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Re: Pixracer with GPS ordered :-)
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2017, 07:00:12 PM »
I know nothing about it, but I assume you updated the firmware?

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Re: Pixracer with GPS ordered :-)
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2017, 07:38:49 PM »
Now you got me thinking whether or not I need to order that dang power board heh.  So I ordered the dang thing.  I went ahead and got the larger one, just to make sure it had everything I would need.  The smaller one really was just for power only.  And wasn't sure it had everything, it looked like I would also still need some sort of PDB as well as it.  So I got the ASCP4 so that in case I needed it to tie the ESC's to, and not have to use the other PDB.  I still will have to get a XT60U connector for the battery.

So what I ordered was this:

https://www.auav.co/product-p/acsp4.htm

Supposedly all the cables I need should be in the kit I ordered already.  So if you don't end up replacing yours Steve, we might need to make room for that to fit in there, AWAY from the rest of the electronics to keep it from interfering with the MAG and GPS.


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Re: Pixracer with GPS ordered :-)
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2017, 03:15:00 AM »
Kind of necro'ing a thread, but not really.

I have a spektrum dx9 - and it appears auav.co no longer exists ( they merged and sold their store to mrobotics.io ).  Is this comparable to what ya'll are using now?
https://store.mrobotics.io/mRo-PixRacer-R14-Official-p/mro-pxrcr-r14-kit-mr.htm



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Re: Pixracer with GPS ordered :-)
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2017, 02:24:47 PM »
I have the same Pixracer the board you showed pictured is only needed if you want voltage and amp draw reading otherwise you can power form any 5v source.

This is bad information...  One of the worst practices with these boards is improperly supplying power or not having a clean source of voltage.  You definitely want to use the pdb and then add redundant supply, this will prevent brown outs and with high enough amp draw can even burn your board out if done wrong.  Also, sending everything back seems crazy to me just because the connectors are wrong.  Rewrite it is very easy and straight forward even if you never done it before.  Just obtain pin-out of each side because being that connector is wrong it may be wired for different board, but that's it.  If you need help let me know.