Small, low cost, low power GPS receiver for model airplane

Can anyone recomment a small size, low cost, low power GPS receiver with velocity, position and height serial data output ? (It will be used in a
model airplane for data logging)
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Yovslu Brown wrote:

What's that saying in manufacturing ? ...
something like "cost, quality, quantity ... you can have any two of the three"
Dave
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In engineering, that's good, fast, or cheap; pick two. There's a little more wiggle room with market positioning and volume for manufacturing.
Anything from the Garmin eTrex line would work well. They store "breadcrumbs" and also spit a serial NMEA PVT stream. The Summit model has built in altimeter and electronic compass; I expect these can be sent on the serial, as well. The eTrex are great on the motorcycle, too. They're small, well weatherproofed, and extremely rugged. Mine survived a 4 foot fall to the pavement at 60 mph three years ago, and it's still in use.
I would try it first without the datalogger, and see if the breadcrumbs have enough resolution for your needs.
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Have you looked here : http://www.laipac.com / e.g. GPS engine like TF30 small - 30x40x7mm low cost - $75 + $20 for active antenna low power - 3.3V, 50mA code to interface to a PIC microcontroller provided.

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Any luck finding one?
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This site has many links to GPS and UAV site. Good luck
http://www.elkhart.net/~miked/Ulinks.htm

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If low cost means <$125, you might want to check out the Garmin Foretrex wrist mounted GPS. It weighs 2.6oz. If you took it apart and removed the case, a few more fractions of an oz could be shaved off.
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