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Dec 04, 2017, 10:41 PM
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Flight Controller with OSD etc


I have recently built a SkyShadow S800 wing (Banggood RTF kit).

I am interested in upgrading the flight controller to one with On Screen Display (such as false horizon) and other features such as GPS/Return To Home.

What are the suggested options?
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Dec 06, 2017, 04:07 AM
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There are two ways to go basically:

PNF way, where the setup time is reduced to minimum, but is a bit more expensive like:

F2S Flight Controller with M8N GPS

Or the DIY way, where you need to deal with soldering and software like inav. It require more setup time, but is rather cheap.

Omnibus F4 V2.1 Flight Controller


Ublox NEO-M8N Flight Controller GPS


Mini Micro JST 1.0mm SH 6-Pin Connector Plug


The choice is yours, I tried both ways, and both have the good and bad points.

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Dec 12, 2017, 12:17 AM
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Cheers. Might try the easier/more expensive way first.
Dec 16, 2017, 06:53 PM
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Expensive and inexpensive ways outlined here:

http://chrisgood.com/rcplanes/bluewi...ing/index.html

EagleTree or something similar: $150+

Flip32 / MWOSD + GPS: $17 + lots of soldering

Chris
Dec 21, 2017, 09:07 AM
Laughs at un-boxing videos...
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I too want to get instrumentation for my FPV.

Chris, I didn't see any direction home arrow. Is that feature available. Have you tried a wider angle lens?
Dec 21, 2017, 09:17 AM
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Return home and the return home direction is available on the Flip32 + MWOSD via the iNav flight software and MWOSD software, but I do not have it enabled. I have not gone beyond LOS with this setup. Same thing for the EagleTree system - it can do it, but I don't have it turned on.

The lens is listed as 'wide angle lens' in the item description, but Banggood has stopped selling it, so the old web page is gone.

https://www.banggood.com/800TVL-FPV-...p-1005391.html

Chris
Dec 29, 2017, 09:30 PM
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The viewing angle was a little tight for my liking so I upgraded to this:

https://www.banggood.com/FPV-800TVL-...r_warehouse=CN
Jan 20, 2018, 07:16 PM
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I just received the F2S FC (with GPS and Galvanometer?). Anyone know where I can source instructions in English?
Jan 21, 2018, 07:13 AM
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There is no English manual. Anyhow, 99% of the information regarding this flight controller is on its dedicated thread.

F2S Flight Controller & OSD for FPV Aircraft

Regards
Jan 22, 2018, 05:48 PM
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I have the F2S and the U2S manual and some diagrams. I guess the F2S doesn't have a BEC
(to supply 5V) but I can use the BEC soldered to the original power board to power the camera.

Then I saw the enclosed diagram. It suggests the servos (EMAX ES08A11) are 5V too and should be powered separately? Is this correct? So I can't plug directly to the F2S?
Last edited by AusS2000; Jan 23, 2018 at 01:19 AM.
Jan 23, 2018, 03:53 AM
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Right now I donīt have the board with me to check if the output have 5v out available, but it is easy to check it, just connect a servo and if it moves then the board does provide 5v on the output rail. You can always use a separated BEC (as it is explained on that diagram) to power your servos. Actually, I rather prefer a dedicated BEC to power my servos than using the voltage provided by the flight controller (if there is any).

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Jan 24, 2018, 07:07 PM
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Thanks for that but I was more concerned about it outputting the raw 12V. I did, however, notice that the receiver is powered by 5V from the F2S so I assume it does have an onboard BEC.


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