The AeroLink Base provides a robust telemetry setup for your in field ground control station with fast deployment and a reliable connection to your vehicle with a RFDesigns modem.
Its ability to neatly contain and protect your telemetry set up for the harmful weather conditions makes the AeroLink Base perfect for all situations.
To make reading this manual easier, we have included several different coloured callouts to highlight essential information, safety warnings, tips and tricks.
Most countries have regulations in place that govern the use of different radio frequencies. It is up to the user to ensure that they are operating within their local restriction.
For more information regarding the use of radio equipment in your area, please contact your local authorities.
The AeroLink Base had been designed to provide a secure housing for the ever reliable RFD modems, while eliminating the need to carry specialist items (such as the FTDI cables). The user is able to use a standard Micro USB cable for direct and simple connection to your Ground Control Station (GCS).
The AeroLink Base is compatible with the RFD+ and RFDx modems, with the ability to change between modems. This provides native integration with the user’s existing modems and any future upgrades. This unit has the option of including your choice of modem at purchase.
The AeroLink Base is suitable for applications where Vehicle-to-GCS, GCS-to-GCS, or other situations where a wireless serial link is required.
It is ideal for users of all experience levels.
1 x AeroLink Base Housing Unit
2 x 900mHz Dipole Antennas
1 x 1m Micro USB Cable
2 x long enclosure screws
1 x M3x10 modem retaining screw
1 x Your chosen modem
Fasten both antennas firmly (by hand) onto the threads at the side/top of the AeroLink Base. Over-tightening may damage the antennas or AeroLink Base unit.
Insert the USB cable into the Micro USB connector on the front face of the AeroLink Base.
Connect the other end of the USB cable to your chosen GCS device.
The Ground Control Station (GCS) is a device (eg laptop, tablet) with software that allows the user to connect with their drone while in use. GCS provides the operator with live data from the drone, and gives them system parameters and plan automated mission.