For long range FPV flight, Arkbird have produced this module and repeater station radio system compatible with all transmitters. You can either plug this transmitter into the module pins on the back of your PPM transmitter or use it as a repeater station by plugging it into any receiver, making this the most versatile and easy to use unit for long range FPV flying. It has adjustable power output from 100mw-1400mw giving excellent range and operates on FHSS for effective frequency hopping.
Fully compatible with the Arkbird autopilot and OSD system, it can be connected via the 3 wire plug and gives full 10 channel functionality by converting the existing Ch 1-4 into Ch 7-10. This will also allow the Arkbird unit to control a camera gimbal with adjustable stability augmentation (Arkbird OSD firmware needs to be upgraded to v3.1020 or newer). This unit really is the easiest, most reliable and simple solution for long range FPV flight and because its made by Arkbird, you know it will work very well.
*Full and easy to follow installation instructions are available for download from the files tab.
• Advanced FHSS frequency hopping system
• Adjustable power output (100mw-1400mw)
• Tuner and repeater modes
• No soldering required, just plugs into your model and transmitter
• 10 channel servo output
• Rapid 20ms radio link
• Compatible with Arkbird autopilot and OSD
• Compatible with ALL transmitters (via tuner or repeater modes)
• No programming knowledge needed, unit is plug and play
• Failsafe protection
• Included all hardware and antennas needed for operation
Dimensions (Transmitter): 73 x 70 x 24mm
Antenna Length (Transmitter): 201mm
Weight: (Transmitter with Antenna): 116g
Dimensions (Receiver): 44 x 26 x 10.5mm
Antenna Length (Receiver): 155mm
Weight (Receiver with Antenna): 26g
Radio Output: 100mw-1400mw
Power Input (Transmitter): 2-3s (7-12.6v)
Power Input (Receiver): 2-3s (4-12v)
Peak Current (Transmitter): 400mA @ 12v
Peak Current (Receiver): 120mA @ 5v
Range: Full Range
10 Channel UHF transmitter and antenna
10 Channel UHF receiver and antenna
All necessary hardware
Foil tape for isolation of 2.4GHz interference (For use in repeater station mode)
*Note: Check 433mhz frequency available in your region for RC operation.
I achieved 20.15km but with hand made moxon antenna and again handmade dipole receiver antenna... With stock antennas it would be max 6km around.I use mine on 2 m high tripod. We fly two FPV planes simultaneously and so far so good with the side by side operation (no interference with each other) during FPV "formation" flying. They both work as relay units from 2.4 GHz receivers. Using an aluminum foil roasting pan with a hole in it sandwiched between antenna base and top of unit to act as an antenna ground base and prevent any interference with the 2.4 GHz system. Range with Arkbird receiver on plane, with no foil X under it (as suggested in manual) is about 5 km. With foil X it is significantly more but I run out of video range before control range. Overall unit works as advertised, control is smooth with no discernible lag. I am happy with the cost vs quality of these units.I bought and tested it many times. I can say that maksimum limit you can achieve with this product is 6.200mt. Never hope more then this.I tasted it 5.500mt without any problem. RSSI was showing pcnt50 and the weather a little foggy. Also I supplied by 7.4V instead of 12V.
I guess its possible to achieve up to 10.000mt in good weather conditions and 12V supply.
Its very easy to set up but you have to discover it by yourself. There are almost no instructions.
I will attach a video soon to prevent people to be crazy while trying to find how to set it up.Got he arkbird working in repeater mode on the turnigy 9x after 2 days of struggling.
The system is very simple and works very well but the instructions SUCK.
I have only flown out to 3,5 km without any problems( that is the max range of my video system.
If you cant get the system to bind, after the receiver is flashing fast, unplug the battery from the repeater and plug back in (reset the repeater) this will complete the bind process.Got mine yesterday, just getting it set up. Instructions are of course poor. So, you should have an understanding of what you are doing. It appears to be a nice piece, the only reason I didnt give it a 5 on quality is, mine came with a couple bent pins. I had to take it apart and straighten them. Also, not enough room to actually plug in the wire loom, had to grind the case down some. Outside of that, it appears to be quite awsome.test it the first time today with hitec aurora 9.
very important for hitec users.
you have to move the black wire in the transmitter connector to the third hole
( it's on the fourth one ) otherwise it will never work ( you will get no output from the transmitter).
I shall write more after flying.
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