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Gamrin GTU-10, Any issues with interference?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PitStop, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. PitStop

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    This is a question for you guys using a Garmin GTU-10 tracker to keep tabs on your phantoms..

    I quickly forgot about "GSM buzz" after switching to Verizon 4+ years ago. Now that I've been playing around with my Garmin GTU-10 I've realized that it uses AT&T's GSM network and I get the infamous "GSM buzz" when it's placed near a FM radio, you know that "duht....duht duht duht" sound through the speakers.

    My queston, has anyone experienced any issues with the GTU-10 causing any sort of interference with our Phantoms?
     
  2. Ksc

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    well if it causes a flyaway, you'll be able to find it!!!
     
  3. LeoS

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  4. rmklaw

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    I have not flown mine with the GTU-10 installed. However I have been running a number of non-scientific tests. I have placed the GTU-10 directly over the GPS, on top, on the bottom, sides, battery, etc., and with the copter idling, I had automatic position updates as well as on demand, while moving the controls. I have not noticed any effect or loss of GPS signal. Also, I did the same testing while hooked up to the assistant and monitoring all the parameters. Again, no effect.

    Next step is to fly it. I will probably mount the GTU-10 either on the battery or one of the legs furthest from the compass.
     
  5. PitStop

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    LOL true... but i'd rather have the comfort of landing it myself, rather than it plummeting into water or some other fatal object
     
  6. Fdnyfish

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    No problems for 6 months
     
  7. PitStop

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    Where is everyone mounting it? Most I have seen have been on the side, under the main body of the craft.
     
  8. LeoS

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    That's where the flat surfaces are, somewhat protected by the roll-cage-like feet.
    I don't think I've ever seen any add ons mounted on top of the Phantom, what with the smooth and sexy curves up there...
     
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