Setting up a buddy-box for FPV flying at the club

To discuss all things relating to flying models via remote video

Setting up a buddy-box for FPV flying at the club

Postby Sid Sideslip » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:56 am

I have two Turnigy 9x transmitters and would like to set them up as a buddy box system for flying FPV safely at the club. I've read somewhere that with the FrSky DIY kit installed there are some issues with master/slave set-up, something to do with both transmitters transmitting or something. Truth is, I can't remember.

Anyone know what the correct procedure is?

Also, can you use different Tx brands to buddy box or must they both be the same make and model?
What goes up...better bloody stay up (until I say otherwise).
User avatar
Sid Sideslip
 
Posts: 283
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:27 am
Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Re: Setting up a buddy-box for FPV flying at the club

Postby rogueqd » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:49 am

It's actually very easy. The main box (transmitter) has the power switch on, the secondary box (not transmitting) has the power switch off. The secondary box will turn it's self on when you plug in the trainer cable. It doesn't matter what mods you have installed.

I'm sure the 9x would accept a standard PPM stream from another box. I have no idea if other boxes use some sort of non-standard stream. Try it with a ground test.
rogueqd
 
Posts: 234
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:52 am
Location: Northern beaches, Sydney, Australia

Re: Setting up a buddy-box for FPV flying at the club

Postby BillGriffiths100 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:54 am

switch.JPG
switch.JPG (167.58 KiB) Viewed 1851 times
Sid,
You could use an in plane buddy box system
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... al_RX_Cont
Here's a photo of one I made earlier I was going to sell them but I can't really compete with the hobbyking price sigh!.
Although mine does have a few extra features like automatically switching if one of the rx's fails and a built in fail safe for all eight channels.
Bill
Compromising with out of control government is like living with a lion, sooner or later the bloody thing will eat you .

You accept the tyranny of the state when it's not being applied to you, when it is: it's too late.
User avatar
BillGriffiths100
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:04 pm
Location: London UK


Return to FPV

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron