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Aircraft Telemetry GPS Sensor by Spektrum (SPMA9587)

 

DX8 requires ver 2.05 / DX7s requires ver 1.02

DX10t requires ver 10.4 / DX18 requires ver 1.02

 

  • Ground Speed
    The speed of the aircraft relative to the ground
    If the aircraft is flying 50mph into a 10mph head wind the ground speed will read 40mph
    To read true air speed use SPMA9574
  • Altitude
    The distance in feet above Mean Sea Level, (not above the local ground where your located)
    Further if you are “on the beach” you are NOT a 0.0’ MSL
  • Latitude/Longitude
    The coordinates where the aircraft is on the earth
  • Course/ Heading (same thing)
    The direction the aircraft is headed (the model must be moving)
  • Distance to Home
    (This option is listed on the product page on HH.com – It is NOT an option and will be removed)
    Sats
    The number of satellites visible
  • Zone
    The offset value required to convert UTC time to local time
    (Illinois has an offset of -5)

 

Locate a downed plane
Although this is not mentioned in the official documentation …
If the aircraft is lost (goes down … within range) and the power to the radio system goes out the most recent data remains displayed on the screen.  Entering the coordinates into your favorite mapping/tracking/geocaching application should aid in locating it.  Accuracy of the GPS data is dependant on the number of satellites visible at the time.


https://www.google.com/search?q=40.116751N+88.311823W&oq=40.116751N+88.311823W&sugexp=chrome,mod=13&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

[Full article with illustrated available for download] [9/13/2012]

Some compatible receivers may cause unwanted results when bound with the Vario sensor connected.

Disconnect the Vario sensor, rebind to the receiver/TM100 and reconnect the sensor after powering of the receiver.

* Variometer function is not available on the DX7s or DX8 gen1


Vario compatability

Current Production

 
Yes No
AR400 AR610
AR6210 AR636
AR6260 AR12120
AR7610  
AR8000  
AR7350  
AR9020  
AR9110  
AR9310  
AR9350  
AR12020  

 

OUT OF PRODUCTION
Yes No
AR600 AR6200
AR6115e  
AR7000  
AR7010  
AR10000  
AR12000  
AR12100