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GPS Module. How to active it to record.

Can it be set on the throttle?

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Kevin Fairgrieve18/09/2014 18:13:20
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I have thrown a GPS module into my faithful Galaxy Magician.

Now I can activate the log by assigning a switch such as SF, but I may forget to throw the switch to start recording!

What I would like to be able to do if it is possible, is to assign the log to the throttle, so that it starts recording when say the throttle hits 5% for more than say 15 seconds (to allow for nose up throttle tests) and stays recording until the TX is switched off.

Any one any ideas.

Kev

David...18/09/2014 23:59:15
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Add another LS so that when throttle is above say 5% the log starts, it's one of the functions on the right of that row.

Frank Skilbeck19/09/2014 09:08:37
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Can you set it to start recording above a certain height or speed.

Chris Bott - Moderator19/09/2014 09:38:16
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I always have a throttle cut switch, for safety reasons on electric models, so activate my log using that switch.

So the log runs whenever the motor is armed. Works very well for me.

Kevin Fairgrieve19/09/2014 10:05:41
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Double post.

 

sad

 

 

Kev

Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 19/09/2014 10:06:15

Kevin Fairgrieve19/09/2014 10:05:43
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I use that method on my electric models also.

But this is a good old fashioned dirty, oily, smelly IC engine. I could use the same method but I do not want to record the pre flight etc etc. Hence the starting of the log after a set time.

I am going to go flying shortly and I will just have to remember to throw the switch to start the log.wink

Kev

David...19/09/2014 17:31:56
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you can do this:

1. Setup a Logical Switch say LS1 as a>x Thr 5

2. Setup a Special Function say SF10 L1 SDLogs 0.2s

This would start recording as long as the throttle remained above 5% that's getting close.

andyh19/09/2014 18:02:05
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I haven't tried it, but I think this would do roughly what you want:

1. set one of your timers - TmrX - to TH%

2. set a LS as a>x TmrX <some value of seconds>

3. set a SF mapping the LS to SDLogs

Kevin Fairgrieve19/09/2014 18:25:53
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Off to our monthly club meeting shortly.

Thanks for the above I will check them over the next few days.

Kev

David...19/09/2014 22:08:38
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Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 19/09/2014 09:08:37:

Can you set it to start recording above a certain height or speed.

Yes:

you can do this:

1. Setup a Logical Switch say LS1 as a>x GAlt 200 (say 200Metres)

2. Setup a Special Function say SF10 LS1 SDLogs 0.2s

This would start recording as long when the GPS reported height went above 200Metres

1. Setup a Logical Switch say LS2 as a>x GSpd 50 (say 50Km/hr)

2. Setup a Special Function say SF10 LS1 SDLogs 0.2s

This would start recording as long when the GPS reported speed went above 50Km/hr

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