To OSD, or NOT to OSD

Hi Folks,

I’m building my first drone (an S500) and I will use a Pixhawk flight controller. My goal is to fly mostly with GPS as a hobby.

I just bought a Runcam swift 2 TVL600 with OSD. The Pixhawk has OSD built in, and I want to know if I should send the Runcam back and get a Runcam without OSD? Is there an advantage to having OSD in the camera and in the flight controller?

Thank you,


The OSD from your Pixhawk will give actual telemetry data. The runcam just gives you battery voltage.

I’m curious, which Pixhawk based board do you have that has a built in OSD? I’d really like to take a look.

Hi Josh,
This is a reply for a post months ago. I have a cheapo Pixhawk and I’m figuring it all out still.

are you sure you dont need to use a external OSD module beside your pixhawk
would you please give us a link or a document of that

thanks a lot

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