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Old Oct 10, 2005, 01:21 AM
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Announcing the MicroPower e-flight recorder from Eagle Tree - ONLY $69.99

Since Eagle Tree released the first mass produced model airplane data loggers a few years ago, we have often been asked to come out with a unit that is even lighter and (frankly) cheaper than our full featured units. Also, many people have asked for a way to see their data live AND log data in the same inexpensive system.

We are pleased to announce the new MicroPower USB e-logger system, the first system which will meet both these needs, with the base unit PRICED AT $69.99!

The MicroPower has several of the key features of it's more fully featured cousin, the USB Flight Data Recorder, at a size and price point that meets the needs of more cost and weight conscious pilots.

Here are a few of the features of the MicroPower:

* Logs pack current to 100 amps and voltage to 45 volts right out of the box
* Accepts optional inexpensive ($9.99) sensors for temp and RPM
* weighs about 0.5 oz
* supports adjustable logging rate, and has lossless data compression for max logging time
* comes with our state of the art Windows display and graphing software
* supports USB Live Mode, which lets you see what's happening in the model LIVE on the bench, on your PC
* has app updatable firmware - if we add a new feature or (heaven forbid) have a firmware bug, the update is just a download away!

Best of all, the MicroPower fully supports our soon to be available PowerPanel LCD Display module. This ultra thin LCD display connects to the MicroPower (and of course the FDR) with a 4 wire cable, and lets you get your max or live power displayed without a PC, just like the heavier, non-logging WattMeters on the market. The PowerPanel is so light that it can easily be attached to the side of your model for live/max display all the time!

The MicroPower system comes with everything you need (logger, USB cable, CD, manual) and is scheduled for release in early November, just in time for Christmas!

Bill Parry
Eagle Tree Systems
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Old Oct 11, 2005, 01:23 AM
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That sounds very cool!

Next payday.....

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Old Oct 11, 2005, 01:26 AM
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Not on the web site yet?

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Old Oct 11, 2005, 02:28 PM
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Hi Larry,

Thanks for the kind words! We'll have photos/info on the web in a couple of weeks or so, and I'll post photos here also.

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Old Oct 11, 2005, 04:44 PM
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Bill,

Are they shipping yet?
Are they going to be available thru your site only or do you have dealers?

Thanks,

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Old Oct 11, 2005, 08:44 PM
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Hi Larry,

Hope you got as much sun as we did in Bellevue today!

The unit is scheduled to ship in early November. It will be available direct, thru dealers, or from Tower.

Regards,

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Old Oct 11, 2005, 09:21 PM
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Bill, please post a reminder here when they are available.

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Old Oct 13, 2005, 01:34 PM
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Hi Norm,

Will do! Note that you can email us to get on our mailing list also (info@eagletreesystems.com).

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Old Oct 13, 2005, 02:02 PM
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Now that's VERY interesting.....

What got omitted from the regular FDR? Or, have you kept the pitot/static system for indicated airspeed capture? What about expansion (specifically the just-released GPS module)?

I may be sending you a long email full of questions soon.....
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Old Oct 13, 2005, 02:22 PM
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Hi BEC,

The MicroPower will NOT have the following features that are available on the FDR and FDR Pro:

* Wireless Telemetry capability
* Airspeed
* Altitude
* GPS
* Servo position and glitch recording
* GForce
* EGT
* Fuel Level
* Additional RPM Inputs

The FDR (FDR PRO) also has 4x (16x) the memory of the MicroPower, to accomodate the larger # of parameters.

Hope that helps!

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Old Oct 13, 2005, 11:40 PM
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Drat - if it could do airspeed it would've been just about perfect for at least one application I had in mind. Still, very intriguing at that price point and it sounds as if there are a number of possibilities.

So, it's similar in capability to a very lightweight Medusa Power Analyzer Pro - volts, amps, RPM, two temps....what else?

Without the servo logging and the requisite Y-harnesses installation should be much simpler.
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Old Oct 14, 2005, 12:07 AM
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Hi BEC,

Have you noticed that everyone on this thread is in WA? Weather's too lousy to fly here now, so we must all be dreaming about it. :-)

Airspeed adds a big chunk of expense, so it's one of the items we left off.

I'm not very familar with the Medusa, but here's the list of features of the MicroPower (lemme know if there are any software features we should add!):

* Logs pack current to 100 amps and voltage to 50 volts
* Accepts optional inexpensive ($9.99) sensors for two temps and RPM
* supports adjustable logging rate
* comes with Windows display and graphing software
* supports USB Live Mode, which lets you see what's happening in the model LIVE on the bench, on your PC
* has app updatable firmware
* fully supports our soon to be available super-thin PowerPanel LCD Display module.

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It sounds very cool.

What is the max sample rate and recording time?

I would assume higher rates = less recording time?

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Old Oct 14, 2005, 12:21 AM
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Hi BEC,

Have you noticed that everyone on this thread is in WA? Weather's too lousy to fly here now, so we must all be dreaming about it. :-)

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Where else would anyone WANT to live

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Old Oct 14, 2005, 12:27 PM
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So this could be used to monitor in flight unloaded amp draw?
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