Thank's for the info. Guess we will wait and see what happens regarding future pricing and technology.Hopefully we will be seeing units $60 or less very soon. The units that are $300 are overkill for the USA. They include 4G LTE capability that is not required in the US.
I just searched and not finding much under $200. If you are §107 and making money it may be worth it, but as a hobbyist I find them way overpriced at the present time.
I bought the Drone Tag BS and would like to hardwire it into the drone. Does anyone have a schematic for the Typhoon H, or know if there is an available power header within the drone?At the AAM conference this week, the FAA made a statement that acknowledged that RID modules were hard to get (they didn't address cost). They said there will "probably be more announcements before the deadlines. All things are on the table." I read that as they may have to extend the deadline. Hopefully more manufacturers will step up with lower cost units and an extended deadline happens to allow for them to get to market.
In the meantime, here is the least expensive model I have found so far. You will need to add the antennas (included now) and battery but it is still pretty small and light.
I am using the db120 because I could get it and it is very easy to use, if not a little clunky...
What voltage range can it use? Do you have Realsense mounted? If not, there may be a useable connection on the cable. The cable was installed on all of them, regardless of Realsense itself being installed.I’ve purchased the Drone Tag BS for installation in my Typhoon H. Has anyone hardwired a Remote ID card into the drone?
I’m looking for a schematic of the motherboard of the unit, or if there is an auxiliary power header inside the aircraft where I can connect the 3-pin connector to.
I do have Realsense mounted. The voltage required is adjustable between 3.7 - 17V.
In conjunction with the above information you can also access this from the header pins on the mainboard in the H480. Once I get a module I’ll mount a connector to the top shell and power it from the header. That way RS can still be used. Most RID modules will need to be mounted on top to allow their GPS to work.
Okay, so I soldered the connections for power to these posts, (numbers 4 and 5). The RemoteID module powered up fine. I reassembled the drone and took it up for its first flight. everything worked fine up till landing. Once the drone landed, the module stopped broadcasting, and its LED went out. I disassembled the cover to find the ground wire had released from the post, (which I thought was odd because I pulled both leads to ensure a good solder). I went and connected the wire back to the ground post and it still doesn't power up. I connected the RID module to a 9V battery and it works fine. I also took a multimeter to the posts and they are reading .5V at best. Figured I may have done damage to the Realsense controller, so I reassembled it and took the Typhoon up and activated Realsense. The system operates as it should. I also checked the two other posts, (numbers 3 and 6), and the same .5V from the multimeter. I’m now scratching my head trying to figure out what has changed.In conjunction with the above information you can also access this from the header pins on the mainboard in the H480. Once I get a module I’ll mount a connector to the top shell and power it from the header. That way RS can still be used. Most RID modules will need to be mounted on top to allow their GPS to work.
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