I’ve been following this project off and on for a while now but just recently something new has happened. At the end of last month they actually released the OSRC controller for sale (well pre-orders at any rate). It’s an open source R/C controller geared towards everyday pilots and drivers but with some supposedly advanced features benefitting the FPV pilots and drivers such as a built in monitor and extra gimbals for camera control as well as GPS, 16 PPM channels, 40 OSRC channels, cloud communications, wireless trainer mode, USB firmware updates and so many more options for regular and FPV users that you really have to just go see the product specs at the OS-RC site and wonder if this thing is going to be a real product or what is going on!
They produced a demo video that while really well produced does not really show the guts and breakdown of the OS-RC controller so I’m not going to bother listing it here. Hopefully they’ll get a new video up soon which really demonstrates the power of this radio system.
The radio is a bit pricey, considering they don’t plan on having them available until 3rd quarter 2012. At almost 566 Euro for the base unit, plus another 450 Euro for the FPVC module and it’s hard to find any details about people using these, their website claims many people have them even before they’ve gone into production but I’ve not yet seen a review. It could either turn out to be an incredibly awesome product, or a dud, only time will tell. I’m holding onto my money till these things actually ship and a lot of people get an opportunity to review them.If you have any experience with this radio and have written a review of it please use the floating feedback button on the left to share a link.