GPS tracker for model aircraft and drones

Operation of the Icare2 GPS tracker for radio-controlled drones, aircraft, helicopters and gliders.

  

émetteur récepteur tacker GPS drone aéromodélismeThe transmitter and receiver calculate their own position from the signals provided by GPS and GLONASS satellites.

The transmitter sends its position to the receiver by radio at regular intervals.

The receiver possesses an electronic compass and can therefore display the direction and distance of the transmitter in relation to the receiver.

The interval of transmission of the position is configurable from 1 second to 4 minutes.

The maximum distance between two transmissions is also configurable and allows you to monitor rapid travel with precision.

During the descent of the transmitter, transmission of the position becomes continuous. 

   

Permanent monitoring and localisation of the landing point of your drone, plane or helicopter

  

drone tombé lors d'un vol tracer grâce au tracker GPS drone Icare2

When the transmitter is at ground level, the radio range of the transmitter to the receiver is around 2 to 3 kilometres.

This range increases to over 10 kilometres as soon as the transmitter leaves the ground, even at a only few metres of altitude.

For this reason, the Icare2 transmitter continuously sends its position to the receiver during all phases of descent.

Even in the event of a violent crash or distant landing, the receiver knows the point of landing of the device because a position is sent to the receiver just before contact with the ground.

   

Searching for your device with the Icare2 GPS tracker

  

écran du récepteur tracker Icare2 pour drone et aeromodelisme

Simply follow the red arrow that is displayed on the receiver screen to immediately locate your drone or scale model...

The arrow points towards the transmitter. The distance between you and the device is displayed on the arrow...

Additional information is displayed on the screen in real time:

-transmitter battery voltage

-transmitter altitude in relation to your position

-speed of the transmitter

-quality of transmitter radio and GPS reception

  

The uses of Icare2

   

  • Professional drones
  • Recreational drones
  • Amateur drones
  • Slope soaring
  • Free flight
  • Aeromodelling near tall crops, forests, etc.
  • Remote-controlled aircraft, gliders, helicopters

   

Easy to install

   

installer l'émetteur Icare2 taceur GPS pour drone et aeromodelisme

The Icare2 transmitter connects directly to an existing battery or to a dedicated battery.

The input voltage must be between 3.0 and 5.5 volts.

Small and lightweight

émetteur ultra miniaturisé pour tacker GPS drones et et avions, hélicoptères aéromodélisme

   

   

Ultra-miniaturised, the transmitter weighs only 4.8 g.

It measures 37 x 16 x 6 mm

Very long range

   

A range of two to three kilometres when the transmitter is on the ground and over 10 kilometres when the transmitter is above ground level.

This long range ensures perfect transmission of the position of the device.

Autonomy

   

A LiPo battery weighing 4 g provides between 6 and 14 hours of autonomy. Autonomy is proportional to the size of the battery.

Transmission interval

   

The interval of transmission of the position to the receiver is entirely configurable from 1 second to 4 minutes.

When the transmitter is in movement, it sends a position each time it has travelled a specific configurable distance.

During any descent phase, a position is sent at each configured loss of altitude. This is typically set at 10 metres of altitude loss. 

Several transmitters

   

Several transmitters can coexist without interfering in the same area.

One receiver receives the positions of all the transmitters in the surrounding area.

Real-time tracking

   

By setting the transmission interval to 1 second, you can track the transmitter in real-time. 

Mapping and alarms

   

Cartographie chargée dans le récepteur Icare2, tacker GPS drone et aéromodélisme

In just a few clicks, you can create a map of your flight zone on Google Earth (roads, rivers, hangar, etc.) and import it into the Icare2 receiver.

You see your model’s flight track in relation to all the mapped features.

You can also set alarms in the event of leaving the zone, flying over a road or a lake, etc.

Display in Google Earth

   

Connexion du récepteur tacker Icare2 pour drone à un PC pour visualisation du vol sur Google earth

The transmitter’s flight path is entirely recorded by the Icare2 receiver.

In the evening, you can connect the Icare2 receiver to a PC via the USB port and view all your flights in 3D on Google Earth...

It’s magical!!!

   

General characteristics

   

  • Radio range (on the ground, open terrain): 3 kilometres
  • Radio range (transmitter in flight): Over 10 kilometres
  • An unlimited number of transmitters can coexist and be received by the same receiver.

Characteristics of the transmitter

   

  • Operating temperature range: -10°C to 55°C
  • Weight: 4.8 g
  • Dimensions excluding antenna: 37 x 16 x 6 mm
  • Power supply: 2.7 to 5.5V 500mA at peak
  • GPS: very high sensitivity GPS/GLONASS
  • Water-tightness: short-duration surface immersion
  • Transmission frequency:  867.9875 + n*0.025 MHz (n = radio channel 57 to 66)
  • Transmission power: 500 mW
  • Bandwidth occupation: less than 1% of the time
  • 20 cm cable and 2-pin JST-ZH-02 female connector

Characteristics of the receiver

   

  • Operating temperature range: -10°C to 55°C
  • Charging temperature range: 0 °C to 45 °C
  • Dimensions excluding antenna: 115 x 56 x 22 mm
  • Weight: 105 g
  • Power supply: 1250 mAh 3.7 Volt Lithium Polymer Battery
  • Autonomy (at 20 °C): 14 hours
  • Charging time (at 20 °C): 3 hours
  • GPS: Very high sensitivity GPS/GLONASS
  • Resolution of the electronic compass: ±1 degree
  • Precision of the electronic compass: ±5 degrees
  • Screen size: 32 x 40 mm
  • Screen resolution: 176 x 220 pixels
  • Type of screen: Transmissive TFT supporting 65000 colours
  • Computer interface: USB 2.0
  • Map memory: 512 Ko
  • Sound: Magnetic transducer
  • Vibrator: Yes
  • Night light: high-intensity LED
  • Radio receiver sensitivity: -118 dBm
  • Watertight: no