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Author Topic: What is meant by the word, "telemetry"?  (Read 340 times)
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« on: October 18, 2015, 08:37:20 AM »

I'm brand new to the game and must work alone w/o nearby
modelers.  I'm about to buy an inexpensive radio for openers.
Flysky specs boast "telemetry".  What be "telemetry"?  tia

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 11:09:53 AM »

It means that if you have the proper sensor on board that the receiver can transmit (send) the data back to you (your transmitter).

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http://alofthobbies.com/radio-gear/frsky-transmitters.html
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 11:14:51 AM »

"Telemetry" on modern, 2,4GHz radio gear, means you have a back channel to report back to you useful information from the model.
In other words the receiver, sitting in the model, has a transmitter (tx) included and this tx can transmit f.e. alimentation voltage to your hand held transmitter. The info is normally shown on the display. But you could have also a speed or a height sensor fitted to the model and gathering infos in real time. The possibilitys are endless and depend entirely on the brand of Rc gear you choose.

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 11:48:17 AM »

"Telemetry" on modern, 2,4GHz radio gear, means you have a back channel to report back to you useful information from the model....
Looking at the transmitter is often a Bad Idea, but audible warnings for battery voltage and bad signal quality sound useful to me. Maybe temperatures from the power system too.

I can imagine altitude being useful too, either for contest performance, or for complying with regulations in places where altitude limits have been set for separating man-carrying aircraft from our stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 01:27:34 PM »

Looking at the transmitter is often a Bad Idea.....
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