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The Inspire OSD supports a PC based bootloader so that you can simply reflash it. To obtain the upgrade files, please send an email to dpcav.com requesting it (http://www.dpcav.com/xcart/help.php?sectio...amp;mode=update).

Be sure to include the serial number of your Inspire, video mode (PAL or NTSC), along with the firmware version you currently use. That information is needed to ensure the correct files are sent to you.

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sorry for my ignorance. i dont know how to connect the inspire osd to my computer . i dont have a bootloader. can you please explain. in the meantime i will research how to . thanks]

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i just saw that dcpav sells a cable for this. i will get the cable. do i need a ssoftware or anything or will the file dcpav sends me go directly to the booloader ? i also want to use the rpm sensor how many magnets do i need? my motor has 14 poles i dont knoe if thats hoe many magnets i need. sorry for all the questions

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You can buy the RS-232 cable from dpcav or make your own. The bootloader's PC app is available for download. All the details are in the files that would be sent to you.

The tachometer requires two magnets for typical application. More information is found in Inspire's installation guide.

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There was a prototype brushless motor tach interface that was developed for the OSD (well before EagleTree announced the one for their LCD panel). From what I recall, it was the first mention of anything like it (that really worked). If you look through the old Gecko thread I believe there is a photo and mention of it. However, it was not released; we stayed with the traditional hall effect sensor & magnet method since it was universal (compatible with anything and everything and brainless to install).

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Ahhhhh, I'm old and getting older day by day and still thinking in the 50s I guess. As I read your reply it jumped to a place in my memory that remembered that the newer magnets aren't shaped like a horshoes and are quite small. Please excuse some of these unsmart (I don't like saying stupid) queries I have a tendency to ask about. I'll have to do a search here and find out about mounting the magnets & hall effect devices.

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Yes, I've been looking for magnets for canopies and other use. I did stumble across these in a link, but I haven't been able to find the smaller ones (3, 4, 5, etc mm) they had on site previously.

http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.1105

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