FPV: Equipment For FPV

EXPLORING THE STANDARD SET UP OF THE OSD (ON SCREEN DISPLAY).

I will be showing you some picture examples and also providing some links to our available products, so you can immediately get started, with adjusting your kit.

Standard On Screen Display:

OSD

Sensors:

A common feature of an OSD is the reading feature which runs off the power from the sensor.

This is useful for keeping down interference and also keeps wiring to a minimum.

GPS:

GPS displays the coordinates of your FPV vehicle in real time so you can always tell exactly where it is.

As well as this, you can obtain the planes height, its direction of flight and its ground speed. These get sent back to the pilot and display in the goggles.

If you do unfortunately crash your vehicle you are also able to refer to the last known GPS coordinates recorded (If you have 3G on your phone). This way, you can then locate your missing craft with your phones GPS tracking.

Battery Info:

Flight battery information is provided on most if not all OSD units. Some will also provide video battery information. You would get a list of information that covers battery voltage, current being used in real time and the MAH of battery used.

This is a great feature for landing time when your batteries are nearing their end.

Alarms:

All OSD units feature an alarm setting which when set, will alert you to any values that have been breached IE distance and height.

The alarm does this by flashing the information which it relates to on the transmitter.

Home Position:

If you do get lost or lose position when flying, some OSD units have the function to point to home using a video graphic. This is usually in the form of an arrow which simply points to where you are stood.

Artificial Horizon:

Not all OSD units are equipped with an artificial horizon function.

You would see a similar function set up as seen in fighter jets.

Antenna Tracking:

Telemetry data can be transmitted via an audio channel so that your antenna tracker can point straight at the plane to receive the best possible picture.

Receiver Signal Strength Indication (RSSI):

Some OSD units provide this feature to display your RSSI signal strength.

I had covered RSSI signals in the diversity section of the blog so if you want to have a look head on over https://www.firstpersonview.co.uk/blog/equipment/diversity/

The OSD unit would show a percentage of the signal giving you an indication of when to turn round.

Return To Home (RTH):

You won’t find this feature on many OSD units.

What it does is guide the plane back using a selection of sensors.

The aircraft will circle above you, to regain control, and eventually land.

Thanks for reading!