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Posted by TuMadre | Feb 06, 2017 @ 10:21 PM | 2,690 Views
I've had many requests for this procedure, so I though I could save a few keystrokes by putting where it would be easily found.

--Original post here with easier to understand formatting:

Instructions for setting up the V.KEL VK2828U7G5LF GPS (and possibly other GPS modules with a uBlox chipset) using the uCenter S/W.

-To set up the GPS unit in uCenter, make sure the baud rate and com port for both the gps and u-center are the same:

A. Click on Reciever on the Main Toolbar (Menu Bar). From this drop down menu:

1. Click Baudrate and select 9600 (OR whatever baud rate your GPS is currently set to).
2. Click Port and select the correct Serial Port for your TTL adapter/GPS Unit.
3. Put a checkmark beside of Autobauding.

B. From the Main Toolbar, Click View, then select Messages View. In the new window that opens below the Main Toolbar you will open the [+] UBX tree, then open the [+] CFG (Config) tree:

1. Click on RATE (Rates)
2. Set Measurement Period to 200 (this automatically changes the Measurement Frequency to 5Hz).
3. At bottom left of the new window, click the Send button (to the right of the padlock and "x" icons).

1. Click on PRT (Ports)
2. Set baud rate to 57600
3. At bottom left of the open window, click the Send button (to the right of the padlock and "x" icons).

Now here is a confusing part:

C. Under the main Config tree, there is another Config tree!

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Posted by TuMadre | Jul 01, 2013 @ 08:21 PM | 4,128 Views
Did the cardinal sin this weekend - put a crashed speed control into a cheap plane to test it out. Good ESC - a Castle TB 36, so I didn't just want to throw it away, right?

Up she goes, and I get to talking and flying on cruise control and about 400' the sticks stop working. Completely. Yikes - it sux to watch a perfectly good plane nose in from 1/4 mile away.

Well I decided 2 days later I decide to put the keychain camera on the front of the Bixler and do a little 'cropdusting'. Land, plug the camera into the latop and...

Aha! Found it - not even a bent prop shaft!!

I'm currently rehabilitating the LiPO, and if that works out then 2 days in the wild and no worse for wear.