Hello Everyone! 
Some of You may remember an early prototype of a integrated remote that I built and posted here on DIY a couple of years ago. While the post has been taken down since, the work on this control never stopped but rather went "underground" while I worked on it with a couple of business partners. 
Some of you who attended the LA Drone Expo this last weekend got to see the product live. For those of you that weren’t, I am thrilled to present our soon to ship UAVX Gravity Pilot Control System. 
The rugged 16" Gravity controller features 2 channels of 5.8Ghz live HD capable video with 3-axis gimbal control. The sunlight viewable 7" WXGA LCD touchscreen provides intuitive configuration and mission planning. Simply set your waypoints in Google Maps and let your GPS navigate while you view and capture stunning images and video in real-time. All with full flight data via onb board real-time telemetry display in Gravity.
You probably wonder when we will release the Gravity. Well it will be very soon. While we have procured almost all of the tooling required to produce components like enclosures, screens, main CPU etc, we will be launching a KickStarter campaign in January to help us set up a production facility so that we may begin shipping by April of 2015. 
We welcome your feedback and look forward to showing it to you in person.
Our next stop is the AMA EXPO January 9-11 in California.
Please follow us via our website www.uavx.com

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Comment by Jethro Hazelhurst on December 19, 2014 at 4:55am

This is a great step forward. We definitely need a controller that is specifically designed for multirotors and APM in general. Do you have an estimate on the price?

Comment by Jethro Hazelhurst on December 19, 2014 at 5:15am

This is what I would love to see in a 2015 transmitter...

  1.  A modular Design that works with Existing Tablets
  2.  Manual control over telemetry. We can then do away with receivers and transmitter modules and have both telemetry and manual control over one link.
  3.  Inbuilt antenna tracking (is this too much to ask for :-) )
  4.  Much like the new DJI controllers, HD video reception would be a real step forward. And inbuilt HDMI out on the controller itself.
  5.  Also a few switches and knobs that are designed to work with the APM would be fantastic. Instead of fuddling with complicated channel mixing it could all be per-assigned with the controller.

It is amazing to see how much room there is for improvement. The following blog post has been very enlightening

I am currently working on a blog post which comprehensively catalogs all the the technological innovations we need for the "Ultimate Multirotor".

Very interested to see what you and your team come up with in 2015 :) . 

Comment by elad orbach on December 19, 2014 at 6:33am



is a great way to start and modify for your own needs

Comment by Gary Mortimer on December 19, 2014 at 7:25am

Ohh I might have to order one of those Elad 

Comment by DG on December 19, 2014 at 9:45am

I'd like to see something for those with shaky thumbs......

Comment by MHefny on December 19, 2014 at 4:42pm

keep on ... very nice

Comment by David L. on December 19, 2014 at 7:51pm

Thumbs up on great portable integrated controller.

Comment by DG on December 19, 2014 at 9:09pm

How about a device for those with shaky thumbs? I find that to be my biggest nemesis.

Comment by Radoslaw Kornicki on December 19, 2014 at 10:49pm

When we started the work, we begun working on such concept with existing tablets. Very soon we realized the pitfall of such solution. For one video solutions we have developed for those had an inherent flaw of having huge latency - a no go for FPV. In addition, shortage of communication interfaces - we were locked in into USB OTG, which turned out be clunky and hard to integrate. On top of that inability to integrate output ports as we wanted - for example no HDMI and so on... Solutions based on existing tables are simple yet still they left a lot to wish for. 

What we have here is fully integrated system with own built computer based on Samsung Exynos processor running android, supporting two video capture channels with zero to no latency. We were able to achieve that only by building our own hardware. We give You micro HDMI output for those who want to connect FPV glasses to it and what is more important it is fully integrated solution - no wires, no straps to hold on to existing tablets, no unnecessary connectors and etc - all for robustness and ease of use in the field.

And best of all - our target price that we aim at is $2500.  

Comment by armen t on December 20, 2014 at 11:44pm

awesome i really need one for my $500 quad. 




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