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@rickyg32 you are no doubt right and I apologize if my snarkiness was too much, I just find that there are many better ways to voice your doubts and that just pushed my buttons. Moving on!
The upcoming system is what I’m most excited - I have been flying a tricopter mostly and played with some diy gimbals. I am designing a vtol tiltrotor to use as an rtk photogrammetry platform (this is more of a hobby endeavour, sadly my actual job has nothing to do with UAVs). I feel no love for DJI but their downlinks and tiny controllers are quite awesome and this system looks like a great option!
I’m wondering though, sorry if I missed it in the info- is the video downlink over 5.8 analog or perhaps digital? Seems so from the few videos I found about the standalone usb receiver?
Your project sounds exciting. I would love to see how you progress.
Re your question about the USB receiver, that system is a standard Analog 5.8Ghz. I assume your referring to this item.
This is basically an analog 5.8ghz receiver with a USB UVC interface. That interface makes it easier to connect to a tablet or pc by removing the need for the capture device.
Now the Skydroid T10 system that comes out next month uses Digital video. It’s important to note that it requires a special FPV camera that uses high rate serial video data. It DOES NOT support standard cameras. So if your just wanting to use an FPV camera your good to go. IF your looking to switch between the FPV camera and say a Gimbal camera…your out of luck. Also the T10 has a 5km range not the 60km advertised range the M12L has.
The T10 gives you the DJI Phantom type controller with the video embedded function with out being a slave to DJI.
Welcome Thero, nice proyect, Im building a vtol too to fly with this system and We have an expert in vtols Greg in this group too .
Yes! I actually found @GregCovey 's Volantex Ranger project and that’s how I got started! I have him to thank for the 2m monster crowding up my small apartment!
I wonder though if it could be possible to use an Rpi or similar to encode a video input for example with the PiCapture hat and so have multiple cameras available to use with the T10 digital downlink?
@upupisnotdown That might be possible. I had thought perhaps one of the big brain folk out there might be able to figure out how to make a RPI translate. I would love that. But not something I can do.
This is possible. You need to skip through this thread as it has evolved somewhat but you can use a picam switcher to have multiple cameras and you can get HD video to the ground.
Edit. But i see this will fight with the skydroid system as they are on the same band. In fact it is a RC and video system in itself so maybe not the best suggestion.
I want to order a couple more but don’t see them on AliExpress how did you buy them @cala2
https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.aliexpress.com/item/32952949326.html. I can see at Ali but I bought directly, I contact Cao by pm to pay with pay pal, He give me a Pay pal account and I pay directly and give Him a shipping adress, you dont have track number like this but arrives perfect and nice protected envelope. So happy .
Now searching the binding video and updating them .
Thanks I found them and ordered another. I have a small X8 I am going to build for kicks. Once we get moved this year I want to work on a VTOL.
need to order an other receiver as well have just started work on a VTOL enjoying the building of it
its only a small VTOL but using M12 and Ardupilot so an interesting project
Mine is small too, a minitalon.
$40 for US shipping?!
Sorry I dont live in USA, try to send a pm to Cao and ask shipping cost if you buy by paypal, We have very cheap shipping cost here, I recive the rx freeshipping, perhaps goverments agreements?, Its more expensive to Us to buy in USA than China but not sense.
I no I asked all ready any one no were I can get stronger springs for the M12 gimbal’s please
You can adjust them, there is a bolt inside that you can move until you feel comfortable, Im going to search my photos shared here