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Cheap but decent FPV system.

#1
Hey everyone. I was thinking about getting into FPV but don't want to spend $500 on fat shark goggles and a go pro. Are there any nice cheap FPV starter equipment I can get? I know that for FPV you have to have a 5.6 ghz transmitter and receiver as well as a camera and LCD screen. Does anyone recommend any FPV cameras on the cheaper side. (like a micro camera for FPV?). What about the screen? Are there any decent transmitters and receivers out there that are not too expensive? Are there any cheaper goggle options? I'm looking to spend 100 dollars at the most but preferably cheaper. Thanks.
 

Foam Addict

Squirrel member
#2
Hands down the Hobbyking 200 mw 900 mhz FPV system. It has a 1 mile range on the stock antennas (which are awful). And has a decent camera as well. Not Gopro quality mind you, but still excellent.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...0mW_Tx_Rx_1_3_inch_CCD_Camera_PAL_420TVL.html

I found a random battery powered monitor in my house that worked beautifully, I don't know what people are using at the moment. A word of warning, these might not work on every monitor. The first two I tried gave me only a rolling B and W image. Also, you need to switch the outside 2 wires on the camera, its a well documented problem. If they are reversed, no image will be displayed, but the camera has a reverse polarity protection circuit built in, so it shouldn't damage anything.

I forgot, the FT team did a basic FPV setup with this system back in the Josh and Josh days:http://flitetest.com/articles/Basic_FPV_Setup