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DF13 connector to larger connector?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ColinC Feb 9. 2 Replies

Hi,Does anyone know of a connector that converts from the DF13 (1.25 mm pitch) connector, Like on the APM, to a regular bread board (2.54 pitch) connector? I would like to use the larger connector so…Continue

Range with 3DR radios

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd G Aug 21, 2014. 34 Replies

Hi,I did a first flight with my 3DR telemetry radio a few days ago. I only flew a distance from home of about 0.4 km and I think I am getting a very weak signal. I am using the stock antenna and the…Continue

Tags: 915 mhz antenna, 3DR radio

9xr radio and throttle failsafe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Nov 2, 2014. 8 Replies

Hi,I am having trouble getting my signal lost/ throttle failsafe working correctly and hope someone can help me out.The hardware: Turnigy 9XR radio tx, APM 2.5, Spectrum AR8000 rx, Turnigy dlux 40A…Continue

Trouble with MinimOSD, Have video but no overlay?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bonney Jul 2, 2013. 67 Replies

Hi,I see similar problems reported but have not found my answer.With my setup I am powering the camera, OSD board stage 2, and the video TX separately but with the same 12 V battery. I have red…Continue

 

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ColinC replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion DF13 connector to larger connector?
"But note that the terminals and housings are not all compatible. Better to get them just for the devices specified. Colin"
Feb 9
ColinC replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion DF13 connector to larger connector?
"I've ordered…"
Jan 22
Jason replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion 9xr radio and throttle failsafe?
"I have finally worked out what the issue is. It's not the radio at all. Some APM boards have outdated firmware that prevents the radio from dropping PWMs at power off. This video outlines the issue and shows how you go about updating the…"
Nov 2, 2014
KiwiHC16 replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion 9xr radio and throttle failsafe?
"Thanks for this explanation. I was still missing one point after reading it. I finally found the solution on the net. To set the 125%, it's not on the 9XR menu 5 (mixer menu) but in menu 6 of 11 (Limits menu). I just tuned the FS on the…"
Oct 17, 2014
Todd G replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"I re-used a repeater Yagi (tuned for 440Mhz) and connected the 3dr radio.  I have not been able to send the drone far enough to drop it below 98% (LOS).  The extreme range for a roundtrip, limited only by battery supply, has been about 3…"
Aug 21, 2014
Karim Ahmed replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Please tell me how to connect the  rfd900 to APM 2.6 and what's the best antennas to give me more range. thanks"
Apr 6, 2014
Richard Kennedy replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"WOW!!!!!!!! Major improvement over 3DR!!! Major price difference reflects this too. ha I hope to fly aprox 5 miles at 60 meters. Not sure if it will work that low as signal  will then be going through lots of trees. I do have a high gain…"
Nov 27, 2013
Rostislav Kolotov replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Richard , I used RDF900 radios with great sucess , had very solid link at ~30km during flight at 200m. "
Nov 27, 2013
Richard Kennedy replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"I get about 1200 meters stock 3DR through some trees as well. Was at about %25. "
Nov 27, 2013
Richard Kennedy replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Was this at max power? You had one on each end? Just curious I haven't had a chance to try my new RDF900 yet."
Nov 27, 2013
Tom Rieckhoff commented on Lukasz's blog post APM RSSI 3.3V input
"The wiring diagram should be posted on the wiki page also :-)"
Nov 22, 2013
Tom Rieckhoff commented on Lukasz's blog post APM RSSI 3.3V input
"Hi, When will this be made available? I just downloaded/install the latest firmware and the RSSI_Range parameter did not show up? Am I missing something? Too soon? thanks farmertom "
Nov 22, 2013
Tom Rieckhoff replied to Thor jourdan's discussion horyzon HD and minimosd
"HI, Yeah, the Horizon HD is a problem camera. I have three and have given up on them. There are better cameras out there that are less expensive. Look at a Mobius Action camera ~70$. Much better video quality. Look at this thread started by…"
Nov 16, 2013
Tom Rieckhoff commented on Lukasz's blog post APM RSSI 3.3V input
"Great work. Can you post a diagram of the wiring and components required? For us lowly non-electrics type. thanks!"
Nov 16, 2013
Tom Rieckhoff replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Hi, An update to my 3DR radio range. I am now using a dipole antenna on my ground station. The antenna is on a 12 ft. pole. I am still using the stock antenna on the airborne radio. I did a test flight of about 1100 meters at an altitude of 500 ft.…"
Nov 9, 2013
Dean Miller replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Cool, thanks Tom. Had no idea about putting the scale on the right.  Now if I can just figure out how to get a 1 to 1.5 km range.  My rssi values seem low for some reason, even when up close."
Nov 4, 2013

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