01-19-2012, 04:46 PM
First I have to say that I designed RVOSD hardware and firmware, also I wrote the instructions on this thread. Vova prepared the pdf version were he added some extra instructions but he did not updated the page to the latest G5. Frank (Ommadawn) was kind to send me some corrections to the instructions. RVB made a translation to German, Chilosista made translation to italian, and I made a translation to Spanish(my native language), also I think there is a translation to Russian.
If there is something not covered on those instructions everybody is welcomed to post on the forum and I respond within a day. You could also use the search function to find more answers. Making the OSD-autopilot to work on your plane will require basic knowledge of electricity, aerodynamics, soldering skills, craftsmanship... I have noticed that much of the claims about the manuals lack of information, are more related to lack of those extra abilities.
Every time I find something new that need to be covered on the manual I edit the first post here. Unfortunately I can't do more than this, my time is limited and I rather use it improving the firmware and hardware.
You should notice that we can't even supply the demand. Manual could not be that bad if so much people are able to make it work, and like it enough to suggest others to do so.
01-19-2012, 04:52 PM
Well, the GS instructions are simple also. Plug A/V one or two inputs from receiver, pan and tilt servo outputs to antenna tracker. Configure servo limits, speed, and travels.
Originally Posted by ommadawn
This is the instructions I made to the other guys with beta units:
1-Press "action" button for more than 2 seconds. Menu item "Pan servo 90° CCW" will show.
2-Set it to 0, adjust mechanical linkage of pan servo so antenna face the "front", centered mechanical setup.
3-After mechanical setup, increase or decrease the value with minus or plus buttons, so the antenna change pan orientation to 90° CCW(counter clock wise).
4-Press "action" button again. Menu item "Pan servo 90°CW" will show.
5-Increase or decrease the value with minus or plus buttons, so the antenna change pan orientation to 90° CW(clock wise).
6-Press "action" button again. Menu item "Max allowed pan" will show.
7-Increase or decrease the value with minus or plus buttons,to set the maximum allowed pan travel to each side (+-90 to +-180°)
8-Press "action" button again. Menu item "Servo tilt 0°" will show.
9-Increase or decrease the value with minus or plus buttons, so the antenna change tilt orientation to 0° (flat).
10-Press "action" button again. Menu item "Servo tilt 90°" will show.
11-Increase or decrease the value with minus or plus buttons, so the antenna change tilt orientation to 90° (up).
12-Press "action" button again. Menu item "Tilt lower limit" will show.
13-Increase or decrease the value with minus or plus buttons,to set the minimum allowed tilt travel to the lower side.
14-Press "action" button again. Menu item "Heading offset" will show.
15-Make sure the OSD has the "home" set while it is closest possible to the antenna tracker. Move the airplane 20mts to the direction the front of the antenna tracker is facing.
16-Push minus or plus buttons,to set. This will make the antenna tracker know the orientation of its front. You have to repeat this procedure each time you change antenna tracker front side orientation.
17-Press "action" button again. Menu item "Pan servo speed" will show.
18-Push minus or plus buttons, this will set pan servo travel speed.
19-Press "action" button again. Menu item "tilt servo speed" will show.
20-Push minus or plus buttons, this will set tilt servo travel speed.
21-Press "action" button again. Menu item "exit & save" will show.
22-Push minus or plus buttons, this will exit and save configurations.
01-19-2012, 05:03 PM
Hi Guy's, I have created a User Manual made with text from the G3, G4 and Forum.
Hopefully this will take some pressure off Alex and Vova for a while.
01-19-2012, 05:34 PM
Thanks, now I have to check it lol.
01-19-2012, 05:40 PM
Lol, And I thought I was reducing your work load.
Originally Posted by Alex Villa
Feel free to put it on the Website if it's good enough, It's mostly your text anyway...
01-19-2012, 10:06 PM
Fantastic. Thanks so much for that. Makes good reading.
01-19-2012, 11:19 PM
Thanks for the look at the GS instructions too Alex.
02-27-2012, 10:09 AM
I'm setting up a skywalker with a frsky D8R-II receiver.
I would like to use it with CPPM function, and have RSSI reading also.
The problem is that i run out of channels: i need 4-5 for rc controls (i can use a Y-cable for aileron, so 4ch), one for the RV aux, and two for my pan/tilt cam.
In a normal PPM setup i would route pan/tilt and rudder servos out of RVOSD so i could free chan if needed, but how can i do in CPPM?
02-27-2012, 11:12 AM
when I am in flight and go into in flight menu via rc switch no auto pilot is on and I have no control of the plane till I go back to the f-16 screen . Did I not set some thing up right ? it should at least go into Level flight mode right or even Heading hold should it not??
Last edited by kelly; 02-27-2012 at 11:14 AM.
02-27-2012, 04:12 PM
Read the first post of this thread. The autopilot will only set "level flight" on the menu screen if any stabilization mode is ON.