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Sky Drone FPV 2

Sky Drone FPV 2

  • $699.00 USD


Sky Drone FPV 2 is a HD camera system for drones that transmits over the LTE network providing an unlimited range and low latency video+data link.

 

Digital High Definition Video

The Sky Drone FPV 2 system uses a high resolution camera with a wide dynamic range. It provides you with an amazing live video feed of up to 1080p at 30fps.

Telemetry and Command & Control Link

Besides the video link, Sky Drone FPV 2 provides a bidirectional data link between your drone and your Ground Control Station. This can be used to visualized telemetry data and/or control the drone. We support the MAVLink protocol as well as any generic protocol that interfaces via RS232/UART.

Unlimited Range

By using existing cellular networks, the Sky Drone FPV system provides you with virtually unlimited range. The only requirement is cell tower coverage. The system is optimized for the 4G/LTE network to provide best video quality and lowest latency. It does however fall back to 3G or even 2.5G networks by automatically adjusting video parameters without interrupting the stream.

 

Low latency

By using our own highly optimized video processing pipeline, the system is designed for lowest latency video from scratch. The typical end-to-end latency is less than 150ms.

 

Groundstation Software

The Groundstation to receive Video from the Sky Drone FPV 2 unit runs on Windows and Linux with version for MacOS, Android and iOS in the pipeline to be released in Q1 2017.

Interchangeable Lenses

The Sky Drone FPV 2 system is using high quality lenses that are interchangeable. Instead of locking you to a specific lens, you have the freedom to change the lens for specific use cases (wide angle lens for best overview or narrow FOV lenses for artistic flights with less distortion).

Security

The video stream and meta data are fully end-to-end encrypted making it impossible for third parties to eavesdrop the transmission or interfere with it. Rather than reinventing the wheel, we rely on open and proven standards including Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) and Secure Real-Time Protocol (SRTP) using AES128.

Technical Specification

Weight:

246g incl. lens, case, cable (if required it can be reduced to ~90g by removing casings)

Power Input:

5V (micro-USB, min. 1A)

Video Resolution:

Full HD (up to 1080p 30fps)

Lens:

Interchangeable, default: 92° FOV

Antenna:

Internal antenna + external antenna socket (optional)

Typical End-to-End Latency:

<150ms

Typical Data Consumption on 4G/LTE:

10 minutes of streaming consumes:
FullHD at 6mbit/s: 450MB
HD at 2mbit/s: 150MB
Low-res at 50kbit/s: <4MB

Cellular Network Compatibility:

Option 1 (Europe/Asia): LTE Bands: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20

Option 2 (US): Verizon only

Which band does my carrier use?

Modems are CE, FCC and carrier-certified (if applicable).

 For more information see How-It-Works.

Compatibility and Requirements

UAV / Drone
Models:

Video transmission only:
Any UAV / drone, which can carry the module weight (246g in-case or 90g without case).

Video and command & control:
A supported autopilot with serial, UART or USB interface for data.

Models officially supported for video and command & control: DJI Matrice 600, DJI Matrice 600 Pro, 3DR Solo, Intel® Aero Ready to Fly Drone, GoPro Karma, SteadiDrone QU4D, ALTI UAS, UAVENTURE VTOL.

Command & Control Autopilot:

PX4, Dropix and APM via MAVLink
DJI A3 and DJI N3 via UART interface (Matrice 100, Matrice 900, and Matrice 900 Pro only)

Command & Control Protocols: MAVLink is supported by Sky Drone FPV 2MAVLink
Custom protocol
Groundstation Software
Computer:

Minimum: Intel i5, 8 GB RAM
Recommended: Intel i7, 16 GB RAM, dedicated graphics card.

Operating System: Windows 7/8/10

Android: to be confirmed
iOS: to be confirmed
Command & Control Groundstation:

Sky Drone FPV 2 Groundstation provides a TCP interface, which is compatible with:

 

Component Overview

Sky Drone FPV 2 is an out-of-the-box solution, which comes with several modular parts. A full component overview can be downloaded here: Sky Drone FPV 2 - Component Overview (PDF)

What's In The Box

  • Sky Drone FPV Core Processing Unit
  • Camera Module with Lens and Cable
  • Firmware Module
  • Identity Module
  • Telemetry Connector
  • 4G/LTE Modem (Europe/Asia or US/Verizon)
  • CE/FCC Certification Card with Manual