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Old May 26, 2014, 06:34 PM
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Devo F12E FPV Radio Transmitter with 5" LCD Display, 12 Channels by Walkera


NEWS: This is the next generation of the all-in-one FPV radio transmitter with 12 channels and a 5" LCD Display. Meeting Walkera at AUVSI, gave us the opportunity to see what is coming soon in UAV technology. We have included some photos of the final development and will update again.


Features:
• 12 channels, professional computer radio system
• 5" LCD screen
• 5.8G video image receiver with 32 channels
• 4 stick modes
• RF transmitter power adjustable
• Supports Helicopter and Airplane (+Multirotor)
• Supports 15 models
• Supports Telemetry functions - GPS data, altitude, distance, voltage, temperature etc.
• Auto ID binding & Fixed ID
• USB online firmware updates.

Status (Jul 2014): in beta testing
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Old May 26, 2014, 07:10 PM
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Firstly, thank you for providing info.
Few questions:

a) What's going to be the resolution of that screen?
b) Is this radio going to be an Android based radio that allows programming?
c) Since it's going to have video downlink built in, did they say what would be the quality of the video at GS level?
d) Can we connect digit Goggle to radio?

For point of reference, please take a look at page 5.
http://yuneec.com/pressroom/Yuneec_f...eenversion.pdf
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Old May 26, 2014, 07:39 PM
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it's nice to be integrated but hope there's replacement parts for the LCD if needed.
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Old May 27, 2014, 02:30 PM
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Ben, i will remember to pass your questions and reference to Walkera in our next meet.
Cheers! Leo
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Old May 27, 2014, 03:03 PM
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Ben, i will remember to pass your questions and reference to Walkera in our next meet.
Cheers! Leo
Thanks Leo!
I'll be following your channel for some flight tests, flight stability and the downlink video quality. I doubt it will match DJI LightBridge, but if we can use HD Goggle with F12e radio and get decent FPV video, that would be great.

I'm looking forward to this new multirotor.
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Old Jun 04, 2014, 11:16 PM
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Thanks Leo!
I'll be following your channel for some flight tests, flight stability and the downlink video quality. I doubt it will match DJI LightBridge, but if we can use HD Goggle with F12e radio and get decent FPV video, that would be great.
I'm looking forward to this new multirotor.
From Walkera, hope this helps:
1) What's going to be the resolution of that LCD screen at 5 inch?
640*480P at 5 inch.

2) Is there a CVBS video port to connect external monitor.
yes CBVS port like other FPV transmitter.

3) Band?
It is 2.4ghz and 5.8gzh mixed. 2.4g to control the range,5 .8g to control the video.

4) What is the control transmitter range?
1km-2km 100mw

5) What is the video range
500m

6) what is the weight?
around 650g

7) Will it be a Android based radio that allows programming?
no,it won't.

8) ilook + transmits at 5.8gzh 640x480
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Old Jun 05, 2014, 08:03 AM
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From Walkera, hope this helps:
1) What's going to be the resolution of that LCD screen at 5 inch?
640*480P at 5 inch.

2) Is there a CVBS video port to connect external monitor.
yes CBVS port like other FPV transmitter.

3) Band?
It is 2.4ghz and 5.8gzh mixed. 2.4g to control the range,5 .8g to control the video.

4) What is the control transmitter range?
1km-2km 100mw

5) What is the video range
500m

6) what is the weight?
around 650g

7) Will it be a Android based radio that allows programming?
no,it won't.

8) ilook + transmits at 5.8gzh 640x480
Thank you again Leo;
Man that resolution is LOW. I guess it's good enough for fashark to connect to, but not for highend HD goggle.
I guess they're trying to keep the price down.
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Old Jun 05, 2014, 08:22 AM
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From Walkera, hope this helps:
Leo, based on these specs, what goggle would be best to be able to interface with?

The *Base* fastshark seems to be the right one, since we don't need any transmission and recording capability. Are there other choices that we're not buying stuff that can't be used?

Update: Don't you think the resolution and range limitation is going to impact the whole FPV solution offering? Let's say someone spends $1,500 on a H500 and another $500 on Camera and extra battery and $500 for a Goggle. At this point he has invested $2,500 in a system that he "expects" to have a great/good FPV experience and video recording. Do you think this video transmission solution meets that expectations?

Personally, H500 has been my choice for AV/AP by also using FPV to get my shots, but I think these specs falls real short of decent quality.
I just like to get your point of view.
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Old Jun 05, 2014, 03:58 PM
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Leo, based on these specs, what goggle would be best to be able to interface with?.
hi Ben
Goggles are expensive, i wish they will come down in price with more competitors. In any case, if I were to pick one up these days, I will research on 32CH Diversity goggle, so they are compatible with various video transmitter or the Moverio BT-200. if anyone who wants to fly long distance, they should consider an external video receiver and transmitter. The Fatshark Attitude allows me to use an external receiver, so that will meet both needs. I think very soon the fpv transmitters will have a drv build-in, so you can record your telemetry or osd data without another piece of hardware. your shots will be 1080p or better, recorded at the camera end. you just need your goggle to compose your shots, and avoid flying into anything. you may also end up with diversity monitor running at the same time, as a backup.

I think Walkera was testing digital versus analog, but range may have been the limitation. i hope they will continue to invest in the research for quality as well as range. less to carry is always better, so all-in-one is good for under 500m. i believe at 500m your model is close to a dot from the distance. did you see the qr x350 pro with mission planner video? it flys very well if under 20 minutes is sufficient. you can use mission planner to fly your route, manage your camera and fly back, like a true UAV. ~Leo
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Old Jun 05, 2014, 05:52 PM
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hi Ben
Goggles are expensive...
Thanks Leo;
Let's see what Walkera puts together with their H500 FPV package.
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Old Jun 08, 2014, 10:29 PM
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Guys,

This handset supports telemetry, does that mean if you can interface your laptop or Droid with the handset then you'll get real time control over the Tali H500 or QR X350 Pro using Mission Planner?
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 02:10 PM
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Old Jun 28, 2014, 01:51 AM
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Guys,

This handset supports telemetry, does that mean if you can interface your laptop or Droid with the handset then you'll get real time control over the Tali H500 or QR X350 Pro using Mission Planner?
I'm not sure about mirroring directly off the TX, but I just found this on the Walkera site: http://walkera.com/en/showgoods.php?id=2614

Nothing about mission planning, just getting that 5.8 into wifi along with an app that displays the video on the device.

Edit: Sorry, existing thread about this already here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2184764
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 12:22 PM
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Will the devo f12e work with the dji phantom 2v+ ?
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 12:25 AM
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anymore news about this Tx? details on the receiver... planning to use it on the phantom 2 h33d version
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