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Arkbird Autopilot System w/OSD V3.1020 (GPS/Altitude Hold/Auto-Level)

Arkbird Autopilot System w/OSD V3.1020 (GPS/Altitude Hold/Auto-Level)
Arkbird Autopilot System w/OSD V3.1020 (GPS/Altitude Hold/Auto-Level)

The Arkbird Autopilot System w/OSD is an all-in-one solution for your FPV model's navigation. This unit is loaded with features such as GPS waypoint flight, "Return to Home" functionality, auto-leveling, altitude hold and much more! It utilizes GPS, barometer and attitude sensors to stabilize/control your model's flight.

Worried about losing control of your FPV model when flying out of sight? With the Arkbird Autopilot System on-board there is no need to worry! The "Return to Home" function can be activated at any time to fly your model back to its take-off position and will be activated automatically in the event that your model flies out of RF range.

The integrated OSD system provides you with all of the information you need during flight such as altitude, flying direction, home direction, roll angle, pitch angle and time since take-off just to name a few. This system also includes a current sensor with pre-installed XT60 power plugs so you can monitor your model's flight battery status via the OSD.

The Arkbird Autopilot System comes with everything you need to setup your FPV model for the ultimate in GPS based Autopilot flight. It features a "plug and play" design meaning there is no soldering or modification required to use. All power plugs and wire connections are pre-installed.

• GPS, barometer and attitude sensors to stabilize/control your model's flight
• Integrated OSD functionality
• GPS based "Return to Home" functionality
• 4 point GPS waypoint flight
• "Cruise Flight" mode offering straight and level flight pattern holding
• Auto-leveling
• Easy to setup and adjust

See user manual located under the "Files" tab below for full features/specification for this system.

Arkbird Autopilot controller
Dimensions: 50x38x14mm
Weight: 26.5g

Gstar R-15E GPS module
Dimensions: 44x34x12mm
Weight: 19g

Arkbird Autopilot System w/OSD
GPS module
Current sensor
All necessary connection cables

PRODUCT ID: 421000001

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newbee 550mm  171 points - 1/31/2015
Has anyone had any trouble getting into the menu mode? I have been trying unsuccessfully to get the menu mode to open as the instructions say to. Has anyone had to adjust endpoints to check to see if this is it? I have had channel 5 >50% and moved chanel 1 over to right for greater than 6 seconds with no luck in getting OS to switch into the menu mode. Anybody with idea's? Everything else works! Need to also activate MPH and "launch assist", but need into menu mode to see where to make those changes.
Travis  1 points - 1/30/2015
i,m new to all this and i,m needing to know i have a kk 2.1.5 flight controller and looking to fly fpv would love to have the back to home function and osd but don't know if this is right for me? will this work with kk ?
 oliver 3 points
this is for a plane just so u know, this would be a compleate replacement of the kk, the outputs from your recever would go though this insted of your kk flight control board, and then out to servos and esc, you need to have this connected to a channel on your tansmitter with a 3 position switch, in my opinion is the best value flight control with autopilot, return to home, waypoints, ect it has alot of grate features and is worth the investment for an fpv flyer like myself as theres also alot of usefull info on the osd, check the videos tab above for a nice vid showing osd in action,
Nikola  2 points - 1/27/2015
Does the Arkbird mesure the strength of the Control Receiver Signal?
 oliver 3 points
yes look on the files tab above for the instruction manual
 Nikola 2 points
Mine Rx is a Spectrum AR6210 DSMX 6-channel RX. As I read in the forums I could not connect it directly to the ArkBird, but I need a DAC, e.g. DORA translates (Spektrum) DSMX receiver output into RSSI signal for OSD / FPV. Is this correct and do I need it at all as the ArkBird has a RTH over failsafe? In addition does the RSSI measure both RXs, as AR6210 has a satelite RX?
 oliver 3 points
some people like to know how there signal is doing but with the rth function it will fly back towards you if you go out of range of your TX so its not a big deal, the rssi is mesured at the rx so thats the only info it can show,
 Nikola 2 points
 Nikola 2 points
rocklobster  22 points - 1/22/2015
Well, everything works on mine apart from the gps, probably a bad connection, any suggestions?
 Donan 7 points
Make sure the GPS is mounted on top the plane somewhere away from the video tranmitter, ESC and Arkbird devices. Try it again in a place iwth wide open sky, that is to say no bulding or trees or someting to block reception of satellites. I have all kinds of obstructions at my house, so sat my plane on the top of the carport and it locked right up. If it doesn't aquire and display evetying properly. after trying this, contact customer service and get another one sent ot you.
 rocklobster 22 points
Thanks, but I think I've found the problem, the GPS isn't getting power through the motherboard so it's the motherboard that isn't working properly. I think i just need a power supply for it. does anyone know what voltage the GPS requires?
 oliver 3 points
i would say 5v (most gps modules =run on 5v) but dont hold me to that! have you tested your board to see why the voltage isnt getting through?
Patrick  11 points - 1/18/2015
What are the osd specs? Does it have rssi? Does it have voltage meter?
 Donan 7 points
Go to the purple tab above labelled "FILES" and download the manual. You will see it does have RSSI and voltage meter and a lot more.
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installed it as rcmanpilot did, on EPP FPV, specs as enumerated by him see images tab

