The EagleEyesTM FPV Station integrates four of the main components you need for Model Airplane FPV on the ground, at a cost that's lower than many of the individual components presently available! New: now includes clear plastic case with removable top, and mounts for the PowerPanel LCD display.
Features: Receiver Diversity - when you connect two NTSC or PAL audio/video receivers (of any frequency), the EagleEyesTM picks the better signal at any given time, which can greatly reduce video fades and improve your FPV experience! A variety of diversity settings are configurable with the on-board switches and LED indicators. Antenna Tracking - when coupled with our OSD Pro, the EagleEyesTM is the heart of a full-featured pan/tilt antenna tracker. Powerful, easy to use menus are provided for adjusting the EagleEyesTM to work flawlessly with the tracker of your choice. The built-in regulator drives even large pan/tilt servos, with no need for an external BEC. Telemetry - When coupled with our OSD Pro, all Eagle Tree data (not just GPS position) are transmitted to your laptop, via your video transmitter and the EagleEyesTM USB port (separate USB cable required). Your flight can then be graphed and displayed with our powerful software, or visualized (either in real time or after your flight) with Google Earth! Four Channel A/V Distribution - Ever wish you had more video/audio outputs? The EagleEyesTM has four built-in outputs! Programmable Low Voltage Alarm - How is your ground station battery doing? Now you can program a low voltage alarm buzzer, which alerts you when your battery is below your chosen voltage. The buzzer can also be programmed to alert for other conditions, such as poor telemetry signal.
Two video inputs -NTSC/PAL, using your video receivers of any frequency. Video Input 2 is adjustable to match Video Input 1. Note that only one input needs to be used, if you are not using the Diversity feature. Two audio inputs - Two monaural audio inputs are supported. Audio Input 2 is adjustable to match Audio Input 1. Note that only one input needs to be used, if you are not using the Diversity feature. Four A/V outputs - Four video outputs (75 ohm) and four "line level" audio outputs Power Input - Power input range approximately 6V to 14V. Barrel style power input with standard 2mm center pin. Two Servo Outputs for pan and tilt trackers - Unit is capabable of delivering 5A burst output to drive even large pan/tilt servos. USB Port for connecting to PC, for live PC display of telemetry and firmware update. Note: A standard USB "Mini-B" cable is required for these features, but not included. New Encasement - The EagleEyes board is now protected by heavy duty, clear plastic case. Includes an internal snap mount for the PowerPanel LCD module (sold separately).
In order to use this I need to connect my camera to two video Tx (I have 5.8GHz and 900MHz). How can I do that ???
Just like a "Y" parallel connection Yellow -> Yellow and Black -> Black ???
WILL WORK simple like that or I need an electronic splitter or something else ???
THANK YOU !!!
Camera inputting signal to two transmitters on different frequencies?
You will have two inputs on Eagle Eyes. You can hook one frequency to input 1, and the other to input 2. Select diversity, and it will select the best signal.
Michael, on my airplane I'm planning to use one camera and two Tx (one 5.8 and another 900MHz Tx). My question is about wiring the camera output to both Tx. On the ground is easy and simple like both Rx to diversity and from there to my goggles. Thanks, Calone
It would be quite simple, but twice as many wires.
Let's look at it without an osd.
12V power and ground comes in and splits to camera, and both video transmitters, and mic.
camera signal wire goes out, and splits to go to both Vtx.
Mic signal wire goes out, and splits to go to both Vtx.
Be very careful, and quadruple check your wires.
If you reverse polarity, your Vtx will release the magic smoke. Ask me how I know...
You'd might need an active video splitter - since analog video if you just Y split it, degrades in quality. Just try (on the ground) to put a Y splitter (cable/plug) between the cam and the 2 TX - and see if it affects the max quality. If you just have simple cables and no chinch plugs, solder yourself a Y cable for the video. If the video quality is good - go for it - if its too degraded - look for a powered (active) splitter online. I do not see the reason for 900mhz and 5.8Ghz though, since 900 is better in any case (needs less power, penetrates objects)
Who Has this streeming 2 video inputs . as i want to connect to duel recievers . and the recievers are Duel aeral diversity reciever / so i want to run this between them , and do i need anything else to define signal strenth . or is this all able to know the best video source and strenth . can i use 2 recievers and video from them be all thats needed .! or do i need Rssi signal strenth to controle diversity .. as some do need,
You can adjust the signal strength to Video input 1.
So if one of your signals comes in at a different intensity, you can minimize input 1, and even them out.
I have used it for some time now, and I like it for the telemetry from OSD Pro, and the antenna tracking.
Jordan yes Mate Its not about frequancy . This is Video Diversity And splitter . and tracker controler . id look to the idear if your intending to use a diversity Areal system , than Duel areal diversity at that, this video Viversity connects to after through Video only . ,after already areal diversity has bean captured than this will apparently do diversity to video ., capturing the clearest picture between them . apparently . . i wait for mine to test with next .
Ive just order a micro diversity controler from stock rc for $70 aus. Hurry up china and give us an 8chn diversity controller like rcmodel reviews cause im tired of waiting for him to release the plans.. lol
Wasn't this about 70 bucks before?
The list price is 100 now (without member discount) and for what? A frikken clear box?
That box had better be made from unobtaniun for that price...
Disappointing HK, very disappointing.
Yeah, well at least now they're in stock, without a one year wait between deliveries. Just ordered mine for $80 here, saving $20 over buying from EagleTree. Plus, I like the case. I suppose clear shrink wrap would be OK, but this is much better.
Not at all, I sell to the public occasionally as well but I choose to give the best possible deal instead of yanking a customer around.
A $70board with shrink tube a $9 plastic case shouldn't = $100.
That was the point I was drawing attention to.
Well, I'm sure the price increase was EagleTree's fault, because of the plastic case. Still, I think it's hard to complain about HobbyKing's prices. My LHS sells their LiPos and motors, etc. and marks them up 100%. So I can't complain much, unless something I bought has QC issues.
well all this Talk about Money ,, gee can not any one tell me what results are like . I need to know ..// thats what this talk i thourght was going to conclude with . but I still wonder to its said ability . and how it works . as best clear video . how will it choose this .! is it magic .! can some one explain,please ,befor i do need test it myself regarless./ thanks ,.
Why not? Aiptek MPVR is decent recorder for ground station FPV and its small LCD can be used as backup display in case of goggles failure. Actually, Aiptek MPVR, MPVR CB and similar are very well known and used in FPV community as ground station recorders.
I'll give it a shot AK, but if it doesn't play well with the EagleEye, I'll just have to use something else. Although I'm just getting into FPV (I've spent $700 so far and have a ways to go,) eventually I'll want to use a GoPro for recording flights. All the other data will be sent to my laptop anyway, though I suppose the wireless video could be handy for troubleshooting.
For those interested in the plastic case, they are available from Eagle Tree directly, and probably some of it's dealers, though not HobbyKing. Cost is $10. Here's a link: http : // www . eagletreesystems . com / OSD / EagleEyes . htm