|Subject:||[Paparazzi-devel] IR resister swap, power supply, and video telemetry|
|Date:||Wed, 21 Feb 2007 09:54:45 -0500|
We are moving along on our project, but I have some questions.
1. I purchased the ready made FMA Direct IR Sensor. Before I go opening up the case, the website (http://www.recherche.enac.fr/paparazzi/wiki/index.php/Sensors) indicates that a "simple resister swap" is all that is required to make this device workable. I assume you are talking about the sensor board. Could you elaborate please.
2. The general diagram showing the Tiny 13 v1.1 board (http://www.recherche.enac.fr/paparazzi/wiki/index.php/Tiny) indicates that the flight battery is split between the board and the ESC. I assume you are talking about a y connection and not two separate batteries so that you can monitor voltage as part of your system operations. Is this correct? Is there a reason that I couldn't use two batteries and keep the motor systems separate? Are there any advantages to this solution? I realize that we are talking more weight now.
3. I am confused regarding the need for modem and/or video transmitter. It sounds like if you can live without a video camera, you can install a modem for data telemetry. But if you want a video camera, you need to find a video transmitter that handles audio so that you can send telemetry down that side of the system. I suppose you could have a separate video system with flight telemetry going through the Auto Pilot using both a modem and a video transmitter, but I don't think that is what is intended. Like I said, I am a little confused and I just need some clarification before I start the development of my ground station.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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