APM MavLink to FrSky SmartPort Converter

//APM MavLink to FrSky SmartPort Converter

APM MavLink to FrSky SmartPort Converter

29,90  Inc VAT.

In stock (can be backordered)

UPDATE 14/04/2016: Lua script update. The glitches with the speed and distance were eliminated. Please download it here

UPDATE 15/04/2016: Now you can have both 3DR and Frsky Telemetries together! In the SAME Telemetry Port! Check it HERE. The last OpenTX 2.1.8 version is already fully supported!

This is a telemetry relay board that sits between the Telemetry Port of your APM, Pixhawk or NAVIO+ module and the Smart Port of your FrSky X8R receiver sending your flight controller telemetry to your Taranis X9D/X9E radio. Through in-house development we are happy to present you a cheaper and open source friendlier alternative to the Teensy board commonly sold for this purpose.

If you will use it in the Pixhawk autopilot, all the available Telemetry Portst 1,2, 4/5 can be used for the purpose.

Description:

  • Translation of Mavlink messages to FrSky Smart Port format;
  • Clean and user-friendly telemetry LUA script that detects ArduCopter arming to provide relative heading regarding arming orientation, direct from the ArduCopter IMU.
  • Cheaper alternative to Teensy;
  • Lower Power Consumption (20mA);
  • Input voltage: 5V (powered by the Telemetry Port);
  • Heat-shrinked wrapping to afford debris protection without compromising weight.

The information available in the main telemetry screen are:

  • Current flight mode;
  • Drone heading/yaw (relative to arming heading);
  • HDOP and number of satellites visible;
  • Battery pack voltage;
  • Instantaneous current consumption;
  • Mavlink status messages;
  • Barometric Altitude;
  • GPS speed and coordinates.

Tested (and working) on:

  • Taranis X9D;
  • Taranis X9D Plus;
  • Taranis X9E;

Includes: Latest Firmware installed, SMART Port plug and cable and UART plug and cable.
Quick Start Guide: Download it here

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Description

This is a telemetry relay board that sits between the Telemetry Port of your APM, Pixhawk or NAVIO+ module and the Smart Port of your FrSky X8R receiver sending your flight controller telemetry to your Taranis X9D/X9E radio. Through in-house development we are happy to present you a cheaper and open source friendlier alternative to the Teensy board commonly sold for this purpose.

The board is sold pre-programmed with an adaptation of Scott Flys firmware made by Airborne Projects.

If you will use it in the Pixhawk autopilot, all the available Telemetry Portst 1,2, 4/5 can be used for the purpose.

We have also adapted a telemetry scipt, tested on a Taranis X9D/X9E Plus radio and compatible with OpenTX 2.0.17+ and 2.1.x versions, that shows the relevant information in only one page so you don’t need to take your attention away from flying.

We advise our clients to upgrade the OpenTX firmware to the latest version.

One innovation of our the telemetry file is that it features an arrow that allows for the pilot to always have the relative heading/yaw of the aircraft regarding its arming orientation in his Taranis display. You will never need to rely only in visual aids like LEDS to know the orientation of your aircraft. It will be right in front of you!

You can find the source code of the firmware and the compatible telemetry files for OpenTX 2.0.x and 2.1.x inside a zip file or in this github repository.

taranis_telemetry

Additional information

Weight 0.020 kg
Please select your board:

Pixhawk 2, Pixhawk / NAVIO+ (6Position DF13), APM 2.x (5Position DF13)