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beginner FPV?

Heli-Yeah!

Gremlin on the Wing
#2
I am just beginning to familiarize myself with the gear involved in successful FPV set-ups, so I'm not qualified to answer many questions about it. But from what I understand, and you more than likely do as well, you will still need a video monitor, and power supply.

As for the gear, there have been reviews that state the cheaper version of the same camera (non 420TVL), is just as good, if not better. Also if you live in North America, you may have less compatibility issues with a NTSC camera.

I think the rest depends on your radio system, if you have a 2.4 Tx (as I do), then 900MHZ should be fine for video. As for the 100mW, I think 200mW is the lowest most folks recommend, I am not really clear on this area yet though, so hopefully someone will enlighten us here.
 
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FlyingMonkey

Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
Admin
#3
You'll find the 100 mw very limiting, especially with stock antennas. I think mine gave me about 300 feet range.

I have the 200 mw, and I use a patch antenna and am happy with that for flying field FPV.
 

bicyclemonkey

Flying Derp
Mentor
#8
I just bought that 900MHz 200mW. I was going to pull the plug on a $300 ReadyMadeRC system but I thought it would be better to try it out for $50 first. RCModelReviews' video is what made me go ahead and get this from HK. It can be upgraded with better antennas and stuff as I progress.

 

ananas1301

Crazy flyer/crasher :D
#9
Wow that is one km with a 50 bucks video system?

I bet my DX6i can´t get that far.

I am also thinking to get a FPV system for my not yet started tricopter, which shouldn´t be expensive. That looks like the way the go :)
 

bmsweb

Site Moderator
#13
I honestly think my 5.8Ghz system will do much better than what Bruce from RCReview was using in that video. I get a lot less interference all the way through my video. Having said that, I've only flow out now 500meter but there was no difference in the quality to this: