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Telemetry

RCATS UAV 900MHz & 2.4GHz RCATS Industrial UAV
Suited for prototyping and proof of concepts, the RCATS UAV telemetry systems offer you units that are robust, yet will not strain your tight budgets. Designed as a scalable system, the modular components allow for a variety of applications and configurations. There's no reason to pay for wasted features you don't need. Contains virtual instrument panel software for PC operation. PDA software for Pocket PC 2003 or greater is included. Designed for harsh applications, the integrated RCATS Industrial UAV unit builds on the core functionality of the RCATS UAV unit, but with increased durability in a single enclosure. The RCATS IND-UAV unit also features a higher output power RF link, interlocking connectors and a built in data-logging solution. Contains virtual instrument panel software for PC operation. PDA software for Pocket PC 2003 or greater is included.
The RCATS-UAV units measure 3.18” x 1.6” x .75”. The transmitter measures 3” x 1.75” x 0.5”, while the ground based reciever measures 5.125” x 2.5” x 1”. The RCATS-IND-UAV unit is housed in a 4” x 3.75” x 1.75” aluminum enclosure with a blue powder coated surface. Interlocking connectors enable secure, worry-free operation.
Specifications & Capabilities Specifications & Capabilities
• Airspeed (IAS) 10-290mph**
• Current *
• Altitude (~8ft resolution)
• Accelerometer (+/- 50G's)*
• Temperature (2 thermocouples)
• 2 open expansion ports
• RPM (200 - 40,000 RPM)
• Range 900MHz 5-7mi LOS
• Internal temperature
• Range 2.4GHz 2-3mi LOS
• Voltage measurement (0-30V)
• Sampling at 10Hz
• Real-time Google Earth interface
* Sold Seperately
**Higher range available
 
• Airspeed (IAS) 10-290mph**
• Current *
• Altitude (~8ft resolution)
• Accelerometer (+/- 8G's)
• Temperature (2 thermocouples)
• 2 open expansion ports
• RPM (200 - 40,000 RPM)
• Range 900MHz 10-15mi LOS
• Internal temperature
• Voltage measurement (0-30V)
• Sampling at 20Hz (GPS 1Hz)
• Logging to removable SD card
• 1 watt output power
* Sold Seperately
**Higher range available
• Real-time Google Earth interface
Pricing Pricing

RCATS Pro units start at $899.95

Please call 408-292-3100 or
email info@rcatsystems.com for a quote

RCATS Industrial UAV units start at $2495.00

Please call 408-292-3100 or
email info@rcatsystems.com for a quote




GPS Datalogger

Avalable as an add-on to the RCATS telemetry systems or as a stand alone system. The GPS datalogger functionality is already included in the RCATS Industrial unit.

• Datalogging to SD (Secure Digital) card
• Accepts 32-512MB+ SD card *1
• Also functions as a standalone GPS datalogger/telemetry unit
• The unit is available with several antenna options - internal or external. Size of the units only differs by the SMA antenna
connector on the side of the case.
• Optional Geohelix antenna with a broad antenna pattern. Used for vehicles with rapid attitude changes.
• Selectable GPS interval recording options

*SD card not included

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Pitot Probes

Our high quality stainless steel pitot-static probes are designed to ensure you get the most accurate measurements. Available in 6 or 12 lengths, these probes feature a stainless steel design and are 1/8 in diameter. The static ports are laser drilled and positioned for optimum efficiency. A properly designed pitot-static probe is key to your measurement. Also available in a brass, and a large 12" version.1

• 12 stainless steel pitot-static probe (Part#RCATS-120)
• 6 stainless steel pitot-static probe (Part#RCATS-125)
• 7 brass pitot-static probe (Part#RCATS-121)
• Large 12" pitot-static probe (Part#RCATS-126)

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Alpha-Beta Probes

This lightweight, low moment of inertia Alpha Beta Probe is ideal for angle of attack and sideslip measurements on lower speed applications. Because each vane’s shaft is entirely free floating (not tied to a potentiometer), the vanes are very light and respond well to low speed applications. Vane size is therefore reduced and moment of inertia is low.
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• Light weight carbon fiber construction
• Dual ball bearing supported metal shaft
• 0.75 degree resolution
• +/- 1 deg accuracy
• Analog or PWM (2kHz) output
• Total weight: approximately 3oz with cable
• 5V nominal operation
• Tube diameter: ¾”
• Length: Min 10”, max approx 24”
• Height to top of vane from probe centerline: 3.5”

These probes are custom built on an as ordered basis.
We would be happy to discuss building a custom probe for your application. For current pricing and details, check the latest price list or give us a call. Download the Alpha-Beta Probe datasheet here.

Hour Meter

This compact device logs and displays engine ON time up to 99999.9 hours with .1 hour resolution by sensing when your engine is on ( >300RPM). Great for UAV's that require service intervals during operation or for the curious enthusiast who wants to track motor time. 1

Reset button for accumulated time
5mm character LCD
Accepts 5-12VDC input
24" RPM sensor lead, 12" voltage input lead
1.7"x1.2"x.5" in dimension
.1% accuracy
Operating temperature: -40C to +85C
Data retention 25+ years without battery
• Part #HRMT-01

 
 

 

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