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Old 12-03-2005, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Spektrum Telemetry Module: Real-time information for real racers.

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Spektrum Telemetry Module: Real-time information for real racers.

http://www.spektrumrc.com/DSM/Better/Telemetry.html



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SPM1305 Electric Telemetry Combo Package
SPM1300 Nitro Telemetry Combo Package

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Information from http://www.spektrumrc.com

- Monitors engine temperature to maximize performance and eliminate costly re-builds.
- Battery voltage display prevents runaway crashes in nitro cars
- RPM display shows real time and top-end speed
- Quality of signal monitors RF link strength
- Lap Counter/Timer helps analyze results of performance tweaks

If you're driving with a Spektrum DSM 2.4GHz system, adding real-time telemetry can complete your advantage. Spektrum's real-time telemetry is a tool that no serious racer will want to do without-it's a tool that instantly delivers the kind of data that'll help you tweak your car for the absolute maximum in performance.

THE ON-BOARD EQUIPMENT
You'll begin by plugging the ultra-micro Telemetry Module into your receiver. Then you'll add any or all of four performance parameter sensors. Head, Motor or Battery Temperature, Battery Voltage, Lap Timer and RPM.

THE HANDHELD DISPLAY
Held by your pit man, the Handheld Display constantly updates all of the performance parameters being sensed in your vehicle, plus it monitors the Quality-of-Signal feature of your car's DSM receiver.

And for pocket use by drivers, the Handheld Display features a vibrator that activates when a pre-programmed engine temperature or battery voltage threshold is reached.

THE LAP TIMING TRIGGER
To operate your Telemetry's lap timing feature, you'll set up your trackside Lap Timing Trigger to send an infrared beam across the track, which- when it's read by the vehicle's on-board sensor-records the lap time. And at the same moment, another lap will register on your telemetry system's Handheld Display. The battery for the lap-timing trigger operates for about 8 hours.

THE SYSTEM'S PAYOFFS
If you're a serious racer you're probably way ahead of us in figuring out Spektrum Telemetry's benefits. But we'll list them nonetheless. There are payoffs like temperature feedback to help maximize performance while preventing costly failures and rebuilds. And the elimination of dumped receiver packs means no more crashes or DNFs due to battery failure in nitro-powered vehicles.

Besides that, Spektrum Telemetry's lap timing helps analyze the effectiveness of tire and gear selections, suspension tweaks, etc. Plus it backs up race organizers' lap counting systems.

Add its rpm sensing to give you a handle on your car's actual speed, plus the Quality of Signal feature to monitor RF link strength, and you've got the whole package

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In the new horizon catalog they have a good rundown of the systems. The spektrum reciever is actually a transceiver.

$139 for the nitro or eletric package from horizon.


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Old 12-03-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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Nomadio has no chance now.
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Nomadio has no chance now.
My undertstanding is that Nomadio is a faster system compared to the Spektrum-Futaba/Sanwa/Ko Propo combo radios. Plus, doesn't Nomadio already come with all the telemetry stuff built in? No need to buy additional stuff.
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Old 12-03-2005, 09:54 PM   #4
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What's the deal with the "Real Racers" in the advert? Seems like nothing more than a gimmick to make guys think they "need" it. I personally don't see a point in it besides the neato factor.
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Should you be watching your car and not a monitor?
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Should you be watching your car and not a monitor?
Ira, The monitor is for your pit guy or dude ( kurt) . Just what kurt needs something else to put his hands on!
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It's a neat system, but I am not sure how beneficial it will be to the average racer. What are you going to do differently during a run because of knowledge of your RPM? Gearing change, maybe?

For nitro, it could be beneficial to monitor for significant temp changes over a 1 hour main.

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Bwhahah, I've seen to many pit guys who can't make sure the fuel lid is closed during a pit to think about letting them adjust my carb!! But longest I run is 30min anyhow. I think it would be good for the more advanced guys who are super serious. But for club racers I think it would be about as useful as spinners on a revo..
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Hey dude, if I finally had something to put my hands on, maybe I can finally show Ira what the real temp is on some of his motors..........lol......lol As for me, I dont want to know the temp......just make it work....
Hey Ira.... lets get more over to are side.......
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anyone know what the diff b/w the nitro and electric pack consist of?
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Ira, The monitor is for your pit guy or dude ( kurt) . Just what kurt needs something else to put his hands on!
I'm talking about the Nomadio unit, not the Spektrum.
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the spektrum is not fcc approved..as it stands.

read here

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...68#post1983168
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the spektrum is not fcc approved..as it stands.

read here

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...68#post1983168
Whoa there, buddy.
That's a pretty untrue, misinformed statement.

Any sort of major radio product, especially in R/C, is most assuredly FCC approved.

If you go to that thread you indicate, you will see from the postings that you are mistaken in your statement.
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Spektrum IS FCC, UKCC, ROAR, NORCCA and ETSI approved according to the manual
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