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RAgaz
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Is the control distance only 300 m?

Planning to get an Intel Aero, but is a little uncertain. The spec claims maximum control range is 300 m. Is it possible to extend that to at least 3 km?

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idata
Community Manager
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Hi ragazzi,

 

 

Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero drone.

 

Please let me look into it and I will get back to you later.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra
idata
Community Manager
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Hi ragazzi,

 

 

It is not possible to achieve 3 km range with the radio transmitter and receiver included in the RTF drone.

 

In this thread you may find some useful information about connecting a different receiver: /thread/116917 https://communities.intel.com/thread/116917

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra
RAgaz
Beginner
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Thank you. I continue this discussion here, since the linked discussion is closed. Can I then replace with Futaba T7C with receiver R617FS? If not, could you advice which other set-up is recommended.

idata
Community Manager
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Hi ragazzi,

 

 

The current receiver is powered by 3.3 V and the SBUS receivers on the market are powered by 5V, therefore you would need to get the 5V from somewhere else, like the telemetry connector.

 

It may be possible to use a SBUS receiver by using an external inverter, but this has not been tested with the Aero drone.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra

 

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hi ragazzi,

 

 

Do you still need help with this issue?

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra
RAgaz
Beginner
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Could you recommend any set-up for extended range?

idata
Community Manager
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Hi ragazzi,

 

 

Unfortunately we cannot provide a recommended setup as other radio receivers have not been tested with Aero. As long as you follow the previous recommendations, it should work.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra
CClar8
Beginner
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Hi Alexandra,

What protocol is used for the receiver of the RTF drone if it is not SBUS? I want to buy a inverter to test but I don't know which type.@

Thanks.

idata
Community Manager
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Hi clarence_c,

 

 

The receiver in the aero drone uses DSMX protocol, but that is not relevant as long as you want to change it. If you replace the Spektrum receiver in the drone with an SBUS receiver, then you should use an SBUS inverter in order to communicate with the flight controller.

 

But then again, it hasn't been tested. If you decide to test it, I think you should share your results with the community.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra
CClar8
Beginner
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I can't find a useful SBUS inverter. I bought one but it turned the SBUS signal into PPM signal and was not compatible. I guess I will still use the Spektrum controller.

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