HobbyKing Tiny OSD III (w/ 10Hz GPS and 60A Current sensor)
The HobbyKing Tiny OSD III unit is a quick and easy way to add an array of on screen information to your FPV system. With GPS Coordinates, ground speed, voltmeter, Altitude, Amp draw, consumed mAh and a return to home arrow this OSD unit will make a great addition to any FPV setup.
Features: Ground Speed Altitude Latitude and Longitude GPS Signal RSSI Battery Voltage Current Draw Consumed mAh Distnace Return to Home Arrow Supports NTSC and PAL TV signal Specs: Weight: 44.0g (total) Size: Main board 41mmx24mmx11mm GPS Module 35mmx27mmx9mm Amp Sensor 58mmx25mmx9mm Working Voltage: OSD 7.4V-12V / GPS Module 5V
I just got mine today, got it hooked up and working. My question is how would I change the measurement units from metric to standard. Also is their some way to change the screen layout? I bought a USB adapter but I am not sure I got the right one.
Isn't metric standard :-). A few threads below I commented where to get further info on this gadget, including the configuration software - It is also mentioned in the manual under the files tab. All these vapor is to avoid the wrath of the ****or. The cable is SKU 2980...02, and you connect it to the GPS (serial) port.
are already sold out. The HK OSD System Full Combo.
, HobbyKing Tiny OSD III (w/10 and 60 A Hz GPS Current sensor), and, it is the same as a set? .
Sending and receiving pictures of the facilities, so that you want to add only OSD.
Any other required cables, and the parts I need? .
No ,HK OSD and Tiny OSD are not the same product. I do not now the first. This provides position, ground speed, altitude, voltage, instant consumptin, total current consumed, direction, home direction, RSSI, and sattellite coverage (I think I miss nothing). You need to build your owm cables to intercept the video signal.
Can someone point me to a location were I can get the manual and software for the Tiny II OSD... Another question: Is it possible to make a USB cable for setting the parameters on the Tiny II OSD or am going to need to purchase one...
A basic manual can be found under the files tab, further info available (but not much) at the OEM site, and there's a dedicated thread at RC Groups. As for the cable, I bought it - it is not that expensive.
I have both, Tiny OSD and Arkbird, both work with Immersion (and Fatshark) video transmitters, and for both you need to do your own cable, but it is very simple. I like to keep my conections clean and flexible, so I can install and uninstalll the gear easily and switch planes, so I prepare readily pluggable cables using Molex SL 5 way connectors, male and female, and let all signals through except for video, which goes to and back from the OSD. In the Tiny I use a servo extension because it also carries ground, and just cut one end (photo and diagram available under the purple files tab above). In the Arkbird it is a very similar set up, only that there is no ground next to the video in and out, and there is an additional power cable with two male Molex SL 2 way connectors (same as the small JST power conns.) to power up the Video tx from thevArkbird - no photo here, sorry. The Arkbird includes cables for other type of video equipment, not Immersion though.
Thnx. BTW, if you have an Immersion video Tx I think your power cable can connect directly to the Arkbird. Just be extremely careful with polarity since there is no notch nor anything to prevent you from doing things wrong.
This OSD has not autopilot. If you want both OSD and autopilot in a single board look at Arkbird (on the same HK section) - It is a little more expensive, and you get stabilizer, autopilot, an OSD, all in one board.
I always use it with 3S, but you may be right: the real power to the OSD comes through the RSSI port, and that is suplied by the rx, independently of the battery used. Do you get correct voltage and current readings?
I just got the tiny OSD III hood up to my Phantom quadcopter but I have one problem I do not see on the screen the battery voltage, I see the current and everything else but not the voltage. Any one out there know why?
Can someone clarify what the steering gear port refers to? The manual explains it as "Steering gear port: connect with steering gear" which is more or less meaningless to me. The only thing I can guess, is that it is some sort of fail-safe trigger for a return to home autopilot. but that's just a wild stab in the dark guess.
