My favorite FPV Goggles receiver firmware, Achilles, is finally making their own diversity RX module! I really like the performance of the firmware, and now there are some really exciting new features in this module so I am really looking forward to testing it.
If you don’t know what the Achilles firmware is, check out my review of the Eachine Pro58 module flashed with Achilles. In my testing it outperformed the true-D.
Make sure to checkout our FPV Goggles Buyer’s guide.
UPDATE (Nov 2018): this module is now available at http://bit.ly/2KKuPWx
Spec and Features of the Achilles Module
- OSD overlay, which enables a lot of features, for example
- Shows total RSSI percentage, as well as RSSI for each antenna
- Real-time lap timer
- Goggles Battery status
- High quality RX5808 receiver module
- Multi-directional button (I am really not a fan of the flimsy “scrolling wheel” button on the Pro58)
- Loud speaker
- USB port for firmware upgrade
- Red PCB
- Plastic molded cover
Release date is in June or July.
What else do we know?
It’s interesting to know that the Achilles module is manufactured by FuriousFPV.
Using the same STM32 chip in the Pro58, a more powerful processor than the ones used on the True-D or Laforge modules.
There is a speaker on-board which is not difficult to understand, it plays warnings. But there is also a mic, and I am not 100% sure what it does. Maybe you can record your own voice with it in the DVR, like a commentary perhaps? :D
Review and Testing
I will update this post with more info once the module arrives and gets tested.