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OrangeRX 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer

OrangeRX 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer @HK

I just got the e-mail this morning and they're already backordered; anyone here have one on the way? It's no surprise they're sold out because at just $14.99+25gm shipping, it looks like it could be a very useful widget for any RCer to have in their arsenal. The programmable m168pa chip and ISP header are very intriguing to me, and I also wonder why the format isn't specified (DSM/FHSS). Could the format be programmable? Does that mean DSM2+RSSI may become a reality? [<---edit: It's not an rx, LOL!]

Perhaps other members may know more about this and can fill us in by posting here.

Below quoted from the HK website:

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Utilizing a single high precision 3-axis MEMS gyro, the OrangeRX 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer is capable of stabilizing flight on just about any fixed wing aircraft! It provides added stability by automatically correcting the aileron, elevator and rudder channels in flight. This compensates for unwanted changes in the airplane's attitude due to wind and other factors. In short, it makes your airplane much more stable in flight!

The OrangeRX 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer is great for those who tend to fly in windy conditions, as it will compensate for wind gusts that would normally push your model around. It's also an ideal add-on to your favorite FPV model to keep it on the straight and level while flying.

This unit is very simple to install and use. The adjustable gain settings are pre-set to 50% offering mild stabilization. You can easily adjust the gain for each channel as desired to increase or decrease the compensation for the respective channel (AIL, ELE, RUD).

Because we design, test and manufacture these units completely in-house (from 3D/2D drawing to materials sourcing, final assembly etc.) we can completely control production and ensure product consistency from design right through to shipping the product to you. Also, the removal of middle-men has meant we can drive better value to the market and retail these units at factory(our) prices!

Features:
Capable of stabilizing flight on just about any fixed wing aircraft
Supports 3D flight without undermining stability
Independent gyro gain adjustment for aileron, elevator and rudder
Easy-to-access gyro reversing switches on front of unit
Compact and light weight design

Specs:
Size: 51x32x14mm
Weight: 14g
IC: Atmega168PA
Gyro: 3-Axis MEMS
Input Voltage: 4.8-6.0V
AVR interface: Standard 6 pin
Signal from Receiver: 1520us
Signal to Servo: 1520us
Thanks HK!!! KK2, AS3x, and all other new goodies are making 2012 an interesting year!

Kev

[edit: Melnic brought it to my attention that folks have been downloading outdated versions of his manual. I attached the updated version to this post for easy access. Please PM me if there are any other important bits of info that need to be added to the OP.]
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