This is the Revolectrix Co-Pilot II System. The Co Pilot II systems
represent the culmination of years of cumulative technological
development and manufacturing knowledge in commercial flight
stabilization. FMA's patented Infrared thermo-technology for
semi-autonomous control of R/C model aircraft has an outstanding
reputation, with ten's of thousands of units sold. Adding an additional
level of safety to model aircraft of all types, the time-proven concept
has enabled pilots from all over the world to fly with confidence, learn
new aerobatic maneuvers, protect their investment in case of electronic
or mechanical failure, and assist modelers of all experience and skill
levels to just feel more confident when flying.
The CPII is far more than a simple wing leveling device. Yes, it will
bring your aircraft to straight and level flight from any attitude
simply by centering the control sticks, but the new system includes
features and enhancements that go far beyond its predecessors. Fueled by
the amazing new IRNet (Infrared network) for wire-free control of
on-board avionics, setup has never been simpler. Just point the the
wireless IRNet programmer at the aircraft, access the main menu option
"Quick Setup" and Co Pilot II's advanced computer system walks you
through a series of simple questions pertaining to how you have chosen
to install the various components such as main sensor, vertical sensor,
as well as how you have chosen to configure remote ON/OFF functions and
new Flight Modes. Yes, the CPII includes all new 3D modes that can
easily and safely enable you to learn or practice new maneuvers like
inverted flight, knife edge, or vertical hover, all at the flip of a
switch. If the aircraft falls out of the intended attitude, Co Pilot II
knows it. It will de-activate the 3D mode, and activate level flight
mode or Co Pilot OFF, whichever you have chosen.
The new smaller and lighter digital sensors and computer modules also
allow for installation across a wide number of platforms. The system
supports any conceivable aircraft configurations from airplanes, to
heli's, to VTOL; any aircraft which require no more than 4 channels to
operate pitch and roll. This includes support split or differential
ailerons, flapperons, all forms of CCPM helicopters and more!
Combo 2: Includes the vertical sensor which will allow automatic
and continuous, in-flight weather calibration, the added intelligence of
having the aircraft always recover from inverted flight to level flight
by rolling the aircraft, and access to all 3D flight modes. Combo 2
also does not include the PC interface which means you will not be able
to access automatic firmware updates using a personal computer running
Windows operating systems.
- Stand-alone operation: Computer module installs between existing receiver and servos.
- Micro-size components: Utilizes SMT components and tiny
infrared thermopiles reducing the profile of sensor modules by
approximately 50% over previous Co-Pilot models.
- Digital sensor technology: Digital conversion now takes
place within the sensor units. Communication between the sensor modules
and the Co-Pilot computer is accomplished on standard, 3 wire servo
connectors. The potential for analog noise in any installation is
- Unprecedented Accuracy: As with all previous Co-Pilot
models, the system offers accuracy to 1 degree of the horizon by sensing
the temperature variation between the earth and the sky. Just center
the control sticks and Co-Pilot II will right your model from any
attitude in split seconds.
- Flight Stabilization with a "Natural Flight" Feel: The
Co-Pilot II now includes "stick priority" as a built-in option to
provide a natural flying "feel" when using flight stabilization. Using
stick priority, the Co-Pilot II is now capable of automatically reducing
flight stabilization sensitivity just by moving the stick further away
from center. This results in a natural flying experience without
sacrificing recovery time.
- Simple to Setup and Operate: Includes streamlined "wireless"
user interface for vastly improved and simplified system setup and
monitoring. The wireless system which makes this possible is a new
technology developed by FMA termed "IRNet". Co-Pilot II is therefore the
first IRNet peripheral to be made available by FMA/Revolectrix, but
IRNet applications will extend far beyond the Co-Pilot II. This means
that with the purchase of the Co-Pilot II, you are already set up to use
any future IRNet peripherals that become available. Items under
consideration include GPS integration, on-board watt meter, tachometer,
temperature sensor, digital servo matchbox, tools for selecting
appropriate electric propulsion components and others.
