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Old Oct 08, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Good to know ... and yet, that module is not even listed as an accessory on the Jeti website, let alone any vendor's website. Is it included with the transmitter, perchance?
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 01:03 PM
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I'm guessing that these 'trainer' modules will be low power variants of the standard modules. They don't appear to exist as yet.

I have tried using my old original TU module fitted to my Multiplex 4000 as a slave and it works OK.

Only problem I see is that trainer mode is used for the four primary controls. I've not investigated in any depth as not a feature I normally have any use for.

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Old Oct 08, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Very nice transmitter indeed. But as an FPV pilot I have special needs, and I don't mean I ride the short bus

Nice to see it has PPM out, which I will need to use it with my UHF box. I trust it will work with that flawlessly.

But how is it possible to get my headtracking signal into the DC-16? I need this to control the camera pan and tilt channels for my video camera on the plane. My headtracker uses a std buddy box wire (Futaba or JR connector, but I can customize to anything). The Jeti uses a proprietary wireless buddy box signal instead. Is there some kind of interface I can use to get my headtracker control into the Jeti? Will Jeti release a way to do this via the USB?
I sent your question directly to Jeti, let’s wait for they respond. Theoretically I do not see any problem, but we will see.

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Old Oct 08, 2012, 04:09 PM
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They will say yes. 'Cos I have it running here on the bench.

You get slave control over any functions you define. I made a 'pitch' function with no stick/switch assigned. In the trainer menu you enable this function only and away you go. Any functions not assigned to the slave are controlled by the master.

In the post above I thought it might only be the primary control functions. I used a model that only had primary functions so that was all it displayed.

Got to say it is very freaky having two servos on the bench each being controlled by a different TX.

I guess the head tracker outputs a couple of PPM channels of data if you can already plug it into a trainer port.

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Old Oct 08, 2012, 05:19 PM
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OK I am sold. Hope to plug my 1/8" ppm-out trainer plug from my goggles into this wireless buddy box, when it comes out. (I also have Futaba connector if needed) I plan to order a glider from Espirit anyways, so why not get this piece of fine furniture also! Very nice being able to turn the camera with my head, though only 1 of my 3 FPV planes have a panning camera.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:31 AM
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Does anyone know of a good place to get a comparison between the DC-16 and the DS-16? IE what are the differences?
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Hmmm...I have been looking for a good tray radio, and was excited when I saw the Jeti many months ago. It's looking like a very real thing now.

But much of the discussion here is above my head. I have been flying JR for donkey's years now, and I'm wondering if the DC16 is compatible with the JR/Spektrum Rx's, or will they all have to be replaced with new Jeti Rx's?

And, I have to admit I didn't understand the telemetry schematic back on post 103. I'm not sure which of those items was an actual receiver, and if servos plug into it, or into the 4-channel expanders. Do telemetry sensors take the space of 1 servo channel?

So many questions...
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Wetafly - AFAIK, the DS-16 is a DC-16 in a different case.

Drice - Jeti Tx only works Jeti Rx - nobody is yet selling clone receivers. The servos plug into the servo outputs on the receivers. The sensors connect to the 'EXT' port. If you want to use more than the one sensor, you need to use an expander, into which the sensors all connect.

PS - I love my DC-16
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Jeti Tx only works Jeti Rx - nobody is yet selling clone receivers. The servos plug into the servo outputs on the receivers. The sensors connect to the 'EXT' port. If you want to use more than the one sensor, you need to use an expander, into which the sensors all connect.
Thank you Gordon. This could be an exceptionally expensive changeover then.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 03:36 PM
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And, I have to admit I didn't understand the telemetry schematic back on post 103. I'm not sure which of those items was an actual receiver, and if servos plug into it, or into the 4-channel expanders. Do telemetry sensors take the space of 1 servo channel?

So many questions...
We created page for faster and simpler telemetry overview explanation. We updated page to be fully interactive.

The receiver has dedicated EXT connector for telemetry output. All expanders can be daisy chained, like you can see on the picture.
Expander = 4 Input or 3 Input + Next Expander ->


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Old Oct 09, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Thank you Gordon. This could be an exceptionally expensive changeover then.
Not really, I have sold almost all my Spektrum Gear. Got good money for it.
On the top of it, telemetry saved my $7000.00 scale composite Ventus 2cx sailplane. Retract servo got stock and drained both Rx packs.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:25 PM
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The interactive model is pretty nice. I'll have to spend some time doing more research, as my current project uses 16 servos. Currently using Matchboxes for some of the doubling on my JR11X for ail/flap/elev/retract/etc...but I need to get a better understanding of how the DC16 lets me use 16 channels, and if I still get Telemetry with 16 channels, and how I get 10's of Amps through the Rx to all 16 servos, and and and and and...

Research time...
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 06:46 PM
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One thing Jeti receivers are good at is emulating Matchboxes. The receiver outputs can be set to whatever input channel you want. Each output has endpoint, subtrim adjustment as well as reversing. Can also synch output channels should you wish.

I set two receiver outputs to my single elevator input. Set each servo up on the receiver. Makes transmitter programming a little easier if nothing else.

Can also make 2 receivers into a single system. Have an 8 channel RX set to channels 1 to 8 and a second 8 channel RX set to 9 to 16.

Can get receivers with external power connectors as well. Rather than having all the battery current coming through normal servo connectors it is attached to the power bus with thicker wires and a multiplex high current connector.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 06:51 PM
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One thing Jeti receivers are good at is emulating Matchboxes. The receiver outputs can be set to whatever input channel you want. Each output has endpoint, subtrim adjustment as well as reversing. Can also synch output channels should you wish.

I set two receiver outputs to my single elevator input. Set each servo up on the receiver. Makes transmitter programming a little easier if nothing else.

Can also make 2 receivers into a single system. Have an 8 channel RX set to channels 1 to 8 and a second 8 channel RX set to 9 to 16.

Can get receivers with external power connectors as well. Rather than having all the battery current coming through normal servo connectors it is attached to the power bus with thicker wires and a multiplex high current connector.

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Sounds good. Where can I read up on all this? Where do I find all the options and flying hardware setup information?
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Took the plunge and ordered a DC-16 from Esprit. Got the R18rx with satellite too so I can eliminate the Powerbox as this is ultimately for my 42% Slick 360. Will use a current meter to monitor the rudder servo and temp sensors for the motor (DA200). Ideally I would use EGT sensors but the telemetry seems mostly aimed at Electric and gliders. Looking forwards to having a proper tray radio after all these years..
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