Hobbyking has done it again and have gone that step further.

500mw telemetry modules for amp/px4 and pixhawk is a reality.

Features: 
• Interchangeable air and ground 433MHz modules
• Micro-USB port
• 6-position Molex connector
• 500 mW maximum output power (adjustable)
• -117 dBm receive sensitivity
• SMA connector
• 2-way full-duplex communication through adaptive TDM
• UART interface
• Transparent serial link
• MAVLink protocol framing
• Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)
• Configurable duty cycle
• Error correction corrects up to 25% of bit errors
• Open-source SIK firmware
• Configurable through *Mission Planner and *APM Planner 

Specs:
Supply voltage: 3.7-6 VDC (from USB or Molex connector)
Transmit current: 500 mA at 27 dBm
Receive current: 25 mA
Serial interface: 3.3 V UART 

Included
Two radio modules with antennas
Micro-USB cable
Android OTG adapter cable
6-wire Pixhawk connector cable
6-to-5-position APM and PX4 connector cable
Self-adhesive patch 

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Comment by Martin on March 23, 2015 at 6:02am

There seems to be a similar product at Drotek --> http://www.drotek.fr/shop/en/home/642-radio-telemetry-kit-433mhz-50...

Comment by Jonathan Hair on March 23, 2015 at 6:10am

I recommend anyone looking for better range to get antenna's suited for 915 over the stock whips, first!


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Comment by Hein du Plessis on March 23, 2015 at 8:02am
Great news! If only they'd integrated the minimosd as well, as they did with their other product.
Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on March 23, 2015 at 8:18am

I am particularly glad on the 433mhz 500mw and their price.

@Martin Drotek might be first to have it but you cannot beat hobbykings price.

Comment by DG on March 23, 2015 at 9:08am
Comment by Brian on March 23, 2015 at 9:56am

I've never heard of, nor can I find any information on a HM-TRP with 500 mW output power.  In looking at some of these pictures, it looks like the module is connected directly to the antenna, so I don't think there is an additional PA.  Also, the module looks different than the 100 mW HM-TRP.  Does anyone know what module these devices are using?


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on March 23, 2015 at 10:23am

Into a mismatched antenna 500mw just generates heat. 

Comment by Martin on March 23, 2015 at 10:32am

There probably is a PA and an LNA on-board.

Comment by Brian on March 23, 2015 at 10:38am

The drotek model appears to be a standard HM-TRP, and it looks like there might be another module on the back, but the model on readytoflyquads looks like a different module, and the module appears to be clearly connected directly to the antenna, which means there is no extra PA/LNA.

Comment by Martin on March 23, 2015 at 10:53am

If you compare the module layout to a standard HM-TRP module you'll find that there are at least 2 extra chips. I wonder what those are.

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