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Main Unit External Features

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Main Unit Front Characteristics

Below you will find descriptions about the front Main Unit characteristics. Each item described, is related to the numbering on the above graphical preview.

Item NumberItem NameItem Description
1, 17Analog PotsThese pots are directly wired to the main processor on the main unit, however they can also be assigned to any function on the device.
2, 16Shoulder ModulesThis area of the unit is specifically designed to host ether the Right or Left shoulder modules the OSRC product line has to offer.
3, 6, 13, 15Main Channel TrimsFor fast and easy access to the main 4 channel trims (Rudder, Throttle, Ailerons, Elevator) you can use these trim knobs. The trim values automatically are reconfigured when changing the Flight Mode, Please note that these knobs cannot be assigned to any other function.
4, 14Main SticksThe main, self actuated gimbals. Both left and right gimbals have digitally decoded position sensing capabilities. The internal assembly makes the motion exceptionally smooth due to the 4 point bearing construction. Since position is decoded optically, there is virtually no friction on the assembly it self.
5, 12Right & Left Quad ButtonsThese buttons were designed to mainly assist the operator in navigating through menus. However, since any button or switch can be assigned to any function, these buttons can also be reconfigured to activate channel values, navigate to UI shortcuts or any other function available.
75.8GHz MCX ConnectorThe connector allows for the FPVC series of modules to mate to the Main Unit and get their signal through the On-Board Video antenna. Internally the connector is directly routed to the SMA connector on the Main Unit marked as Video
8Main Power SwitchBy sliding the switch Upwards, the Main Unit is turned ON. Note that while the unit is powered ON, it cannot be charged and the charge circuitry is disabled. Only when the device is powered OFF it can begin its charge cycle.
9FPVC Lock HingesIn order for an FPVC module to securely mate with the Main Unit, these hinges keep it locked in place and can be released by pressing on their side extrusions.
10FPVC ConnectorThe 6 pin connector mates with the FPVC modules and provides power for their internal charging (if FPVC Basic or Advanced are used) as well as communication signals.
11BuzzerTo notify the operator about any alerts, alarms or other actions, the Main Unit is equipped with a buzzer as well as an internal vibrator. Through user settings it is possible to configure the sounds based on their priority and even through custom actions.
18Status 2 RGB LEDThe Status 2 RGB LED indicated the following actions based on its color:
RED - Friend Monitor/Friend TakeOver/Co-Pilot
GREEN - Motion Recording
BLUE - Trainer Functionality
19, 22Display ButtonsThese buttons were designed to mainly assist the operator in navigating through menus. However, since any button or switch can be assigned to any function, these buttons can also be reconfigured to activate channel values, navigate to UI shortcuts or any other function available.
20Strap ConnectorStainless Steel, polished neck strap connector that is securely fastened into the main enclosure structure, which is reinforced internally for reliable grip.
21128 x 64 Monochrome LCDDefault display that comes with the Main Unit. Besides the Back-Lit capabilities, the display is also equipped with a Touch Sensor which can be configured just like all other buttons and switches, to perform specified actions or just help the operator scroll through menus.
23Status 1 RGB LEDThe Status 1 RGB LED indicated the following actions based on its color:
RED - PPM Module Used
GREEN - Internal RF Modem Used
BLUE - RF Cloud Connectivity
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Main Unit Antenna & Gimbals Characteristics

Below you will find descriptions about the front Main Unit characteristics. Each item described, is related to the numbering on the above graphical preview.

Item NumberItem NameItem Description
24, 28Adjustable Gimbal GripsThose who are already familiar with RC should recognize the adjustable grips. With few simple steps you can adjust the height of each grip to suit your fingers more comfortably.
25Video SMA ConnectorThis connector is by default connected directly to the MCX connector for FPVC modules. It allows for an external cable or a compact antenna to be connected to the 5.8GHz FPVC Basic and Advanced receivers.
26Primary SMA ConnectorThis connector is internally connected to the on-board RF Modem located under the RF Compartments with the OSRC RF Equipment.
27Secondary SMA ConnectorThis connector is internally connected to the on-board, Long Range RF Modem located under the RF Compartments with the OSRC RF Equipment and the optional Long Range Modem. By default the modem is not supplied with the Main Unit and the connector is internally terminated.
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Main Unit Back Characteristics

Below you will find descriptions about the back Main Unit characteristics. Each item described, is related to the numbering on the above graphical preview.

