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Jul 02, 2018, 06:27 AM
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Caddx Turtle - new Split type camera


Caddx has announced Turtle camera - Split type FPV camera with FullHD 1080p/60pfs stackable recorder board.





Caddx Turtlet will have Turbo Eye Lens



V1 can be purchased @ https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...ampaign=montis
V2 can be purchased @ https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...ampaign=montis
Lens for Turtle: https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-LS104...ampaign=montis



2018-07-12: Name changed from Turtles to Turtlet
2018-08-06: Name changed again. Now it is called Turtle
Last edited by montis; Nov 08, 2018 at 05:51 AM. Reason: Name changed! Another name change!
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Jul 02, 2018, 06:27 AM
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Some tips:
To mount on a 30.5x30.5 mm stack, you CANNOT use any of the holes on the board. You must mount the board to the included backing plate(s) and then mount the backing plate to the 30.5x30.5 mm stack. You can use 3 holes on the PCB for 20x20mm mounting. (dingrrcg)

Firmware update file download page: https://www.caddxrc.com/info/turtle-...are_i0033.html
Edit: firmware file was taken out.

User manuals v1 and v2:
http://www.caddxrc.com/info/user-manual_c0034

Sample video footage day & night:
Caddx Turtlet Sample Video (Feedback Requested) ✔️✔️✔️ (9 min 11 sec)


Review by FyreSG:
Caddx Turtles (Turtlet) - Alternative to Runcam Split? (13 min 37 sec)


Review by Albert Kim:
Caddx Turtle 🐢 HD FPV Camera Review + Giveaway 🎁📷👍 (28 min 31 sec)


Latency tested by Gal Kramer:
Caddx Turtle / Turtlet Latency Test (5 min 23 sec)


rschoi_75:
"I recently had a case of black screen w/ osd on the caddx turtle v2. I saw a few pages back that some other people were experiencing the same thing after updating the firmware. I didn't update anything, so I was at a loss as to why my black screen of death occurred.

Turns out the culprit was a loose surface mount cap caused by over tightening the nearest M2 nut (see picture below).
I somehow managed to save the cap and soldered it back on with my iron, but it did the trick. The video came back, and it seems to be working fine.

This might not solve everyone's issue, but just fyi, it's good to periodically check the board for physical damage and loose components."




deeh_46:
"... made a protector for microsd card. stl file attached. Print with flexible filament. Rotate X or Y axis 180 degrees in slicer. No need support."
STL files here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...entid=11325009





Restoring the bricked Caddx after the failed firmware upgrade: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=455
Also here: https://www.multirotorguide.com/guid...rmware-update/



Noise in FPV feed: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-camera/page35
Quote:
Originally Posted by pierreh
I run my Turtle v2 from 5v on my Mamba F405 FC. It's not totally clean but very acceptable. The VTX is Eachine TX56 running on 200mW from VBAT. At first I had terrible noise in my FPV feed, but the fix was to put some tape between the VTX RP-SMA connector and the carbon frame.

Firmwares

2019 Jan 17

* Caddx implemented support for the RunCam Device protocol via their last firmware update. Please note however that only the turtle v2 correctly supports UART controls as the v1 had some incompatible connections on the board despite having UART pads.
* firmware fixes the horizontal lines issue in the HD recordings.








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Last edited by montis; Mar 19, 2019 at 04:25 AM. Reason: Firmware info added
Jul 02, 2018, 06:37 AM
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Interesting.

Caddx please reach out if you're looking for new retailers
Jul 02, 2018, 06:59 AM
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Lets hope Caddx version will not have those annoying vertical/ horizontal lines/bands in top left/right corner as Runcam Split has:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...7#post38473413
Jul 02, 2018, 09:35 AM
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any idea on price?
Jul 02, 2018, 09:48 AM
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Interested in the latency of the FPV feed above all else personally.
Jul 02, 2018, 10:21 AM
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Agreed. Latency first, then how good is the WDR, then price and only then the other features.
I think we will have to wait until the latency tested by actual customers (or reviewers). Price should be announced this week.
Jul 02, 2018, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by pkvillager
Interested in the latency of the FPV feed above all else personally.
yep. my split mini latency is noticeable when i go from back and forth to a quad with just a micro swift.

any chance for "record on arming" or a gyro activated record chip, so it records only while flying, then stops after landing/crashing?
Jul 03, 2018, 08:23 AM
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Nice to see the Runcam Split/mini has some competition!

I really hope this area of the hobby grows, as getting hi resolution video recording from tiny quads is very cool!
Jul 04, 2018, 02:30 AM
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I just wanna see it have a nice FPV image. The Split is terrible in that regard.
Jul 04, 2018, 04:45 AM
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I've read on FB that Caddx is still writing/finalizing the software. So final product is not available yet. Also somebody saw a product page template with a price of $64.99.
Jul 04, 2018, 06:35 AM
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It would be cool if Caddx partnered with a quad manufacturer for their initial launch by offering a package deal ready to go combo. There are a few good candidates in the 2-3" brushless micro and/or 5" brushless quad.

I'm sure a lot of people are only interested in the camera itself, but I'm not yet good enough to scratch build a quad to use this new camera in. Help me out Caddx!
Jul 05, 2018, 12:21 AM
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I'm looking forward to this one for sure. Surely runcam will be launching a split mini 2 anyday now, hopefully addressing the issues around FPV performance. I'm waiting to jump in on one of these, hope it will be the caddx that is worth having.
Jul 05, 2018, 06:32 AM
g0t rabb1t?
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Announced (no preorder) on BG:
https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...p-1320281.html
But hmm, anyone knows which sensor they use?
Jul 05, 2018, 11:33 PM
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20mm?


I wasn't sure if they had a 30.5mm version and a 20mm version like the split but looking a little closer at the board (attachment) it looks like 20mm in 3 holes with the 4th offset diagonally to fit on 30.5mm hardware. Good innovation

I think the most compelling argument for the over the split (for now) though is the single layer board - this is the only thing that has been holding me back.

Please let the FPV and recording be good - in that order!


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