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Old Sep 21, 2010, 03:48 AM
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Question: Looking to move to the hitec solution and have question. I'm flying electric on small to mid-size planes. Is their a way the telemetry can ready the voltage of my battery and not the voltage coming out of the esc? I'll be using the optima 6 and 7 receivers with the aurora transmitter.

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Old Oct 12, 2010, 10:20 AM
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Yes....just follow the SPC wiring directions provided with the Opitma recievers. The plug for the reciever to read the battery voltage is even included, you just need to solder it to the battery plug.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The wiring diagram shows a dark and light wire, but does not say "+ or -" The dark wire is the "HOT" lead, that would be the RED wire. Some guys are looking at the diagram and assuming that the dark wire in print represents the black wire and end up frying their stuff.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Yes....just follow the SPC wiring directions provided with the Opitma 7 reciever. The plug for the reciever to read the battery voltage is even included, you just need to solder it to the battery plug. IMPORTANT NOTE: The wiring diagram shows a dark and light wire, but does not say "+ or -" The dark wire is the "HOT" lead, that would be the RED wire. Some guys are looking at the diagram and assuming that the dark wire in print represents the black wire and end up frying their stuff.
Also the Optima 6 has no telemetry functinon, thats why its lighter and less expensive.
Also the Optima 6 has no telemetry functinon, thats why its lighter and less expensive.

Basic telemetery (Low Battery Warning) is provided all three Optima.
Only 7ch & 9ch provide for the extra "add on" Telemetry features as detailed:
. FAQ page below under telemetry.
. Copy of Optima transceiver box label as attached.
. Hitec USA Optima 6 - 6 Channel 2.4GHz Receiver
"Features:
• Single Boosted Omni-Directional Antenna (BODA) System
• SmartScan Mode Selectable
• Low Battery Warning Telemetry Function
• Fail-safe/Hold Function "

After updating Spectra Module to V2.0, some users fail to note "Battery Function Save Value" even though highlighted in blue, that they must save a LBW setting, even if it is simply the listed 4-5 NiCd/NiMH option.
This still provides a low battery warning alarm from the Spectra Pro module even with the Optima 6. Optima 7&9ch Firmware update V1.02 was for the Telemetry system "add-ons" and did not impact on the LBW.
1.a ) Spectra Pro updated to V2.0 set to default 4-5 cell still auto detects LBW AOK in Optic 6 or other TX with Spectra Pro module installed.
Blue module light flashes and beep sounds emit from module, albeit quite quiet compared to Aurora beep, as and when servos drag power down momentarily. A solid blue light, flashing red light and series of three beeps if voltage stays below preset level.
1.b ) Spectra Pro alarm can be set upto 35V thus if Optima 6 is powered through SPC, e.g. connection to 3S lipo EP Plane power pack, same warning signals as in 1a.
Note: If using an Aurora V1.07 and Spectra Pro V2, two alarm levels can be set. Spectra Pro as set via the HPP-22 but the module beep is drowned by the Aurora's much louder beep. Auroa's own alarm is set by touching the battery icon on screen, after Rx links, to bring up relative menu.

Aurora A9, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips. {Individual Links often updated}

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Old Oct 20, 2010, 02:20 PM
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HTS- Voice Announcing System & USB Telemetry

HTS-Voice Telemetry Voice Announcing System
HTS-Navi AFHSS 2.4GHz USB Telemetry Receiver
Official announcement for these and many more new items at the IHobby show in Chicago this weekend - an interesting thread....

Aurora A9, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips. {Individual Links often updated}

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Old Nov 18, 2010, 11:18 PM
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Spectra Pro

I recently buy an Aurora 9 with 2.4 Ghz module. I'm desperately waiting for the Sectra pro 72Mhz module.
Do you know when will be available in hobby stores?
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Old Nov 19, 2010, 02:31 AM
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I recently buy an Aurora 9 with 2.4 Ghz module. I'm desperately waiting for the Sectra pro 72Mhz module.
Do you know when will be available in hobby stores?RegardsJorge
as per FAQ post #1
"Spectra Pro 72MHz PPM/QPCM Module Delayed until after mid November 2010".
That post will be updated when it is in the shops.

updated
"Received the first pre-production samples of the Spectra Pro module yesterday. We're still waiting on FCC approval before it will be able to be sold though. It's probably 6 more weeks or so away. "
- Mike - 03Dec2010

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Old Dec 02, 2010, 09:11 PM
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Wow this tread has a ton of good info!
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Old Dec 06, 2010, 12:51 AM
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Hitec RCD Aluminium Transmitter Case

"Transmitter Aluminum Bag" #553445

This is a new carrying case designed for Hitec transmitters (Optimized for Aurora 9, but other Hitec radios can be stored.) RRP US$79.99.

Constructed with aluminum solidly, along with attractive Hitec and AFHSS logos. Pre-cut foam padded for maximum cushioning and protection, and the foam cushioned interior holds all the necessary accessories.