This is just a guess but could it be referring to your Gyro or landing gear channel on your radio? If its referring to it in the context of a switch that needs to be triggered for changing modes, it is likely.
It only means that you power the OSD connecting it to a free port on your receiver, like the landing gear. This is just a OSD, a good one (I use it), but no RTH autopilot nor stabilization. If your Rx provides RSSI signal, the port you mention should have its signal (outer end) connected to it, but if you don't have it, any free port would do.
Fox tech fpv- another site. Have a GoPro fpv cable for about $10. You can make them yourself. If you have the GoPro hero 1/2 there are videos on YouTube of how to connect to 3.5mm output and flitetest have a video on how to make the cable for the GoPro hero 3.
Remember there is soldering involved in fpv. Get a set of helping hands with some flux (rosin) and soldering becomes very easy. Good luck!
I've been censored?? Just because I mentioned another model OSD.
(Sold here by the way) ???
I have been a loyal customer and always had great things to say about the products here and never said anything against HK.
Why censor me?
The other OSD I had bought before the Tiny III OSD was the HobbyKing OSD (I mentioned the Apache name though) and I wanted to compare the two.
Prob comming on a bit strong but I know how you feel. I posted and answered a question and also mentioned a product. CensorKing swooped in and laid down the ban hammer like Thor smiting the unholy.
What was the end result? I spent $800 at another online shop. So GOOD LUCK and I hope you BUY more high quality products.
You don't set home, it is set when it gets GPS lock on. What is confusing is that up is always North, even if you are facing South. If you find it hard to "delocalize" your mindset just face North before you put your goggles on. It takes some flights to get accustomed.
I notice on the stats page that this product often goes on back order for 3 months at a time...it's been out almost that long this time, so I am hoping it will be back in stock any day now.
Hopefully they have more than 20 pieces coming in because a lot of us have paid for it already.
*Richtofen : i just trying to reply but its always start new thread, when iam put back the yellow wire (video) to Vid Tx again its normally, but when iam put the yellow wire from Vid TX to OSD and OSD to Camera its became a black display again....(i repeat again : in this situatio the LED in the main board is OFF)....iam so confuse because of this case
So I assume your FPV part is working. If you mean the video board getting hot that is normal - make sure you ventilate it well (being static on your desk is not the same as being on a plane, getting all the air) and always use the antena when under power. Other than that I don't know what else to say - connect everything, camera to cam, video tx to vid, ald camera, transmitter and OSD grounded together, the RSSI part (where only the 5v and gnd are really important), your ESC to your receiver and to the current sensor, balance plug to the FS power adapter, and finally the battery to the current sensor. There is little else you can do to make it work - be systematic, and have a second pair of eyes verify your connections (It won't be the last time someone swears that eveything is correct only to find out that something stupid was plugged backwards).
*Richtofen : i already do same as you wiring sample in files tab. but its just a black in my fatshark. iam affraid i just fried my OSD main board.
PS : why its always start a new thread when i push reply button instead continuing the thread.
I don't see how you could have fried it other than connecting things reversed (feeding 5v to ground) through the RSSI in line, because video signals do not carry power enought to fry the board.
When you reply without prior log in you are asked to log in, after what you are brought to the top of the page, and then you have to hit reply again at the bottom of the thread - not too intuitive, but that's how it works.
Debugging step by step: do you get an image in your FSs without the OSD? That should be your first test. If you get a black screen (and not snow) check that the receiver is powered in the goggles (the little switch undermeath). If you get noise, make sure you are in the right channel. If you still get nothing then may be that what is fried is the FS video tx - male sure you have the antenna in place every time you ower it up, because that really burns the board (but the video, not the OSD). And when you are sure to have image back in the FSs, then try the OSD, making sure video in goes to the camera, video out to the video tx, all three osd, cam and tx sharing ground (sets the reference for the signal and closes the power loop), and a male-male servo lead to a free chanel on your RC receiver to power up the OSD, watching out for the ground. It is very important to have video signal coming from the camera, because without it the OSD cannot get a reference frame to sync and overlay data. So, make sure the Fatshark set works well (you never answered that) and then fix the OSD.
