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Tarot have provided the multirotor fraternity with some exciting, innovative and excellently engineered multirotor frames and accessories and the latest offering, the ZYX-M flight control system is no exception!
ZYX-M has broken the mold and offers some never before seen features including, full metal cased components for improved protection and durability, dual SBUS receiver ports, dual DSM satellite receiver ports, specific interface for Tarot gimbal control, dual voltage PMU that has the capability to power the main flight controller, gimbal and video transmitter at the same time.
The ZYX-M also offers smart landing gear programmable functions meaning the gear can be programmed not to retract before a specific altitude. In emergency situations the landing gear can be programmed for automatic retraction to potentially save your camera, gimbal or even the airframe.
The flight control parameters also have some excellent functions including, no-fly zone protection function whilst in GPS speed mode, the multirotor will not fly beyond the protection range, should the pilot fly out of protection range it will automatically trigger the return to home function.
Another great feature is the damaged/broken arm protection (hexacopter, octacopter) when a single motor or propeller becomes damaged the the multirotor can still maintain normal flight.
The ZYX-M supports a multitude of frame configurations including quadcopters (X8), Tri-copters (Y6), hexacopters and octocopters.
• 32 bit processor with super strong computing ability
• Built in anti-vibration sensor
• Full metal casing provides excellent protection
• Supports dual-USB receiver
• Dual DSM satellite receiver
• Specialized gimbal control interface, can directly control Tarot gimbal
• High performance GPS receiver
• High-gain antenna
• Fast satellite searching speed and high accuracy positioning
• Dual power output, can power flight controller, gimbal and transmitter
• Voltage monitoring, low voltage alarm
Input Voltage: 7.2~26v (2~6S)
Dimensions: FC 54x39x15mm / GPS Dia 50x10mm / PMU 39x27x8mm / LED 27x27x7mm
Weight: 116g (FC 46g, GPS, 26g, PMU 22g, LED 12g, Wires 10g)
Tarot ZYX-M flight controller
Tarot ZYX-M GPS module
PMU power module
USB serial hub and micro USB cable
8 x FC to RX jumper cables
- Power Input: 7.2-26v 2-6S
- Size: FC 54x39x15mm / GPS Dia 50mm / PMU 39x27x8mm / LED 27x27x7mm
- Weight: 116g (FC 46g, GPS, 26g, PMU 22g, LED 12g, Wires 10g)
- Tarot ZYX-M Flight Controller
- Tarot ZYX-M GPS Module
- PMU Power Module
- LED indicator
- USB Serial Hub and Micro USB Cable
- 8x FC to RX Jumper Leads
What do I need to know about flight controllers? You should think of the flight controller (FC) as the brain of your multi rotor UAV. Its principal roll is to stabilised your craft, some more sophisticated flight controllers can also fly your drone autonomously. In order to keep the drone perfectly balanced the FC takes continuous measurements from the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). These are electronic sensor devices such as a gyro, accelerometer, compass or GPS that measures the velocity, orientation and gravitational forces of the multi rotor. Based on their signals and command inputs from the pilot, the FC processes the data using complex algorithms and makes adjustments to the speed of each rotor to keep the craft level. A multi rotor has four controllable degrees of freedom: Yaw, Roll, Pitch, and Altitude. Each degree of freedom can be controlled by adjusting the thrusts of each rotor. When it comes to selecting a FC, there is a lot of choice. Some of the notable ones are the KK, MultiWii, Ardupilot, Naza, Rabbit and WKM. Your choice of FC is mainly dependent on what you want and your budget. Advanced FCs generally have more features and sophisticated sensors like gyro, accelerometer, sonar, GPS, Magnetometer. Some flight controllers include the IMU and some don’t. Different FC will have different flying capabilities. The following list states the main ones.
- Gyro Stabilization - the ability to easily keep the multi rotor stable and level under the pilot’s control. This is a standard feature of all flight control boards.
- Self Leveling - the ability to let go of the pitch and roll stick on the transmitter and have the copter stay level.
- Care Free - The pilot can control the drone as if it is pointing in its original direction as the orientation of the copter changes.
- Altitude Hold - the ability to hover a certain distance from the ground without having to manually adjust the throttle.
- Position Hold - the ability to hover at a specific location.
- Return Home - the ability to automatically return to the point where the copter initially took off.
- Waypoint Navigation - the ability to set specific points on a map that copter will follow as part of a flight plan.
You should also consider the quality of the components, software package and importantly extent of support, both official and community based. Then there is the question of compatibility with peripheral accessories. The more advanced systems can communicate with a ground station via a telemetry link, allowing the pilot to program an autonomous flight and track progress remotely. Finally there is cost, prices range from £20 for some of the most basic FCs to over £1000 for the most sophisticated, such as the DJI Wooking.
COVID-19: We are still shipping out orders daily, but have changed our same day shipping cut-off time to 1PM to help cope with demand. If an order is placed after 1PM we will still do our best to ship same day as our daily postal collection is around 4:15.
Please be aware that deliveries with Royal Mail are taking longer to get through. At the moment we are finding it can range from next day to even up to two weeks, with 3-5 days being typical. So if you choose Royal Mail as a shipping method please be patient, shipments aren’t going missing they are just taking a while to get through the postal service. For fast deliveries we recommend choosing DHL.
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UK Postage: Here at Flying Tech we process orders Monday to Friday and pride ourselves on our quick turnaround of orders. If stocks levels allow, we aim to dispatch orders placed before 4PM the same day with Royal Mail. Our cut off time for courier delivery is earlier; orders must be placed by 1PM for next day delivery with DHL and 1PM for next day delivery with APC. A confirmation email will be sent when your order has been dispatched. If you wish to change your order, please contact us promptly, as we won't be able to make amendments once the order has been shipped.
We are partnered with several delivery companies including Royal Mail, DHL, APC and Parcel Force. If you have a special delivery requirement or would like to arrange a shop collection please contact us. For small low value orders our cheapest delivery service is Royal Mail First Class; this service aims to deliver the next working day including Saturdays and it can be sent recorded for extra peace of mind – please note this is not a guaranteed next day delivery or trackable service.
For a guaranteed next day delivery we recommend Royal Mail Special Delivery or one of our courier delivery options. Royal Mail Special Delivery will arrive by 1PM the next day and for an extra fee can be delivered on Saturdays. APC Overnight offers next day delivery with full tracking and a 2hr time slot pre-delivery text notification. DHL is a good option for larger consignments and remote locations such as Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. All high value orders are fully insured and will likely require a signature on delivery.
FREE shipping in the UK on orders over £99 (this is a signed for service and insured to a maximum of £40). Please note that the offer only applies to orders with a total weight under 1Kg and that a few products are exempt from the offer, such as LiPo batteries.
International Postage: We are based in the UK, but ship to most worldwide destinations. Postage rates are calculated by the weight and shipment location, the price is quoted during the checkout. Low value order can be sent by Air Mail, but are not insured. Higher value, heavy goods will be sent with DHL or an alternative courier. Orders shipped outside the UK may be subject to customs charges. These charges are additional to any delivery costs and will need to be paid by the recipient.
For our international customers who require a rapid delivery we off a DHL Express service. DHL Express offers NEXT DAY delivery to most European destinations and a very fast delivery for countries further afield, generally 2-3 days. For country specific estimated transit times, please refer this download.
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