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Attention: RC-CAM.com will be closing down August 2021.

The RC-Cam.com forum was the very first online community dedicated to the advancement of wireless video cameras on radio controlled (R/C) models. This is now called "FPV" (First Person View). We are proud of the contributions that our members have made to the FPV hobby.

We've seen significant changes over the last twenty years. Initially there were a lot of eager R/C hobbyist that built their own video systems. Allowing these creative individuals to share their work was the purpose of this site. Now the FPV market is flooded with low cost systems; Sadly DiY FPV video projects are now rarely discussed.

RC-CAM.com (main site and forum) will be closing down August 2021. This is being announced now (March 2021) so that everyone has time to download any information that is important to them. After the site is shutdown the information will no longer be available here.

We appreciate every member's involvement with advancing the FPV hobby. It is indeed sad to say goodbye to all our online friends. Be safe and stay healthy.



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Using the GPS18 was discussed here: http://www.rc-cam.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1114

Assuming your GPS18 has a real RS-232 port, connecting it would be similar to the Garmin Geko 201 GPS. The manual has details on the 4-pin GPS connector (on Inspire) that is used to connect handheld GPS receivers.

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Using the GPS18 was discussed here: http://www.rc-cam.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1114

Assuming your GPS18 has a real RS-232 port, connecting it would be similar to the Garmin Geko 201 GPS. The manual has details on the 4-pin GPS connector (on Inspire) that is used to connect handheld GPS receivers.

If I'm reading this correctly, It appears I only need to plug into RS232 port?

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According to docphi's remarks in that discussion, the GPS18 appears to have a common RS232 interface with standard signal levels. So, if that is true, then the GPS would be similar to the popular Garmin Geko 201 and would be installed on Inspire's 4-pin RS-232 port connector just like the Geko.

However, I have no experience with the GPS18 so I cannot confirm anything. It would be best to just look through the GPS's technical manual to see if it would be a good candidate for Inspire. Inspire needs a GPS that offers NMEA sentences and RS-232 port (not USB or logic level RS-232). That's not asking much, so success with other GPS receivers is usually just a matter of making a serial cable to connect things.

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According to docphi's remarks in that discussion, the GPS18 appears to have a common RS232 interface with standard signal levels. So, if that is true, then the GPS would be similar to the popular Garmin Geko 201 and would be installed on Inspire's 4-pin RS-232 port connector just like the Geko.

However, I have no experience with the GPS18 so I cannot confirm anything. It would be best to just look through the GPS's technical manual to see if it would be a good candidate for Inspire. Inspire needs a GPS that offers NMEA sentences and RS-232 port (not USB or logic level RS-232). That's not asking much, so success with other GPS receivers is usually just a matter of making a serial cable to connect things.

thanks!

now if I can find the molex plug I'll be doing good.

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