Product FAQ

Which UAV or drone brands does SkyHopper Pro support?

SkyHopper Pro supports any UAV or drone.

Which cameras does SkyHopper Pro support?

SkyHopper Pro supports any IP Camera or camera connected to an Encoder. The aerial unit will also support any camera with an HDMI or analog output.

Which flight controllers are supported for telemetry?

UAV Navigation, MicroPilot and Pixhawk flight controllers are supported by SkyHopper PRO, all using RS232 / UART in Native mode.

Which regional settings are required?

SkyHopper PRO works on the 2.4GHz ISM band, therefore no regional settings are required.

Can SkyHopper Pro operate in a country different from the country in which I purchased the item?

SkyHopper PRO is configured to operate within the FCC or CE limitations based on the country of ordering. It is configured within the 2.4 ISM frequency band. Mobilicom takes no responsibility should you choose to take and/or operate this product outside of FCC or CE limits and/or in a country that does not comply with FCC or CE regulations. Please note that SkyHopper specifications vary based on FCC or CE regulations.

Does SkyHopper Pro coexist with other RF systems on the drone?

SkyHopper PRO coexists with any device that works on a different band of frequency, such as backup control or telemetry that works on a different frequency.  If using the same band, but a different frequency, SkyHopper coexists as well, however performance may be reduced slightly.

What RF frequency and bandwidth does SkyHopper Pro support?

SkyHopper Pro works on the 2.4GHz ISM band with a bandwidth of 4.5 and 8.5MHz. It is based on the different configurations.

What frequencies can I use?

You can use any frequency between 2400 MHz to 2485 MHz

How many systems can work in the same vicinity?

The number of systems varies with respect to different areas and scenarios. It is dependent on the distance between the systems, the difference in frequencies (near/far conditions), other systems (i.e. Wi-Fi), etc.

What is the transmission range?

SkyHopper Pro has a transmission range that exceeds 5km Line-of-Sight. This distance can more than double by leveraging its relay feature as well as with its ability to communicate with multiple control stations.

Can I Increase Range with Specialized Antennas?

Yes. SkyHopper Pro supports any antenna. Antenna adapter cables (MMCX connector) can be purchased separately. You can use a sectorial antenna for the ground station, which gives you more gain. For the aerial unit we supply 2 dBi Omni antennas. Omni antennas with more gain are usually too long for drones. Omni antennas are recommended for use with drones.

What is the physical size of the SkyHopper Pro unit?

The physical dimensions of the SkyHopper Pro are 26 x 54 x 74mm with a weight of 105g.

What is the video delay or video latency over the link?

SkyHopper Pro has a low latency of less than 25msec.

Does SkyHopper Pro transmit digital or analog video?

SkyHopper Pro supports any IP Camera. The device can also include upon purchase a video encoder that can support 2 video inputs: HDMI and analog.

Does SkyHopper Pro transfer audio?

Yes. SkyHopper Pro supports any type of VoIP. SkyHopper Pro includes an Ethernet port so you can use an “on the shelf” audio solution that works with Ethernet (we are a Layer 2 device so the integration is plug and play).* With the purchase of the integrated encoder, the SkyHopper Pro will include an audio in / audio out connector (audio jack).

What Is the Antennas' Radiation Pattern?

The supplied antennas are Omni 2dBi (360°).

Management Application and Supported Operating Systems

SkyHopper Pro is managed via web browser (Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari). All you need is an Ethernet connection to the unit.

*Future release will include Android and IOS application.

Which video resolutions does SkyHopper Pro support?

SkyHopper Pro supports up to 1080p full HD video.

Which monitors can work with SkyHopper Pro?

SkyHopper Pro supports any PC or tablet with a micro USB or Ethernet connector.*

The SkyHopper Pro Ground with Video will support any Monitor with HDMI input.

What voltage power should be applied?

The SkyHopper Pro input power is 7-14.5VDC

What is the Pin Mapping for the Power Connectors?

J1

Housing P/N:  ZER-04V-S

Pins P/N: SZE-002T-P0.3

J2

P/N:XT60 (Male)

L1..4

Type

L1..4

Color

L1..4

Length

1

2

24 AWG

Black

50cm

2

2

24 AWG

Black

50cm

3

1

24 AWG

Red

50cm

4

1

24 AWG

Red

50cm

 

What is the Pin Mapping for the Ethernet Connectors?

The Ethernet connector is a standard RJ45 cat5 full straight connector.

What is the Pin Mapping for the RS-232?

J1

Housing P/N:  502380-0600

Pins P/N: 502381-0000

J2

Housing P/N: 50-57-9002

Pins P/N: 0016020069

L1..4

Type

L1..4

Color

L1..4

Length

2

3

28 AWG

Red

50cm

4

2

28 AWG

Green

50cm

5

1

28 AWG

Black

50cm

 

 

 

 

 

Which RC brands does SkyHopper Pro support?

We are working on integrating some of the most familiar RC brands. We will introduce them shortly.

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