To support cameras other than the one that we ship with, the following procedure may be used to set the voltage levels.
Congratulations on your Purchase!
We would like to start by congratulating you on your Vortex 150 purchase, and thank you for your support. This blog entry is created to help customers get up to speed with the latest changes, developments (and erratas) related to the 150.
First Things First – Blade Version Default Tune
This one is a bit embarrassing… we shipped one of the top racers (Chad Nowak, FGA) to China to personally test and tune the first 150 off of the production line. Chad tuned the quad, and his tune is stored in the pro-tunes memory of the quad. It is, however (the embarrassing part) not the default tune when the quad is first run through the wizard.
So.. even if no other changes are made, please load Chad’s pro-tune (labelled FGA), it will be a lot more ‘locked in’ than the default. Read More
EzUHF firmware v1.53 adds more customisation possibilities to lower the latency throughout all the transmission chain using several techniques:
- serial input to the Rx JR module from the remote
- SBus output from the receiver
- customisable number of transmitted channel
- synchronisation of the whole transmission chain
It still supports the well tested PPM behaviour and PPM input and output and these can be used in combination with the above settings.
As the setup has more options, it gets a bit more complex to setup so that the transmitter and receiver can talk to each other.
Here is a guide to get the system set up.
When flying fast and agile mini-quads, the time to transmit control information from remote to flight controller plays an important role. Latency in the transmission forces you to anticipate every move and has an impact on the precision on the race track.
To name just three:
– FPVRace28, in Chartres, France, with over 108 pilots racing over two days
– HobbyKing Weekender, in Domaine du Planet (CEMA), France, with ~50 pilots
– US Nationals, in Sacramento, California, with over 100 pilots Read More
Digital drones take flight
The Belgian game developer LuGus Studios and drone manufacturers ImmersionRC and Fat Shark have teamed up to create Liftoff, the first video game that translates the rush of first-person view drone racing to the digital world. Read More
On cabled systems with plugs, just swap any two wires. On systems with soldered motor wires, get the iron out and desolder any two wires, and swap them.
We are in the middle of a 3D Printing revolution. In the ImmersionRC R&D center, much of our prototyping involves one or more 3D printers.
Our customers have come up with all kinds of interesting designs, which we have the pleasure of showcasing here.
If you have a design that you would like to share with the FPV community, we would love to hear from you, and would like to share the project on this page.
Once the initial euphoria of the first FPV flight has passed, one of the first questions that enters a FPV newcomer’s mind is ‘how far can I fly‘.
In the FPV world, the answer to that question boils down to the performance of two RF links, the uplink (control), and the downlink (video).
This document will attempt to demystify RF link range calculations, boiling them down into some easily understandable blocks.
There is no industry standard definition of receiver sensitivity, especially when it comes to analog video reception. Terms such as MOS (Minimum Operational Sensitivity), and MDS (Minimum Detectable Sensitivity), are thrown around in military circles, but exactly what they mean in our world is not clearly defined.
Just to illustrate this, here are three different definitions of sensitivity, which can vary from one extreme to the other by more than 10dB in a typical FPV A/V receiver.
The wing was hastily setup before the event, a big mistake in the FPV world. The prop wasn’t balanced, and no LOS test flight performed before shooting the episode. Read More
Three R.V.s were rented in Switzerland, the FliteTest crew flew in from Ohio (after spending 24 hours in an airport waiting for a new set of Lipos for their 747), and Greg, from FatShark, flew in from our factory in Shenzhen, China.
The week that followed was a wonderful mix of team-building, driving over hair-raising mountain passes, some great FPV flying, and a chance to kick back and enjoy the time with the FliteTest team. Read More