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avl 5.8 thoughts

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Treetopflyer, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Treetopflyer

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    I recently purchased a new phantom v2 the newest version. I want to add fpv. And a dvr. I would like to keep it simple. Plug and play. I also would like to keep all the same company, obviously Dji. I have been looking a the dji AVL 5.8. I want to make sure it's a good choice before I purchace. Can I uses iPad or android divises with it until I get a monitor? Can I use dvr? Either built in a monitor or a stand alone? Is it truly plug and play? Don't have a gimble or camera yet. Can I use any other cameras other then the gopro? And I would assume you would not have any problems using a gimbal with it. Is it a good choice all around? And one more thing. Do I even need the AVL 5.8 rx if I'm using a monitor with a built in rx, or a iPhone android app? Do they sell the tx alone?
     
  2. Ezookiel

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    I replaced mine with an immersionrc 600, the DJI one struggled to get me 400m on even the best antennae. I cracked the mile (hit 1700m) with the immersion.

    I am unaware how you could get the signal to a phone or tablet unless you had some kind of standalone receiver that could then feed to the device.
    If your monitor has built in receiver, then you won't need the rx.
    Most of the rest I'm unable to answer.


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  3. Treetopflyer

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    Thanks man, that's the kind of info I'm looking for. Don't want to waste money on something that isn't as good as something else. Did you use the stock antenna on the immerson?
     
  4. antares

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    Hi Treetopflyer,
    i cannot see a reason to have all equipment from the same manufacturer. Definitely you will not get the best value for your money, since simply there's no single company which performs best in all categories you need for good fpv.
    I've been adding fpv to my P2 and i am very satisfied with a Boscam tx (32 channel, any chinese copy is good), a cloverleaf tx antenna from fpvlr.com, a Boscam receiver with a helix antenna attached, a dvr (any cheap will do as long it operates on 12V and records on a SD card) and a 7" monitor. I'm using fpv only for orientation purposes, so the quality of the video stream is not too much important. I rather focus on range and with my simple and mixed setup i easily reach 1,500m.
     
  5. Treetopflyer

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    Nope, by the time I upgraded to the immersion I had tried every improved antenna I could find. I'd used spironet fat sharks, and blue beam ultras, and FPVLR 5 coil helical and cloverleaf sets.
    I tend to now use the blue beams on the bird and one antenna slot on the receiver, because they're covered by a plastic shell to protect them and the 5-coil on the other slot for the max distance.


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  7. Ezookiel

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    I also agree on the not going all one brand. A company that specialises in antennae will probably not know much about monitors etc etc. buy the best of each rather than all one brand.



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  8. chapsrlz

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    with a avl58, dji hub and some cheap anntenas i found on ebay i was able to get up to 1.2km in an open field.

    off course immersionrc are better but youll need to solder, which btw is very easy.
     
  9. Treetopflyer

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    Ok guys, I did more research and it seems to me the gopro 3 silver was the easiest and obvious choice for a person getting into this type of photography. Didn't want to spend the money, for something I wouldn't use except for fpv. But looking into it gopro seems pretty cool I can use it for many other things. So I searched. And found a factory reconditioned with one year warranty for 199. All accessories came with it. I had a gift card I never used from visa and it took another 100 clams off. And it's the 3 plus silver. So now I got the camera. I saw a adapter that plugs right into the side of the camera. Is that the 5.8 transmitter? What else wire wise that I can get that makes it plug and play. And I don't have a brushless gimble yet. Still seeing what is out there. So for now I will be using a stationary one that came with. Also the 5.8 transmitter add on. Is there a app for android or Apple that's available? Could I or is there a gopro app? I want to eventually get a monitor with dvr but I just want to take it one step at a time. I'm just quirky like that. Thanks
     
  10. glataif

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    good lord you have horrible grammar
     
  11. Treetopflyer

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    Not the answer I was looking for. And is it really that bad?
     
  12. glataif

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    No, I'm just messing.If you have a monitor with a built in receiver like a FlySight, you don't need anything besides the transmitter, other upgrades include iOSD mini and long range antennas.
     
  13. Treetopflyer

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    So there is no app to use the go pro switched to 5.8g avaliable?
     
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    Welcome Tree Top. Not very long ago I was in Your Shoes! Seems like an Eternity but its only been a couple months. The best way to go is Phantom 2 with zenmuse Gimbal. Don't even screw with the knock off Gimbals they are CRAP! :mad: Wanna Buy One? or Two? As far as transmitters I have had the AVL-58 mini, Boscam mini, and Now the Emersion...... did I hear Emersion a few times here? :rolleyes: On a monitor receiver 5.8 I have a Boscam but wish I would have went the Blk Pearl. On The Cheapie Monitor from Banggood. Im not impressed I like a couple features but no Battery installed, No pwr switch to turn it off, and Dip switches to select channels? Really why not digital like all the others use? Also IOSD Mini. And whoever said you need to solder a the Emmersion is Incorrect, they make a plug and play cable for 20.00 bucks that is sweet. On antennas Ive been through all that too. Presently Using the FPVLR's at the moment and there working okay.

    You can use 2.4 Ghz I phone and control yer Quad as you may crash yer bird with signal conflict. 5.8 ghz for video and 2.4 for controlling yer quad and you will be good. Good Luck

    ~Duke
     
  15. Treetopflyer

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    The plug in 5.8 tx for the gopro can that be used for a android that switches to 5.8 if needed? For fpv that is. I'm also looking at a black pearl but I want dvr included. I'll checkout the antenna you recommended. What cheap gimble do you have and how cheap will u sell them for. They would be just to screw around with. Where can the ready made cables be bought and lastly what isod do you recommend?
     
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    I understand everything you say very well. I think you talk very down to earth.

    Forget about using a phone or tablet for FPV. They only work with a Phantom 2 Vision and not a Phantom 2. If you're looking to do FPV, you really need to buy at a minimum, the video TX that mounts on the Phantom and attaches to the camera, a video receiver, & a monitor. It's pretty common to purchase a monitor with a built in receiver & it will come with antennas. It's also pretty common to use an inexpensive adaptor that will allow you to mount your monitor/receiver on the Phantom transmitter. Good luck.

    I spent about $430 for my FPV. I also purchased an isod for monitoring things like altitude, number of locked satellites, battery level, ect. I already owned a GoPro 3 black. The GoPros are wonderful cameras but they don't have zoom capability. Excellent for high altitude panoramic views but not so good for capturing close up small things. I move mine back and forth between the Phantom and my selfy KubaCam setup.