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Old Oct 22, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Guys, the biggest meaningful difference in my eyes is the direct compatibility of arducopter / arduplane without having to resort to ported versions.
full ack.
plus the mpu connection is done over spi.
much faster input.
not to forget the data flash - helping to debug the logic.
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 04:23 PM
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So the performance of APM do you think is better?
But both 6000 or 6050 sensors support SPI.

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full ack.
plus the mpu connection is done over spi.
much faster input.
not to forget the data flash - helping to debug the logic.
Old Oct 23, 2012, 09:56 AM
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Yes pavn, the APM will work better. You'd get direct access to ArduCopter releases and you have dataflash to help you analise and debug crashes instead of just collecting the broken pieces and scratching your head about what could've possibly go wrong.

Now GPS-wise, the LEA is more robust then NEO, and is firmware upgradeable, so a bit more future-proof if you afford to dish out twice the money.

The boIIocks is that RcTimer release date has been pushed back to 10th of Nov.
Old Oct 24, 2012, 04:03 AM
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Thanks,
Release date of what exactly?

I am heading to ArduPilot way. Would like to use it either with Skywalker Sirius or with MSComposit Maxi Swift wing.

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Yes pavn, the APM will work better. You'd get direct access to ArduCopter releases and you have dataflash to help you analise and debug crashes instead of just collecting the broken pieces and scratching your head about what could've possibly go wrong.

Now GPS-wise, the LEA is more robust then NEO, and is firmware upgradeable, so a bit more future-proof if you afford to dish out twice the money.

The boIIocks is that RcTimer release date has been pushed back to 10th of Nov.
Old Oct 24, 2012, 04:10 AM
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Why with LEA GPS is used just 5 Hz update rate?
Does not this GPS modul support 10 Hz?
Old Oct 24, 2012, 01:18 PM
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my package has been preparing for shipment for the last week !
Old Oct 24, 2012, 03:45 PM
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APM 2.5 + GPS + 915MHz modem is in stock, cool stuff.
http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...2&productname=
Old Oct 24, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Why with LEA GPS is used just 5 Hz update rate?
Does not this GPS modul support 10 Hz?
forget the update rate.
the precision is what counts.

a marketing guy would write 100hz
Old Oct 24, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Is the precision so important for airplane or only for copter?

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forget the update rate.
the precision is what counts.

a marketing guy would write 100hz
Old Oct 24, 2012, 09:41 PM
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APM 2.5 + GPS + 915MHz modem is in stock, cool stuff.
http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...2&productname=
I'm in. Looks like an interesting system for the price.
Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:13 AM
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But there is used u-blox NEO-6M GPS module instead of LEA as Robert suggested.

And how far you can go with RCTimer Radio Telemetry Kit 915Mhz?

Pavel

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I'm in. Looks like an interesting system for the price.
Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:50 AM
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In Australia you can go far. In Europe, whatever band you switch the modules to, either the ground RX or the air RX will get swamped by GSM tower emission.

For Europe, you'll have to look elsewhere for 433 or 868 MHz modules.

pavn, there's a lot of information around... read as much as you can before posting questions.
Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:56 AM
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I read that even with the 433 MHz modem the possible range is approx only 1 mile only.
Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:23 PM
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With a patch antenna on the ground station, I don't think range would be an issue with a multicopter.

I placed an order yesterday, it is marked as shipped this morning.
Old Oct 29, 2012, 05:23 AM
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Anyone got their APM 2.5 from rctimer yet ?..

Mine was showing shipped on the 21st..Oct


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