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How to Update the Rangevideo RVOSD5

Rangevideo has made a number of improvements to the heads up display graphics and the algorithm that controls the gyros, amongst other things; it's wise to update your RVOSD5 to take advantage of these improvements and bug fixes.

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Heres a quick video tutorial aimed at updating the RVOSD5 autopilot/HUD from Rangevideo.com. Due to the steps involved, the software and files that need to be downloaded, and additional hardware that will need to be purchased (Pickit2), I though it might be useful to create a how-to video.

Rangevideo has made a number of improvements to the heads up display graphics and the algorithm that controls the gyros, amongst other things; it's wise to update your RVOSD5 to take advantage of these improvements and bug fixes.

A step-by-step how to is available on Rangevideo's forum: CLICK HERE

Link to purchase a Pickit2 (required for update): CLICK HERE

Link to Pickit2 software: CLICK HERE

In order to update the RVOSD5, you will need to:

  • Purchase a Pickit2
  • Download the Pickit2 software
  • Make sure the Pickit2 firmware is up to date
  • Download the hex files for the RVOSD5 graphic and main board
  • Load the hex files to the RVOSD5 through the Pickit2
  • Email Rangevideo for the unlock code

Updating the rvosd5 (5 min 39 sec)

Last edited by Matt Gunn; Jun 07, 2013 at 04:48 PM..

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Old Jun 08, 2013, 07:00 AM
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Wow! Thanks for doing this! I just got an RVOSD installed in my Twinstar II and this will be helpful!

-Peter
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Old Jun 08, 2013, 11:15 AM
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I have a VERY recent rvosd... guess I should check out the firmware and see if its current?

edit: based on dates, I am. very good.
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Old Jun 08, 2013, 01:39 PM
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Hi Matt, that's a good video tutorial. More helpful that my own
However you missed an important step. In order to properly update the graphic board you need to download the latest device list for the pickit, then replace the old one.

http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/e...te-1-62-14.zip

...Also the right way to ask for the unlock code is to PM me on the Rangevideo forum, else my answer will take longer, you will be re-directed to RV forum anyways.
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Old Jun 08, 2013, 04:56 PM
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Thanks! I literally had that part in one of my video takes, and somehow it got edited out.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 11:21 PM
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I have this..still need to get it in a plane.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 01:38 PM
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does anyone know whats a good airplane to use for long range fpv? about 30 40 flight time thats including gliding.
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