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Oct 02, 2012, 07:24 PM
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I just got done the other day with my arduino powered diversity! My log of it is at http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread....ered-Diversity however I am going to do a full blog post here on RCG about it too soon.
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Oct 03, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Just added a keypad to my Diversity, now officially making my GS an arduino powered digital ground station, next up on my todo is custom bi-directional telemetry link , but first lots of work on my groundstation 'firmware' .
Oct 03, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by NorCalMatCat
Just added a keypad to my Diversity, now officially making my GS an arduino powered digital ground station, next up on my todo is custom bi-directional telemetry link , but first lots of work on my groundstation 'firmware' .
Hello NorCalMatCat,

Your GS looks really good! Great work! Just one question. Can you post the hardware you used in arduino control (LCD model, keypad model)? Also is your code open source? I will start making my GS soon. Thank you in advance.

Regards,

Pedro

edit: Sorry I found your build log link!
Oct 05, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Here is a full blog post on it right here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1746211

The LCD module is an AMC2004A which is HD44780 compatible LCD module.
The keypad is custom built, and yes I did open source it .
Oct 06, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by NorCalMatCat
Here is a full blog post on it right here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1746211

The LCD module is an AMC2004A which is HD44780 compatible LCD module.
The keypad is custom built, and yes I did open source it .
Thank you! The keypad idea is very good.

Pedro
Oct 06, 2012, 04:30 PM
WannaBeLikeJoshTheSlowJet
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My transport case/ground station is almost completed.

All electronics is done, only thing left to do is find a place that sells grey foam for the inside...

custom UAV transport case with ground station intgrated. (1 min 40 sec)
Oct 06, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Very nice!
Best price on case foam I have found is foam factory, its amazing how expensive that stuff is!
These guys are inexpensive, quick shipping and I'm very happy with the quality. I ordered 3" for my GS case.

Solid Base- http://www.foambymail.com/CR_2/charcoal-foam-base.html
Pick and Pluck- http://www.foambymail.com/PNPCR/pick...coal-foam.html

Hope this helps!
Oct 07, 2012, 08:42 AM
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Hi everyone ,heres a short vid ov the bev rc new 8 inch monitor,fitted in my groundstation.This is one nice little monitor.fits perfect in my groundstation.
please subscibe more fpv vids uploading shortly.
bixler 1 chasing bixler2.thanks and enjoy .jabba.

FPV BEVRC NEW 8 INCH MONITOR FOR FPV RC BIXLER.SONY CAM. (2 min 16 sec)
Oct 07, 2012, 08:53 AM
WannaBeLikeJoshTheSlowJet
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Originally Posted by funkmanusa
Very nice!
Best price on case foam I have found is foam factory, its amazing how expensive that stuff is!
These guys are inexpensive, quick shipping and I'm very happy with the quality. I ordered 3" for my GS case.

Solid Base- http://www.foambymail.com/CR_2/charcoal-foam-base.html
Pick and Pluck- http://www.foambymail.com/PNPCR/pick...coal-foam.html

Hope this helps!
Thanks for that link
Oct 07, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Nice job jabba it's good to see people are making Groundstations nice and compact and simple on the front panels. I personally can't see the point of hundreds of switches when all you want to do when you get to the field is hit the power and press record!!!! I was as guilty as anyone for to many switches on my first groundstation.
Old Oct 07, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Oct 07, 2012, 05:26 PM
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Nice vid Will but what has it got to do with ground stations!
Oct 07, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by FPVSCRacer
Hello RC Groups members,

This is my submission for a video contest sponsored by the Temecula Wine Growers Association:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_2UOII8XrA

In the video, I utilize RC aerial shots (which I'm sure you all will appreciate), timelapse, interviews and beautiful scenic shots of the valley and all it has to offer.

I'm calling upon the support of my fellow rc enthusiasts to help me win. Please take two minutes to watch my video. If you like it, can you please leave a comment and vote for it here:
http://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/...tries/58503087

Thank you,
Will
WRONG THREAD DUDE.
But nice video
Oct 07, 2012, 08:04 PM
FPV Electronics For Life!
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I flight tested my homebrew diversity today and it worked quite well! I was on the edge of a fog bank where I flew so I tested by going 1.5km out and over the fog. At 1.5km I had 37% RSSI on my RX with bluebeam, and obiously my rubber duck on RX 2 had no signal at that point ROFL. After I was done flying Input 1 had logged 15m of video time while RX 2 had logged 8m, so it was switching. Airplane has a bluebeam o it so the rubber duck is not a great match for it, I plan to put a bi-quad on it instead soon.

I noticed no video issues while switching, infact I never noticed it switch unless I was looking at the indicator lights!

All in all I am quite happy with it and I feel it works very well, now to get a nice long range antenna!
Oct 07, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by NorCalMatCat
I flight tested my homebrew diversity today and it worked quite well! I was on the edge of a fog bank where I flew so I tested by going 1.5km out and over the fog. At 1.5km I had 37% RSSI on my RX with bluebeam, and obiously my rubber duck on RX 2 had no signal at that point ROFL. After I was done flying Input 1 had logged 15m of video time while RX 2 had logged 8m, so it was switching. Airplane has a bluebeam o it so the rubber duck is not a great match for it, I plan to put a bi-quad on it instead soon.

I noticed no video issues while switching, infact I never noticed it switch unless I was looking at the indicator lights!

All in all I am quite happy with it and I feel it works very well, now to get a nice long range antenna!
sweet now make me one


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