I would like to present video of our friend showing how OSD+AP help to start and land in hard foggy condition in the morning:
The FPV System has 2 new functionality implemented in OSD to increase safety and performance of long range FPV flight.We call it wind assistant and thermal assistant. It will be available in firmware with number 2.40 and bigger.
Is used to measure wind speed and direction at current altitude, usually different then speed on ground. It not require and additional hardware, only needs to make a full circle in the air on constant throttle and constant altitude stick position. Internal algorithms calculate drift of the plane and display numeric value on the OSD screen. Wind speed and directions can be displayed on radar screen area or in the air/ground speed control. It will not display until first valid measurement will be performed.
Information about wind speed and direction can be crucial to plan and perform long range flight.
Is used to visualize position of the detected ascending and descending thermal currents. Having that points are on radar screen, it is easier to circle in the ascending currents to get the higher altitude and finally increase the distance of the flight. Position of points is all the time recalculated using data from wind assistant to follow real thermal moved by wind. If new thermal currents will be detected, the old one is cleared.
Thermal assistant can be used by any kind of plane, not only gliders.
This functionality require Autopilot module, because variometer sensor is mounted on autopilot board.
For more details about assistants please read document: Wind Assistant and Thermal Assistant in PitLab & Zbig FPV System.
We are in the final phase of testing the functionality of the FPV system allowing aided landing in low visibility conditions such as fog or night. The purpose of this function is to carry out the model at right angles both horizontally and vertically at the airport in the absence of visual contact with the ground. The elements of this functionality is to visualize the airport runway and marker analogous to the ILS system, showing the deviation from the ideal landing approach path. Both of these elements are visible in the centre of the screen in the picture below.
The whole consists of the ability to define the device to 8 airports with predefined approach angle.
FPV System with those features you can order in our FPV shop.
With the winter time change, for modellers has come "workshop times". I want to help you effectively consume this time by increasing offer of accessories designed to build DIY multirotors. This time I want to announce you composite tubes made of carbon fiber. The tubes material designated as a 3K means the each thread is made from 3000 carbon fibers. Characteristic of carbon composite weave called "twill" provides high mechanical strength compared to the classic straight fibers.
At this moment I can offer tubes with an outer diameter matching the boom blocks: 12mm, 16mm, 22mm, 25mm and 28mm, such as on photo:
All pipes has length 1m, each is packed in protective foil. Tubes are delivered to customer in cardboard tubes ø=10cm, l=105cm.
Some time ago family of boom block for multicopters has grown. Just draw and cut few next members of motor mount family compatible with boom block for 25, 28 and 30mm diameter of arm. Below is family photo:
New motor mounts are optimized for holding motors with large diameter. Biggest rotor fitting in the contour of the screws can have 69mm diameter. Biggest known motor with 87mm rotor like T-Motor has slight lift of the bottom part, so also should be used here.
Wholes for screws are the same in all 3 mounts. It differ only with boom block mounting wholes.