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good points for this AP: Cheap Easy to use even for NBs Fully integrated Main desired options required for beginner and advanced FPVer Good introduction to AP world leading to a good usage & understanding for future switch to DIY ARDUpilots... Finally all in all ARKBIRD then later on full ARDUpilot conf finally cost cheaper for a better quality than a FY teck complete system witch can cost easily up to 1000 dol for not a better result, i would say even lower. With Ardu, you get total energy indication, Air speed indication, good to calculate Head/tail wind for maximum range ( avoid low bat on the way back if Head wind...) In my opinion that's is definitely the real best choice to go later for nuts ARDUpilot FPV!! PS: that's more that 1 year I am getting documented on that subject... Only 4 for overall rating cause no sensor upgrade capability.

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producto muy recomendable para fpv y otras un poco lioso porque los cables que van del receptor al autopilot no tienen almenos el color negro en el negativo. pero con cuidado y vigilando mucho no es problema.los cables para la camara i el emisor de video tambien se tiene que mirar las polaridades porque no estan del todo iguales...los cables son un poco cortos y se tiene un avion pequeño es un coñazo....por lo demas con unos bueno alargos se consigue todo..pero sera dificil no tener que coger el soldador i el estaño. provado en tres vuelos...el resultado esta muy enciende la emisora sin ningun tipo de activacion y funciona a la un poco brusco en la modalidad de autoestabilizacion pero bien, muy bien..en vuelo de vuelta a casa es muy rapido y bastante preciso..un poco desordenado porque cuando esta encima del punto de inicio una vez gira a izquierda otra a derechas y no tiene un patron marcado...una vez gira mas cerca otra vez mas lejos pero el resultado final es muy no tienes la altura minima acelera el motor y si pasas de la altura minima baja planeando muy controlado y bien una vez esta a la altura el mismo se va dando gas y quitando...el giro de vuelta a casa es muy brusco pero momento estoy muy contento y la verdad con lo que cuesta un avi0n equipado y con todo el fpv solo con recuperarl

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parte 2..para entrar en el setup tengo que alerones y cola a un lado los dos..una vez entras con la profundidad arriba y abajo navegas y con alerones a derechas entras en el submenu y cuando esta seleccionado lo que quieres alerones a la izquierda y ya esta..a mi me pasa que cuando entra en setup el motor se enciende..a muy pocas revoluciones pero es recomendable sacar la helice...con las baterias a menos de media carga a veces falla la transicion cuando pones el autopilot..y se para.. pero lo achaco mas al variador que al autopilot...porque cuando esta a media o a tope de carga no falla nunca...tardo muy poco en coger los satelites el gps..

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I bought this as my first OSD and autopilot.
Not very dificult to install, but it peace a higjh tecnology,and as so you need to know what your are locking for, and the principels of fisics behind it. I supose all devices of this king requiry the same background knoledge.
Worked sing the first trial, but testing has not yet been very extensive. It's acording to expectation so far.
I have already required suport, and could find with some effort (see if needed).Support was very quick and client oriented . Like!

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