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What OSD do you Guy's use?
« on: October 27, 2015, 10:39:16 pm »
Hi Guy's, My flying has generally always been within about 1/4mile, but now I'm looking to branch out a little and thought a OSD might be handy to have.  I'm just looking for something simple with direction home and battery info.  This is going on a 450 quad with a revo and platinum gps.  What are you brave souls  8) using and why do you like it? Thanks  :)

Brian

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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 11:03:31 pm »
I haven't used it yet, but I just bought one of these: http://www.playuav.com/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:playuavosd:start

It's not exactly simple, but it shares alot in common with the (never released) OP OSD.  The hardware is much more advanced than the MinimOSD, which is another alternative.

I don't know if there's an "official" place to purchase them, but you can get one here: http://www.banggood.com/PlayUavOSD-FPV-OSD-Board-for-APM-Pixhawk-Px4-Flight-Controller-p-982864.html

Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 11:39:34 pm »
MinimOSD (called MinOPOSD when OP firmware is flashed) is probably the most used by OP/LP users.  It reads OP/LP telemetry for the GPS.  Battery can be attached either to FC or OSD.  Lots of stuff to research about it.  KV mod or not.  Getting telemetry to OSD and telemetry to GCS working.  Flash this and this and solder sensor cables and set compile options and build firmware (or find a version that is compatible to LP and has the sensor configuration you want).

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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 05:38:29 am »
You're making it sound like too much fun Cliff  :D

jhan1

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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 12:05:43 pm »
Yes it does look a little daunting...Lol!  But things always do at first.  If im going to do this I like the smallness of this one:

http://www.readytoflyquads.com/micro-minimosd


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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 01:52:32 pm »
The MinimOSD with KV Team mod (normal and micro) works very well on CC3D with the following firmware
https://forum.librepilot.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=191.0;attach=372

Use battery on BAT2 pin.


jhan1

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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2015, 05:39:00 pm »
The MinimOSD with KV Team mod (normal and micro) works very well on CC3D with the following firmware
https://forum.librepilot.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=191.0;attach=372

Use battery on BAT2 pin.

Thanks nabreu for that.  Do you think that will work on a revo board also?

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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2015, 08:05:00 pm »
You can use the same Hex for Revo.
This one for CC3D has all analog inputs for Rssi, bat and current.

Using a Revo you can use the current sensor connected to Revo and retrieve "rssi" from the link quality uavo. So no input connected directly to MinimOSD.

Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2015, 08:22:02 pm »
I haven't set up a MinimOSD yet, but my intent is to have sensors connected to FC where ever possible.

In the future, more code may be added to do things with this information.  Maybe allow automatic landing when battery gets critical.  Maybe allow RTB when battery gets below half.  Etc.  But FC needs to be able to see the information.

jhan1

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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2015, 11:05:37 pm »
Micro Minimosd is on its way :).  This should be an interesting project.  On the Revo Ive got sbus going to the Main port, GPS on the flexi and a bluetooth module on the receiver port.  Guess I'll have to lose the bluetooth module and use the Rx port for the osd.

f5soh

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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2015, 12:21:26 am »
Guess I'll have to lose the bluetooth module and use the Rx port for the osd.

Or keep OSD in passive mode can work, and share the same port.
Never tested that.

jhan1

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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2015, 02:37:08 pm »
Decided I'm going to need one of these:

http://rctimer.com/product-1096.html

Im going to go the route of having all info coming off the Revo.  But I'll need to connect this to get battery info,  if Im understanding correctly.

f5soh

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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2015, 03:24:35 pm »
I use this sensor, works well.

See https://librepilot.atlassian.net/wiki/display/LPDOC/Configure+a+Current-Voltage+sensor
for more information

With Revo MinOPSOd is more simple, no wiring to OSD board except video in/out and telemetry.

See also this page for OSD setup:
https://librepilot.atlassian.net/wiki/display/LPDOC/MinOPOSD+setup

Laurent

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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2015, 08:23:59 pm »
Laurent wonderful job. Wiki fantastic. My OSD works very well.
Luca

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Re: What OSD do you Guy's use?
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2015, 09:01:03 pm »
Thanks, glad you found useful ;)