I'm wondering if anyone has added a FPV kit to the IRIS. I would be interested in how and where to mount the parts (camera, transmitter with antenna, additional battery?).

Would there be enough space in the shell? If anyone has done this already, please post some pictures.

Thanks, and best regards, Udo

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Hey Udo,

  I just got my Iris the other day, what a machine! I have just ordered a FPV package from helipal, they are extremely expensive for shipping but if you can look past that they have some decent stuff: http://www.helipal.com/fpv-system_fpv-package.html. Once I receive everything I will post some pics of how and where I mounted the transmitter, oh by the way I will be using the gopro hero 3 silver as my camera.I did however take a part my Iris yesterday, looks to be plenty of room to attach other things such as the FPV system. Good luck! hope this post has helped.

Best Regards,

Thanks, this looks nice.

We are installing complete FPV solutions at www.blackopsdrones.com for the IRIS.

AK will you have a self install kit with instructions available ??

I'm passing the GoPro's signal to a FatShark transmitter. Had to move the FRSky Rx foreword a bit, carve a little on the Iris's left rear cover, remove the five pin on the FS Tx, but is all fits nicely inside the Iris.

No OSD yet.


Thanks Pete! Very nice images!

careful with putting that Vtx so close to the pixhawk. I wound up with a crash due to interference... 

I wound up making an FPV Pod I could mount on the front so I could get the VTx away form the sensitive bits... 


Wow no problems with interference? And here I am worried about mounting my vtx on the bottom. 

I would not mount any video Tx's inside the IRIS as this is asking for trouble.  You've got a GPS, Telemetry radio and your Rx all within inches of each other.

thanx I had the same opinion.. I was going to mount a 600mw on the front forward leg just in front of the gimbal wiring...ie we will see how far CG is off and counterbalance with other circuits on opposite legs if necessary.


This is my Iris, there are many like it but this one is mine. I have set up FPV by attaching the transmitter to the bottom of the Iris with Industrial Velcro. I am powering the Transmitter with the Gimbal power cord from the Iris, I also have a strom 11.v 35c 2200mAh that can also power the transmitter. I found that there may have been enough room to install the transmitter in the shell but from what I have been reading on here is that may cause interference with the Telemetry or RC transmitter, so on the bottom it went. Let me know if you need anymore information.  


I enter this setup for the "ghetto" award:


Flew fine and got typical performance / range, but ... well ...



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