Introducing the ImpulseRC Apex OSD
Designed from the ground up for intuitive ease-of-use, ImpulseOSD is a new software platform made in collaboration with Alexander Wolf, creator of the highly regarded KISS OSD.
We went back to the drawing board to reimagine how an OSD should work, keeping a focus on simplicity and auto-configuration while adding new smart features you didn’t realise you were missing. ImpulseOSD running on the Apex OSD offers a lot more than a barebones OSD added on to the side of your flight controller as an afterthought.
Get more stable loop times and consistently solid performance by letting your FC focus on what it does best: real-time flight control. Keep your UARTs for more important tasks and directly connect your peripherals to the Wolf PDB, including camera control, VTX control, GPS and LED strips.
With our smart communication algorithms, no configuration is required to detect and work with your hardware. Connect any KISS or Betaflight and ImpulseOSD will intelligently switch modes to get the data it needs. Wire up a Tramp, Unify or other SmartAudio VTX and ImpulseOSD will take over full control of it automatically, without any setting changes required.
If you would like to try flying a little further than usual, simply solder a GPS to the OSD. The next time you power on, the hardware is detected and you will get a basic home arrow and distance without touching a thing. Dig a little in to the settings to get access to live efficiency calculations to find the most economical throttle range for your quad, experimental head home warnings and beacon mode to preserve battery life in the event of a failsafe and allow you to recover your quad. Also, yes, all of the entire GPS feature set is fully working on KISS, including streaming position data back to your Taranis via the flight controller.
Driver issues are a thing of the past. No COM ports, no DFU mode, no Zadig, you don’t even need the ImpulseRC Driver Fixer – connect via USB to your PC and we take care of the rest. Enjoy seamless upgrade flashing and full configuration of every feature using our advanced GUI software which works 100% driverless. As you drag items around on the screen, change settings or switch font, you can watch through your goggles to get instant live updates to give a real preview of your display.
Camera and VTX Control
Change camera settings in the field with a true analog output to help navigate your camera OSD using the sticks of your transmitter. ImpulseOSD stays in constant communication with your VTX to ensure it is always on the power and frequency you select. Set independent power levels for armed and disarmed states as well as access advanced features such as Pit Boot and Beacon Mode to really take things to the next level.
We are working with several well-known pilots in the community to bring full language translations of the OSD and its menus. Drop in to the OSD menus or the GUI to instantly change the language between English, French, German and Spanish.
Quality electret microphone and advanced amplifier with auto-gain control. Real time volume adjustments in hardware ensure you still get crisp audio when you are in a hover but don’t get nasty clipping and wind howl when you are punching holes in the sky.
Full documentation will be maintained as a Wiki on Github.
Windows - Full featured, drag and drop screen designer, configuration of all settings.
Mac - Simple tool for backup/restore and firmware update.