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Old Jun 18, 2015, 07:04 AM
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Hobbyking's Quanum 3 Axis No Drift Head Tracker, Discussion & Mods

Here you go boys and girls, Hobbyking has introduced the budget 3 axis headtracker with no drift, for just $22.84 (for the discount, just wait for the special price pop up).

****** Quanum 3 Axis No Drift Head Tracker ******







Features:

• Full 3 Axis
• Easy GUI setup
• compatible with most radios with a trainer port
• remote zero button
• Drift free

Specs:
Size: 45x28x9mm
weight: 9g
Voltage: 2~4s (provided via the trainer port cable on Futaba)
Axis: 3 pitch, roll, pan

Included:
Quanum 3 Axis head tracker
Remote zero switch
Futaba/9XR/9XRpro trainer port cable
JR/FrSky trainer port cable

Based on the Diy HT project from rcgroups: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1677559

The price is very reasonable, considering the part's cost, included case, and (hopefully) the fact that the HT is pretuned out of the box
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Old Jun 18, 2015, 09:42 PM
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Nice! I think I will be picking one up!
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Old Jun 18, 2015, 09:47 PM
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darn it! I wish they would have released this three days ago, before my international order with my quanam v2.
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Old Jun 19, 2015, 04:30 AM
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Thinking of using this to fly my AXN floater. How sick would that be??? :-D
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Old Jun 19, 2015, 05:01 AM
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I had a similiar idea. Already ordered it for my Bix1 that I'm building as FPV Plattform right now
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Old Jul 20, 2015, 12:37 AM
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Whats the initial setup for this? I have one and want to get it the pan/tilt (no roll) working on the 2 aux channels on my dx6i, I have the pan and tilt plugged into my aux 1&2 on my 6 channel receiver and the head tracker set to Channel 5 and 6 in the setup software, and ideas?
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Old Aug 18, 2015, 05:21 AM
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I just got mine and tried plugging into the 9XR futaba port. But i'm not getting anything. I tried plugging it into the JR port and it responded. However, i the need to plug into an external 5v ubec. The futaba port was able to power the headtracker by itself.

A quick probe with the multimeter found that the white wire connects to the JR's data pin. But there's no continuity coming out of the board the futaba socket is mounted on. Does the 9XR need a modification? Either the signal wire coming out of the head tracker is connected to the wrong pin, or the trace on the 9XR is connected to the wrong socket

The headtracker is connected to pin4, but the white wire in the 9XR is connected to pin 1

To other users of the 9XR, do i fix the cable? Or the socket?
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Old Aug 18, 2015, 08:22 AM
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After modding the 9XR, i finally got it to work.

Quanum Head Tracker Test (1 min 14 sec)


Apparently, fatsharks had the same issue with the radio.

PS: If you guys decide to get this, i would strongly recommend that you use the remote switch. The button on the main unit has a very pronounced 'click' and the vibration from that is enough to affect the sensors and wildly throw off your center.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 01:42 AM
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....PS: If you guys decide to get this, i would strongly recommend that you use the remote switch. The button on the main unit has a very pronounced 'click' and the vibration from that is enough to affect the sensors and wildly throw off your center.
Thanks for the tip. That explains a lot.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 06:48 AM
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Thanks for the tip. That explains a lot.
It would help greatly if they were to make an update that takes the sensor value a fraction of a second *before* you pressed the button.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 08:54 AM
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That's amazing that it went back to center or close to it after whipping it around by the wire. Seems like a good deal..
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