eagle tree rpm sensor questions - HobbyTalk
  
HobbyTalk Forum for Diecast Collectors, Modelers, Slot Cars, & Radio Control
Home Forums Photo Album RC TrackFinder Catalog Donation/HobbyTalk Supporter

Welcome to the HobbyTalk forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us. Forgotten your password? Click here!

NOTE: Once you register and are logged in this welcome section will no longer be visible.

Go Back   HobbyTalk > Radio Control Vehicles > RC Oval Racing > RC Oval Racing General Discussion
Register Classifieds Help/TOS Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-02-2012, 05:37 PM
KenBajdek's Avatar
KenBajdek KenBajdek is offline
Lifetime Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 1,879
eagle tree rpm sensor questions

I have been not having any luck getting the rpm sensor to work on my eagle tree e logger V4. I have the power panel and amps and voltage works great. I started with the magnetic sensor then tried the brushless rpm sensor neither is giving me any reading. Any help would be appriciated.
__________________
Pete Russell's Hobby Shop www.russellrc.com
" Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear 'bright' until they speak"
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-02-2012, 06:20 PM
SJacquez's Avatar
SJacquez SJacquez is online now
Elder Statesman

My Photos
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: SoCal
Posts: 506
It has been a while since I used my Eagle Tree but here are a few things I remember.

On the magnetic sensor make sure the sensor is close to the magnet.

On the brushless sensor make sure the two RPM wires are actually connected to the motor leads.

In the software make sure the RPM gauge is set up with the right number of poles and gearbox ratio.

Are you pluged into the right pins?

Also the eagle tree does not like low voltage and may brown out.

Try contacting Eagle Tree, the are usually very good on tech support
http://www.eagletreesystems.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-02-2012, 06:33 PM
KenBajdek's Avatar
KenBajdek KenBajdek is offline
Lifetime Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 1,879
Rpm sensors are plugged into the rpm port on the elogger. Had to trim the tab on the lead to make it fit. Tried the brush less sensor first and it should work on any 2 leads going to the motor. Tried all combos and nothing. Went to the magnetic sensor had the sensor in both positions. About 1/16 gap. Do I need to program the display? Tried 3 pole then 2 pole then 1 pole. Neither is giving me rpm.

Eagle tree hasn't responded to my email after 5 days. I was hoping it was something I missed. The on line manual wasn't much help
__________________
Pete Russell's Hobby Shop www.russellrc.com
" Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear 'bright' until they speak"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-02-2012, 09:49 PM
KenBajdek's Avatar
KenBajdek KenBajdek is offline
Lifetime Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 1,879
? anybody?
__________________
Pete Russell's Hobby Shop www.russellrc.com
" Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear 'bright' until they speak"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-02-2012, 10:29 PM
kmberie's Avatar
kmberie kmberie is offline
Lifetime Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NW PA
Posts: 1,408
I don't have my eagle tree stuff in front of me but you need to connect the logger to the usb port on the PC and use the software to program/calibrate it, first I know you have to tell it whether you are using a magnetic or optical sensor and then I think you have to tell it how many magnets(or light marks if using optical sensor) you are picking up per RPM.

Hope this helps you get going. If not post here and maybe I can take some screen shots of settings and post them.

Kevin
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-02-2012, 10:45 PM
KenBajdek's Avatar
KenBajdek KenBajdek is offline
Lifetime Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 1,879
I did find the selection for mag, optical or brushless sensor. I've tried 2 of the 3 sensors. Tried calibration but won't read full throttle. Owners manual is not really clear on trouble shooting. I already had a magnet on my flywheel from the Novak Sentry. Brushless sensor worked once in awhile.

I would like to have a wiriing diagram to make sure I have all of the parts that I need.

