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Posted by Sweetieinsf | Jun 10, 2014 @ 09:14 PM | 16,199 Views
It seems I am always getting asked about my FrSky setup and since I am in the process of a rebuild due to a bad crash I thought I would document my FrSky setup for the benefit of others.

My goal is to fly FPV to a medium range (1-1.5 miles) to video interesting sights around the San Francisco Bay Area that I have been unable to reach with my C-47 fixed wing FPV rig due to a lack of takeoff and landing spots.

My equipment consists of:
FrSky Taranis Transmitter
FrSky D8R-XP Telemetry Receiver with battery voltage sensor
Boscam HD19 Camera
Boscam 500wm 5.8Ghz Vtx
Boscam LCD display with built-in 5.8Ghz diversity receiver
A variety of RHCP antennas

With the above setup I have flown in excess of 5800 feet with no loss of video or control link.

The first steps are to install power taps for the Camera/Vtx and the Voltage sensor that will give me live battery voltage readings on my Taranis as I fly. Also since I've confirmed one crash due to a loss of power to the receiver and the Devo-M FC I will install a 3amp UBEC and remove the leads from the on-board voltage regulator (BEC). Conveniently there are three 12v taps on the power board:
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Next is the receiver connections. I am using (and highly recommend) the FrSky D8R-XP for this application. It is a bi-directional telemetry receiver and offers two distinct advantages over other FrSky receivers. With a jumper on the signal pins of channels 3&4 it outputs CPPM on channel 1 and RSSI on channel 2. CPPM...Continue Reading