Hardware and Software for Telemetry

The ELEV-8 v3's Flight Controller has a socket that is compatible with XBee modules from Digi.  Because the radio link used by the transmitter and reciever for flying your ELEV-8 v3 operates in the 2.4 GHz band, it is important to use XBee radios that operate in a different freqency band.  In the United States, the best band for this application is the 900 MHz band (868 MHz will be required instead in some countries).  This frequency band allows both good range and data throughput.

WARNING: Do NOT attempt this with 2.4 GHz radio modules, as their signals may be detected by your quadcopter's receiver and cause unexpected or dangerous behavior!

Hardware Needed

For this activity you will need:

If you wish to source telemetry parts individually, you will need the following:


Software Needed