We have been waiting a year if not two for the release of the NexWaveRF range of 2.4ghz transmitters and receivers; the transmitters started shipping last month, the goggle modules started shipping last week and the UNO (sealed) version started shipping today and ImmersionRC have announced that they will be offering an ‘Unfiltered’ (pro) version.
The EzAntenna product from ImmersionRC has always been an extremely good product and one of very few contenders to the FPV antenna tracker market however its presentation left a lot to be desired; the previous version was simply a heat-shrunk PCB with a LCD display, it was fragile and most builds ended up being rather messy. ImmersionRC have upped the game with a new ‘Version 2’ implementation of the EzAntennaTracker with a fantastic new look and a great array of new features.
The FPV community have noticed a definite reduction in performance when comparing the reliable range of the new modular EzUHF transmitter to the original stand-alone unit, the general theory is that due to the new unit being made of plastic there is insufficient ground-plane to help the transmitter work efficiently.
We decided to carry out a simple experiment to test different antennas and their resulting performance including a dipole antenna that would in essence give the transmitter the ground-plane is so desperately requires.
..Well its nearly here, ImmersionRC have announced that their next generation of 2.4ghz video transmitters will be shipping soon. I’m not sure if that’s an ImmersionRC ‘soon’ or a normal persons soon but we’re exited none the less!
There is also talk of new higher sensitivity NexWaveRF receiver modules for the FatShark range of goggles along with new 2.4ghz UNO and DUO receivers. Continue reading
A very quick video to show you just how simple the new EzUHF transmitter module for JR & FrSKY radio transmitters is to install, (configure on a Taranis) and then bind with your existing EzUHF receivers.
Every FPV pilot has dreamed of a setup they can literally throw in a bag and take to exotic & exciting locations without putting their back out lugging flight cases around or dangling a fragile quad-copter from their back-pack; but the reality is most smaller craft (albeit planes or multi-rotors) tend to be a little skittish and not generally suited to recording decent aerial footage.
ImmersionRC has come to the table with a possible solution: The XuGong folding quad-copter which is in essence a traditional X configuration quad-copter but each arm is hinged in the middle allowing it to fold back on its self so all of the motors can retreat to the centre of the craft for convenient transport.
This guide will help you get your head around the mystical antenna tracker system from ImmersionRC. Its name suggests it should be easy to configure and use but in-fact many people have found it to be a bit of a head-ache, thankfully though once you do get it setup it is actually pretty simple to use
Download Link: http://www.ifpv.co.uk/pdf/EZAntenna_Idiots_Guide.pdf