Elogger 4
Brushless sensor lead (boght both if one didn't work)
Magentic sensor lead
power panel
servo tester (instead of radio)
RX pack (6 volts)
Tekin RS (test speedo)
__________________
Pete Russell's Hobby Shop www.russellrc.com
" Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear 'bright' until they speak"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-03-2012, 07:04 PM
KOZ's Avatar
KOZ KOZ is offline
HobbyTalk Pro

My Photos
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: WEST COAST
Posts: 3,825
Ken shoot me an email, i can send pics of one of our dyno's with the eagle tree, not sure if pics would help?

i used the same magnets on the spur as i did with the novak sentry

kosmon@sbcglobal.net
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-06-2012, 09:04 AM
Metal's Avatar
Metal Metal is offline
Elder Statesman

My Photos
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,274
The magnet is directional. They have a red mark on one side that needs to be away from the sensor.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-06-2012, 09:22 AM
KenBajdek's Avatar
KenBajdek KenBajdek is offline
Lifetime Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 1,879
I will try that. That's the little stuff that isn't in the owners manual. Thanks!
__________________
Pete Russell's Hobby Shop www.russellrc.com
" Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear 'bright' until they speak"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-09-2012, 06:38 PM
KenBajdek's Avatar
KenBajdek KenBajdek is offline
Lifetime Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 1,879
OK. Any more ideas? Mounted magnet with red side away from.sensor...nothing. rotated sensor still nothing. It must be something with the software. I didn't get a disc that was usable as it was cracked in 3 pieces. I downloaded from eagle tree. It has to be programming or wiring that I'm not doing correct.
__________________
Pete Russell's Hobby Shop www.russellrc.com
" Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear 'bright' until they speak"
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-09-2012, 07:57 PM
Metal's Avatar
Metal Metal is offline
Elder Statesman

My Photos
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,274
on the software part. when plugging the usb to the eagle tree all your sensors your using must be attached before plugging the usb in. Make sure you select the magnetic rpm sensor and the sensor is also directional. It can't be much of anythingelse. Btw.....check your man card and don't be affraid to read the instructions.............lol
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-09-2012, 09:11 PM
KenBajdek's Avatar
KenBajdek KenBajdek is offline
Lifetime Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 1,879
Not sure. I'm going back to the sentry and use my laptop. Was trying to get it to work with the elogger. Read the manual from to back. Thanks. Ill see if eagle tree will return it.
__________________
Pete Russell's Hobby Shop www.russellrc.com
" Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear 'bright' until they speak"
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-10-2012, 12:21 PM
KenBajdek's Avatar
KenBajdek KenBajdek is offline
Lifetime Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 1,879
Problem with rpm port on elogger. Eagle tree tech support called today. Sending out a new one. Everything was wired correctly. Emails and voicemails got lost.
__________________
Pete Russell's Hobby Shop www.russellrc.com
" Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear 'bright' until they speak"
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Featured Sponsor
SMC Racing

You Can Sponsor
A HobbyTalk Forum


HobbyTalk® Sponsors
Diecast
CScollectibles
Collectables Corner
DieCast Alley
Global Diecast Direct
Milezone
Mini-Motors Inc
Scoomer
The Toy Peddler
Toy Car Aution
Models
MegaHobby
Modeler’s Brand
ParaGrafix Modeling Systems
Radio Control
BeachRC.com
B-Fast RC
Dirt Cheap RC
Discount RC Tires
Irrgang Racing Service
Lefthander RC
MaxAmps.com
RCTV Live
SMC Racing
Speedzone
Thunder Racing
Tekin
Trend Times
TQ Racing
Windtunnel Racing
Slot Cars
AFX Racing
Scoomer
Slot Magazine
Sponsored Events

Become a
HobbyTalk® Supporter

Advertise on HobbyTalk®



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 AM.
HobbyTalk® is a Registered Trademark of HobbyTalk Ltd.
All other logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owner.
Copyright (c) 1997-2012 HobbyTalk Ltd. No use without permission.
Advertising positioning by Digital Point