[Solved] JR Propo Telemetry and Integration Support
Requesting telemetry and integration support for JR Propo in the the next firmware release please. Thank you!
No, for now our flight control units only handle the X-Bus b protocol without telemetry.
As you may know, JR had completely ceased operations and was no longer selling radio systems. Only recently another company (RC Depot) bought the JR brand and resumed operations.
This is probably why the users who use JR radios with our flight controllers are only 3 percent of the total, but of this 3 percent of JR users, those who also ask us for telemetry are very few and can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
Regardless of this, we have still written several times to RC DEPOT asking them to send us documentation of their telemetry protocol and a transmitter, receiver and sensors because if our controllers, which are still the most popular on the market, would also handle their telemetry protocol, this can only help them sell more transmitters, more receivers and more sensors.
After our many emails at the end of 2022 they sent us the requested documentation.
From the documentation we received we saw that:
1) An "Integration" for their transmitters is not possible.
2) Some telemetry values are not transmitted: Instantaneous current (A), Current drawn by the main battery (mAh), ESC Power Out (PWM / %).
However, documentation alone is not enough. To develop, test, debug telemetry, provide customer support, and perform all the necessary checks before each release of a new firmware, it is also necessary to have "at least" a JR transmitter, a JR receiver, and JR sensors. Since buying them at full price becomes too much of an investment for us compared to the very small number of users who have asked us for JR telemetry so far, we asked JR if they could provide us with the products "at least" at the discounted price of their retailers/distributors.
Since they never wanted to comply with our request, it is clear that they do not seem to be interested.
Perhaps this is due to rumors that for their very expensive transmitters they want to make an equally very expensive flight controller developed, manufactured and sold directly by them.
We feel that the only hope is that they will decide to provide us with what we have asked of them as a result of a large number of users writing to them asking for telemetry with our flight controllers.
I understand that integration may be a tall order.
However I think telemetry shouldn't be too difficult for established manufacturers such as yourself since there is already a home company (rclightsystems) that is able to create a telemetry data converter from ESC to JR Propo telemetry.
We are glad to hear that you already know how to solve your request using rclightsystem dataconverter anyway.