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8th February 2012, 01:17 AM
6734Hello FPV Flyers,

After many months of development and testing, Urban Drones OSD is finally here.

UrbanDronesOSD (http://www.urbandrones.com/Urban-Drones-OSD-with-integrated-Antenna-Tracker_p_36.html)is a a small unit that displays the most relevant flight information on the screen. It uses high quality components and is VERY easy to use. It is virtually ready to fly out of the box. Just adapt your camera and transmitter and you're set to go.

Some of the main features include:
Integrated Antenna Tracking Telemetry
Speed indicator
Altitude Indicator
Arrow Home
Two voltage indicators
Current Consumed
Line of Sight (LOS) distance
Current Draw
Satellite Link Indicator
HDOP (resolution)
Flight Time
Longitude and Latitude
Flight summary after landing

All these features can be enabled or disabled before flight and some of the features like RSSI and current can be manually calibrated.

Urban Drones OSD includes:
Current Sensor
GPS receiver
OSD Board

Size: 2x1.2 inches

For those interested in using the antenna tracking option, the telemetry RX will be available in the next few days and more information will be posted when available.

8th February 2012, 11:50 AM
Does the unit have a baro altitude sensor or does it rely on GPS information for alt?

GPS-based, after reading the product description in the link.

8th February 2012, 11:52 AM

12th February 2012, 11:38 PM
I have gotten this question from a few people so I figure I'd answer it here as well:

1) What's included with the OSD?
OSD Board
Current Sensor
10Hz GPS receiver
Cables for V2 current sensor, camera in/out, cable for RSSI (open wire leads)

2) Does Urban Drones OSD have return home?
No, this will come in future releases. At this point there is no release date for this feature

3) How does the OSD transmit antenna tracking information
Via the video signal

4) What else is needed for antenna tracking with Urban Drones OSD?
The telemetry RX which will be released in a couple of weeks

Alex -

19th February 2012, 11:07 AM

19th February 2012, 11:19 AM
That is looking good. The board on top has the connector pins coming out from the board vertically. Is that how it will be in the release version? Does your board support reading RSSI in digital form (to support ezuhf's non standard rssi signal...not that there is a standard :) )

19th February 2012, 12:03 PM
Hey Hucker -
The OSD is already released. So the board you see is the board that is shipping already.
That's a good question about the EZUHF RSSI -
I will get an EZUHF and test it to see

19th February 2012, 12:21 PM
Most RSSI's are analog - meaning you need an AD to read the voltage. EZUHF"s rssi is a digital waveform that one would usually read via a digital input and doing some timings (you *might* hack in enough capacitiance and read the digital waveform via and AD). I can't tell what micro you are using but the PIC's we've been recently using have re-mappable pins that allow almost any feature on any pin...

Oh yeah, I like the temp sensor.

23rd February 2012, 12:44 AM
what does the HDOP mean ?

and ... i couldn't find the $$ ?

thanks :)

23rd February 2012, 01:15 AM
That is the resolution of the GPS. The lower the number the better the quality of the connection, therefore the more accurate the information.

1.0 is really good. Anything lower than that is great.

The intro price is $139.99

23rd February 2012, 02:07 AM
thank you :)

23rd February 2012, 12:03 PM
what does the HDOP mean ?

and ... i couldn't find the $$ ?

thanks :)

To elaborate on UrbanDrones' answer: HDOP stands for "horizontal dilution of precision". Simply put, its exactly as he said. The lower the number, the more accurate your gps readings will be. To get technical, it is used in the calculation algorithms to determine how precise the measurements are. It only applies to horizontal resolution though, and doesn't calculate in for altitude. (IIRC, there is also a lesser known VDOP value for vertical/altitude accuracy.)

28th February 2012, 09:47 AM
thanks :)

28th February 2012, 01:19 PM
Great OSD, I am using it on two of my Zephyrs and will be buying another soon for my scratchbuilds.

28th February 2012, 10:59 PM
Just rush edited this video to answer some of the questions
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rLoqtAgbk7Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> (http://youtu.be/rLoqtAgbk7Q)

7th April 2012, 12:27 AM
Okay whats the difference between the OSD with integrated head tracker and the OSD BOARD? Beside $30.00 price..

7th April 2012, 01:11 AM
The board is the same thing, but without the gps and current sensor

7th April 2012, 08:44 AM
Might want to check the description:

includes: OSD Board, Current Sensor, GPS Receiver

9th April 2012, 02:47 PM
Might want to check the description:
ah thanks - overlooked - it's now fixed