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Basic FPV

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:20 pm
by Wattmeter
Can someone out there recommend a good basic FPV setup please?

Im not sure weather to buy a Fatshark type setup or something else.

Many Thanks

Re: Basic FPV

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:12 pm
by Slayer
After seeing Basti's setup at Lake Forsyth im keen for some information as well. I came across this the other day ... 10470.html

will it be any good??

Re: Basic FPV

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:24 pm
by SargeNZ
The fatshark all in one setups are easily the most plug and play systems.

Unless you have a HAM licence, only 2.4 and 5.8ghz gear is legal. In 5.8ghz only the fatshark/airwave/immersionrc gear sits on the right channels to be legal.

Re: Basic FPV

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:30 pm
by jonathanshorer
I'm using Fatshark Dominators on 2.4Ghz and using 35Mhz to control the plane. The goggles are great and not being attached to a receiver by wires is great. I have several airborne rigs. Just getting used to a SC2000 camera and a Fatshark transmitter. A point to beware is voltages. Some cameras will accept 12volts and others not. Some transmitters output a regulated 5v which is OK but be very careful if you are making up your own wiring loom or you can kill the camera.
Go for the best camera resolution that you can. 420 lines is acceptable but 600 is much better.

Re: Basic FPV

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:54 pm
by SargeNZ
If you go with fatshark gear on 5.8Ghz, be sure to invest in CP (Circular Polarised) antennas. Whoever sells you the fatshark should be able to sell you a matched pair for tx and rx.

Re: Basic FPV

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:06 pm
by jonathanshorer
Do you know if the TB 5.8 will fit Dominators and will it have a circular polarised antenna or a stick?