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Current Status of TBS Crossfire and Mission Planner Telemetry Over Bluetooth

Hi everyone,

Hopefully this is a simple enough question, but I am considering investing in a TBS Crossfire. I am hoping to be able to combine the RC receiver and telemetry functionality into a single package thus eliminating the need for a separate telemetry radio.

I’ve tried doing some research, but unfortunately the information on TBS Crossfire + Ardupilot seems scarce, so before I purchase one, I just wanted to ask a few questions:

  1. Is TBS Crossfire compatible with Bluetooth telemetry in Mission Planner?

  2. Assuming it is, and it appears we use Mavlink here, this isn’t a unidirectional link is it? (I.e. can I still write/upload missions to the flight controller via the TBS Bluetooth connection?)

  3. I’ve heard reports of TBS Crossfire telemetry being slow- how true is this?

Anything else I should watch out for or be concerned about? Thanks in advance!

-TorqueWrench

Before buying, ask TBS to add support for Mavlink 2.0. You will probably be unhappy without it. Some messages will not work at all.

Thanks for the reply @amilcarlucas. Good to know about Mavlink 2.0 not being implemented. Does that mean it does work (at least with Mavlink 1)? I don’t use my telemetry for anything extravagant, just monitoring my battery voltage and the like. I haven’t even flown an auto mission yet, but it would be nice to be able to upload a mission too.

I do not upload missions with it, so I can not tell. What I can tell is that it sucks that it does not support Mavlink 2.0

Other people should share their experiences with missions.

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I used it with great succes for couple years. uploading downloading over bluetooth no problem. both on copter and plane.

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thanks Jack

i am using it since 2 weeks. I like it as it is very integrated.
Time to time I loose the telemetry
Can you please post your setup (SR parameters in arduplane & TBS setup such as power)

It will be very appreciated

Adolfo

TBS i have DynamicPower On, max power 1W, bluetooth mavlink, 8ch only

You are welcomme!

thanks
it is much better.
Do you know if vario is available through mavlink (I have a taranis X9D/ pixhawk 4 mini) ?

Adolfo

Any news on TBS supporting Mavlink 2.0 ?

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