Hello, I decided to make a guide for people who wish to make a neat budget wireless fpv monitor. I figure that it costs less than half the amount to make your own than to buy an off the shelf monitor. And besides, it is fun to hack and be creative. You also learn some valuable skills.
Here we see the finished product:
To merge the RC305 & Monitor we have to open the back case and make some wiring adjustments and cut some holes using a dremmel tool.
As you can see, the wiring diagram for the monitor is quite simple. It allows us to merge the power wires of the RC305 & monitor, and also to connect the RC305 video out to one of the monitor's inputs.
We can see that once the RC305 board has been taken out of it's casing, it fits neatly inside the monitor with a single sticky pad to fix it.
We can add a small latching switch on the side and even add a headphone jack to allow us to better judge motor power when flying far away.
Adding a cheap mini DVR recorder is the next step to achieving a neat wireless monitor setup. We have to extend the back casing for this thing to fit inside though.
The finished product is neat and tidy. I also have plans for further advancement such as a touchscreen and droidplanner on the screen's video2 channel allowing us to switch between video screen and droidplanner screen. It is quite cheap to implement.
The How-to tutorial is here: http://dalybulge.blogspot.co.uk/
I will be adding more to this in the near future so please check again in a week or so.
Thanks and happy flying :)