Will QGroundControl have the same functionality as the PC version where both map and video screen can simultaneously be shown in switchable picture-in-picture mode?
For now, we use an FPV app which can create a floating window on QGC or other ground station software. The window can be zoomed in and out.
Meanwhile, we have started to work intimately with QGC team to make switchable picture-in-picture FPV display work soon.
Will it also be able to run other GCS apps like Mission Maker, Skydroid Tower, etc?
Yes, as long as it can be run on Android
Will it be able to side load other apps not available from the Play Store?
Yes, of course
Will the Micro-USB port be able to accept an OTG UVC Receiver for regular 5.8 gHz video?
There’s already a 2.4G videolink integrated into the new controller, which is not likely to support other external video receivers at present.
If it is very necessary, we will consider it.
Is the receiver/air module programmable when used as SBUS for PWM outputs from Channel 10-16 ala FrSky X series receivers?
Sorry, it does not support receivers of any other brands
Will the datalink on the receiver/air module have the ability to integrate with MinimOSD to provide a HUD OSD on the Tx display?
Mini OSD is not integrated into the new controller
Are the gimbals using pots or hall effect sensors? If pots, are they upgradable to hall sensors?
For now, the gimbals are using pots. Gimbals using hall effect sensors are under developing and can be upgraded in the future.
Are the gimbal spring tension adjustable to provide a “heavier” feel to the sticks?
Yes, it is adjustable.
How long does a single charge last?
The new controller comes with a removable battery, which can be charged by a 5V/2A USB charger with automatic power-cut when its battery level is full. It takes 7 hours for one full charging.
There will be an individual charger for sale, by which you can charge three of the remote controller batteries at the same time. It will take 4 hours for one full charging of all three batteries.
Do you have demo units available for testing and evaluation?
There’s already a sample brought to the PX4 event in Zurich last week by a friend. I am sure that some of the developers had reviewed the real sample. The feedbacks are positive.
If anyone would like to do some serious tests, please feel free to contact SIYI Technology.
When will this be available/ intended release?
The new model was finally released in 2019 Shenzhen UAV Show days ago, the first inventory was sold out quickly and the next bulk will come by the end of July. Please contact SIYI Tech to get in touch with the latest updates. @Rickyg32