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First FPV Setup Help

#1
My middle son is about to turn 12 at the end of the month and we’ve been going deep into the RC hobby over the last six weeks. He loves electronics and has been getting pretty good at flying his Mini Arrow and our 3 channel EPP trainer. So far we have Spektrum Radios (DX6e and DX5c) and Lemon-RX receivers.

My preference would be to get Goggles/RX/TX/Camera from one brand for ease of use, but that doesn’t seem to be a common thing to find. For now this will be
going on fixed wing planes and possibly a Traxxas Truck just for fun around our 1.5 acre lot.

If there’s anything simpler or better than what’s on these two price point shopping lists, I would love the advice.

Cheap/Simple Option
Goggles:
https://www.getfpv.com/eachine-ev80...MIq_aXwJuZ6QIVCr7ACh3KMA-3EAAYASAAEgK4DvD_BwE
AIO Camera/TX:
https://www.getfpv.com/caddx-firefly-micro-fpv-camera-w-vtx.html

Fancier/More Complicated Option
Goggles:
https://www.getfpv.com/fat-shark-attitude-v5-fpv-goggles.html
Camera:
https://www.getfpv.com/runcam-split-3-micro-fpv-hd-camera.html
TX:
https://www.getfpv.com/runcam-tx200u-video-transmitter-with-bfcms-control.html
 

Hondo76251

Well-known member
#4
I'd say get spend a few bucks and get a decent set if goggles. Doesn't have to the the best. I still fly the eachine EV800D all the time.

Until yo are confident soldering camera leads together I'd stick with AIO cameras. Not sure the best one, but I'd make sure it's at least 200mw and has a cloverleaf antenna
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"Corpse"

Well-known member
#5
My middle son is about to turn 12 at the end of the month and we’ve been going deep into the RC hobby over the last six weeks. He loves electronics and has been getting pretty good at flying his Mini Arrow and our 3 channel EPP trainer. So far we have Spektrum Radios (DX6e and DX5c) and Lemon-RX receivers.

My preference would be to get Goggles/RX/TX/Camera from one brand for ease of use, but that doesn’t seem to be a common thing to find. For now this will be
going on fixed wing planes and possibly a Traxxas Truck just for fun around our 1.5 acre lot.

If there’s anything simpler or better than what’s on these two price point shopping lists, I would love the advice.

Cheap/Simple Option
Goggles:
https://www.getfpv.com/eachine-ev80...MIq_aXwJuZ6QIVCr7ACh3KMA-3EAAYASAAEgK4DvD_BwE
AIO Camera/TX:
https://www.getfpv.com/caddx-firefly-micro-fpv-camera-w-vtx.html

Fancier/More Complicated Option
Goggles:
https://www.getfpv.com/fat-shark-attitude-v5-fpv-goggles.html
Camera:
https://www.getfpv.com/runcam-split-3-micro-fpv-hd-camera.html
TX:
https://www.getfpv.com/runcam-tx200u-video-transmitter-with-bfcms-control.html
A 200mw vtx will do you fine in a 1.5 acre lot. I do agree with @Hondo76251 that you need a cloverleaf. I tried a dipole and the range was horrible.
 
#6
I'd say get spend a few bucks and get a decent set if goggles. Doesn't have to the the best. I still fly the eachine EV800D all the time.

Until yo are confident soldering camera leads together I'd stick with AIO cameras. Not sure the best one, but I'd make sure it's at least 200mw and has a cloverleaf antenna
...
I solder connectors, ESC/Motor wires, battery packs, Etc. But it looks like AIO cameras with cloverleaf antennae are a little rare.
 
#11
Grabbed one of those and a couple of run cam Phoenix II with RMRC TX. Went with the Fatshark Scout goggles. I’ll probably have to unpack and do a little soldering ri make it PNP for my boy, but this should get me started. I also need to figure out a 1S charging solution and what connector to go with. So far I only use JST, XT30 and XT60 and I’m loath to add another.
 

"Corpse"

Well-known member
#12
Grabbed one of those and a couple of run cam Phoenix II with RMRC TX. Went with the Fatshark Scout goggles. I’ll probably have to unpack and do a little soldering ri make it PNP for my boy, but this should get me started. I also need to figure out a 1S charging solution and what connector to go with. So far I only use JST, XT30 and XT60 and I’m loath to add another.
If you wanted you could add a servo harness on it and give power through the receiver. It can take 5.5 volts maximum. You could turn it on and off with a switch on your TX.;)