– Frequently Asked Questions –
What makes Desert Rotor ground stations stand out from the competition?
Answer: Our ground stations are designed from the ground up to be robust, reliable, and customizable. The GCS systems support SBUS, PPM, and digital SERIAL signals through two windows gamepads. This means our ground stations can connect to any radio that fits your needs and is not PC dependent. This allows for redundancy in controls in case Windows crashes.
How can Desert Rotor ground stations pilot any aircraft type and autopilot system?
Answer: Desert Rotor ground stations have transmitter functionality, controls, and software that can generate PPM Out signal, SBUS Out Signal, and digital SERIAL signal allowing you to connect to virtually any radio and autopilot. Our ground stations can also output a digital SERIAL signal so you can transmit all GCS controls and function through digital radios like Microhard and Silvus.
These radio modules have a matched receiver that is installed on the aircraft. Through the GCS you can control the receiver which in-turns controls the aircraft and autopilot systems.
Can Desert Rotor ground stations operate any aircraft type?
Answer: Our ground stations can operate any vehicle so as long as the vehicle can take a radio frequency receiver or a digital radio. It can operate fixed-wing, multi-rotor aircrafts and whatever you can dream!
What Protocols can Desert Rotor ground stations stream?
Answer: Our ground stations can natively stream PPM, SBUS, and digital SERIAL signals for digital radios. This means it will be compatible with almost any radio on the market. If you are unsure of a radio being compatible with our systems, we are happy to help and integrate!
How do I assign channels and functions to the GCS controls?
Answer: The Desert Rotor team created a revolutionary GCS interface called GCS Smart View™. The GCS menu and settings is a video overlay on one of the displays. A fully interactive platform allows you to have total control over each channel and component.
What else can the GCS Smart View™ interface do ?
Answer: The easy to use interface allows you to have all the functions you are use to having when using RC transmitters. There is model memory, control surface rates, expo, trim and countless other features that empower your unmanned aircraft platform.
Is my existing hardware compatible ?
Answer: The Desert Rotor team designed the GCS platform to be as compatible as possible to existing and future unmanned technology. All of the internal connectors, cables and major components can be configured and interfaced with unlimited off-the-shelf unmanned technology currently and upcoming. We also designed the system to easily upgrade each and every component of the system.
The perfect out of the box GCS platform for quick integration.
Is it easier to fly with the HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick) layout?
Answer: You bet! It’s dramatically easier and the natural, correct way to pilot. The layout is used in defense, full scale aircraft and gaming. The handheld RC transmitter with the two thumbstick layout is archaic and designed over 40 years ago and not for modern unmanned aircrafts.
12PCX HOTAS Compliance
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FCC/CE Compliance Tested w/Accredited Compliance Testing Center
Compliance Testing, LLC in Mesa, Arizona
Product Classification – ECCN: 5A991.g – NLR & Non-ITAR
Regional Compliance Disclaimer
The 12PCX HOTAS platform can be configured in infinite ways with countless types of components and radios. It is ENTIRELY up to you to determine the compliance of these components in your region. Some of the components could require HAM radio licenses. The 12PCX HOTAS could be restricted and not allowed in certain countries and regions. Desert Rotor, LLC is not liable for misuse or end-user not being compliant to their area, region or country.