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Jan 11, 2012, 12:28 AM
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Fat Shark Predator - head tracker cables for other TX's?


I just got in a key component of my first FPV system, the Fat Shark Predator goggles...

Question: They come with a nice plug and play head tracker cable IF you are apprarently a Futaba user... I'm using a HiTec Aurora 9 - I'm assuming you would use the trainer port and modify this cable?

What are you guys doing for specific head tracker cables for the Fat Shark? Is there a wiring diagram posted somewhere? If the trainer port is used I would need to do some soldering and splicing?...

Thanks
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Jan 11, 2012, 02:14 AM
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Hi CatusJackSlade,
The Aurora 9 doesn't support the head tracker. The Aurora 9 only has selective channel assignment for the 4 primary controls (not for the higher channels 5-9).
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Originally Posted by CactusJackSlade
I just got in a key component of my first FPV system, the Fat Shark Predator goggles...

Question: They come with a nice plug and play head tracker cable IF you are apprarently a Futaba user... I'm using a HiTec Aurora 9 - I'm assuming you would use the trainer port and modify this cable?

What are you guys doing for specific head tracker cables for the Fat Shark? Is there a wiring diagram posted somewhere? If the trainer port is used I would need to do some soldering and splicing?...

Thanks
Jan 12, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Hummm, that's too bad..

... I'm not sure what you mean about the primary channels only being selective... you mean only the primaries can produce a signal through the trainer port?... as to where the Futaba sends all channel info through the trainer plug?

So is there a hack or work around?

Thx
Jan 12, 2012, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by CactusJackSlade
Hummm, that's too bad..

... I'm not sure what you mean about the primary channels only being selective... you mean only the primaries can produce a signal through the trainer port?... as to where the Futaba sends all channel info through the trainer plug?

So is there a hack or work around?

Thx
the head tracker sends signals to the transmitter. You need a radio that will let the student radio(headtracker in this case) control channels 5-6 or 6-7, but not 1-4.

this lets the head tracker control pan and tilt, and your radio control the rest of the aircraft.

I don't personally know of any work around....
Jan 12, 2012, 11:11 PM
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I asked in another thread, The DX8 seems to work with the fatshark headtracker, I currently have a JR 12x and it has the same single plug like the DX8, will the 12X work?
Jan 12, 2012, 11:14 PM
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does your JR TX allow for selectable trainer functions?
Jan 13, 2012, 12:13 AM
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not sure what that is , never heard or use it on this high end Radio..lol
Jan 13, 2012, 12:19 AM
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I know even less about that radio than you do. I run futaba
Jan 13, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Fat shark can u tell me if the 12x will work?
Jan 13, 2012, 04:54 PM
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read through you manual man, you've got the radio right in your hands, lol.
Jan 13, 2012, 05:14 PM
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LOL, have you seen the manuel for the 12X bro. will take me three days. Thanks.
Jan 14, 2012, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by gundamnitpete
does your JR TX allow for selectable trainer functions?
I found it and yes it does. But I only see channels 1-4.
Jan 14, 2012, 12:23 AM
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sounds like that JR transmitter does not support head tracking
Jan 24, 2012, 06:58 AM
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Anyone knows what is Fatshark Predator headtrack pinout. Need to make a cable for Futaba 7cap. A connection diagram would be nice too.
Mar 12, 2012, 05:24 AM
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So, ordered one of these and waiting now for BIS. Will it work with the DX7? Thanks.


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