Alta X can be configured from us with this NTSC FPV setup. It comes with a camera, 5.8Ghz transmitter, antenna, cables and mounting brackets.
The Alta FPV OSD overlay remains compatible with most analog FPV cameras and video transmitters. For those seeking a higher resolution or unobstructed HD/digital FPV view, a third-party system can be mounted.
Note: With HD systems, OSD overlay is not available, but the pilot will still have access to critical system telemetry through the ground station computer (which offers audible prompts).
What is the range of the Alta X Ground Station radio module?
Alta X uses a specially programmed FRX Pro for communication with a ground station computer. It is rated for operating ranges of 5000’+ (1500m+)*.
*Range is dependent on signal power settings, RF environment, and line of sight
Where can I find more data on the long range telemetry radio?
Alta X uses a specially programmed FRX Pro for communication with a ground station computer.
Are we able to customize the code on the Pixhawk?
Yes, but not yet. We need to push our code to PX4.
Which vibration isolators should I use with my payload on Alta X?
The Alta X quick-release isolator cartridges are available in different durometers, which gives the user the ability to fine tune vibration damping performance for different payload weights or ambient temperatures. Generally, hotter ambient conditions will see better results from higher durometer isolators.
Durometer options include 30A, 40A, 50A, 60A. The durometer of a cartridge is shown in recessed lettering on each of the O-rings. Use the chart below as a general guide choosing the correct isolator cartridges for your payload.
Can I use 6S packs in series, instead of 12S packs on Alta X?
6S LiPo packs with sufficient current delivery can be used to fly Alta X, but Freefly does not recommend this solution for a few reasons:
- It is easy to make mistakes when combining cells in parallel and series, and mistakes can be dangerous (fire, damage to Alta X etc).
- The streamlined workflow we developed using 2 batteries is compromised and the poor drone tech will frown at the task of charging and balancing 4 batteries per flight instead of instead of 2.
- It can be difficult to mount batteries to the Alta X which are not the right size / shape, whereas the Alta X was designed to easily mount / dismount 12s hard case batteries.
Be safe out there!