Item NumberItem NameItem Description
29RF CompartmentThe OSRC unit provides the user with the ability to use existing PPM driven RF modules from third party manufacturers. By selecting the appropriate compartment (with or without OSRC RF Equipment) the operator is given the opportunity to have more than one way of communicating with a model.
30, 34Back ButtonsFor a more efficient control over an RC model, the Main Unit has built-in back buttons. These buttons just like all other buttons and switches can be configured to activate functions available in the system firmware. The position of the buttons is specifically designed in such a way so that the operator can activate the functions without ever leaving the main control surfaces.
31USB ConnectorThe Main Unit is a complicated system which can be updated, reconfigured or controlled through standard communication protocols. The USB connector provides the owner with the ability to update the firmware, connect the system to a desktop computer or retrieve data while in operation.
32Battery CompartmentThe Main Unit by default comes with a removable 2 cell, 7.4v, 3650mAh Li-Po battery. The battery also includes internal protection circuitry for short, over and under voltage, providing additional protection and lifespan.
33Buddy - Trainer ConnectorBesides the Wireless capabilities of the OSRC system for training and communications, the Main Unit also provides the standard connections for older, third party systems.
35Steel HandleThe Main Unit handle is made out of Steel and is powder coated for maximum protection from oxidizing and external wear. Internally the handle is firmly bolted to the reinforced structure with 2 Stainless Steel bolts.
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Main Unit Side Characteristics

Below you will find descriptions about the side Main Unit characteristics. Each item described, is related to the numbering on the above graphical preview.

Item NumberItem NameItem Description
36Charge Indication LEDThe Main Unit is equipped with an internal battery charger. The charger is specifically configured for Li-Po batteries. The charger has functions such as Preconditioning of deeply depleted cells, End Of Charge control and other functions. The LED indication will perform specific variations while charging or when fully charged.
37Charge 9v JackTo correctly charge the on-board batteries, the Main Unit requires a supply voltage of 8.7v - 12v. A 9v Power Supply is included with the Main Unit and has been specifically selected for this task.
38Stand OffsThroughout the entire enclosure there are Stand-Offs in key locations, to ensure that the Main Unit is clear from any obstacles when places on a table or other flat surface.

Have been working with electronics for as long as i can remember. Always enjoyed making something new and having the pleasure of seeing it work at the end. One of my latest and i must say, greatest creations is OSRC - Open Source Remote Control. Finally i can work on a single project, devote my full attention towards it and improve it as much as possible, with help from the RC and general Open Source community.

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# vanderWalMB8 » 2013-04-14 13:28

Mr.Demetris, What I have found here on the Internet about your OSRC unit, is very great. After looking on the Internet,I read almost everything about your work and your goals. I think, this is just for me and many, many others. But .. I see, the OSRC is not yet finished. I hope, that you soon can start with the production of the OSRC.
Have you any idea about the time, that this apparatus will come on the market and what the price about will be? Hope, you can give me an answer soon.
Sincerely,
Max B. van der Wal
Duifhuis 42
3862JG NIJKERK
The Netherlands

vanderWalMB8

# OSFlyerWiz » 2013-04-14 14:34

Dear Mr Max. Thank you for the positive feedback.

OSRC Mark2 is not yet available for purchase because i nee to finish the 3D printer which was posted on an IndieGoGo campaign (More info in the "Where to Buy" section of the website)

As soon as i finish shipping out all 3D printers for those who ordered them and make some budget to produce the latest OSRC system, i shall post it on the website (in the news)

Currently the 3D printer is already working and i shall be posting a video about it soon. with this machine (Ilios 3D printer) i shall be able to make the enclosures for OSRC and from the Ilios sales i can have an initial budget for the rest of the OSRc components (at least this is the plan)

I can't be more specific right now. Please monitor the News and Facebook pages for more info and updates. If you have more questions, don't hesitate to post them.

OSFlyerWiz

# Akcopter » 2013-02-12 07:00

just one question ...what kind of actuator are you using to move the sticks...the optical encoder instead of the pot is fine but how does it move..is there a servo or something
????? :-| :-| :roll:

Akcopter

# OSFlyerWiz » 2013-02-12 08:00

something like a servo :) Shall explain it in a video once i get a chance.

OSFlyerWiz

# Akcopter » 2013-02-12 06:58

Oh My G00000d!!!! This is great where do i buy it :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Akcopter

# OSFlyerWiz » 2013-01-11 22:51

Thank you. Really appreciate the feedback. Will do my best not to disappoint :-)

OSFlyerWiz
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# Westy » 2013-01-11 22:47

Hi There,

This has got to be one of the Best things I have seen in the industry for ... Forever! - Awesome job! It truly is a thing of beauty - well engineered and the most versatile unit I have ever seen. and the cloud operation is totally awesome too ... what a concept. Keep thinking outside the box - Cheers Westy

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# OSFlyerWiz » 2012-11-05 14:32

I like this description so i commented on it :-) Its the first comment so consider this as a test message.

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