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Moates Ostrich Emulator

Old 02-13-2007, 11:50 AM
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Hey guys. I had a quick question. I was looking through some electronic stuff for my build and came across the ostrich usb emulator and I was just wondering what it exactly does. Is it like a tuning device? Does it replace a chip burner or work like an safc? I was just confused as to what it actual does. If anyone could fill me in that would be great. Thx
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:57 AM
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It is an emulator, it pretends its the CHIP in your ECU.

It is basically a buffer between your tuning laptop and ECU so that you can upload BIN files to it in real time without the ECU flipping out that you are changing things.

One side connects via ECU to your tuning computer and the other side has a 28 pin ribbon cable that sits in a socket in your ECU where the chip normally goes
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:58 AM
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but most still use a chip once its tuned with the emulator.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:58 PM
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yes..But it soooo much easier and faster tuning-especially on the street..you can see what does what without burning chips after every change.."on the fly" tuning..its great..especially if you try a tuning programs autotune feature-i know BRE has autotune. chrome pro..etc...basically..you can change parameters in a tune, without burning a chip..and you see the changes right then..best tuning investment ive made..i love it
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by MAJORAHOLE
but most still use a chip once its tuned with the emulator.
people that buy it for themselves, no...you can tune the car and then just leave the Ostrich connected, its internal batteries will supposedly sustain for about 30 years or so
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:32 PM
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Hey, xenocron, I had an ECU to sell toyou but since you can't take them right now, I was wondering, Can I use the P05 I was going to sell to you for my turbo build? I figure maybe I should just keep it for the build. Do I need to chip it into a P28 before I can use it? I'm thinking of getting a moates ostrich, could I plug that straight into this ecu as is and use it? And is this moates ostrich just like using uberdata or crome?
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:31 AM
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you use the ostrich in conjunction with crome, uberdate, bre, whatever tuning program youre using..you dont have to have it to tune and burn chips..but it makes it easier and faster..
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Originally Posted by suprachica79
Hey, xenocron, I had an ECU to sell toyou but since you can't take them right now, I was wondering, Can I use the P05 I was going to sell to you for my turbo build? I figure maybe I should just keep it for the build. Do I need to chip it into a P28 before I can use it? I'm thinking of getting a moates ostrich, could I plug that straight into this ecu as is and use it? And is this moates ostrich just like using uberdata or crome?
The ostrich is simply an emulator...meaning it pretends to be the chip in the ecu. So instead of you having to open a rom editor, play with the map, burn the chip to your burner and then plug the chip into your ecu, all you have to do is pop the ostrich into the ecu, connect it to your laptop, open your rom editor, transfer the .bin file to the ostrich and you're done. There's no need to remove the ostrich once your done, and you can reprogram it as you go i.e street tuning with the car driving.
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:27 PM
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There's no need to remove the ostrich once your done
Yeah but why would you want you're passenger stepping on it all the time, I could see it being NICE for tuning but since I finished tuning my car and put the ecu away I havent taken it back out.
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Originally Posted by slo_crx1
The ostrich is simply an emulator...meaning it pretends to be the chip in the ecu. So instead of you having to open a rom editor, play with the map, burn the chip to your burner and then plug the chip into your ecu, all you have to do is pop the ostrich into the ecu, connect it to your laptop, open your rom editor, transfer the .bin file to the ostrich and you're done. There's no need to remove the ostrich once your done, and you can reprogram it as you go i.e street tuning with the car driving.
ah..very good description..i can only describe stuff that good when im drunk...
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