*Richtofen : sorry for my poor english, i mean i remember when i plug the ground-power-rssi to the receiver the main board led is on (red) and the GPS board LED on (blue) but there is no view in my LCD that show the parameter like in manual, and about a few minutes after that the LED in main board is off and when i touch it soo hot,
Don't worry - neither English nor French are my native language, but if things are not completely clear the answer could also be wrong. Do you get your image without the overlay data or you get nothing at ll? Make sure you have an incoming video signal and that your connections are right (camera to video in, and tx to video out). And again, reply on the same thread, or I will not get notice of your question.
*Richtofen : at the first time i hook up the main board to my receiver i get the red led and then its off but my gps board led on blue, iam afraid that ist already fried the board.
PS : i always push the reply button but why always start a new question
Do you prefer French? Spanish? I don't understand whether it is each time you connect the OSD you get the led on and then it goes off, or if it was only the first time, and it's never been on again. Je ne comprends pas si ca se passe chaque fois que vos branchez l'OSD, o si ca a ete seulement la premiere fois (les accents ne marche pas).
Check that you have powered the OSD from the RC Rx, that your Video In and Out cables are properly connected, and that you have video signal coming. Attaching the fotos that were removed from the files section and which might be of interest for you (even more if you use Fatshark equipment).
Before I buy...does anyone know if one can remove the unnecessary text on this osd? say the bar graphs? I would only want to use the RTH heading arrow, batt voltage, gps signal and MAH consumed. And if yes, it can be removed, how? Thanks!
Yes, i believe it has a standard screen and basic screen set up, so 2 options to choose from. Im like u, i only like the basics, i dont like to much clutter on the screen. Another good option is the EZosd, it only has the basics. Look around on youtube for this osd, u will see what the basic screen setup looks like
You'll need a USB adapter cable to reprogram your firmware through the GPS (serial) port. I have not done it (yet), but there is documentation available at the mfr site.
Recieved my OSD on last wednesday evening. By using the supplied information sheet despite its lack of information, i managed to solder it all up and had it running in about 15 minutes. I maidened it on Saturday and it worked great. The mah reading on screen showed i used 2176mah out of a 2650mah battery, when i recharged the battery my charger put back in about 2190mah. So the meter is pretty close, close enough for me. The display was clear, i locked on to 11 satelites within about 2 minutes and the distance/direction home arrow and distance reading were pretty spot on too. I landed within a metre of my hand lauch spot and it showed when i landed that i was only a metre away! Not too bad for the money, im just waiting on my USB cable to arrive that i got elsewhere ;) so i can change the firmware and get the F-16 HUD display going. Very much worth the money id say!
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Fantastico GPS, facilísimo de utilizar (no es necesario configurar nada tal como viene). Lectura clarísima y todo lo necesario para un uso sencillo, lo recomiendo sinceramente AUTENTICO PLUG&PLAY. Unico problema: parece ser que no admite pilas de mas de 3 elementos en el voltímetoro
Very easy to use. comes ready to install. all you really need to do is cut into the camera wire and solder to the appropriate pins and its pretty much ready to go. I didn't see the fuss with the software upgrade as i was happy with the information displayed. great product.
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Excellent OSD! Is a "S k y l a r k OSD II" rebranded. Hobbyking name in the main OSD board like in pictures but s k y l a r k name in the package box. Bought a USB adapter from "S" for $5.
If you buy same OSD from HK will save about $30.
Good Job HK!
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Fantastic OSD, easy to install, only took five minutes. Just clip one wire and solder a couple. OSD is exactly as pictured, GPS lock is fast and holds well. Absolutely briliant!!!