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Help with my first FPV setup

#1
Ok I am a total noob to FPV but I have gotten my system and have my plane almost done. What I need to know is where should I put my FPV transmitter on the plane? I have a 900mhz 200mw system and for now I am going to use the stock antennas. My main concern is what should I not be too close to as to my other onboard electronics ie: receiver, battery, esc and motor, I am also going to be using my old 72mhz radio system. Where I am wanting to put it it will be next to my battery, about 3-4" from the receiver, 6-8" from the ESC and about 18" from the motor. Any help you can give this old noob will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks David
 
#3
Thanks for the info but that isnt exactally what I was looking for. Isnt there some sort of minimum distance the transmitter should be in relation to the other equiptment so as to minimize interference?
 

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#4
Unfortunately there aren't any hard and fast rules. As far apart as possible between transmitters and receivers is as good as it gets. There's limited space on a RC plane. With 900Mhz, you want to try and get the transmitter as far as possible from gps receivers and cameras as well as your control rx.
 
#5
OK, that was more the answer I was looking for. The fuselage on my plane is fairly long and it is a pusher prop setup so I have lots of options. The only thing I have to worry about is balance as the plane was intensionly built tail heavy. I made a slightly larger version of Hobby King's DZ-500 FPV, its a cool looking plane, tailess with a long nose for FPV gear.