I would like to get a turn key FPV solution for my quadrotor. I have an attached GoPro for high def video but would like to go FPV to enhance my field of video shooting. Looking into it there are a ton of options. I see that the GoPro can be used as the camera as well. Countless goggles, FatShark, etc.
Is there just a good package deal out there that will give me vision? Quality doesn't need to be wonderful, just allow me to fly, range isn't that big of a deal, thinking that 5.8Ghz will be fine.
I'm sure someone has something in use that will meet my requirements. Just don't want to waste money on the wrong thing. Would like to get it right the first time. Wading through the options is making my brain spin so some advice with someone with experience in this would be helpful.
I appreciate the help Jason. I have one on the way with a separate camera. I can always move to the GoPro later. Went with the shorter range Aviator Shark goggles because of the increased FOV. Long range was out of stock. If I need it there's always room to upgrade around here! Many thanks, that was one of the very few places that wasn't out of stock!
I used a 200mW 5.8Ghz one and it didn't go too far. Just a nearby tree would cause me lost the visual. Quite scary experience. I'm now using a 2W 900Mhz one. I can't say for sure 900Mhz is better, but the 2W certainly helps. :D
If you're going w/ the 5.8ghz setup, make sure to get some cloverleaf antennas.
Michael, are cloverleaf the same as "whip"? This is what I've seen. http://hobbywireless.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath...
Thank you for the input!
Yup. I got mine from readymaderc.com though, and picked up the ones w/o the boom.
They're made by a guy on the RCGroups.com, which was my pushing point, as I like to support the local/independant/awesome people :)
I am using a 5.8 video 500mW Tx system (hobbyking)... not getting a clear video, i mean getting good... but not very good... i need live broadcast quality and for documentaries... or somewhere close to it from my Quad set up...... with just the video tx and rx on i can see a bit of disturbance.....now when i fire up the motors... some more disturbance starts....have put ring magnets on all escs...with 4 turns on each ring magnet.....
Some of my friends who r into pro jobs have put 1.5 or 2 Watt video Tx..... will i get better quality signal at Rx with a 1.5 watt 5.8 video Tx....something like the MONDO Extreme 1.5 watt 5.8..........and what if at all effect will it have on my 2.4 Rx in the Quad which is just 5 inches away....
looking at a range of not more than 500 meters in worst case... but need really good quality video....the reason i said 5.8 was that it has the best band width....
Also i found a lot of write up on the 100 and 200mW tx that, by 350 to 500mts they lost video link....
So should i go for the 5.8 Mondo 1.5 W Tx
And for the Rx what would be the quality difference between the Passport 5.8 Diversity Rx for $400 and the Nano 5.8 Modular Rx at $ 144 ?????
Does the $400 one have 2 AV outputs that is why it has 2 Rx inside.... so would that mean that the $144 has only ONE AVout, cause the data sheet for $144 one just does not talk about how many outputs it has...... cause i do need 2 AV outputs...
I am using the following Tx and Rx
in my hobby room. with only these two on i can see slight disturbance, everything else is off....???
Higher frequency = shorter range with the same TX power + LOS issues + multipath issues.
The higher you go the lower your quality gets because of this.