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Aug 11, 2013, 11:57 AM
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My dropbox is not full

By the way, the smaller OSD PCB with integrated power-supply, GPS and pressure-sensor arrived at the post-office yesterday
It sounds promising. You have to tell if you need someone to carry out a field test.

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Aug 11, 2013, 12:05 PM
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It sounds promising. You have to tell if you need someone to carry out a field test.

Michael
If you use 5-volt FPV equipment (Video-tx and camera) I wouldn't mind to get it tested roughly sooner or later

It should be able to deliver a very clean 5-volt supply. It could be interesting to add a 12-volt supply too, but I don't really use 12-volt myself.
Aug 12, 2013, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Dennis Frie
If you use 5-volt FPV equipment (Video-tx and camera) I wouldn't mind to get it tested roughly sooner or later

It should be able to deliver a very clean 5-volt supply. It could be interesting to add a 12-volt supply too, but I don't really use 12-volt myself.
I can create most used setups with following equipment in stock.

Camera: 3x 5V, 5x 7-12V, 2x 12V
AV Transmitter: 3x 3.3V, 2x 5V, 7x 12V

All my FPV systems share power source with the propulsion system, so good filtration is a must.

A 3.3V could be interesting too, for the cheap 5.8Ghz systems.

Regards
Michael
Aug 12, 2013, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Dennis Frie
If you use 5-volt FPV equipment (Video-tx and camera) I wouldn't mind to get it tested roughly sooner or later

It should be able to deliver a very clean 5-volt supply. It could be interesting to add a 12-volt supply too, but I don't really use 12-volt myself.
How well is the power supply engineered regarding to electromagnetic radiation?
Aug 12, 2013, 02:06 PM
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How well is the power supply engineered regarding to electromagnetic radiation?
Hopefully pretty well ;-)
With a high switching frequency and good amount of capacitance, the ripple on both input and output, should be kept at a minimum.

The loop on the converter is quite small and should not emit much RF-noise.

I considered a RF-shield to eliminate/attenuate the remaining noise, but with the results from the test-board, it didn't seem to be necessary at all. Even at very close distance, I wasn't able to measure much, if any, noise.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=140
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=145

- but I'm well aware of the noise-requirements and it have certainly been considered.
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Aug 12, 2013, 02:23 PM
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What about a SAW filter for the GPS?
Specially if the GPS antenna is small things like the FrSky RX's with telemetry will kill the GPS signal.
Had to bought a GPS with bigger antenna to my copters as I could barely get a 3d FIX when using with FrSky gear.
Aug 12, 2013, 02:30 PM
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What about a SAW filter for the GPS?
Specially if the GPS antenna is small things like the FrSky RX's with telemetry will kill the GPS signal.
Had to bought a GPS with bigger antenna to my copters as I could barely get a 3d FIX when using with FrSky gear.
As I'm using an integrated GPS-unit, adding a SAW-filter is not really possible. I really want to keep it as small and light as possible - if I need large GPS-antenna etc. I will be using a seperate GPS-unit.
Aug 13, 2013, 03:01 AM
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Hopefully pretty well ;-)
With a high switching frequency and good amount of capacitance, the ripple on both input and output, should be kept at a minimum.

The loop on the converter is quite small and should not emit much RF-noise.

I considered a RF-shield to eliminate/attenuate the remaining noise, but with the results from the test-board, it didn't seem to be necessary at all. Even at very close distance, I wasn't able to measure much, if any, noise.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=140
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=145

- but I'm well aware of the noise-requirements and it have certainly been considered.
Superb..
Aug 13, 2013, 03:41 PM
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Aug 13, 2013, 09:06 PM
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Step away for a few months and you come up with that beautiful little thing. Nice work Dennis!

Middle of the video is some footage with v019
Performed flawlessly! Thanks again Dennis.

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Aug 14, 2013, 03:20 AM
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wow - looking good. Nice work, Dennis!

I have a new test platform standing by

Just mounted the ezUHF Tx/Rx

BTW, I also enjoyed the previous version very much. This is my latest flight:
FPV Falcon Flying Wing, Seaside (4 min 26 sec)
Aug 14, 2013, 02:37 PM
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Step away for a few months and you come up with that beautiful little thing. Nice work Dennis!

Middle of the video is some footage with v019
Performed flawlessly! Thanks again Dennis.

http://youtu.be/lvIu7T2ezjU
I've been quite busy with a lot of other stuff lately, but I'm still around whenever I get time

Looks good from the video, always great to see it in action.
Aug 14, 2013, 02:39 PM
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wow - looking good. Nice work, Dennis!

I have a new test platform standing by

Just mounted the ezUHF Tx/Rx

BTW, I also enjoyed the previous version very much. This is my latest flight:
http://youtu.be/77uOda9ZHy4
Looks very nice
You should really get the EzUHF and OSD connected, to get RSSI and package information. It's really nice when flying in noisy environments and/or pushing the range.
Aug 15, 2013, 04:15 AM
David(bg2vcj)
thanks
How to get it to work? Please help

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It's working fine here... can you try again?
I'll try and put it in dropbox but my account there is full.
Aug 15, 2013, 04:50 AM
David(bg2vcj)
Thanks
I am interested in the OSD, want to test it. I only have minimOSD. Can you tell me, how to upload the firmware and how to use it?


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Originally Posted by Dennis Frie
My dropbox is not full

Please note that this is just a direct copy of the file uploaded by IceWind, I haven't even unpacked the file
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...9_MinimOSD.zip

By the way, the smaller OSD PCB with integrated power-supply, GPS and pressure-sensor arrived at the post-office yesterday


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