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#1 BENJAS Aug 14, 2012 10:03 PM

Arkbird OSD Autopilot
 
any reference or any user who can give more reliable data this ?

http://www.infinity-hobby.com/main/p...oducts_id=8557

http://www.infinity-hobby.com/main/i...0420021_08.jpg

ARKBIRD is designed for fixed wing and with OSD, auto-stabilizing and Autopilot (auto return) functions to ease flying:
Height acquisition through barometer, reliable design; on-board voltage regulation chip, “ESC+ voltage regulation” dual voltage design.
Inertial measurement unit, suitable for any kinds of weather environment.
Suitable for small-space model, support delta wing.
Easy to adjust, which saves much time for adjustment and applicable for most models. Intelligent PID control.
One button auto-leveling, one button auto-go-home, go-home once radio turn off.
Auto-go-home even the signal of GPS is poor.
Gyro normal balance and 3D balance.
One button hovering mode.
Straight constant-height flight.
Turning to auto-go-home while flying over the rectangle area specified.

Arkbird OSD/Autopilot Demo (3 min 12 sec)

#2 renatoa Aug 15, 2012 12:05 PM

Last year asian OSD were almost all more or less sources of disappointments.
These manufacturers must understand that to enter on such over saturated market they must prepare manuals, use independent testers and offer support, and not use us to do these for them.

For this amount you can get the proven DOSD, go for something already used by a lot of users ready to help when needed.

#3 wallaguest1 Aug 15, 2012 01:08 PM

another MAX756 based OSD? come on...

dragonOSD+v2 / RVOSD v5 are the single one's that really worth to buy in my opinion
OSD644 is good too, but it lacks a black border in the characters.

#4 HF_ATL Aug 20, 2012 04:37 AM

Agree entirely with you!

Just to add that also RVOSD5 is worth considering as well!


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Originally Posted by RENATOA (Post 22453939)
Last year asian OSD were almost all more or less sources of disappointments.
These manufacturers must understand that to enter on such over saturated market they must prepare manuals, use independent testers and offer support, and not use us to do these for them.

For this amount you can get the proven DOSD, go for something already used by a lot of users ready to help when needed.


#5 P Scott Dec 14, 2012 03:38 PM

Now HobbyKing carries the Arkbird

#6 FPVking Dec 14, 2012 09:32 PM

The 150$ price range is sweet for a RTH OSD. That is max price for many flyers (me too) but there is not much to choose from sadly.
I like the Nova OSD (~120$) wich is cheapest - actually it's like RTH for free.
Then came the next version of Nova is Storm OSD for about 143$.
Now this Bird OSD is almost over the edge of that 150$ price target but 160$ is acceptable if it works.
We can have a nice working RTH OSD for 200$ but we wan't it 150$. The technology must develop.
Right now Storm looks like more real deal for cheaper price? Or wait a few months for this Bird OSD reviews to come in?

#7 dinislam1395 Dec 14, 2012 09:46 PM

Is there much difference between this and the Storm OSD.

#8 nabazul Dec 15, 2012 02:23 AM

no rssi and no EagleTree Styled customisable screens .... im out

#9 dhdsracer Dec 15, 2012 03:23 AM

I think I am the only one here that has actually owned this product. Feel free to watch my video and decide for yourself.
ArkBird OSD (9 min 25 sec)

#10 baybuzzard Dec 15, 2012 08:34 AM

It will be interesting to follow. I downloaded the manual and it is quite well written. The product appears to be well thought out and constructed. I had a NOVA and it was right next to worthless besides being difficult to set up for a beginner. I got NO customer service from them.

I might just have to give this one a go...

BTW - EXCELLENT video!

#11 Alyas Dec 15, 2012 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by dhdsracer (Post 23532202)
I think I am the only one here that has actually owned this product. Feel free to watch my video and decide for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VFLwudYHMo

Ignore this post!

#12 Alyas Dec 15, 2012 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by dhdsracer (Post 23532202)
I think I am the only one here that has actually owned this product. Feel free to watch my video and decide for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VFLwudYHMo

Thank you sir, great video! loved it. Just wondering if you have experienced any issues with it all, even a minor one?

#13 dhdsracer Dec 15, 2012 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Alyas (Post 23533193)
Thank you sir, great video! loved it. Just wondering if you have experienced any issues with it all, even a minor one?

Yeah, I have a few minor issues. The units are set to meters and I see no way to get to feet and miles. This could be a simple firmware fix soon though. I wrote about it on my site rcmanchild.com. Check it out.

#14 oded mazor Dec 16, 2012 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by dhdsracer (Post 23534103)
Yeah, I have a few minor issues. The units are set to meters and I see no way to get to feet and miles. This could be a simple firmware fix soon though. I wrote about it on my site rcmanchild.com. Check it out.

Thanks for the review, very helpfull.

Is the OSD layout configurable in any way, or is it a "one screen only" OSD type ?

#15 KnackiBall Dec 16, 2012 09:32 AM

Tks for the test!!! I think I'll buy it !!!
Merry Christmas to me :p


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