Eagle Tree Car Data Recorder User Manual

Instruction manual for the usb car data recorder, Intended uses, Steps to follow

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Copyright © 2003 Eagle Tree Systems, LLC


Instruction Manual for the USB Car Data Recorder

Patent Pending

Document Version 2.6, Model # CDR-01

Thank you for your purchase! This instruction manual will guide you through the installation and operation of
your Car Data Recorder.

Please read the entire manual carefully before proceeding.
If, after you read the manual (including the
Troubleshooting sections!) you have further questions or problems, please visit our web support page for additional
support options, at


. Note that the latest version of this

manual is available in PDF form from the Support page of our website.

Intended Uses

The system is intended for use exclusively in model cars. Using the system for other applications is not supported. Further, using
the System in situations where its use or failure could result in loss of life, bodily injury or property damage is expressly

Steps to Follow

Installation and use of the Car Data Recorder will be quite easy and enjoyable if you follow these few steps:


Read through the manual to understand the warnings, determine what parameters you want to log, etc.


Install the Recorder in your model, as described in the Recorder Installation section below. Pay special attention to the
polarity and plug-in location of the sensors, since some of the plugs will fit in more than one location!


Install and configure the Windows software as described in the Windows installation section below. Note that you will need
to bring your model near your computer for this step.


Bench and range test your model, and have fun!

Packing List

Your package should include the following: Car Data Recorder, 2 ‘Y’ Cables, 1 Temperature Sensor, 1 RPM sensor, 4 tiny magnets,
Custom USB Cable, and CD-ROM.

Installation of the Recorder

NOTE: The recorder’s label has a handy color coded means of indicating the polarity of the various connectors. The red dots on
the label, which are on only one side of the text corresponding to each input, indicate on which side of the plug the red wire
should go.

Powering the Recorder and Connecting the Recorder to Your Model’s Servos and Receiver

First, determine if you wish to log servo positions. If you decide to log servo positions, you will be connecting the Recorder to your
receiver via the ‘Y’ cables. In this configuration, the Recorder is powered from your receiver battery.