Monday, January 15, 2018

AKK FX2 5.8Ghz 40CH 25mW/200mW/500mW/800mW VTX

There are many FPF VTX systems on the market these days and AKK keeps making new products almost every two weeks. This time, I have tested their new FX2 40CH switchable VTX.

So let's start with specifications first:

Output power: 25mW, 200mW, 500mW and 800mW power switchable
One button frequency and power setup
OSD configuration using FC Uart
7-24V input with 5V output
Integrated MIC
All up weight: 13.82 g
Dimensions: 30.5*30.5 mm

As all new AKK video transmitters lately, this one also has Smart Audio port which allows you to change channel band and frequency and even power output via your BetaFlight OSD controller. PitStop mode is also present (that mode transmits with very low power output ,around 0.1mW, and if you accidentally enter channel that someone is using at that moment on the race track, he won't loose his picture because of that very low output). Antenna connector is MMCX and in the package there is MMCX to SMA cable, so you can use your existing antennas with this VTX and place it anywhere you find appropriate on your drone, plane...

Setting up band, channels and power output is very easy with one button, and is described in video below.



Time to test picture quality and range. As always, I am using Eachine EV800D googles (Link on Banggood) with standard antennas, so nothing special and pricey.

It was -1 °C that day in Croatia, with very cold wind...I was thinking of making range test, but at 2.5 km range, my fingers froze, and I had to return back. Anyway, at that range I had no issues with picture as you can see in video footage. Perfectly clean picture. Nice job AKK.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Two new VTX from AKK Technology AKK Nano2 and AKK FX2

I have received 2 new VTX from AKK Technology.
First one is AKK Nano2, small and lightweight video transmitter for your micro and nano flying vehicles (like Tiny Whoop, Inductrix, E-Flite UMX series...).

Link to product: https://www.akktek.com/products/vtx/akk-nano2.html

AKK Nano2 5.8GHZ 48 CH 25/50/100/200mW power switchable Micro FPV Transmitter

Key features:
Support 0.01mW Parameter-adjusting Mode
25mW, 50mW, 100mW and 200mW power switchable
One button frequency and power setup
OSD configuration using FC Uart (F3/F4/F7 with OSD)
5V to camera @ under 300mA





Second is AKK FX2.
This one has output up to 800 mW.



Link to product: https://www.akktek.com/products/vtx/akk-fx2.html 

AKK FX2 5.8Ghz 40CH 25mW/200mW/500mW/800mW Switchable FPV Transmitter support OSD (configuring via betaflight flight control board)

Key features:
Support Parameter-adjusting mode
25mW, 200mW, 500mW and 800mW power switchable
One button frequency and power setup
OSD configuration using FC Uart
7-24V input with 5V output
With MIC

Friday, January 5, 2018

Dual Rates and Expo Explained


If you are new in this hobby, this can be a great help during your first flights. In this video, I have explained What Dual Rates and Expo mean, and how it works on control surfaces




Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

Unusually warm Christmas day in Croatia lured me out on the field.
This is my first Christmas flight ever.


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