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Old Aug 14, 2012, 10:03 PM
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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



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)
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 12:05 PM
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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.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 01:08 PM
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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.
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 04:37 AM
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Agree entirely with you!

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


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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.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Now HobbyKing carries the Arkbird
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:32 PM
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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?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Is there much difference between this and the Storm OSD.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 02:23 AM
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no rssi and no EagleTree Styled customisable screens .... im out
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:23 AM
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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)
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:34 AM
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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!
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:38 AM
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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
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:39 AM
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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?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 11:00 AM
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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.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 12:59 AM
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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 ?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:32 AM
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Tks for the test!!! I think I'll buy it !!!
Merry Christmas to me
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