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Diffence in flightfeeders

#1

Can anyone tell me if there is any difference in the flight feeder boxes and the plastic orange feeder. Are they the same or is there any differences.

#2

They are different. The bigger blue feeders have a GPS locator incorporated, for GPS accurate timestaps appropriate for multilateration (MLAT) in remote locations. Looks like a custom version of Radarcape to me.

The orange feeder is basically a Pi, a display, and a FA receiver Pro stick. Works best where there are numerous MLAT sources around.