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Posted by allenp3 | Dec 07, 2017 @ 03:27 PM | 1,588 Views
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I maintain my blog on Blogger, so I will just occasionally post updated links here.

I updated my crude ground station UHF repeater with a BEC so that I can plug in basically any battery to power the Dragon Link transmitter and the OrangeRX 2.4 GHz receiver.
Posted by allenp3 | Oct 05, 2017 @ 07:15 AM | 1,921 Views
I recently bought a Spektrum DX20 to use as my transmitter for everything.

My first setup with it is for my Finwing Sabre, (details on my other blog which is my long range capable FPV plane that uses Dragon Link V3 Advanced (Slim version).

I intended to use a 12 channel setup as follows:

1 - Throttle
2 - Right Aileron
3 - Elevator
4 - Rudder
5 - Left Aileron
6 - Flaps
7 - Pan (FPV camera)
8 - Tilt (FPV camera)
9 - Nose gear steering
10 - Mode (Eagle Tree Vector flight controller mode switch)
11 - Submode (Eagle Tree Vector)
12 - Gain knob (Eagle Tree Vector)

However, I found out the hard way that Spektrum radios only output channels 1 - 8 in the PPM stream coming from the trainer port. Some folks in the Dragon Link V3 Advanced thread ( pointed out to me that I could use a repeater setup to still get 12 channels communicated to the Dragon Link transmitter.

Here's the steps that worked for me:

1) Buy an OrangeRX receiver that is capable of 12 channel SBUS output. Be careful, as some have PPM output, while others have SBUS output, which is the favored data type. I used the model R1220XLR receiver. NOTE: The number of PWM conventional channels on the receiver does not matter. OrangeRX has a handful of different receivers that all output 12 channels SBUS. I chose the 12 channel PWM version just in case I...Continue Reading
Posted by allenp3 | Jul 29, 2017 @ 02:34 PM | 2,074 Views
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