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01-12-2018 12:36 AM  4 months agoPost 1
Heli_Splatter

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Does anyone know of an RC radio that will accept inputs from a blue tooth source?

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01-12-2018 10:53 PM  4 months agoPost 2
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I have a guy that has a power wheelchair that has blue tooth capability. We would like to transmit the bluetooth to a transmitter and then have the transmitter control the aircraft.

We might be interested in some blue tooth controlled multi-rotors, but those will not have the distance we are interested in.

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01-13-2018 03:06 AM  4 months agoPost 3
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Possibly the new Spektrum IX12. It has built in Bluetooth, but I don't know if they will let you control the aircraft.


Mike

Funky Chicken?!!..........I thought this was how you do a piro flip!!

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01-13-2018 06:52 PM  4 months agoPost 4
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I just DL'd the user manual, it seems that you can;

1.) pass model information back and forth to another ix12
2.) use an ix12 with another ix12 as a buddy box. (that's expensive)

you cannot
1.) use ix12 to control wifi or bluetooth devices.
2.) root the Android operating system to do custom upgrades.
3.) control spektrum surface equipment.

I think other open architectures may have more ability to due things like I am wanting to do.

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01-14-2018 11:06 AM  4 months agoPost 5
coolice

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Hey buddy.

Unfortunately Bluetooth wouldn't be a very good choice for RC control signals in my opinion, as it's neither very fast or reliable. Wifi would be better, but again not ideal.

What is it on the chair you are going to use to provide stick inputs?

I have seen PC joystick to RC interfaces made before, perhaps that would be a better option.

Abother idea, depending on what you're thinking to use on the chair already for control sticks, is employing some form of wireless buddy box device to communicate with a transmitter.
Most buddy box setups just use the stick inputs converted to a signal pulse and sent down a simple two wire lead or in more recent years wirelessly. With some clever circuitry in between you could convert one input into one suitable for buddy box control.
But then this idea may bring us back to the PC joystick interface.

Ian Contessa

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01-14-2018 12:56 PM  4 months agoPost 6
Heli_Splatter

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I agree with what you are saying. A comment by his wife got me thinking about this. His chair interfaces with other blue tooth enabled devices. He uses his chair to type on a keyboard for example.

I am exploring possibilities. Who knows what may come.

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01-14-2018 04:20 PM  4 months agoPost 7
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Heli_Splatter
I agree with what you are saying. A comment by his wife got me thinking about this. His chair interfaces with other blue tooth enabled devices. He uses his chair to type on a keyboard for example.

I am exploring possibilities. Who knows what may come.
Hey Buddy.

Ah I see. It will be a nice project that's for sure and bring some joy to someone new.

Keep us posted on what you do.

Ian

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