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PiCap w/Controller?

Started by james-s, October 02, 2022, 01:13:37 PM

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james-s

Been searching the forum and just Google searches and not finding something I want to ask.  Maybe I have overlooked this answer.

Is it possible to add something like the Falcon F16V4 controller and use the PiCap simultaneously on a single RPi?  Just thinking with the RPi acting as a router to the PiCap via its own network and the PiCap having its own static IP address, the same would be to connect a controller via the RPi ethernet port.

Or, is the PiCap limited to its own dedicated RPi? 

If that is the case, would it be possible to have it participate into a show which includes a standalone F16V4 controller?

My apologies for the multiple questions.  Just wanting to cover the various scenarios I see for the PiCap usage.

jnealand

I have multiple F16s each with their own Pi attached via a short ethernet cable.  The Pi runs as an FPP remote and controls the F16.  There is no limitation on installing a Picap on top of that Pi.  I do it because it gives me better and more convenient control of the F16 as a remote.  Could also be a standalone.  I've been doing this for years.  I have no use for the F16v4 as a complete standalone and to me the built in FPP capabilities are not the full FPP remote capabilities.  I have NO data cables in my yard and do not plan to have any in the future.  YMMV.
Jim Nealand
Kennesaw, GA all Falcon controllers, all 12v Master Remote Multisync with Pi and BBB P10 and P5

james-s

Quote from: jnealand on October 02, 2022, 02:37:57 PMI have multiple F16s each with their own Pi attached via a short ethernet cable.  The Pi runs as an FPP remote and controls the F16.
I forgot about the remote feature.  That makes sense now. 

I've started with the PiCap as my initials kickoff as it was available and affordable to go with my RPi.  Now I am doing my first enclosure I am thinking forward how to have a main controller enclosure and just run remotes as a distributed configuration.  I think I now have a better understanding.  Thanks for the input!

jnealand

I keep my master Pi inside my house along with my FM transmitter and a wifi router set up to be a show router.
Jim Nealand
Kennesaw, GA all Falcon controllers, all 12v Master Remote Multisync with Pi and BBB P10 and P5

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