NOTE: the features listed on this page reflect those that will be available with the release-date firmware. Additional features will be added in the future along with software and interface upgrades.
The SK-GPS’ user manual is available for download here.
In a single unit (58mm x 32mm x 13mm), the SK-GPS combines altitude and position hold, and a “flight floor and ceiling” that works in both single rotor and multirotor helis, and even inverted! Just like the SK-720 it’s paired to, the SK-GPS is ideal for any and all RC helicopter pilots, from absolute beginners to hardcore 3D pilots to commercial aerial photographers and videographers.
The SK-GPS sets itself apart from its competition through its versatility. It can be flown slow and smoothly, or at full smack 3D, even holding altitude and position inverted when you need it to. It can be flown on essentially any-sized collective pitch heli or quadcopter. All of this can be flown using the SK-720 and the single module, with no costly upgrades or excessive wiring with multiple modules. What’s more, the SK-GPS adds another level to the Sk-720′s flight logging capabilities – pilots can now plot recorded flights to Google Earth!
The bailout function features two modes – pilots can set the SK-GPS to bail their heli out when it reaches a set altitude, or to bail out before the set altitude. The SK-GPS also bails the heli out with the tail pointed towards the pilot to help with orientation after recovery.
The SK-GPS will also “return to home” when needed, while adding an extra level of safefy by hovering 10 metres (33 feet) above the set point, allowing the pilot to safely land the heli without risk to bystanders.
Using the SK-GPS is easy, and uses only one channel from your receiver – all you need is a transmitter with a 2 or 3 position switch and a free channel. Each position you can have manual flight, altitude hold only, and full position hold.
The SK-GPS connects directly to any existing SK-720 via the included single 4-pin cable. The SK-GPS also features a second 4-pin port for additional accessories, such as the upcoming CVT module and other future Skookum accessory modules.