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Old 05-08-2006, 02:35 PM
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kd7ost
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Default RE: GPS guidance

A lot of us are using the Garmin geko 201. It's pretty small and pretty adaptable to our use. I always try to tell people it's best, especially with wet fuel planes, to use auxilliary or external regulated power to the GPS. There have been reported and I have seen the GPS shut off in flight if you only use internal batteries. The battery holder in the back case of the unit just has two tabs holding power to teh circuit board so I suspect this is the problem. There is also a tiny battery inside that I've had vibrate loose and cause me to have the GPS shut down. There's a link to a modification and cabling that makes the unit more UAV freindly that I can post later. It's on the RCAPA forum site but they have me blocked from my work e-mail address so I can't recover the link for you.

Dan