Digitally Enhanced Racing Receiver™
Quick Start Manual
Copyright 2016, Iftron Technologies, Inc.
September 17, 2016
This is an interim manual that will be added to as time allows. Please check back frequently with the online version for possible changes and updates.
The ClearView Racing receiver provides much better video than conventional receivers, even in the most difficult environments. Here are a few ways in which the receiver operates differently from conventional receivers:
Important: Before You Start…
Iftron follows the popular “camcorder” wiring standard. However, this wiring standard is not the same as that from most goggles. We supply a short converter cable that makes the conversion simple. If you wish to use a cable that ends in 3 RCA connectors, you may use one directly to ClearView if it follows the CAMCORDER wiring standard. We can supply these with a yellow ring that is your assurance that the cable is correct for this receiver. If you use other cables, you may or may not get the expected video output.
Power the ClearView receiver from a DC source of 3 to 4 LiPo cells using a standard 2.1mm DC power jack (center + ), or any DC source capable of .5A from 9 to 16VDC. ClearView draws about .3A at 12V. Ensure the center pin has proper contact by gently wiggling it.There are some 2.1mm DC power jacks that have a larger center hole, so be careful using other 2.1mm DC plugs. The supplied power cable has the correct diameter.
You may run ClearView with two different types of antennas on each antenna connector (asymmetrical setup). However ClearView is not a diversity receiver and does best when both antennas are the same type. ClearView works with both omni and directional antennas. If you are using directional antennas, we suggest that you point them in the same direction. If you are racing or doing any other type of short to medium range flying, asymmetrical antenna setups will not be necessary and may work against you. We suggest that you experiment.
It is important to understand how the pushbutton is used to make changes and see information in the menu system. This is easy to learn. In general, a short press goes to the next choice, while the long press selects the present choice. Here are all the ways the pushbutton is used:
Changing the receiver frequency:
SETUP MENU Items:
Seat Number: If using the receivers for a race with organized seating, the seat number of the receiver can be changed here, but is only visible in the setup screen.
OSD Content and Position: The SETUP MENU allows you to change the OSD content, and the OSD position on the live video screen. The OSD will move around the gray screen as you change it as a preview of the result without having to return to live video with CV lock. Experiment and see what works best for your needs. Moving the position is often a good idea if your transmitter has an OSD of its own and you want to avoid overwriting one OSD with the other. When using a multi-screen display for spectators, placing the OSD in the same position on all receivers, makes a more professional presentation.
Note: the OSD can never be set to “off” because when the OSD is present over live video, it tells you that ClearView is locked. A live video screen without at least the CV logo means that ClearView is not locked to the signal.
Editing stored frequencies: Although the receiver’s factory default channels are for race band, you may change any number of them to accommodate your transmitter channels or race rules. Short press to scroll through the channels, and long press to change the frequency. Long press to select and change the highlighted digit, or short press to move to the next changeable digit. Once a digit is selected with a long press and is highlighted, continue to short press to change the number until you arrive at the one you want, then long press to accept and move on. When satisfied with your choices, long press on the “OK” sign to finalize your choices. (This may seem a bit awkward at first, but a little practice and it will become second nature to you). Try it a few times!
Tip: placing an “X” in a frequency disables it. Thus, if you are using less than 8 channels, you will not have to scroll through all the channels you do not use. The optional spectrum analyzer will also not display frequencies with an “X”
Here is a frequency table for your reference.
(*) Note: It is illegal to transmit on these frequencies in ITU regions 1 and 3
(**) It is illegal to transmit on these frequencies in ALL ITU regions
It is legal to receive on all frequencies.
ITU Region 1: Europe and Africa
ITU Region 3: Asia, Australia, New Zealand
ITU Region 2: North and South America
ITU World Map: http://www.mapability.com/ei8ic/maps/regions.php
Other items may be added to the SETUP screen menu when updates or upgrades are made to the receiver.
A Final Word:
Don’t be afraid to explore and change things in the menu. You will not damage anything, so have fun. If you get lost or confused, feel free to pull the plug and start over. Most of the changes you have made will be remembered.
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