- IRNet offers a fresh approach to Controlling and monitoring On-Board Avionics:
IRNet consists of a wireless, infrared, 4 button programmer containing a
2-line, 16 character LCD, and a wireless network router. IRNet range is
dependent on weather conditions but ranges from 30 to 200 feet, line of
sight. The router is mounted in the aircraft and is capable of
supporting multiple IRNet compatible devices. Each device on the
"network" communicates with the IRNet programmer using a unique address
much like the network of computers in your office, but on a smaller
scale. Connected IRNet peripherals are represented as separate devices
in the programmer, each supporting its own unique menu system. Setting
up an IRNet device is as simple as scanning for the device's welcome
screen and answering a series of questions, much like using a television
remote. Monitoring system information in real time is as easy as
scrolling through the available data screens. Imagine being able to
pre-flight check every critical piece of electronics in your aircraft
prior to takeoff, and all without having to bend down and remove a wing
or even plug in a wire.
- "Co-Pilot II Firmware Update Utility": Use the Windows PC
software and either the FUIM2 or FUIM3 PC USB interface to keep your
CPII Avionics computer up-to-date with the latest firmware code and
features. This software is available free from Revolectrix.
- "Co-Pilot II Display Software": Use the Windows PC software
and the FUIM3 PC USB interface instead of the IRNet Programmer and
Router. Access all CPII menus, setup, and preflight features directly
using your PC. This software is available free from Revolectrix. *See Note Below
- The optional Vertical Sensor module forces the system to roll out
of inverted to prevent the potential for striking the ground upon low
altitude recovery. When installed, the vertical sensor also allows for
automatic and continual calibration.
- Supports all types of radio systems including any spread spectrum radios.
- Stabilizes up to 4 channels for compatibility with virtually any
aircraft configuration including CCPM heli's, differential or dual
- Supports high-resolution digital servos as well as analog servos
- Works in most weather conditions with the exception of heavy rain
or severe overcast making it the ideal and affordable solution for radio
control enthusiasts. Automatic weather check can be read out on the LCD
at any time using the "Preflight" menu option.
- New 3D modes include automatic vertical hover, knife edge, and inverted flight.
- On/Off remote control can be set up on any type of auxiliary transmitter switch or knob.
- New "Flight Modes" access allow for setting up different
stabilization characteristics on any type of auxiliary transmitter
switch or knob. Now it is easy to switch between basic stabilization and
3D modes with the flip of a switch. Learn new aerobatic maneuvers with
safety and confidence.
*NOTE: the Co-Pilot II Display Software requires the FUIM3 PC USB interface and will not work with the older FUIM2.
- CPII Computer Module (LxWxH): 1.754x1.115x0.460"
- CPII Main Sensor (LxWxH): 0.965x0.965x0.360"
- IRNet Router (LxWxH): 1.205x1.005x0.532" (not including mount tabs)
- CPII Computer Module: 0.61 oz (19gm)
- CPII Main Sensor: 0.23 oz (7gm)
- IRNet Router: 0.26 oz (8gm)
- Ratings: 3.5V to 6V.
- Power Source: System is powered from your radio's receiver.
- Outputs: CPII systems are designed to fit small helicopters
without any additional components. For lager heli's and/or fixed wing
aircraft, standard aileron extensions may be required for optimal
placement of vertical and/or main sensors.
- Applications: Adds safe and effective flight stabilization
to any R/C model aircraft for assistance in learning new aerobatic
maneuvers, protecting your investment in case of electronic or
mechanical failure, and assisting modelers of all experience and skill
levels to just feel more confident when flying.
- Radio: The Co Pilot 2 is not an RF device and therefore it
will operate with any type or brand of R/C radio system including AM,
FM/PPM, PCM on any frequency as well as all 2.4GHz spread spectrum