DX8 telemetry module and Arducopter..?

   Hi all.  Happy holidays.  Im a super noob that just got his first r/c this last monday.  Built and solders the puppy in one longgggg night.  :)  Im trying to figure out how to connect my dx8 telemetry module to the oil pan..  I know there is the 4 pins marked telemetry but what are the specific outputs of these pins?  What pin goes to what input on the tm1000.  I have 3 ports.  temp/volt, rpm and data..  I have read high and low searching forums and google etc.  No one seems to mention they actually have this module working with APM and IMU.  Arducopter stores sell the dx8 saying best receiver due to integrated telemetry module for basic info from APM.

  Any input would be greatly appreciated :)


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  • Youre in luck :) I got the exact setup. I use the voltage sensor for the flight pack and the temp sensor for the lipo.

    Theres another sensor in TM1000 for receiver/bec voltage.

    1. Attach the TM1000 to your main receiver. Data port on TM goes to RX.

    2. Attach the Y splitter cable to TEMP/VOLT.

    3. Attach the rpm sensor if you have one.

    4. Connect the temp and voltage sensor wires to the y-splitter.

    5. Connect the voltage sensor wires to your main power pack, either directly or via the PDB (neater)

    6. Place the temp sensor where ever you want to monitor the temp.

    7. Hold down the bind button on the TM1000 and simultaneously plug in a power source. (TM1000 will blink)

    8. Hold down the bind button on your TX and power the sucker up and it will start the bind process.

    Once all is bindededed, you should be able to roll the scroll wheel and see the info coming from the sensors...

    Hope this helps :)


  • It doesn't attach to the oilpan that I am aware of.

    The DX8 Telemetry module is redundant as the Arducopter has telemetry within the code.  Of course you need a ground station and communication such as xbee to utilize it.


    I used the DX8 telemetry as a stand alone device to monitor battery voltage without having to use a ground station, but have since decided that it isn't worth the weight of the module.  I'd rather use a very simple on screen display on the video signal to monitor voltage.

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