Flytrex Live is the world's first black-box designed especially for multirotors that creates live flight telemetry connection when flying. Live advanced technology puts it leaps and bounds ahead of other alternatives, making it the smallest and smartest black-box solution for multirotors out there!
Live is more than just an ordinary tracker and brings 3 main features into one solution.
Live is a must-have for proficient multi-rotor enthusiasts flying LOS and FPV.
IMPORTANT NOTE – although the LIVE installation cables look similar to the Flytrex Core installation cables, they are actually different. Using the Core installation cable with the Live can damage your Live. Please make sure you're using the correct cable when installing Live to your aircraft.
To get started you will need the Live system, flight controller with GPS (or quadcopter) from the list of supported flight controllers, Live installation cable to match your flight controller setup, and data micro SIM card (not included).
Live supports the following flight controllers / quadcopters: DJI Phantom 1, DJI Phantom 1 with upgrade kit, DJI Phantom 2, DJI Phantom 2 Vision, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, DJI Phantom FC40, DJI Naza-M v1, DJI Naza-M v2, Naza-M Lite, Blade 350 QX and APM 2.6.
Live system can be used with all of these flight controllers. The only difference is the installation cable. Make sure to order the installation cable matching your flight controller and setup
Live uses 2G data microSIM for its live telemetry stream. You can order such microSIM from most local mobile carriers. When ordering, make sure the SIM crad is designed for use with 2G GPRS modems.
Live use advanced data compression that keeps data consumption to the minimum, even for those who love flying. For example, flying 8 hours a day, every day, should consume about 1 GB of data monthly. Unfortunately, most of us don't get to fly that often and 100mb will most likely be sufficient. :)
To help you get started with Live as quickly as possible we've gathered a list of confirmed microSIM cards and networks that have been tested and successfully used by Live users around the world. Live isn't limited for use with these networks only, but this list might help you get started more quickly.
Visit Flytrex Live Supported Carriers page for more details about carriers that can be used with Flytrex Live.
Before installing and starting to use your new Flytrex Live, you will first need to register it and link it with your Flytrex Account.
Once linked, all flight missions and telemetry data collected by your Live will automatically be logged and stored in your Flytrex Account.
When linking your Live device you will also be presented with the option to link your Live device with a specific aircraft from the list of aircraft you configured in your profile. Linking your Live to a specific aircraft will automatically assign all flight missions and data collected by this Live device to the selected aircraft. This option is ideal if you plan to mount your Live on a specific aircraft. You can change the aircraft linked with your Live at any time through the Live Manage page.
We love simple things, so we worked hard to design the simplest installation possible. Flytrex Live connects seamlessly with your flight system and requires basic soldering skills. Here is a quick overview of the installation process:
Flytrex Live includes an LED indicator that provides feedback about the status of its connection at all times. We recommend mounting Live at the bottom of your aircraft, with the LED pointing downwards, so you could easily see it at takeoff. However, mounting it differently should be OK as well. Although the Live shouldn't cause any interference at all, we recommend to avoid mounting it directly on the GPS antenna.
Visit our installation manuals on the left side bar for detailed, step-by-step, guides on how to install Flytrex Live with your specific flight system setup.
Here is a quick getting-started check list that will help you get everything setup for the first time.
After power-up, the LED will first light red, followed by short blue and then purple. As soon as network connection is achieved, the Live LED will start flashing green for the entire length of the flight.
During first-time activation the Live LED might light blue for up to 10 minutes. During this time the Live registers with your carrier for the first time. Once initial connection is obtained (flashing green light), subsequent connection should go much faster and should go live within approximately 30 seconds. First-time registration with your mobile carrier will happen each time you change the micro SIM in your Live.
From time to time we might release new firmware upgrades for your Live system. We love keeping things simple, so the Live comes with Over-The-Air firmware upgrades support, making it super simple to install new firmware upgrades.
To check if a new firmware upgrade is available or install a new firmware, press on your account username link at the right-top corner and select Account Settings -> Live. Here you will be presented with a list of all Live devices linked with your account. Click on the Manage link for the Live device you wish to upgrade. In the Live Manage page you will find details about your Live current firmware version and the option to upgrade it automatically, if a new firmware is available. If you click the Upgrade Firmware button, your Flytrex Live will automatically upgrade to the latest firmware version on next power-up.
While the upgrade takes place the Flytrex Live LED will flash blue and purple multiple times, instead of flashing green. Once the upgrade is complete it will flash red to indicate the new firmware installation completed successfully. When you see the constant red LED flashing you should disconnect the power and re-connect it to perform a power cycle for your Live. Upon new power up the Live will start as usual and should flash green again when the Live data stream is connected successfully.
Loading new firmware upgrade over-the-air can take between 1 to 5 minutes. We suggest powering up your Flytrex Live at home, before heading out to fly, to avoid any delays with take-off.
At this stage you can refresh the Live Manage page and see the new firmware version is listed as the active firmware for your Live device. This indicates that the upgrade completed successfully.
We've created Flytrex in attempt to share the awesomeness of multi-rotor with our friends, find better ways to track our skills and measure our improvement. Covering all the great benefits that Flytrex Live brings is beyond the scope of this manual. However, to give you a small taste, here are some of the cool features you'll find with your Flytrex Live and the Flytrex.com service:
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