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Sky Drone FPV

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Davek, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Davek

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    Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this. I'm very new to FPV but this does seem like a much different approach and I haven't seen any threads on it. Possibly just another added way to mess up gps, compass and cause fly-aways :D

    http://www.skydrone.aero/
     
  2. OI Photography

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    Not crazy of using cell coverage for fpv, but I'd be interested if there's a small GPS beacon that can transmit the craft's location independently of the osd/fpv. Sort of like 'Find my Phantom' function to deter lost/theft occurence.
     
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    Plus at 5GB per hour that's going to take a pretty hefty contract to swallow that without kicking in any "fair use" policies!
     
  5. OI Photography

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    Have you checked out the Garmin GTU10 or other similar options? http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-GTU-GPS-Tr ... ps+tracker
     
  6. LeoS

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    Thank you for the suggestion!
    I've actually just pulled the trigger on a TK-102B unit mentioned on this thread :

    viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3635

    At just $30 a pop, I thought I'd give it a try..
    I figure I can put it on my keychain and do random checks to test it's accuracy and reliability when I'm not flying to build my trust on it.. :D

    Do you know if that garmin unit works outside of the states too?
     
  7. SkyDrone

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    Hi,

    We'd like to give you an update on the latest developments of our Sky Drone FPV project.

    As some of you may have noticed, we had some delays on getting the first Sky Drone FPV units out.

    We made some improvements on the hardware side, for example instead of 3d-printing the Sky Drone FPV case, we switched to a professional molded case for better structural integrity, faster production process and of course better looks (see below).

    By now, all hardware components for our first batch have arrived and are being assembled as we speak. Due to some slight hardware changes we still have to do adjustments on our version 1.0 firmware before it can be shipped. We expect to ship the pre-orders this June.

    For all Oculus Rift Enthusiasts: after Oculus announced the new Dev Kit 2, we immediately ordered one and will make sure Sky Drone FPV will support the new High Resolution version immediately.

    For those of you who wanted to watch The Pearl Report “Eye in The Sky” in which Sky Drone FPV appears, but could not watch it online due to territorial restrictions – it is now available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/MTr-hsYbw10?t=7m54s

    Best Regards,

    The Sky Drone Team
     

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