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Beginner FPV multi-rotor help

#1
Hello. I am looking into getting a quad-copter and flying FPV but I am a little confused. I am thinking about getting the quad from this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKz6KVGrjmI) and modifying it to do FPV with the camera setup from this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt6kYWbMQIM). I am trying to find a receiver that would work with mini FPV setup for cheap. What receiver would you recommend. How would I set up the receiver with the camera? Do you know a cheaper alternative to the camera used in the micro FPV video. Thanks.
 
#2
Ok the camera will have three wires (signal, +, -). Signal is usually yellow ( there is also audio which would be the white wire) this is put into what ever the video in is for the receiver you choose. Power is simply give it the voltage it requires and ground.

Here is a great camera > http://www.getfpv.com/lumenier-sm-600-super-mini-600tvl-wide-angle-camera.html

This is a simple transmitter but it's expensive > http://www.getfpv.com/fpv/altituderc-nano-25mw-5-8ghz-fpv-video-transmitter.html

If you desolder everything maybe this will be the same weight, but it would need some work > http://www.getfpv.com/team-blacksheep-rookie-5g8-200mw-transmitter.html
 

Cyberdactyl

Misfit Multirotor Monkey
#5
Oh yes. I have modded the wiring and have that receiver strapped to the side of the cheap foam HK goggles. However, be aware the receiver's antenna socket is opposite of the Fatshark goggles. You have to get a spiral antenna without the center pin.

 

jipp

Senior Member
#7
i too am starting to collect parts for FPV, i can not afford fatsharks.. so i too went with hobbyking cheapies. this is version 2 tho.. i guess they got the idea from guys like cyberD.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...nt=8538133835&utm_medium=email&utm_source=EDM

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seems to have some upgrades from the originals.. i originally was gonna upgrade the screen but it seems they have done that too. this will be the first time i have used hobbyking international, crosses fingers it works like the west coast warehouses.. as iv had zero problems with them.. but man iv read so many negative things about international nightmares I almost did not order. but i figured i need to start getting some FPV stuff as winter is coming. and i hope to get into some fpv/AP this falll.
chris.
 
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jipp

Senior Member
#8
Oh yes. I have modded the wiring and have that receiver strapped to the side of the cheap foam HK goggles. However, be aware the receiver's antenna socket is opposite of the Fatshark goggles. You have to get a spiral antenna without the center pin.

is that center section the camera the speak of? so you can see out side of the goggles? or is that a upgrade they have added to the new ones?


"of course non-blue screen monitor that has an option for a forward looking camera using the integrated switching unit to enable you to attach any small FPV camera to the front of your goggles, allowing you to switch between the on board flight image or forward looking camera image"

here is the bit i was talking about; now i see you have to add your own micro camera.. no big deal.. sigh, my leg is hurting tonight and i cant sleep. go figure..
maybe ill try to find a movie to watch. im thinking mortal combat for some reason. laughs.
chris.
 
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