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Telemetry?
« on: October 21, 2013, 08:22:30 »
Hi,
Is it possible for the Crius board (or any other board for that matter) to tell me what mode it';s in while it';s flying. If so what do I need?
Or what do I need to do.

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Re: Telemetry?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 09:17:19 »
You can use bluetooth modules for short range stuff (20 meters or so if you are lucky) - very handy with a good smart phone. You can also use 433mhz radio modules (legally, in the uk) for longer ranges (up to a km or two with good aerials) if you have a laptop you can take with you to the field.

http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_search_list.dwt&gcat=204&gtype=

I don';t think the 915mhz modules are legal for use in the UK. It';s well worth checking the rules and regulations where you are before buying radio equipment on a new frequency.
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Re: Telemetry?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 10:25:17 »
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Re: Telemetry?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 11:32:04 »
Thanks for the info.
Do you have to choose what information you want or does the firmware just stream all the data out.
Not done telemetry before. I have as well as the Crius a Naza M on a f550 frame and have just been using the Flashing LED to confirm what
mode it';s in. I bought the crius and a small quad to build  and experiment (play) with and realised there was no built in confirmation as to what mode it
was in.

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Re: Telemetry?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 14:44:45 »
The firmware outputs a stream of data via bluetooth or whatever and the software on your laptop or smart phone makes sense of it and displays relevant info etc.

Have a look in the android market place for stuff associated with your flight controller and download a few examples to play with. You';ll get the idea pretty quickly.
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