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Old Sep 10, 2014, 01:43 PM
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We need a APP!!!!

Is there ever going to be an app for these Chargers , android and iPhone/ipad/ipod?

I am sure you could profit from it.

Why not make an app and charge a couple bucks for it. Everyone I have talked to would love a Charger that could be accessed at the field, without a laptop.

Come on guys, just do it, Every thing else has an app. This most likely would boost sales!!!!


Who else would like this APP?
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Old Sep 11, 2014, 09:06 AM
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No, there will not be one. They will be focusing on hardware, especially with the competition they are getting now.
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Old Sep 11, 2014, 10:13 AM
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Making the chargers programable from a personal device would make them stand out BIG TIME!

They are about the same price as comparable quality. The first one with the capability will sell like hot cakes. The majority of RC'ers are carrying a smart phone.

I truly believe that FMA lab series is by far he best charger on the market. FMA needs to open there eyes. Many would buy a link to use there smart phone to program or monitor there charger will at the field. You get full real time telemetry, speed , temp, rpm.

App Ideas:

Link should plug into the charger and use wifi to connect to the phone.
Link could be powered by the same source as charger.
App should be able to do complete programming .
App could tell you what going on with charger,
App could tell you when charge is done if you are out on the flight line.


Traxxas has a docking base for there transmitters, your iPhone/ipod ,
You download the program and now you can adjust everything on the iPhone screen, you can adjust all parameters, setup profiles for driving styles or track conditions. Setting up variable throttle and ASB braking, is very easy,

Come on FMA if Traxxas can do something like this you can to.
It has to be more profitable to sell a control than designing new hardware. Your chargers already rock!
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Old Sep 11, 2014, 11:02 PM
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I see you are making the rounds with this request

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2243550
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Old Sep 11, 2014, 11:57 PM
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Why not, both companies are missing a great money maker. I have talked to everyone that I can about would they purchase an app and the answer has always been Hell Yes!
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Old Sep 12, 2014, 06:32 AM
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Why not, both companies are missing a great money maker. I have talked to everyone that I can about would they purchase an app and the answer has always been Hell Yes!
Have you considered developing and marketing your own app?
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 01:57 AM
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Making the chargers programable from a personal device would make them stand out BIG TIME!

They are about the same price as comparable quality. The first one with the capability will sell like hot cakes. The majority of RC'ers are carrying a smart phone.

I truly believe that FMA lab series is by far he best charger on the market. FMA needs to open there eyes. Many would buy a link to use there smart phone to program or monitor there charger will at the field. You get full real time telemetry, speed , temp, rpm.

App Ideas:

Link should plug into the charger and use wifi to connect to the phone.
Link could be powered by the same source as charger.
App should be able to do complete programming .
App could tell you what going on with charger,
App could tell you when charge is done if you are out on the flight line.


Traxxas has a docking base for there transmitters, your iPhone/ipod ,
You download the program and now you can adjust everything on the iPhone screen, you can adjust all parameters, setup profiles for driving styles or track conditions. Setting up variable throttle and ASB braking, is very easy,

Come on FMA if Traxxas can do something like this you can to.
It has to be more profitable to sell a control than designing new hardware. Your chargers already rock!
+1

Checkout the Ikon Bluetooth module and App for example. Priceless convenience at the field. FMA chargers already have a data interface via a USB port. So, a USB Bluetooth module and an App would make it the most complete product on the market...
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