In case you missed it, our Bluetooth Bridge is now back in stock! This is the second version of our wildly popular Bluetooth Bridge, and we are very excited to have this product in stock once again. Additionally, we would like to take this time to announce a new addition to our Bluetooth Bridge line, the Long-Range Bluetooth Bridge! The Long-Range Bridge now uses the RFD900 high power, dual-antenna radio for extremely long range telemetry connections.
If you’re not familiar with our Bridge already, here are the basics. Physically, it is a totally enclosed system, complete with battery and simple charging over USB. It can relay telemetry from any 3DR radio or RFD900 to your Bluetooth enabled device. This allows you to use the Android apps Andropilot, Droidplanner and 3DR Tower on your phone or tablet to connect with your Pixhawk-powered vehicle directly. The wireless nature of the Bluetooth Bridge allows you to move freely in the field to maintain line of sight with your flying vehicle while having quick access to your ground control station. Since you don’t need to attach your telemetry radio to your PC/tablet, it also allows you to place your radio in a position to achieve the best possible connection.
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Through this redevelopment, we have also added a few new features. The Bluetooth Bridge now switches intelligently between Bluetooth and USB – if you plug in a USB cable, you’ll be able to connect using Mission Planner from a PC like normal. It also allows you to use Mission Planner to change 3DR Radio Settings more conveniently than before. Additionally, it’s now possible to get the Bluetooth Bridge with the RFD900 radio integrated directly inside! Finally, there’s a solution for those of you who need to stay connected past one kilometer! All the combinations can be a bit confusing, see the table below for the possible combinations and the telemetry ranges possible.
Ground Radio Air Radio Range Bluetooth Bridge 433 3DR Radio 433 1km Bluetooth Bridge 915 3DR Radio 915 1km Bluetooth Bridge 915 RFD900+ 4km Long-Range BTB 3DR Radio 915 4km Long-Range BTB RFD900+ 10km
To purchase the Bluetooth Bridge, please check it out on our website here.