Grégory Ester
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Flight Data Recorder

For hikes and rides too

Flight Data Recorder

No need for a piggy-back board any more — the ATM18 module takes to the air to give you a whole heap of very useful information recorded during your flight in a radio-controlled plane. Are you ready? Well, fasten your seatbelts, we’re about to take off. Welcome aboard flight ATM18 in the company of Elektor!

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Gerber file

CAM/CAD data for the PCB referred to in this article is available as a Gerber file. Elektor GREEN and GOLD members can exclusively download these files for free as part of their membership. Gerber files allow a PCB to be produced on an appropriate device available locally, or through an online PCB manufacturing service.

Elektor recommends its business partner Eurocircuits as the company of choice for its own prototypes and volume production in selected cases.

Component list

Resistors (0.25W)
R1 = 10kOhm
R2 = 10Ohm
R3, R4 = 330Ohm
R5, R6 = 2.2kOhm
C1 = 22µF 10V (lead pitch 2.5mm)
C2, C3 = 4.7µF 10V (lead pitch 5mm)
C4, C5 = 100nF (lead pitch 2.5mm)
D1 = 1N4004
D2 = LED, 3mm, orange
D3 = LED, 3mm, yellow
IC1 = 74LS04
F1 = fuse, 7mm diameter, see text
K1,JP1–JP4 = 2-pin pinheader, lead pitch 0.1 in., 2 contacts
K2 = 6-pin (2x3) pinheader, lead pitch 0.1 in.
K3 = 7-pin pinheader, lead pitch 0.1 in.
K4 = 9-pin pinheader, lead pitch 0.1 in.
K5,K10,K11 = 5-pin pinheader, lead pitch 0.1 in.
K6 = 8-pin pinheader, lead pitch 0.1 in.
K7,K8 = 6-pin pinheader, lead pitch 0.1 in.
K9 = pinheader or solder pin
K12 = 10-pin (2x5) pinheader, lead pitch 0.1 in.
3 pcs 8-pin pinheader, lead pitch 2mm
1 pc 5-pin pinheader, lead pitch 2mm
DIP14 socket for IC1
PCB # 100653-1

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