The ImmersionRC Tramp HV 5.8GHz Video Tx is one of the most advanced 5.8GHz Video Transmitter available today. Only 4 grams, and a slender 31 x 20mm, the TrampHV is also a small direct LiPo-powered vTx.
This the International Version of the Tramp Video transmitter. This version can only be shipped to addresses outside the USA. If you are inside the USA or EU, please see their respective versions.
Smallest, Lightest in the Business
This is the smallest, lightest, high-power, high-voltage A/V Transmitter in the business, 31 x 20mm, with a slender 17mm waist, weighing only 4 grams!
Even at this size, the traditional ImmersionRC 5V filtered camera power supply is also included. Twin ground cables from the tiny locking connectors ensure that noisy supply currents keep the camera supply clean.
To cap it off, in addition to running directly from a 2s-4s (HV) LiPo, the TrampHV will happily run from a 5V supply already available in the quad.
- Smallest direct LiPo powered vTx in the business.
- TNR Touch-free wand control (optional)
- Traditional button+LED control of frequency and power
- 1mW -> 600mW linear power control
- All 40 standard channels
- Built-in thermal protection
- Factory power normalization
- Glitch-Free frequency changes
- Micro-power pit mode
- Additional channels for race events (Race Wand only)
- Retail regional locking without opening package
- Dimensions: L=32mm x W=14mm x H=5mm
- Weight: 4g (Tx only, without SMA cable)
- Power Output: Programmable, 1mW to > 600mW
- Channels: 48 standard, arbitrary using race wand
- RF Impedance: 50 ohms
- RF Connector: U.FL
- AV Connector: JST-GH, 6 pin, locking
- TNR Connector: JST-GH, 4 pin, locking
- Audio: Mono, Subcarriers on 6.0 and 6.5MHz (cloned)
- Modulation: FM, Audio and Video
- Pit Frequency: User/Race Organizer Definable
- Video Impedance: 75 ohms
- Power Requirements: 2s-4s HV Lipo
- Power Consumption: ~4W max. @ 600mW, ~1.9W @ 200mW
The ImmersionRC TrampHV was the first transmitter to support Pit Mode, which was introduced successfully at the FPVAirShow in France. Pit mode transmits a tiny amount of power on a pre-defined frequency to allow for quad setup at a race event without disrupting the show. Pit mode on the TrampHV is a little different than other offerings, being controlled by race directors transparently at drone races. A race director can stay legal by choosing a pit frequency authorized for use at the event, which can be different for events in different regions. Programmed at the event using the Touch’n’Race wand.
Touch ‘n’ Race for Race Directors
Touch’n’Race, a patent-pending technology which helps both the casual racer, and race directors alike.
Transmitters are placed in Race mode upon arrival at a race event, and remain in that mode until the event is over. Race directors can, without powering up a model, define the frequency and power output of the transmitter, in 5 seconds flat before a race starts.
As soon as the race is over, and the battery disconnected, the TrampHV reverts to it’s race-director defined mode. Massively decreased inter-heat times are possible with this technology, meaning more practice runs, more qualifiers, and races which start and finish on-time (a rarity in the world of drone racing today). More importantly, the chances of a race being disrupted by an accidental power-up in the pits are eliminated, a dream for race organizers.
Touch ‘n’ Race for Pilots
Why let race directors have all the fun?. The personal TNR wand* avoids dip-switch hell even in the local park. Touch-free programming of video transmitters before you launch, eliminating frequency collisions, eliminating the ‘what channel was I on last’ question, and allowing power levels to be modified between flights to adapt to local conditions. Note that the wand is not required to operate the transmitter. A traditional button + LED user interface may also be used to program channel, band, and power level.
We have all experienced long delays at the starting grid before starting a race. No airflow over the electronics and video transmitters overheating. Most video transmitters (even the higher end units) have no thermal protection whatsoever and will happily cook themselves and prematurely fail. The TrampHV is a little different. It constantly monitors the temperature of the Tx, and gracefully reduces power output to increase battery life and protect the transmitter. As soon as the props start spinning, it detects the temperature reduction and quickly boosts power output.
Screened for Protection, and Certification
The only Video Transmitter in this size and weight class with a fully screened RF deck, providing protection against dust, dirt and knocks, while ensuring smooth sailing through the RTT&E certification process. An optional plastic case can be easily installed to increase this protection even further, without adding excessive size and weight.
The TrampHV was designed alongside ImmersionRC’s RF Lap Timing system, with certified compatibility. LapRF eliminates the need for transponders on the quad for lap timing, and instead uses the energy emitted by the 5.8GHz transmitter on the quadcopter. Two LapRF versions will be available, a 16-channel race version for larger events, and a personal system no larger than a hockey puck for personal use (up to 4 pilots). Both versions sport a wireless connection to a smart phone for timing and configuration.
