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A NEW ERA OF CONNECTIVITY
The TBS CROSSFIRE is a long range R/C link based on the newest RF technology, capable of self-healing two-way communications and range beyond comprehension. With a sensitivity of -130dB, full RF-side diveristy rather than just antenna-diversity, the features already implemented and the future upgrades to come make the TBS CROSSFIRE the only long range control link worthy of our times.
Remote control links, however, are tasked with much more than range. Telemetry, robustness against interference, connectivity with smart devices, ease of use and the overall finish are often overlooked to achieve the last bit of range. The end result is often strange behavior, lack of reliability, or simply things that were never envisioned and thus not possible. Let’s kiss those days goodbye, and move on to a brighter future 🙂
DEVELOPED BY EXPERTS
Team BlackSheep has been notorious for long range records, close-to-ground proximity flying in the Alps and deep urban operations. During our numerous missions all around the globe we have gathered a list of requirements, and have found that no existing system can cover them all. So we set on a long and painful path to develop a RC link system entirely from scratch, put it through its paces for over a year to ensure top-notch reliability and state-of-the-art functionality.
Through the OLED Display on the transmitter, you can monitor the real-time location of your drone (TBS GPS or BlackBox with DJI Naza or APM-based GPS required). The up- and downlink status provide a feeling of safety, the configuration options through the OLED display do away with any PC-based configuration tools. The pulsing LED relays your link budget and link health in colorized form (green = keep going, orange = turn around). In case of a crash, the location of the drone is visible on the OLED as well. The built in battery on the receiver turns it into a beacon automatically – and it will continue to transmit its last known location until the battery runs out.
IT JUST WORKS
Apart from unparalelled maximum range, the thing that we are most proud about on the TBS CROSSFIRE is that it just works. In the past, our question always was “could our R/C link keep up?”. Many missions were aborted, or lines weren’t flown, due to premature failure of the R/C link. Once we switched to the CROSSFIRE, all of these problems were gone. As long as we had video, we had control. And when the video was gone, we still had control – and telemetry. With the TBS CROSSFIRE comes peace of mind.
With the release of firmware V1.20, a bi-directional serial modem was added to CH7 and CH8 of the Diversity receiver. This allows for serial protocols such as MavLink to work without requiring separate RF modems. The telemetry range is up to 30km. In close range, adaptive bandwidth controls regulate the speed of the transmission to increase data throughput while maintaining a reliable link. Telemetry is collected from the flight controller as well as the CORE PRO / TBS CROSSFIRE, and shared between Crossfire TX and bluetooth-capable ground stations (Laptop, Tablets, Mobile phones). With such tight integration, the TBS Crossfire is the logical choice for anyone using ArduPilot or Pixhawk platforms.
Long range, adaptive and robust remote control system for your aircraft
Immune to on-board noise
Two-way communication link with real-time link vitals and telemetry
Self-healing & frequency hopping (DSSS, FHSS)
Adaptive bandwidth control and range optimization
Serial Modem capable of transmitting MAVLink or other serial protocols (up & downlink)
RX beacon mode to recover your downed aircraft
Super easy binding and configuration via built-in display
Low latency, 150Hz update rate (3x faster than typical RC links) control for perfect immersive feeling
Two receiver models: 8ch Diversity Rx, 8ch PPM Mini-receiver (4g weight!)
8 or 12ch output via PPM on both receivers
Ability to fly with multiple friends at the same time (10 or more)
Selectable RF power from 10mW to 2W (local restrictions apply)
Dedicated head-tracking input option for full FPV immersion
Transmitter LED shows link health, OLED display for built in configuration
Bluetooth telemetry output for smartphone apps
Expansion port for future feature support
Micro-receiver for smaller drones. Smaller than you think!
Software updates via RF Link
Frequency Bands: 868MHz (EU, Russia) / 915MHz (USA, Asia, Australia)
Input Voltage: 3.5 – 13V
Power consumption: 1.1W (@10mW) – 3.2W (@2000mW)
Dimensions: 55 x 89 x 15 mm
TBS Crossfire Transmitter
TBS Crossfire JR Adapter
TBS Crossfire Stock Tx Antenna
Crossfire Futaba cable
Crossfire Graupner cable
Crossfire PWM Pigtail
Crossfire JST to XT30 cable