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Old Sep 17, 2008, 01:55 AM
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Thanks for the kind words!!

Really appreciate the beta test offers. We'll be sorting that out in the coming weeks.

SmashSE, the complete standard OSD package comes with everything you need to display and log Voltage, Current, mAH, groundspeed, Home Arrow, Distance to Pilot, GPS altitude, GPS position, Wattage, and Rx Hits.

When the Pro becomes available, the new features (audio, Graphics, and RTH) will all start working, with no other sensors to buy. You just need to upgrade one part of the system ($20 + shipping) to move to the Pro.

We do have lots of other sensors available, as and when you need them. For example, a separate voltage monitor for your camera pack is in the works. We have not officially announced that though. :-)

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Bill, for Eagle Tree
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Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:49 AM
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RV's OSD doesn't log any telemetry. It's a good looking OSD, but since it doesn't log any data, it's basically useless to me. I'm seriously looking at the eagle tree system. If the pro OSD expander actually gets released in December, I'm on board 100%!


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As much as I want to applaud you for your efforts I find your post a little questionable. You only have a mock-up and some ideas to share, the actual product is months away, whereas your biggest competitor -Vova's RVOSD- is just about to be released to customers.
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Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:56 AM
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RV's OSD doesn't log any telemetry. It's a good looking OSD, but since it doesn't log any data, it's basically useless to me. I'm seriously looking at the eagle tree system. If the pro OSD expander actually gets released in December, I'm on board 100%!
That's one of the biggest reasons I purchased the Eagle Tree System, it's all about the logging and now with OSD for FPV
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Old Sep 19, 2008, 07:43 PM
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And also the reason I canceled an OSD preorder from another guy and went with eagletree. Bill, you anounced this just in time, glad you did, and now I know I made the right decision.
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 02:52 AM
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I noticed your RTH feature supported JR radios, how hard would it be to get it working with a Futaba 2.4Ghz?

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Old Sep 20, 2008, 06:07 AM
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Hey Bill, I collect OSD's for some reason. Even the ones that are on back order due to release dates. I was ready to order your OSD but I'll waite for the Pro.

One of the other OSD's allow the use of the Garmin Summit GPS that stores a lot of waypoints. Great for Garmin but the OSD doesn't allow for changing waypoints to nav to, although it does allow HOME plus one other. Any chance that we could eventually have the ability to select waypoints from a list while in flight or better yet, select a flight plan('s)? Imagine having the ability to race a course, RENO style, with some buddies. Combine that with the logger for validity.. Also, maybe consider some sort of TCAS. The Rhino GPS has the ability to show the location of other Rhino's, course and distance.

Yeah, I'm dreaming but these are things that are already here but not in one package. You guys seem to have the bull by the horns right now and so it seems that maybe you are the ones to pull it off.

I'd pony up big for this one. I have your Eagle Tree Wireless Pro installed on my machine and that wasn't cheap with all the accessories. Darn good stuff though and worth every penny. Keep up the good work!

Yes, this is a repost from another forum but I feel the need and you could do the deed.....please consider.
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 08:16 AM
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How much would it cost for a complete OSD system featuring the latest firmware (with GPS, airspeed etc...)
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 08:17 AM
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this was adressed to Billpa :-)
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 05:54 PM
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Bill,

Your OSD looks really neat, I always like to see differnt OSD's and the ideas different people come up with. A couple things I would like to suggest.

The " Radar " display needs to be able to be turned off, or the " North Up " to be able to be changed by the user to any heading they want as being up. Most RC flyers do not fly facing north, and that " Radar Display " would be downright confusing if you normally faced East, or West, or south, etc.. to fly and North Up was in effect... Being able to select any heading as " Up " would solve this and make a really neat feature usable at any location. In RC flying, North has no special meaning.... Lots of OSD designers get this wrong, and they always seem to realize it late and delete special indications of North after they get some exprience.

The other feature that is really nice to have is to be able to turn the OSD off with a channel on the radio. There are times you really want the OSD, but then again there are times you just want to look at the outside world without anything at all cluttering up the screen. I use this feature constantly on the Dragon.

I look forward to seeing this product on the market, and videos of what it will do. You guys do have a lot of really neat products, keep up the good work

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Old Sep 20, 2008, 07:21 PM
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The other feature that is really nice to have is to be able to turn the OSD off with a channel on the radio. There are times you really want the OSD, but then again there are times you just want to look at the outside world without anything at all cluttering up the screen. I use this feature constantly on the Dragon.
They'll definitely have this feature as their current OSD supports it:

http://www.vimeo.com/1775601
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Old Sep 21, 2008, 03:13 AM
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JettPilot, North Up has nothing to do with the way you are facing whilst sitting on the ground controlling your aircraft remotely and everything to do with the direction your aircraft is flying. Wether you are facing South, East or West, with North up (as is long time, long standing navigational convention world wide for shipping, aircraft, and motorvehicles), the radar plane tells you what direction YOUR AIRCRAFT is heading, again regardles what direction you are facing. You don't need to be alligned in any particular direction. I'm really surprised to read you comment given your "legendary experience". I thought it was only women that turned the map so that north is somewhere else other than up.
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Old Sep 21, 2008, 07:28 AM
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If you spend any time using a automobile gps you realize track up is the way to go.
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Old Sep 21, 2008, 09:32 AM
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I thought it was only women that turned the map so that north is somewhere else other than up.

Every pilot turns the map so the map's north faces north... you want your heading to be up, when you're flying in BAD weather at tree tops, in a foggy valley at 170 miles an hour trying to follow the water, the last thing you need is to turn left when you should be turning right because you are tracking down on your map instead of forward...

When flying its much easier to find a landmark (lake, shape of a river) etc.. if what you are seeing down below has the same orientation as what you are seeing on the map...

So I guess all pilots are women ?
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Old Sep 21, 2008, 10:20 AM
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JettPilot, North Up has nothing to do with the way you are facing whilst sitting on the ground controlling your aircraft remotely and everything to do with the direction your aircraft is flying. Wether you are facing South, East or West, with North up (as is long time, long standing navigational convention world wide for shipping, aircraft, and motorvehicles), the radar plane tells you what direction YOUR AIRCRAFT is heading, again regardles what direction you are facing. You don't need to be alligned in any particular direction. I'm really surprised to read you comment given your "legendary experience". I thought it was only women that turned the map so that north is somewhere else other than up.
True, in most English speaking countries maps are printed North is Up.

Take a look at a gyro compass on an aircraft instrument panel some day. Your HEADING is UP. If your map is on a display north should NOT be up, your heading should be up. Same with the radar display. Check any of the moving map displays and see how it is done when lives depend on the results.

That makes it so that you know which way to turn without having to waste time analyzing things and maybe getting it wrong.

BTW, women do turn maps to the correct heading. Real men don't need no maps. We head in the approximate right direction and look for signs and occasionally take advice from our navigator when all else fails!

JettPilot is right, and you are too far away for me to offer to help you look for your airplane.

Pete
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Old Sep 21, 2008, 12:09 PM
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I agree with Jettpilot a radar facing north is useless and can be annoying.
Even if you face South, the miniature plane on the left of the screen must indicate that the plane is on your left (and not at West).
The "radar" map should be automatically oriented during the first initialisation of the OSD. The "up" of the radar should be what is facing the plane at start up.
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