those days where bugs were real, so why we called them bugs and had to get into the machine processor for removing them..

Watching the game, having a BUD....
I remember de-lizarding a printer some time ago . Does that count ?

EDIT: It was actualy a geko not a lizard so I would have written de-gekoing ??
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 07:58 AM
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I remember de-lizarding a printer some time ago . Does that count ?

EDIT: It was actualy a geko not a lizard so I would have written de-gekoing ??
No that doesn't count as it's a reptile not an invertebrate
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 08:08 AM
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An odd job...

I'm in need of some artistic support from somebody with photoshop type skills.

I've commented to FrSky about the GIU of the DHT-U and the cramped font and lack of some dividing lines between data values and groups. I think it could be improved a bit.

If anyone has the skill to edit this image and change the font width of the voltage readings and put a thin box around them to separate them visually from the fuel and RSSI readings it would help. Then repost the new image here for FrSky to see it (and maybe do the other couple of screens later as well if it works out). I'm thinking that if we can suggest the screen layout to FrSky in an image, then their engineering people can see it and make it so...
Much easier than explaining it in English and converting to Chinese

PS. Maybe a san-serif font would be more compact width wise ?
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