03Mar11: Now available via at least Hobby Horse.

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Old Dec 06, 2010, 02:48 AM
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Spectra Module 2.4J AFHSS Telemetry Module for JR Transmitters.

"Spectra 2.4J transmitter module brings Hitec’s versatility and telemetry functions to a variety of JR transmitters including the 9303 and 11X. Utilizing our trademark Adaptive Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology (AFHSS), this 2.4GHz module boasts full telemetry capabilities when combined with our HPP-22 interface or HTS-Navi USB telemetry receiver and your portable PC. It is also compatible with our HTS-Voice module for audible feedback without taking your eyes off your model. Knowing the real time information of all your flight data will let you fly with confidence with the Hitec Spectra 2.4J."
Updating Previous notes, we suggest Spectra 2.4J users buy the optional extra HPP-22 at same time. This interface, is a ‘must-have’ item for all Hitec 2.4GHz users to connect module to their laptops to see all sensors’ value on their PC screens or update Spectra module as updates become available.

Telemetry - HTS-Voice Telemetry Voice Announcing System.
Telemetry - HTS-Navi. AFHSS 2.4GHz Wireless USB Telemetry Receiver.

NB: the Spectra 2.4J modules, unlike the Aurora transmitter, are not universal for every country.
Spectra 2.4J (Universal) 2.4GHz Universal 2.4GHz Module for JR Type Transmitters (PCM 9, PCM 10, 11X Zero)
Spectra 2.4J FR 2.4GHz France 2.4GHz Module for JR Type Transmitters (PCM 9, PCM 10, 11X Zero)
Spectra 2.4J JPN 2.4GHz Japan 2.4GHz Module for JR Type Transmitters (PCM 9, PCM 10, 11X Zero)

Attached pictures show USA only value packs and their RRP.
Due for release, at least in NZ, early 2011.

Fits Most JR 8-11 Channel Module Type Radios which include the following:
347, 388, 783, PCM10, PCM10S, PCM10SX, PCM10SXII, XP8103, XP9303, 9X, 9XII, 10X. (Not PCM12)

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Old Dec 18, 2010, 02:20 AM
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Just bought an Aurora, and can't thank you enough for all the valuable information Alan T.! Great job!
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 03:32 PM
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When will AFHSS 2.4GHz Wireless USB Telemetry Receiver be selling? Thanks,Giovanni
HTS-Navi AFHSS 2.4GHz USB Telemetry Receiver

Has been advised to be late Feb 2011 for USA, other countries may vary a little.

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Old Dec 20, 2010, 02:43 PM
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Hello Alan T.,

I am very interested switching from Spektrum to Spectra via the new JR module. If I understand correctly, the Spectra module is NOT channel specific...
so IF Spectra makes, in the future, a Rx with lets say 12 ch. Would this same module be able to transmit more than 9ch if the JR Tx is 12Ch?

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Old Dec 20, 2010, 06:21 PM
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Hello Alan T.,
I am very interested switching from Spektrum to Spectra via the new JR module. If I understand correctly, the Spectra module is NOT channel specific... so IF Spectra makes, in the future, a Rx with lets say 12 ch. Would this same module be able to transmit more than 9ch if the JR Tx is 12Ch?
Thanks V.
Hi Vasek,
Answers to your same questions on other groups remain unchanged.
The transmitter controls the number of channels that can be used, the module simply transmits/receives the data stream.
Quote:
Previously answered #01
"The Aurora is restricted to "9 channel" but the module does not control any channels.
Spectra Pro 2.4Ghz is compatible with other Module Type Transmitters that use the same Futaba/Hitec module shape/size/pin slots. e.g.:
5UAF, 5UAP, 7UAF,7UAFS, 7UAP,7UAPS, 7UHF,7UHFS, 7UHP,7UHPS
8UAF, 8UAFS, 8UAP, 8UAPS, 8UHF,8UHFS,8UHP, 8UHPS
(8FGA, 8FGH as non-module radios can not be accomodated).
9CA, 9CH, 9CAPS, 9CAFS, 9CHPS, 9CHFS
10CH, 10CA (10CAG or 10CHG as non-module radios can not be accomodated). "

Previously answered #02 & #03
"As shown with the examples given previously, RF modules do not differentiate between a 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or a 10 channel plus Transmitter. The channels being operated are controlled by the TX not the module.
Spectra Pro Manual quote:
"5. Compatible Transmitters
- The Spectra 2.4GHz module and antenna can be used with the following Hitec transmitt
Eclipse 7, Optic 6, Aurora 9 and all future Hitec module-type transmitters.
- In all cases, any transmitter using the Spectra 2.4GHz module will be compatible only with Hitec AFHSS 2.4GHz series receivers."

This notwithstanding that in due course a higher end Hitec transmitter and receiver may require an amended module to cope with any new/extra as yet unknown features."
Spectra 2.4J Module - Telemetry Module for JR Transmitters. NB: 3 different types = Universal, Japan & France - update Nov10.

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