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Eflite Blade - transmitter & sim link

Frolin

Heliman

San Antonio, Texas

Has anyone setup a link cable or is there one, to use the stock 6ch transmitter that comes with the Eflite Blade CP helicopter, on the RealFlight G3 InterLink+ controller, as a trainer unit?

...was this asked before, could not find post


Frolin

07-15-2005 Over year old.
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chuckhager

Key Veteran

Clovis, CA

I seem to recall reading somewhere that the trainer connector on the transmitter that comes with the Blade was inoperable. Anyone confirm this?

07-15-2005 Over year old.
xDevDogx

Heliman

Washington

The trainer connector is not inoperable. There is another post on this site that details how to make your own at your own risk. I have made two and they work great. However as far as the SIM cable goes, I am in the process of engineering one. Or you can buy one from mile high wings. I will keep you guys posted on my progress. I plan on sending some out for testing after I figure it all out.

07-16-2005 Over year old.
bluesky123

Heliman

Boulder, Colorado, US

Simulator interface for E-Flite Blade/ESky HB2

> seem to recall reading somewhere that the trainer connector
> on the transmitter that comes with the Blade was inoperable.
> Anyone confirm this?

That's incorrect. Trainer plug has PPM signal and the only problem with it is that the channels are CCPM mixed. In order to use this TX with any simulator, the interface has to "un-mix" the signal, i.e. recover the channel signals prior to CCPM mixing.

We at milehighwings.com developed interfaces for Blade/HoneyBee:
1) Serial PIC interface, which can only work with these CCPM transmitters:
http://www.milehighwings.com/pic_cables.htm
2) USB interface, which can be switched from CCPM un-mixing mode to regular PPM mode, i.e. it can work with both E-Flite/ESky CCPM transmitters as well as with regular transmitters from Futaba, Hitec, JR, Airtronics, etc. (with the help of an appropriate adapter):
http://www.milehighwings.com/usb_cables.htm

We've developed these interfaces ourselvs and only milehighwings.com sells them.

Boris

07-16-2005 Over year old.
Frolin

Heliman

San Antonio, Texas

Boris,

Would like to clarify my question as your answer appears to reflect a 'direct to PC' cable. I have the RealFlight G3 simulator. It comes with the InterLink+ controller, made by Futuba.

On the back of the InterLink+ controller is a connection for connecting a secondary, "trainer" transmitter. This is also explained in the RF material.


Question is... Is there a way to use the Eflite Blade transmitter, as that secondard trainer throttle?

And does your firm sell a cable to link the Eflite Blade transmitter, to the InterLink+ controller? If so, what is the model # exactly?


Frolin

07-16-2005 Over year old.
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bluesky123

Heliman

Boulder, Colorado, US

Frolin,

Both our interfaces for Blade CP transmitter first decode PPM signal (measure duration of each channel signal), then they perform reversed mixing or "un-mixing", and finally convert the results into a computer readable form--either FMS Serial protocol (serial PIC interface) or virtual joystick positions (USB interface).

An interface to use in conjunction with an Interlink controller, like you need, would have to decode PPM signal, then "un-mix" it, and, finally, convert it back to PPM form. This would have the same effect as turning off the CCPM mix in E-flite/ESky CCPM transmitter. That's an interesting idea, which we haven't thought of. We'll consider implemeting it (there are no technical difficulties in converting internal digital channel value back to the channel pulse duration in a PPM frame), though I can't promise any time table...


Boris

07-16-2005 Over year old.
Frolin

Heliman

San Antonio, Texas

Boris,

Thanks for the reply and more details...

So the answer to the actual question though is... NO, (as of today) I will not be able to use my Eflite Blade CP helicopter transmitter, as a secondary transmitter / trainer unit on the InterLink Plus controller, that comes with RealFlight G3.


thanks...
Frolin

07-17-2005 Over year old.
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jfannnin

Heliman

New Bosten OH

i see that you are sold out of the USB Interfaces
blade cp USB Interfaces

when can i get one or would you be so kind to tell how to make it ?

i am new to the heli and don't fill like blowing $ on parts i rather get good at the sim.

03-23-2006 Over year old.
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bluesky123

Heliman

Boulder, Colorado, US

> i see that you are sold out of the
> USB Interfaces blade cp USB Interfaces

They are back in stock!

Boris

03-27-2006 Over year old.
Superchicken

Heliman

Houston, Tx

Connetor cables

the cables are in at MileHigh, unfortunately, they do not work for the Blade on G3!
http://www.milehighwings.com/sim_compatibility.htm

03-27-2006 Over year old.
jfannnin

Heliman

New Bosten OH

thanks

03-28-2006 Over year old.
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