Video OSD Pro Expander by Eagle Tree Systems
This product was added to our catalog on August 19, 2014.
This is the Eagle Tree Systems Video OSD Pro Expander. The OSD Pro is the ultimate on-screen display for your FPV (First Person View) equipped recreational model airplane, heli, car or boat! The OSD Pro displays all the key information about your model’s status, and has many advanced features such as voice alerts, high resolution raster graphics, a “RADAR” synthetic map, “Return to Home,” Artificial Horizon display, Acoustic Variometer, and waypoints within visual range.
And now, with the Guardian Stabilization Expander, the OSD Pro provides full stabilization to your model airplane with no additional stabilization equipment to buy.
Need antenna tracking, receiver diversity, AV distribution, and telemetry to your PC or notebook? Just couple the OSD Pro with the EagleEyes FPV ground station.
The OSD PRO advanced features include "RADAR," Artifical Horizon, Voice Alerts, Return to Home, failsafe, and Waypoints, with other features and modules on the way!
The plane icon labeled “RADAR” above serves two purposes: the direction the icon is pointing indicates your present course. And, the location of the icon on the screen provides a synthetic map, similar to RADAR: the center of the screen marks the takeoff point, in a "bird's eye" view, and the plane icon moves around the screen indicating your model’s location. The maximum distance and the “up” direction is configurable.
Imagine hearing the status of your model through ear-buds connected to your video receiver! The OSD Pro fully supports voice warnings and status updates, via the audio channel of your video transmitter. Most of the available parameters can be programmed to provide voice alerts.
For example, you can program the OSD Pro to periodically update you on altitude once a minute: “Altitude 3-9-1 Feet”. And, you can also program a low voltage warning “WARNING- Voltage 12-point-5 Volts”. Voice alerts can be combined with your camera’s microphone, so you do not lose motor or other flight sounds when there are no alerts.
Do you fly FPV sailplanes? A varying tone Variometer with Total Energy Compensation (completely configurable from the on-screen menus) is included. Any of our altimeters, or GPS altitude, will work with the variometer. But, the altimeters built into our Glide and Pro recorders have very high resolution, which is required for the variometer to be useful in finding thermals. You'd use the recorder instead of our eLogger as the 'data collector' if you need thermal sniffing capability. The OSD-Pro will work with either one.
Return to Home and Failsafe
The Return To Home feature will attempt to bring your fixed wing or elevon/vtail plane in a “holding pattern” above the takeoff point if radio signal is lost, by manipulating your model’s rudder/ailerons, elevator (or elevons), and throttle, based on your settings. GPS and other sensor information is used to attempt to return the plane to home.
If you have a stable fixed wing plane, Return To Home may not require a stabilization system. However, a stabilization system can greatly improve RTH reliability with all models.
Note that this feature requires configuration of several parameters via our on-screen menus. An on-screen Return to Home configuration wizard is built in to simplify this process.
A Failsafe feature is also included, if Return to Home is not desired, or you are not using GPS. The failsafe feature sets your aileron/rudder, throttle, and elevator to programmable positions, if radio signal is lost. This is most useful for radios without built-in failsafe.
The Return to Home and Failsafe features work with all known radio types.
A built-in flight simulator is included, letting you fly the RADAR icon around the screen, controlling altitude, throttle and turns with your RC Radio. Since the control surfaces of your model will move at the same time, this feature makes it easier to configure Return to Home and test your alarms and settings, and is also fun on rainy days!
Up to 3 waypoints (within visual range of the takeoff point) can be programmed into the OSD Pro, for aerial photography or just for fun. The locations of the waypoints are displayed on the RADAR display, making it easy for you to manually fly to the waypoints (the system will not autonomously fly to the waypoints).
Artificial Horizon Display
When you connect the FMA Direct™ CPD-4™ X/Y horizon sensor (either with our without the FMA™ stabilization Computer), an artifical horizon line can be displayed on the video screen.
Several long range radio systems support analog RSSI output. We now support RSSI display, directly on the OSD Pro screen. Click here for more information.
Monitoring of Multiple Batteries
Need to monitor more than one battery pack with your OSD Pro, such as your video battery, main battery, and BEC? We now support monitoring of up to three battery packs, directly on the OSD Pro screen. Click here for more information.