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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.

Features:
• 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


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


Specs:
Arkbird Autopilot controller
Dimensions: 50x38x14mm
Weight: 26.5g

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

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



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Total of 367 discussions.
2Jackaman  1 points - 9/20/2014
 
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Elio  3 points - 9/17/2014
 
is it possible to setup a flight with 4 waypoint out of range without turn on the "back to home" system?
 Jean-Philippe 57 points
I've never try it. It's a good question! Wanna test when possible. If someone has the answer!!!
Jean-Philippe  57 points - 9/17/2014
 
Hi, I've got a problem with the current sensor of this arkbird kit. The current readed is wrong, without motor running it display 0.8 ~ 0.9A its OK. But when the engine run the current drop to 0A. So I've tried to reverse current direction by modifying connectors. And it works! What do you think about that? Thanks a lot.
 Jean-Philippe 57 points
OK seems that nobody is able to answer. I've dismount and resolded the XT60 connectors in reverse. ESC in place of battery. It's seems to be OK here. I will test it on flight.
 Jean-Philippe 57 points
OK if someone else have the problem, just swap connectors and everything will be OK. 2 2200mAh battery pass through this and perfect measure!
Sudipta  11 points - 9/17/2014
 
can i use this gps with my 900MHZ video system??
 Jean-Philippe 57 points
Hello, GPS frequencies are L1 (1 575,42 MHz) et L2 (1 227,60 MHz) so quite near to 900MHz but not so close. Perhaps you will lost a little bit of sensitivity on the GPS receiver but you can test at home by turning on your VTX close to a GPS receiver. If the position is lost don't use your 900MHz VTX if nothing happen you can try.
Hrncek  22 points - 9/16/2014
 
I suppose that with original Turnigy 9x RX and TX controller I will not get Return to Home function working when signal lost as Turnigy doesnt have fail safe. Do I need to upgrade to FrSky DF 2.4Ghz Combo Pack for Futaba w/ Module & RX my Turnigy 9x
 Jean-Philippe 57 points
Hello, if you're receiver doesn't support failsafe Arkbird will not detect that the signal is lost and come back to home. You absolutely need a failsafe compatible receiver. I've got an old 72MHz WFly with PCM receiver Failsafe "able" and it's works great.
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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 modalidades..es 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 duros..si 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 bien...se enciende la emisora sin ningun tipo de activacion y funciona a la primera..es 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 bueno..si 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 controlado..de 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 ww.rcgroups.com if needed).Support was very quick and client oriented . Like!


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