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Posted: 2012-04-02 12:08 
Hi , i want make a GPS tracking system for my RC boat and i need help

My boat info:
have 2 power supply system one with 12v the other with 5.20v
I use radio system 2.4ghz futaba
I use telemetry module 2,4ghz for my lipo batterie (quanum)
I use Video TX 1200MHZ 800mw for video FPV this transfer the lowrance mark5 DSI fish finder to a LCD display
The audio channel is not in use

What for GPS module + antenna is able to give me accuracy from minimum 5meters and what for wireless system can send the data from my boat to my pocket pc or pc with minimal range of 300meters ?
i want to use this for night navigation with waypoint .

thx for help
sorry for my english i am french

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Posted: 2012-04-02 16:23 
Hello seyller,

You will need a serial GPS module such as this one: RB-Spa-285

Of course there are many other localization modules that might suit your needs: http://www.robotshop.com/gps-modules.html

You will also need an RF communication link such as RB-Dfr-18

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Posted: 2013-05-09 00:34 

I have a bait boat for fishing and I'm looking to add a GPS to it.

What Antenna and GPS module would you recommend ?
What software would I need to download ?

I've looked at the links given on this post by Casmat but was wondering how easy it will be to wire all this up and what exactly I would need to get this project up and running.

I can buy a ready made kit but the cost is 600 pounds. I think I can make something up at a fraction of the price

I'm a newbie to this forum but hope someone can help



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Posted: 2013-05-09 08:07 
Are you talking about a full sized boat or just R/C? If it's a full-sized boat, you only need a small laptop or netbook computer and a USB GPS receiver.

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