I've got a small collection of 900MHz xbees from the diydrones store and need to get a couple more because of lost craft. I would like to go with 3DR radios but I'm using the ardustation tracker which is using an xbee. Don't think it works with 3DR.
Anyway I didn't see a RPSMA version on the store so searched around and found it at a couple of places with one saying it's being phased out.
Just wondering what the latest word is on xbee. Should I be looking or waiting for a newer version around the corner or jump ship to 3DR radios and forgo the tracker until it's supported?
We're going to be releasing a version of the 3DR radio with an Xbee footprint in the next month or so.
Good to hear. So it will be a drop in replacement for xbees once that happens? I went ahead and picked up two xbees to hold me until then.
Great, it will help make the switch over.
BTW, I was just placing an order on the store and the APM2.5+ unassembled showed I didn't' have access to the page. I had it opened yesterday but today it's blocked. Will only the assembled version be available now? I prefer the side entry.
Latest word is the new XBee 900 HP which has a 9 mile range using a regular dipole antenna (28 miles with high gain!):
Digi's msrp is 39 dollars for the RPSMA point-to-multipoint version: XBP9B-DPST-001
I just picked up a couple of the XBP9B-DPST-001. Good price.
Can you tell me do the XBee 900 HP's fit onto the sparkfun XBee adapter boards directly as a replacement to the XBee's which were supplied originally with the now discontinued 3Dr 900Mhz XBee telemetry kit.
Yes, they are pin-compatible with other XBees and have similar current requirements to other XBee PRO models.
Cheers for that info Robert.