News: ImmersionRC Ghost RC System

ImmersionRC just launched their new Ghost RC system after 4 years of development. According to ImmersionRC, the Ghost control system is designed for long range with best-in-class race performance.

Ghost is not just one product, but a whole family of products that will be rolled out in the coming weeks, including an external JR module, receivers, antennas and PDB.

It also has the ability to integrate with other parts of the FPV ecosystem. We have been told that the Orqa FPV.ONE goggles already supports the Ghost radio receiver on the FPV.Connect board. But we haven’t been given detail what that actually means yet.

The Ghost transmitter module supports any radios that has an external module bay – including the Frsky Taranis, Jumper T16 and Radiomaster TX16S.

Where to Buy

Available at these vendors:

What is Ghost?

Ghost is an RC control system that operates on 2.4GHz with long range and low latency in mind. I feel like the Ghost system is more racing oriented, rather than “doing it all” like TBS Crossfire.

It would be interesting to see how this 2.4GHz system compares to other popular “long range” systems that use 433MHz and 900MHz UHF bands like Dragonlink and Crossfire/R9M. Apart from range, it’s good to see they also mentioned about low latency, reliable link and high update rates – features that made the Crossfire so popular.

According to IMRC, the advantage of 2.4Ghz is the wider bandwidth compared to 433/900MHz, which allows more pilots in the air simultaneously without packet lost. It also doesn’t interfere with GPS as much.

Specifications

JR Module

  • Retail Price ($USD): $89.95 USD (1x JR Module, 2x Tx Antennas)
  • Frequency: 2.4GHz Band
  • Uplink RF Power: 16uW – 350mW (+/- 0.5dB)
  • Frame Rate: 222.22Hz (purerace), 166Hz (race), 62Hz (normal), 15Hz (long range)
  • Format:Standard JR Module, tested with FrSky Taranis™, and RadioMaster™ radios
  • Antennas: Twin antenna, with Tx-side diversity. Antennas are 2.1dBi Dipoles
  • Compatibility: Any R/C Tx which accepts JR modules (Taranis, etc. )
  • Serial Formats: SBus, GHST (Auto-Sense)
  • Firmware: USB Upgradable (with OTA updates for receivers)
  • Power Supply: 6V-20V, 1.75W @ 400mW, ~250mA at 7.4V
  • Modulation: Chirp Spread Spectrum + Adaptive FHSS
  • Binding: Bidirectional, with confirmation and protocol negotiation
  • RF Profiles: Initially 4, Race, Pure Race, ‘Normal’, and Long Range, more to come

ÁTTO Receiver

  • Retail Price ($USD):$29.95 USD (1x Atto Receiver, 1x qTee Antenna, Silicone Cables, Heat Shrink)
  • Downlink RF Power: +13dBm
  • Sensitivity: -117dBm in Long Range mode
  • Serial Formats: SBus, SBus-Fast (200k) , SRXL-2 (400k), GHST, SBus Inverted
  • Firmware: Over-the-air (OTA) upgradable
  • Power Supply: 5V recommended, as low as 3.3V tolerated
  • vTx Control: Tramp control from ‘T’ pin on Rx, regardless of selected serial format
  • Dimensions: 14.8mm x 11.5mm, 0.6g (w/o antenna)
  • Rx Noise Floor Analysis: Auto on power-up, or on demand from the Tx

More Info

According to ImmersionRC, the test units will be shipped out to reviewers tomorrow, so we should be getting reviews and testing within a week or two.

If you like to know more check out the product page for the Ghost RC system.

4 thoughts on “News: ImmersionRC Ghost RC System

  1. Thomas Stange

    Hi Oscar,

    Do you have any idea how to setup the ghost modul to work with GPS rescue?
    I remember that you have to set failsafe somehow on the module, but it does not give me any feedback.

    On R9 I had to set it to “no pulses” or something like that.

    Reply
  2. Todd

    Does it come with the gear need to be used with radios that do not have the JR bay? What about being powered by a power source other than the transmitters battery.

    Reply

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