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Old 06-01-2019, 06:28 AM
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Onboard Voltmeters

Hello gents,

Who of you run onboard voltmeter on your planes. I see smart-fly has one which I have them in one of my planes and theyíve always worked great at showing me the battery voltage but Iím trying to find a blue led digital voltmeter that I can use. Does anyone have one like that and if so where did you get it??
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:26 AM
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I use this one. It is small, inexpensive, and it comes in 3 colors.

https://www.amazon.com/Solu-%C2%AEDc...107821892&th=1
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:53 PM
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I get voltage via telemetry
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Old 06-01-2019, 06:07 PM
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I get voltage via telemetry
Likewise. Can even set up a low-voltage alert... of whatever you want it to be.
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Old 06-01-2019, 06:18 PM
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Spektrum ?
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:39 PM
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:36 PM
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Spektrum ?
Yes.

I get dual battery readings for my Power-Safe Rx's that use dual batteries, as well as amperage reports(of which you can even set alerts for amperage use/threshold).

It's pretty slick stuff.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:38 AM
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How hard is this to do with the Futaba 16sz ?
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:18 AM
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Yes.

I get dual battery readings for my Power-Safe Rx's that use dual batteries, as well as amperage reports(of which you can even set alerts for amperage use/threshold).

It's pretty slick stuff.
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I am doing exactly that with a new 12310 Powersafe and a 2012 vintage DX-18 running the latest firmware.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:46 AM
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I am doing exactly that with a new 12310 Powersafe and a 2012 vintage DX-18 running the latest firmware.
Perfect. There's a great example of why it's beneficial to keep the airware up to date.

My DX18 didn't have that in there either until a few updates ago, but each update brings more to the table... some changes are subtle and not noticeable, and some like this are just way cool and very obvious and jump out.

It's one of the better features of product support I enjoy with my DX and Spektrum equipment.

So yeah, you can say it's an "onboard voltmeter" no doubt.
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:08 PM
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1+ via Jeti.

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I use this one. It is small, inexpensive, and it comes in 3 colors.

https://www.amazon.com/Solu-%C2%AEDc...107821892&th=1
Iím gonna give these a try. They look simple to use. Thanks for the info
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:08 PM
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And here's another alternative.
If a person can't or doesn't care about telemetry, this unit displays the lowest voltage during the flight when you land.
A neat trick that can easily be switched between models just by plugging it into the receiver.


https://www.xtremepowersystems.net/p...hp?prod=XPS-TT
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