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    Best OSD for pitch and roll indicators?

    I'm primarily interested in OSD for an artificial horizon and a pitch indicator (ladder or whatever), for short-range aerobatics. Signal strength and voltage might be interesting but GPS and return-to-home would not be useful as I don't expect to fly beyond visual range very much if ever.

    Is there any particular make/model of OSD that does what I want, and doesn't do what I don't want?

    Thanks!

    P.S. I might get interested in long range eventually, but I'll want a whole new system for that anyway - and an airplane rather than a helicopter.

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    Best OSD for pitch and roll indicators?

    RVOSD with the advanced AHI is the best I've come across so far

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    Eagle Tree's Guardian stabilization expander can show artificial horizon. I found it useful when I had it on a quad.

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    Best OSD for pitch and roll indicators?

    It can, but the AHI is vastly inferior to the advanced AHI on the RVOSD for aerobatics.

    The RVOSD is a full 360 degree one, and has various pitch markings that are quite useful.

    The eagletree is just a zero pitch line that tops and bottoms out at high/low pitch angles.

    I have spoken to eagletree about it and I think they intend to offer the option for an "advanced" AHI - perhaps it will make an appearance soon.
    Last edited by Zeeflyboy; 1st May 2013 at 09:12 AM.

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    RVOSD looks like a winner. Thanks!

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    Not so fast, The AHI drift. AHI get off when I do many coordinated turns in a row, like i glider would do thermalling.

    Have a look at Pitlab I changed for that and I prefer it. One of the reasons is that the AHI dont seem to drift.
    Advanced AHI is available trough config.

    I dont do aerobatics so I cannot tell difference between those to doing that.
    Beside that my rvosd is at repair since mid march and there is no way I can get a simple reply.

    If your RVOSD is broken, consider it loss.
    I dont know for Pitlab.
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    Best OSD for pitch and roll indicators?

    All our AHI's will drift somewhat in aerobatics... It's just a limitation of the technology we are using.

    If it does start to drift off, a brief period of level flight should be enough to pull it back into the realms of acceptability.

    By the way, further to my comment before eagletree do now have the "F16" style full 360 degree AHI on the way, I think you'll see it along with their new releases this summer.

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    minimosd is nice

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