Whether your a freestyler who wants the fastest, control link possible or a long range FPV pilot, who's really going the distance, the Crossfire was designed for you. The Crossfire is the rock solid, super low latency control link you have been looking for.
* If you plan on using the Crossfire with either a Taranis Q X7 or the Horus X10 you will want to see our TBS Inverter Mod page.
The TBS CROSSFIRE is a long range R/C link based on the newest RF technology is capable of a self-healing two-way communication and a range beyond comprehension. With a sensitivity of -130dB, full RF-side diversity and tiny receivers for FPV quads, the TBS CROSSFIRE utilizes the most up to date technology and provides a superior long range control link.
Remote control links, however, are tasked with much more than range. Latency, telemetry, robustness against interference, connectivity with smart devices, ease of use and the overall finish are all too often sacrificed for that last bit of range. The Crossfire comes with plenty of range, and uses that margin for additional functionality and reliability. A bright future for FPV lies ahead :)
DEVELOPED BY EXPERTS
Team BlackSheep has been notorious for long range records, close-to-ground proximity flying in the Alps and deep urban operations. During numerous missions all around the globe, they have gathered a list of requirements, and have found that no existing system can cover them all. So they set out on a long and painful path to develop a RC link system entirely from scratch; put it through its paces for over a year, to ensure top-notch reliability and state-of-the-art functionality.
Through the OLED Display on the transmitter, you can monitor the real-time location of your drone (TBS GPS or BlackBox with DJI Naza or APM-based GPS required). The up and downlink status encourage a feeling of safety, the configuration options through the OLED display do away with any need of a PC-based configuration tool. The pulsing LED, relays your link budget and link health in color coded form (green = keep going, orange = turn around). In case of a crash, the location of the drone is visible on the OLED as well. The built in battery on the receiver turns it into a beacon automatically - and it will continue to transmit its last known location until the battery runs out.
IT JUST WORKS
Apart from unparalleled range, the folks at TBS are most proud that the CROSSFIRE just works. In the past, their question always was "will our R/C link keep up?". With the TBS CROSSFIRE comes peace of mind. But don't take their word for it. All leading drone racing organizers require pilots to fly the TBS Crossfire. All top drone racers fly the TBS Crossfire. The furthest long range missions have been flown with TBS Crossfire. This is THE long range link that everyone has been waiting for!
TELEMETRY / CRSF
As a modern R/C link, it has telemetry built in. Two-way communication opens up new possibilities. From streaming a MAVLink to your smart device, updating your firmware, setting your video transmitter channel or adjusting flight control parameters such as PIDs. Adaptive bandwidth, controls the speed of transmission or optimizes it for ultimate range. CRSF is a proprietary TBS communication protocol between the Crossfire and R/C and Flight Control. It provides ultra-low latency with incredible bandwidth (3x faster, 6x more data than any comparable protocol!). With such tight integration, the TBS Crossfire is the logical choice for anyone flying Betaflight, KiSS or ArduPilot/Pixhawk platforms.
Note: It is the consumer's responsibility to be aware of, and abide by, any laws within the airspace in which the consumer will be conducting radio frequency controlled flight; concerning the transmission of radio waves in excess of a certain number of milliwatts. It is possible the operator of the aforementioned radio equipment is required to obtain licensing to operate said equipment in a lawful manner. Just sayin'.