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Old Jul 30, 2014, 07:47 PM
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Need suggestion for $100-150 OSD

Hi, I am in for suggestions. I am going to start my FPV and looking for an OSD at a price between USD100-150.

What I will need:
- Auto RTH on lost signal, stabilization flight, heading & altitude lock, and auto circling on fixed gps position.
- RSSI indicator.
- On screen home indicator.
- Current sensor.
- Normal/fixed wing and delta wing platform.

Nice to have:
- Waypoint programming.
- Roll and pitch angle.
- Multi rotors platform.

It doesn't need to be PnP, I know a little about programming and soldering. Preferably, sold on hobbyking, because of their reasonably low international shipping price, but any store is ok. Thanks.
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Old Jul 30, 2014, 11:22 PM
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Hi, I am in for suggestions. I am going to start my FPV and looking for an OSD at a price between USD100-150.

What I will need:
- Auto RTH on lost signal, stabilization flight, heading & altitude lock, and auto circling on fixed gps position.
- RSSI indicator.
- On screen home indicator.
- Current sensor.
- Normal/fixed wing and delta wing platform.

Nice to have:
- Waypoint programming.
- Roll and pitch angle.
- Multi rotors platform.

It doesn't need to be PnP, I know a little about programming and soldering. Preferably, sold on hobbyking, because of their reasonably low international shipping price, but any store is ok. Thanks.
A little bit more but hits all of your 'must haves' and 'nice to haves'
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...hz_XT_60_.html

OR

This equivalent from RCTimer:
http://www.rctimer.com/product_822.html
http://www.rctimer.com/product_1134.html
http://www.rctimer.com/product_862.html

I use the RCTimer system and I am very happy with it.
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Search APM here on RCG or at http://plane.ardupilot.com/ for more info.
Be prepared for a bit of a steep learning curve but well worth the effort.

Cheers,
Geoff
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Old Jul 31, 2014, 07:17 AM
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Hi Geoff, thanks for your reply. I have been watching and reading APM. It is by far the most complicated AP module available. I am interested of its capability but.. I am worried it will took most of my time to learn instead of flying the aircraft.
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Old Jul 31, 2014, 07:23 AM
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How about a Cyclops Tornado?
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Old Jul 31, 2014, 06:39 PM
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How about a Cyclops Tornado?
Been reading some info about cyclops tornado. It looks like it fits all my must haves. Do you own one? If yes, how about it, do you encounter any issue even tiniest issue about this osd? Thanks.
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Old Jul 31, 2014, 06:48 PM
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No I do not own it. But I am going to buy one for some longer range stuff that I need things like RTH ect..
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Old Aug 06, 2014, 01:31 AM
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I have come across either to get cyclops tornado or arkbird.
I read somewhere that the tornado doesn't have throttle management during PA and RTH mode, which I think is a big minus since when I lost video signal, I must engage failsafe by turning off the Tx (?) in order to engage the throttle. Another one is that if the posture angle above 70 degrees, you can not engage PA autopilot or RTH. Is it the same as the arkbird? Can someone help to confirm on this. Thanks!
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