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Can I lock out a slave so all they see is video footage?

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Michael Stearns, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. Michael Stearns

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    I will be flying a mission with an inspire, and have a question: My customer is not technically adept enough to control the gimbal and cameras, and will be located far away from where I will be piloting the aircraft from, so a long video cable running from the tx is not practical. Is it possible to use a second transmitter or will the second transmitter automatically become a slave, and be able to control the gimbal (a feature which would be undesirable).

    Essentially can I lock out a slave controller so all they see is video footage?
     
  2. World Media

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    Why not set up the slave at the remote location and simply supply a video monitor feed to your client from it.
    keep the slave our of his hands.
     
  3. Michael Stearns

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    Will the master still be able to control the gimbal in that case?
     
  4. World Media

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    no I believe that once the slave is operational the gimbal cannot be controlled by the master. I seem to remember it used to be but I guess a firmware "improvement" took out that functionality. It may have been re-introduced though. Nothing to stop you from checking it out.
     
  5. Michael Stearns

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    Sadly, that solution won't work, I need to maintain control of the gimbal during flight.
     
  6. Sndguy1

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    I powered up mine and the gimbal control is still available even after the second controller is on and linked.
     
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  7. Michael Stearns

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    Thanks for testing that out!
     
  8. Neil sulish

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    Be careful how far apart from the slave. The antenna for the 5.8 ghz communication is very small. Otherwise your slave will lose video...


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