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Old Jun 02, 2009, 01:03 PM
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At last the CPD-4 is in stock, bought one!!

OSD is awesome!!

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You need a FMA Direct CPD-4.
http://www.fmadirect.com/products.htm?cat=20&nid=6

You can get either just the sensor or the sensor and the controller. If you only buy the sensor you wont get any of the flight stabilization features of the CPD-4.

Bill at EagleTree is currently working on an adapter board to make connecting it to the OSD Pro easier. Currently it requires splitting some of the wires on the sensor's cable.
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Old Jun 02, 2009, 02:15 PM
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I agree.... ET OSD Pro is AWESOME !!
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Old Jun 02, 2009, 04:08 PM
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as the the ahi was not configured it still did pretty well. I'll get it better for the next vid

anyone got a working AHI vid??????
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Old Jun 02, 2009, 04:31 PM
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as the the ahi was not configured it still did pretty well. I'll get it better for the next vid

anyone got a working AHI vid??????
I'm waiting for the adapter board and firmware change that will allow mounting the CPD-4 in the 45 degree configuration. For that demo video in front of my garage I had it mounted on a "prototype" plane that I have since scrapped.
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Old Jun 02, 2009, 05:04 PM
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At last the CPD-4 is in stock, bought one!!

OSD is awesome!!
"CURRENT PRODUCTION RUN SOLD OUT. NEXT DELIVERY JUNE 26"
Grr....
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Old Jun 02, 2009, 05:11 PM
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"CURRENT PRODUCTION RUN SOLD OUT. NEXT DELIVERY JUNE 26"
Grr....
Dont want to state the obvious, but the complete unit is still in stock, its only the standalone sensor that is out of stock. There is such a small price difference, i would prefer the complete unit, at least this way one could use it for different purposes... and not just the AHI.
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Old Jun 02, 2009, 05:13 PM
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I don't know why I read his comment as being the sensor only, but you're right he said the CPD-4.
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Old Jun 02, 2009, 05:45 PM
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* Distance to home is now LOS distance, rather than ground distance. This is more meaningful in most circumstances.

Bill, for Eagle Tree
Oh no!!!! You didn't change that did you? I thought the osd-pro was going to be able to have both, it should. I use ground distance to gauge how far away I am and at what point in a turn I start coming back home, important to know when there's wind, especially if I'm flying crosswind. Also when I'm flying high, I use ground distance to know when I'm getting too close before I hit the nulls of my antennas. You can't fly directly overhead with verticals. Lastly, if for some reason the camera quits and all I have left is instruments, it would be nice to know that I really am heading back home and not loosing altitude since altitude is a variable in computing LOS distance. Ground distance is what it is, no other variables.

Bottom line, you've got to have the option for both.

Or could you change it back and post two download options? One for line of sight and one for ground.
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Old Jun 02, 2009, 09:06 PM
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Here are some clips from today's test flights.

EagleTree OSD Pro June 2 Flights (2 min 28 sec)
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Old Jun 02, 2009, 10:09 PM
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Bill,

Any word on when the Artificial Horizon Indicator (AHI) is going to be implemented?
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Old Jun 02, 2009, 10:52 PM
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yeark!

I don't like to see so much data in the view. And you want an AHI in the center...
Differents peoples, differents tastes
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Old Jun 03, 2009, 02:22 AM
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It'w will be great to implement "pixel" adjustment of the displaying values, not only select from fixed pozitions. For example, if we talk about simple OSD Expander, there are many free space below of displayed values on the bottom of the screen. It seems that displaing values can be placed much lower!

For example:

http://www.vimeo.com/2553853
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Old Jun 03, 2009, 04:13 AM
Yes I looped the MSR post 5388
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What camera are you using? During early development Bill did some work to fix somewhat similar problems with some of the KX style cameras that were apparently quite out of spec from their documentation.
I have tried it on 2 different CCTV camera's both Sony CCD's

Here is the exact spec to the latest camera

Image pick-up Device:1/4 SONY COLOR CCD
Number of Pixels: PAL: 500H X582V
Scanning System: PAL:625Lines50Field/Sec
Sync System:internal Synchronization
Horizontal resolution:420 TV lines
Gamma Characteristic:0.45
Video output:1.0Vp-p75ohm
S/N Ratio:>=48(AGC OFF)
Electronic Shutter Time: PAL: 1/50-100,000Sec
Usable illumination:0.8 lux (F2.0)
LENS:3.7mm
Audio:yes
Operation Temperature:-10℃ - +50℃ RH95% Max
Power supply: DC 12V 500mA

and the older one

TV Color System : PAL
Sony 1/3" CCD Color sensor
Minimum Illumination : 0.5 Lux
Resolution : 420TV line
Auto Iris connector (Video drive/ Direct drive)
Electronic Shutter (1/50 to 1/10000S)
Back light compensation (Auto adjust, auto switch)
AGC (auto switch)
3.6mm manual lens Included
Voltage : 12V DC 100mA
Output : Video (BNC)
Size : 32 x 32mm
Power consumption : 12V 100mA 0.12W
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Old Jun 03, 2009, 04:58 AM
Yes I looped the MSR post 5388
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What cameras are you guys using?

Can someone post links to video with OSD and the camera used? I just want to keep buying stuff that is incompatible time and time again if indeed that is my issue.

But it doesnt make sense why it would only fail going through the OSD but not directly???

Any assistance is greatly appreciated

you know these forums are great to be in, no one is fighting with anyone, no politics just a group of guys who share a passion, maybe it RC guys in general?


Elias
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Old Jun 03, 2009, 09:08 AM
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Wind was 0 last night but there were a lot of clouds so I didnt mess with the AHI. Then the wind came up to 15+ real fast and I had to land. 7.46 Seems to work well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Too8NFpLkeA
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