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Seeking pilots-eye camera ...

snaps042

Junior Member
#1
Hi All,

I'm looking for some advice:

I am in Europe and fly a 500-type quad which, unlike the manufacturers standard fixtures and fittings, has been kitted out with the best motors, ESCs, gyro and radio it can handle.

For some time I have been flying with a GoPro but have always detested its ultra-wide angle and the bent horizontal lines. For basic FPV, it's OK but now I want to crank it up a notch.

The MFW of the quad is 2200g and without the GoPro, the current weight is around 1170g. The intention is to mount a prosumer Panasonic HD camera to capture flight footage but, as we know, such cameras do not have a 'video out' option.

Still with me?

OK.

With a Panasonic camera (or similar) in place, I'm going to need a pilots-eye-view. I already have an 'Immersion RC' 5.8GHz transmitter with a power lead and the usual 4-pin video/sound connector. At present, this connecter terminates in a 3mm jack for use with the GoPro - it can be changed.

So here's my question: does anyone have any suggestions for a GoPro replacement? FlyCamOne ECO for example? Or just anything lightweight that will work with my existing TX system?

All thoughts and suggestions welcomed.

Snaps
 

Carbon

Elemental Madness
#2
Why do you need to replace it? Which version do you have? On the Hero 2 you can set the record video to medium or narrow on 720/1080 and it gets rid of the fish-eye look. I don't believe you can change the video coming out of it though, but like you said, it is good to have a wide angle lens for FPV.
 

snaps042

Junior Member
#3
Hi. Thanks for your reply.

I need to replace it because:

a) the space that is currently being used for the GoPro will be taken up by the new, slightly heavier and larger Panasonic HD camera.

b) I am sure that just for my own piloting view, there is another, lighter camera I can install elsewhere, still facing forward.

The question is more 'does anyone know of a smaller camera I can use with my existing FPV TX unit' and not that of removing the use of a wide angle camera.

I understand that most mini-FPV type cameras are wide angle, I'm just looking for an alternative to a GoPro.

snaps