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MaxBotix Inc., engineers have written a full evaluation that can be seen here that covers proper mounting of a sensor to avoid acoustic interference from the propellers, and corrections for electrical noise. Through this evaluation, we have identified the sensors with the best operation for for this application.

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The MB1240 is recommended for powerful UAVs. During UAV testing, our engineers have seen this sensor demonstrate the best performance. This sensor has great resistance to the acoustic and electric noise present on many UAV platforms. Each $39.95
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Uses the I2C communication protocol. Similar function to the MB1240. Each $39.95
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Other Sensors to Try

The MB1230 is great for UAVs that require slightly more sensitivity than the MB1240 offers. Each $39.95
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Uses the I2C communication protocol. Similar function to the MB1230. Each $39.95
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The MB1220 is a great balance between noise rejection and small target detection. This is a great starting point for UAV operators confident in their electrical engineering ability. A clean, stable power supply and proper ADC reference (or digital input) will be required. Users should test propellers and motors for acoustic noise at 40kHz. (Recommended SPL levels should not exceed 70db at 40kHz). Each $39.95
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Uses the I2C communication protocol. Similar function to the MB1220. Each $39.95
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Table Legend

Logic -- Digital High/Low
AN -- Analog Voltage
PW -- Pulse Width
4-20 -- 4-20mA Output

AE -- Analog Envelope
I2C -- I2C Bus
USB -- USB Connector

RS232 -- RS232 Serial
TTL -- TTL Serial
Serial -- RS232 or TTL serial

Author: Kathy Kostal  Date: 08-31-2016
Inc 5000 Maxbotix Logo Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000. MaxBotix Inc., Ranks No. 1752 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three–Year Sales Growth of 213%.
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Author: Cody Carlson  Date: 08-02-2016
Raspberry Pi 2 board MaxSonar sensors offer a variety of outputs including TTL serial data. This tutorial guides you through the process of setting up your Raspberry Pi 3 with a MaxBotix sensor. Click here for full article.
Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-26-2016
Full Horn Housing MaxBotix offers an expanded range of packaging options for many of our sensors. Each option provides unique benefits to certain mounting integrations. This article provides a brief overview of each option.
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Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-18-2016
Sensor is Tested When providing support, our technical support team may determine that further testing at our facility is the best way to help resolve the issue that you are facing. At this point, they will start the Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) process. This article will explain what you can expect as your ultrasonic sensor travels through our RMA process.
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Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-11-2016
Typical Wall Pipe Many customers have requested the option to mount an ultrasonic sensor in a pipe. During the testing and development cycle, we discovered a number of considerations and requirements that must be met for the application to be successful. When all of these are met, a user may be able to achieve the desired level of success for measuring the liquid level inside of a pipe.
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Author: Jenney Grover  Date: 06-28-2016
one of the options for outputs On April 19th, we welcomed our supporters to join us for the Grand Opening of the Build Out. Bob and Nita Gross gave a tour of the build out and their vision for the space. We continue to be in awe of the support from our community, our employees, our distributors, and our customers. Thank you for the many years of support, and we look forward to serving you in the years to come.
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