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RealPit VTX Power Switch

Plug your VTX at any time with 0 power start-up and make ultra-fast team pit stops with the RealPit VTX Power Switch. This switch can be useful in numerous scenarios listed below. Features Plug in your VTx at any time with 0 power start-up (Not Available...

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Plug your VTX at any time with 0 power start-up and make ultra-fast team pit stops with the RealPit VTX Power Switch. This switch can be useful in numerous scenarios listed below.

Features

  • Plug in your VTx at any time with 0 power start-up
  • (Not Available with FlightOne at current time)
  • Turn off your VTx on the line to avoid heat buildup
  • Fast Team Race Pit stops (Sub-second transitions possible)
  • Compatible with all major VTxs
  • Turn off VTx during races to test hover builds without interfering with other pilots in the air.
  • Turn off VTx after Crash for clean video for other racers. 
  • Solo Endurance Races, 3 quads ready on the line. Practice for more than 1 pack without taking off goggles. (Instructions on how to set up on OpenTX / Spektrum Coming soon)
  • LED Indicator light on board. (Light On Power On)
  • Can be used on any pad on Flight Controller. 
  • Does not need a full UART. 
  • I.E.: SmartAudio/Tramp on TX and RX for RealPit PinIO 
  • Up to 4 RealPits per quad. This opens the possibility for LEDs, and VTX, and any other device you can imagine. 
  • Toggle LED Power or any other devices under 1 amp draw.

Currently Supported Software

  • Betaflight (PinIO 3.3.x or Greater) 
  • Butterflight (PinIO)
  • FlightOne 1.2.x + (VTXPRWTOGGLE)
  • SPECIFICATION
  • Operating Voltage: 5V - 28V (HV-6s) 1Amp Switch
  • Dimensions: 10 x 12.5 x 2.5 mm
  • Weight: 0.5 Grams w/ Heatshrink

Includes

  • 1x RealPit 
  • 1x 1/2" Heat shrink piece

Setup

Betaflight Settings
In CLI:

Type RESOURCE

Locate UART TX/RX pad resource ID you are using. We wired to RX4 in this demo. RX4 is A01 Note the name of resource and ID.

Next, we will clear that pad from its assigned resource.
Type 
RESOURCE SERIAL_RX 4 NONE

Next, we will set the Custom Mode Switches. We will set up 1 switch Copy and past these Commands into CLI:

set pinio_box = 40,41,42,43
aux 2 40 2 1600 2100 0

Next, we need to assign the Resource ID to the Custom Mode switch. Using the Resource ID from above. "A01"

resource PINIO 1 A01

If you wish to set up more pads for additional RealPits. replace the area in brackets with your resource IDs: Copy these extra lines to add more modes as well.:

set pinio_box = 40,41,42,43
aux 3 41 3 1600 2100 0
aux 4 42 4 1600 2100 0
aux 5 43 5 1600 2100 0
resource PINIO 2 [resource=I.E=A04]
resource PINIO 3 [resource=I.E=A05]
resource PINIO 4 [resource=I.E=A06]

Type SAVE in CLI and then press enter. Your FC will reboot after applying changes.

Now go to Modes and Assign an AUX channel to the USER1 mode. Just like an arm or turtle mode switch. Click SAVE.

Now flip the switch and test. A RED LED will be lit on RealPit if you are providing power.

FlightOne Settings

  • At the current time, you must use Firmware version 1.2.x or greater to enable "vtxpwrtoggle" commands. This is available on FlightOne Discord. flightone.com/discord and website at FlightOne.us 
  • Wire RealPit VTX + to VTX Positive pad and BATT+ to Battery Source (5v-28v)
  • Wire FC pad to Buzzer + pad on FlightOne FC. Then Wire GND pad to Buzzer - pad on FlightOne FC
  • 3. In Setup Tab:
  • Setup VTXPWRTOGGLE switch.
  • 4. Use Switch to Power VTX on and off. 

Notes: FlightOne Does not support ZERO power on. VTX will blip for a microsecond prior to turning back off.

Note: All shipping prices listed on our site are for shipping and handling costs associated with shipping your order. 

Domestic Shipping within the USA

By default we ship via USPS (United States Postal Service) to anywhere in the United States. But, if you are interested in a faster option such as DHL email us at info@catalystmachineworks.com and we can give you instructions on how to get expedited shipping. If you want expedited shipping be sure to email us prior to checking out with your order. We will arrange a shipping quote for you and then give you instructions on how to include this shipping option at checkout. Our USPS shipping option usually takes 2 to 4 days to reach anywhere in the USA. By default this shipping option will NOT require a signature. If you want us to specify signature required please let us know prior to placing your order. 

USPS Insurance 

USPS shipping includes $50 insurance by default. If you require more please let us know prior to placing your order. PLEASE NOTE: We will not be held liable in the event your package or package contents are lost, damaged, or stolen during shipping. When your package leaves our shop and is placed in the hands of the shipping service it is out of our hands. We have no control of what happens to your package after it leaves our doors. Shipping insurance it available to protect you in the event something happens to your package during delivery. We will not reimburse you for lost, damaged, or stolen items. That is what shipping insurance is for. If you would like to add shipping insurance to cover the value of your purchase email us at info@catalystmachineworks.com for more info. 

International Shipping 

We can ship to almost anywhere in the world! Available international shipping options are using United States Postal Service (USPS) or DHL. USPS shipping will be per the flat rate option. This is $28 and can take 6-10 days to reach your country. From here your country postal service will deliver your package and can add additional delivery time. Usually USPS tracking ends once the package reaches your country. Our second shipping option is using DHL. This is considered a premium option and is very fast. Customer service with DHL is the best in the shipping business. Typically DHL only takes 2-3 days to delivery to most locations throughout the world. DHL international shipping always comes with tracking. While this is a more expensive option it is much better than USPS. 

Shipment Handling Time

We require 1 full business day to ship. Additionally, some products come with a longer lead times to ship (see product descriptions). Orders received on Friday may be shipped out the following Monday morning.

Restocking Fee

You can return any item you buy from us for a refund. The item must be completely unopened, brand new, unused, and not damaged. We will wait to receive the product into our stock before issuing a refund. We will also make an assessment of the item, once received. If it is damaged in any way we will not issue a refund and send the item back to you. You have two weeks (from the date order placed) to return any item for a full refund. After the two week grace period we apply a 25% restocking fee. 

Return Policy 

If you believe an item you have purchased is defective our policy is a follows: 

  1. Email us first with your issue. We will instruct you as to whether the item needs to be returned to us. Our email is info@catalystmachineworks.com. Assuming we instruct you to return the item to us please ship it to the address below. 

  2. Once we receive the item our team will access it. 

  3. If we determine the item is indeed defective we will give you a full refund for the price of the item, or replace it. 

  4. If we determine there is nothing wrong with the item we will ship it back to you at your cost (you pay for the return shipping). 

  5. We DO NOT replace broken frame parts, electronics, or accessories you have crashes into the ground, a tree, a fence, a human, or anything else for that matter.