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    Quote Originally Posted by wippo76 View Post
    What kind of signal do you feed the osd
    It understands only pwm or analog
    No ppm
    According to the FrSky manual the DR8-XP receiver outputs PWM digital RSSI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wippo76 View Post
    What kind of signal do you feed the osd
    It understands only pwm or analog
    No ppm
    According to the FrSky DR8-XP manual it's PWM RSSI.
    I did it like they say here, but no joy:
    http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread....k-Tiny-OSD-III

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    Then there is something going wrong with your rssi calibration
    but what

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    I have calibrated a few and all worked great
    Can you check the rssi output with a servo

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    Quote Originally Posted by wippo76 View Post
    I have calibrated a few and all worked great
    Can you check the rssi output with a servo
    Sure! How do you do that?

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    1. Connect OSD RSSI pin to your RC receiver(PWM style) RSSI.
    2. Enable Digital RSSI by Skylark Configuration software
    3. Reset OSD
    4. Click OSD->Calibrate ->RSSI Calibrate
    5. Click "Start" button
    6. Remote Control power off
    7. Click "Stop" button DONE
    8. Reset OSD DONE[/QUOTE]

    What happens if you connect a servo to rssi port?
    Does it move tx on /of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wippo76 View Post
    1. Connect OSD RSSI pin to your RC receiver(PWM style) RSSI.
    2. Enable Digital RSSI by Skylark Configuration software
    3. Reset OSD
    4. Click OSD->Calibrate ->RSSI Calibrate
    5. Click "Start" button
    6. Remote Control power off
    7. Click "Stop" button DONE
    8. Reset OSD DONE
    What happens if you connect a servo to rssi port?
    Does it move tx on /of?[/QUOTE]

    No idea, I'll check that out. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightram View Post
    Skylark have allowed me to assist with any setup and config issues, and I hope to be able to help everyone here!

    Out of the box Skylarks famous Tiny OSD III comes in two flavors. Deans and XT60 style connectors. Users are not confined by these connects either. For installations inside a DJI phantom or inline on TBS Discovery the connectors can be easily removed with a 120W chisel tip soldering iron and refashioned to suit the user.

    Attachment 47933

    *** Note ***
    Please be aware that any modification to the components of the OSD will void any warranty provided by your retailer. The above modification was not endorsed by Skylark for warranty reasons.

    Skylarks Tiny OSD provides advanced OSD functions in a compact and modular package. The OSD can be displayed one of two ways, Comprehensive or compact.



    Product link:
    Deans connectors - http://www.skylarkfpv.com/store/inde...&product_id=42
    XT60 connectors - http://www.skylarkfpv.com/store/inde...&product_id=81

    Nightram Tiny OSD III manual:
    I have rewritten the Skylark manual to help users with their product, it can be found below.
    Nightrams Skylark Tiny OSD III Manual

    Firmware Update v2.9 August 13
    [Download here]
    New features:
    1. Fix the summary bug for multicopter, it the current greater than 3A, the summary will not display now.
    2. Fix the timer bug for multicopter

    Features include:

    • 10Hz super sense GPS, with backup battery ,3D Fix led indicator.
    • PAL/NTSC compatible
    • 80A current sensor.
    • Ultra-light weighing in at only 22.5 gram
    • RSSI Auto detect, either in analog or digital (PWM/PPM)
    • Return to home arrow so you never get lost!
    • Barometer for accurate height measurement.

    The Heads Up Display of a fighter pilot
    Skylarks HUD is nicknamed the F-16 HUD. You might be able to see why!
    Attachment 47948

    *** Note ***

    When the weather is better I will take a half decent pic showing the two OSD modes with firmware v2.9


    So why is this such a great OSD?
    For starters the price is phenomenal! It is a fully functional OSD incorporating the most important information.

    • Distance from home,
    • Direction to home,
    • Height,
    • GPS co-ordinates (for recovery worst case scenario),
    • Powered by receiver,
    • RSSI (Receiver Signal Strength Indicator, aka control strength),
    • Voltage, and
    • Miliampere hours used (use as a indication only, Nightram tip post 2).

    If you already have a video setup on your craft all you need is a spare channel to power the OSD and you can overlay the OSD on your existing video. This spare channel will also give you RSSI.


    In the Skylark store it costs a mere $108 USD. Competitors who will not be named have been releasing similar products for a while, but in my opinion the Skylark option is just simply better. Not just for my pocket.

    Pro/Con/Improvements
    In the interest of fair review and information here are the pros and cons in my opinion.

    Pros:

    • Affordable, cost is just $108 USD from skylark,
    • Great OSD Layout with lots of information,
    • Option for compact OSD view, and
    • Current sensor can be remotely placed and connectors can be removed.


    Cons:

    • All items are shrink wrapped which cheapens the look.
    • Items are shrink wrapped with no "flat" surface, this makes adhesive tape hard to apply to a flat surface,
    • Long interconnecting cables with molex connectors. They are too long for me! I need to double them over 3 times and shrink wrap them to fit them on my craft.

    Improvements I would like to see:

    • Options for shorter cables when buying, I already know where i want to fit them. In some cases it is not half a meter away!
    • OSD options to hide or move readouts individually.
    • Plastic hard case for OSD and GPS would be nice.
    Hello friends, can someone tell me if Tiny OSD III is compatible with (APM) walkera qr x350 pro? How to install. thank you

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    Hello friends, can someone tell me if Tiny OSD III is compatible with (APM) walkera qr x350 pro? How to install. thank you

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    APM has its own gps and barometer so it would be a waste to install a Tiny OSD with this. Yes, it can be done, but 2 GPS units on one quad? MinimOSD is about $15 and will provide the GPS overlay with the APM controller. There is a newer OSD available for about $25 that is nicer, look for it on the osd forums

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