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Old 05-18-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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Anybody heard any thing yet?
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Old 05-18-2005, 12:58 PM   #2
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Anybody heard any thing yet?
We just got our test sample in today. It's hard to tell if it's production because we got it without packaging.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:47 AM   #3
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I got an email last week that shipping would start at the end of the week... Havn't heard anything more about that. However, a friend of mine went to the RC show in SoCal and found them on sale there. He picked me up one of the last two they had yesterday. I should have it in my little hot hands tonight. Will post a follow-up.
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:49 AM   #4
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O.K. I got it last night. Looks good, and feels good except steering and throttle springs are stiff for my tastes. Quick scan of manual did not show where this is adjustable. USB cord was not included as advertised, but I had one which worked. Instructions for installing battery warns to observe polarity, but polarity is not marked, and plug fits in both ways. There is a slot in the female receptical for a Futaba plug, which has the neg wire opposite the flange. So following this clue I plugged it in. Thank God for blocking diodes. The polarity is reversed. Sensor came to life "with the sound of music". Next is getting the pc and Sensor to talk together. Installation of the software is smooth. Manual is not yet complete. When you try to register the Sensor, the pc does not see it. When you first plug in the Sensor and turn it on you get the message of new hardware found. Load the drivers automatically, and still can't find Sensor. To make a long story short, with many thanks to Bill Gates for the Restore function, after updating windows, re-installing the software x3, I did a google search for TUSB 3410 driver. I found it somewhere, downloaded it and LO- Sensor is now registered. I quit at midnight. More later.
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Here's a picture to show how it should be wired...
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I have a 4 connector male plug terminating a flat gray cable, laying loose in the battery compartment. Any idea what that's for?
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Binding is simple. Set up receiver with two servos and everything works right. Removed steering knob and by inspection, I don't see any adjustment for spring tension for steering and throttle controls. They appear to be small return springs, and perhaps we could find weaker ones and change them out.
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Oh, I saw a 4 conductor gray flat cable descending down off the circuit board into the handle-Perhaps for bench testing? Likely the one I saw in the battery compartment.
I have been unable to find a way to contact "support" at Nomadio. Anyone else know how?
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Go to the RC Car Action web site and take a look at the Nomadio/Sensor forum under "New Stuff". The owner is answering questions about the system.
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I'm not positive, but I believe the cord you are talking about wasn't meant for consumer use. I believe it is just used by the techs to change different internal settings. But I could be wrong as I havn't recieved the production version.

As for the stiff springs in the throttle and steering, there may be "upgrade" springs available in the future.

As for contact info, Roy frequents the www.radiocontrolzone.com board. If you have a question, I can also ask the programers for you.
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Thanks to both of you.
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The receptacle on the car transceiver is three lead with no polarity marked. The male connector has the positive wire in the middle. Are both end positions negative?
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An interesting little fact: in contrast to my Futaba 3PK (you can apply power to the receiver, but it does not power the servos until the transmitter is turned on) the Sensor powers the servos as soon as the receiver is powered, even with the transmitter off.
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