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New AIO Camera / VTX, Eachine TX03

Rusty Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:27

Eachine TX03

I needed a new small AIO style camera to just stick on some small models when I wanted to fly them FPV. So I went looking for what was current, and I found the Eachine TX03. An AIO camera and vtx. I would probably use this on something like my Flite Test Mighty Mini Tiny Trainer, or other models that size, and I am sure I can couple this up with a small single cell LiPo battery to make a decent short range backpack FPV unit. So, on to the features...

OSD issue on Realacc RX5808-Pro-Plus with Achilles firmware

Rusty Sat, 07/13/2019 - 22:46

I have a possible video issue with my Realacc diversity module with Achilles firmware. Check out the video below, and let me know if this is 'normal'. Thanks!

Caddx Dolphin "Box" style camera

Rusty Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:20

Caddx Dolphin

Caddx Dolphin

Scrolling through my Facebook feeds today and noticed this little gem, the Caddx Dolphin. The Caddx Dolphin is a "Box" style camera, similar in format to the Hero Session, Runcam 5, an the Foxeer Box 2 They announced this back in June, and it now looks like it is available.

Airspeed Sensor for my Bixler 2

Rusty Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:28

I have been looking to add an airspeed sensor for my Bixler 2 running Arduplane on a Mateksys F405-Wing board. The one I have been looking for uses a MS5525 differential sensor, and have not been able to find any in stock. So being the DIY type I decided to see how hard it would be to DIY one of these.  Checking out the data sheet for the MS5525 sensor, it does not seem too difficult to design the PCB, and with maybe $1 to $2 in additional parts I could have the board built. The down side to this sensor is the price of the sensor itself.

Spring update 2019

Rusty Wed, 06/12/2019 - 08:39

It has been way too long since an update, so I figured it was time. So what's new? Built a few planes over the winter months, a Nano Goblin with a F405-CTR flight controller running Arduplane, The Bixler 2 is 'almost' finished.  Plans changed for that last fall. I was going to put in a Pixhawk