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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


PRODUCT ID: 421000001

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Richard  5 points - 7/22/2014
 
Arkbird no OSD or video . Thank you for all of your help.. I think your observation is almost certainly correct . I am a lot more careful with my testing of power leads and polarity .Which will almost certainly avoid any more hickups. Bi for now .
Richard  5 points - 7/22/2014
 
Arkbird no osd. Or video output. Thank you for your help. the Arkbird is suffering some sort of malfunction .I have separated the two boards and inspected the components visually for any signs of electrical damage .I think it is time to close the case on this poorly Arkbird and hope that the replacement RVOSD 6 Autopilot performs as it should .I think the reason the previous owner supplied me with the Cyclops OSD and claimed the Arkbird OSD was not very good . Clearly indicates that he knew there was a problem with the Arkbird .Second hand kit can sometimes be ok but this time I got suckered .. Bi for now and thanks for all of your input.
 Richtofen 1266 points
Sorry to hear that. I am very satisfied with mine, but thse products are not "consumer ready" in the sense other consumer elctronics products are, and a wrong plug direction, a flash voltage peak in the wrong pin, and they are doomed. Better luck next time.
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bro2401  5 points - 7/20/2014
 
Can you get a replacement current sensor I have had a problem with the original one that can with the arkbird.
 Richtofen 1266 points
SKU 421000005-0
xstranger  5 points - 7/19/2014
 
Hello Can i power with 4S? The stock current sensor will work on 4S?
 Richtofen 1266 points
No, you need SKU 421000005-0
Richard  5 points - 7/18/2014
 
Hi my vtx is a TS832 and camera is a SONY J2 20090615. The TX and camera work great with my Cyclops OSD. I am using a 3cell lipo for testing .. No esc or other battery. The UBEC is the one from Finwing Hobby for controlling the electric motor when I finally get my 15x8e propeller and 6cell lipos.
 Richtofen 1266 points
Looks like my "hand art" finally came through. Check the files section. Even if you are just testing the OSD I would power up the whole thing, so go for the single batt option. If you see from my diagram, all components get their grounds to the Arkbird - that's what I mean by getting them in common. If you just plug video, with no ground, to a camera because it gets power from a different source it won't work. Summary - your best shot is the single batt for its simplicity. If you do go for the dual batt remember to power up the OSD part first.
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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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