During the COVID19 pandemic, Real Flight Systems has been busy designing and testing new hardware for the coming flying season.Some major milestones this year include: testing a completely new CPU subsystem, new Long range Radio testing, evaluation and performance analysis of 4 commercially available GPS receivers, porting to new real time operating system and common flight-proven code base. Some PCB outlines of new and coming products are shown below for reference.
This should leave us wrapping up alpha testing this year with early beta testing and verification complete in 2022. Stay tuned for some new and exciting products coming in the near future.
Greg Morgan flew his Mongoose 165 on an O6000 from Animal Motor Works at BALLS28 with GPS-1 as reference, and an unlocked GPS (RFS GPS-3). Unlike consumer GPS modules, this system has a factory unlock code allowing no limits on position, speed, or altitude and also supporting ionosphere correction modes for > 100Km operational mode. All systems operated nominally along with several new GPS antenna and firmware improvements.
GPS-3 is a flagship product, which provides both speed and altitude through Mach and supports a factory unlocked GPS module with no limits on either altitude or velocity. Unlike consumer GPS modules, this system is shipped with a factory unlock code allowing no limits on position, speed, or altitude and also supporting an advanced set of measurements and features including ionosphere correction for > 100Km operational mode.
The GPS-3 is available only by special request and is custom build to order. Expect Two (2) weeks lead time. Contact sales at realflightsystems dot come for more information – serious inquiries only, this product is export controlled and not for available for export outside of the continental United States.
Greg Morgan flew his Mongoose 165 on a CTI O4900 Blue at BALLS27 in the Blackrock Desert. The Vehicle is a Performance Rocketry Mongoose 165 with a prototype unlocked (unlimited altitude) GPS-3 telemetry system built by Real Flight Systems; separately a GPS-1 was flown onboard for reference. The vehicle flew to an altitude of 43,576′ MSL or 39,731′ AGL and was recovered approximately 4 miles downrange