Another first, introduced by ImmersionRC at FPVAirRace, is technology which allows video transmitters to power up cleanly on their assigned channel without wiping out neighboring channels. Gone are the days when your fellow pilots need to hover safely why you power up beside them. This technology enables asynchronous race starts, where pilots join a race at any time without creating any interference.
Each and every TrampHV is factory calibrated to ensure precise power outputs, especially at the critical low-power race levels. No more cross-talk from 25mW transmitters which are instead emitting 200mW!, or worse, 25mW transmitters which emit much lower power levels. No more RF lap timing issues caused by pilots running wildly different power levels.
I like it over the Race HV review by tom on 9/23/2017
I wish it were just a bit cheaper but really it's priced right there in value for a 600 mW , very clean transmission. And at a race the wand is just so great. Change channels and power without powering up, without worrying about if it's ok to power up finaly after waiting forever... Nope. Just turn on your wand whenever you want and change power or channels. No other VTX can do that that so that's why I prefer it over the others for races.
Tramp owner of 3 months review by david on 3/16/2017
Its a truely great vtx, super small and powers both the camer and the vtx off the lipo. Even has projects to change the settings from the osd and straight from the taranis. But i do not like the ipex pigtail. Its just too weak, i have no dout most of the bad reviews, expecally the poor range is due to a broken ipex. Wish they would use a mmcx, its slightly biger and way stronger. But the range is great, I flew from my recliner most of the winter as far as a 1/4 mile away. I even lost an antenna a time or two and still had good enough video to land on my door step. Thanks immersion rc.
Best VTX Ive used, by far review by Levi on 2/20/2017
Ive been racing a little more than a year, and used my fair share of video transmitters. From dip switches, to blinking lights, they are all relatively difficult to use, especially when you first get them. They inevitable break their sma connections in a crash, and burn out. Not this one.... This vtx can be buried in most any quad, and its small form factor and ability to be run from battery voltage make this the last vtx I will ever buy. Flicker free startup for my peers, makes it wonderful for the crowded race day. The wand is a necessity, and has completely changed how our race days are run. It even makes flying by myself more enjoyable. Get it yesterday.
Excellent VTX with awesome features review by Mahu on 1/18/2017
I have two of these installed and flying on my racing quads and I have to say that I am pretty impressed with how these perform.
Granted I am no Pro quad racer but I do enjoy the finer things in life and this VTX is one of those luxuries I choose to enjoy. :D
This little VTX is small and will fit just about anywhere in a quad. I have found the flexible pigtail antenna mount can allow for many different mounting orientations.
The power output is adjustable from 25mW all the way up to 600mW and also features a Pit area setting (1mW) so you can power up your quad and check it while not worrying about shooting someone out of the sky when you power up.
One of the slickest things about this little VTX is that it has a remote programmer (purchase separately) that allows you to change any setting without powering up your quad at all. The magic wand can program bands, channels, output settings and can put you into pit mode for diagnostics in the pit while others are flying.
I also found out that if you have a crash and it happens to rip the antenna completely off your quad, this VTX is smart enough to cut the output power down when it starts getting hot. It will keep dropping the power output until the VTX temperature comes back down. This can go as low as 1mW and I have had a crash that the quad sat in the field for more than 10 minutes before being found and the VTX did not suffer a meltdown without any sort of antenna attached.
I strongly suggest you do not try to fly without any sort of antenna attached because the signal will only reach a few meters but you should not have to worry about melting your VTX if you are using this one.
Highly recommended, hard to beat at this price point and the antenna pigtail replacements are cheap and just snap back onto the VTX board without solder.
*** Get a good antenna to go on this and don't skrimp on that purchase.
You really get what you pay for. I use the Blue Beam Ultra, Mad Mushroom and Airscrew antenna set on my setups.
Just about any SMA antenna will work but I highly suggest that you try out at least one good quality antenna, you will not regret it.
Awesome review by FlyGuy on 11/28/2016
Very light weight and provides plenty of options for connectivity. Great that it monitors its own temperature and adjusts power to keep cool when the quad isn't flying. I have one of these in an Impulse Alien 5" setup and this VTx provides a rock solid FPV link. At first I was worried it would be difficult to change modes without the wand since there is only one button, but it really is intuitive and simple--I definitely recommend this product.
Must have Item for racing review by Clinton on 11/23/2016
This item is not intended for long range flight, It was intended for RACING. I found that this was very nice for making freq, changes at racing events. No need to power up the unit to check freq. and power level. At 25mw I had rock solid video in at indoor events flying through different rooms in the equestrian building we fly in. I have two now and will be buying more. This unit is nice by itself but you really need the TNR wand to really utilize all the features. I found that the antenna for the TNR wand must be very mounted were there are no obstructions or the tnr wand wont work consistently.
Disappointed review by winseft on 11/20/2016
I am quite disappointed with this product, it does not give more than 10 meters of alcace, I thought it was a problem of power and increase it to 600mw giving the same result. I tried the all frequencies, even two different receivers what it takes that effectively is tramp problem.
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