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Old Jul 12, 2008, 03:36 AM
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Hey Bill

Rx (JR921) was powered at 5.8V all the time.

Recorder on 5.8V -> doesn't work.
Recorder on 4.8V -> works as advertised.

I was powering the recorder through the Y-cables with 5.8V.

I was powering the recorder with an additional battery (and no Y-cables) with 4.8V.

J

PS: I'm almost done building another heli (hence my break from RCG), this time with a Spektrum AR7000 (or AR9000) receiver. I'll post the results with that receiver once I get to it.
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 11:29 PM
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Is there any way to get both the Spectrum interface and GPS working at the same time with the eLogger v3?

Thanks!
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Old Jul 21, 2008, 12:02 PM
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J, thanks for posting the results of your experiment. We are now able to repro this also. There is a limit of the voltage with the Spektrum cable and the recorders (not the eLoggers) as you have determined. We have updated the documentation to indicate this.

Vassilis, we are working on a solution to provide support for both GPS and spektrum simultaneously.

Regards,

Bill, for Eagle Tree
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Old Sep 02, 2008, 07:46 AM
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Bill, are there any plans to connect a XPS receiver/system ?
(xtremepowersystems.com)

xps wrote:
We will have an "Eagle Tree sensor" for our telemetry system that lets you plug in an Eagle Tree flight data recorder to our system to get all of their data back in real time.

To me it's not clear, can I use an eLogger and transmit the telemtry data down via the XPS module and at the flight transmitter I have a panel to see the data ?
What parts are offered from you and what is offered from XPS ?

regards Volker
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Old Dec 01, 2008, 09:07 PM
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Bill,

I have to say that after some searching, this thread is the only place I've seen mention of this incompatibility. Is there a solution for the GPS/Spektrum incompatibility yet? Thanks,
Tim

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J, thanks for posting the results of your experiment. We are now able to repro this also. There is a limit of the voltage with the Spektrum cable and the recorders (not the eLoggers) as you have determined. We have updated the documentation to indicate this.

Vassilis, we are working on a solution to provide support for both GPS and spektrum simultaneously.

Regards,

Bill, for Eagle Tree
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Old Dec 03, 2008, 09:12 PM
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Hi Mr. Pibb,

Sorry for the inconvenience of not being able to use the Spektrum and GPS interfaces simultaneously. This is becoming much more popular now, especially with our FPV customers.

We are making progress on the simultaneous GPS/Spektrum support, though it is not getting done as quickly as I would like.

The Spektrum cable manual is now updated to make this shortcoming clear.

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Old Dec 04, 2008, 12:08 PM
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Oh man, this sucks! thanks for working on that. I hope it can work simultaneously soon. i guess we can leave the spektrum cable unplugged for the moment.

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Hi Mr. Pibb,

Sorry for the inconvenience of not being able to use the Spektrum and GPS interfaces simultaneously. This is becoming much more popular now, especially with our FPV customers.

We are making progress on the simultaneous GPS/Spektrum support, though it is not getting done as quickly as I would like.

The Spektrum cable manual is now updated to make this shortcoming clear.

Regards,

Bill, for Eagle Tree
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 08:29 AM
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Bill,

Is this going to work with the existing hardware, or will it require a new interface module of some sort? I was just thinking through the possible solutions and realized that one of the solutions may be to use a module to "translate" the spektrum data rather than trying to talk to the Spektrum RX directly. I'm assuming the conflict is that both the GPS module and the spektrum interface are trying to talk via the same type of serial interface?
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 07:56 AM
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And with our new eLogger V3, the parameters can be displayed after your flight on the PowerPanel LCD Display, and/or logged and downloaded later for post-flight analysis.
HOW? I don't see this as an option on the PowerPanel config utility. Am I missing something (as usual)?
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Old Feb 17, 2009, 12:39 PM
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Hi Misfire,

Sorry for delayed reply. Unfortunately, we were unable to support the Spektrum data displayed on the PowerPanel. Sorry about that! We offer 3 ways to see the Spektrum data:

1) The Windows software (logged)
2) Our OSD products
3) the Seagull Telemetry Dashboard

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Old Apr 20, 2009, 04:00 PM
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what about Futaba FASST rx's? is there a place to tap into to see how well it performs in flight?
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Old May 26, 2009, 07:26 AM
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Gps/spektrum Status

Never mind, will look into OSD
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 06:01 AM
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hi Bill,

i use Spectrum RX and OSD Pro with gps-module and the MicroLogger (V3 & V4).
As far as I know theres not way to get GPS and Spectrum Interface working together on the same data-port.

Is there a chance to get this problem solved?

Greetings
Thomas
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Old Feb 17, 2011, 01:13 AM
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Thomas, our upcoming "FPV Expander" has a separate port for Spektrum RSSI.
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Old Feb 18, 2011, 06:23 AM
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hi Bill,

no - i dont like the expander an its possibilities. ive built a new model for this year and there are so many servo-cables with toroids inside and so many hours of work to make these connections. also a new 9k receiver, new video downlink, ... - with the expander ive to throw mostly all of this in the trash

im waiting for the expander since your first post last year, and ill be one of the first customers .... but in the meantime ive to work with the existing components ... there i miss the rssi for spectrum in combination with the osd.

greetings
Thomas
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