Just found this on the Hobbyking website: FPV Transmitter & Video Camera 1/3-inch CCDcamera for US$ 39.17


Compatible with most 2.4Ghz video receiver systems this FPV camera and transmitter system is very versatile as well as light and very small.
The camera uses a quality glass lensed SONY CCD camera system.

1 x Sanyo CCD 1/3inch Camera
1 x Voltage Regulator
1 x Micro Light Weight Video Transmitter (100mW)

Camera specifications:
Horizontal Resolution420TV Line
Minimum Illumination 0.01LUX/F1.2
Electric current 80MA
Size 38mm*38mm

FPV Tx Specifications:
Power: 100mW
Voltage Booster: 3.7v -> 12v
Weight: 8g
Channels: 4
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  • @chris: I was wondering myself and started this thread on rcgroups: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1250448

    Outcome will probably be that same what OpticalFlow says.
  • @opticalflow: the camera you speak of, is it coming with transmitter and, if yes, is the price still comparable?
  • Not talking from personal experience the general consensus on the rcgroups FPV forum seems to be that it is not a good idea to use 2.4 GHz video alongside 2.4 GHz RC. It appears to work but not reliably, especially with increasing range.
  • 3D Robotics
    Any thoughts on whether this can be used alongside a 2.4Ghz RC system?
  • A camera that looks the same and has the same specs has been available on ebay for $25 incl. shipping for a while now. Also, this is not the only cheap 2.4 GHz TX. Have a look on the FPV forum on rcgroups for alternatives and you see that there are several options in this price range.
  • Moderator
    Thats an amazing price!

    More than $ 100 bucks cheaper than most.

    I would wait for more feedback from users before trusting it with an FPV plane!!
  • @Xander: Please not that I have not tested/verified the following receiver to work with the product discussed here. You will have to contact both RangeVideo and Hobbyking to be sure it works.

    The following COULD work (US$ 50): http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPat...
  • @Tedro: If your Blade SR can lift some extra weight (8 gram for transmitter, not sure about camera - is not in specifications) it would probably work. Let's say that camera weigth 50 gram, can your Blade carry an extra 60-100 gram?

    On the PC (or TV) side you would need a video receiver that works at 2.4Ghz (HK says'Compatible with most 2.4Ghz video receiver systems' in the description of the product). In addition, if you want to display the picture on a PC, you would need something to grab video, something like this: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5707
  • Can anyone recommend an inexpensive receiver to go along with it?
  • Can someone help the newb with a few questions... 1) Will I be able to hook this up to my Blade SR? and 2) What is needed on the PC side to view the live video feed?
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