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Cheapest FPV Build? (<$200)

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by Maxamillion, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Maxamillion

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    (Phantom 2, H3-3D gimbal, GoPro Hero 3+)

    Hi there, I've been asked to do a real-estate job in two weeks as a test run for a realtor I know, but I'm nervous about being able to take quality shots without the aid of an FPV setup.

    So, what would be the absolute cheapest setup I could buy that would provide the POV of the quad? What would be the medium-priced setup? Thanks guys!
     
  2. CaptMike

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    Going to be Tough go get in under Two Hundred.


    I have a dozen real estate customers (in my HVAC business) and real estate was part of my justifications for the P2.

    I put my FPV system together for $308.00 (including shipping) and I consider that to be on the Low end. With making a circle around a house you can get by with the stock cheap-0 antennas. It is Possible to shoot the property with no FPV. You'll only need 3 or 4 minutes after you edit it (and that would give you 10 minutes or so to cut out). You could leave out the isod Mini and save $70.00 which would put you at $230.00 which is Darn close to $200.00.

    http://www.phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=22926

    I shot a house late Sunday and the Wind was 15mph and flying very high was Scary. I'll post the video.


    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_t3ViRTfoo[/youtube]
     
  3. ATOMSK

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    it's going to be around $70 for the transmitter, and about $200 if you get a blue pearl monitor which has the receiver built in.

    I've looked around, and getting FPV for below $300 is hard.

    You could just by the Transmitter and a Receiver if you already have a monitor. That's the only way.
    http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... cts_id=877
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    http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... cts_id=266
    I don't think that receiver has antennae so you might need to purchase some.
    http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... ts_id=3192
     
  4. QYV

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    under $200 is possible, but I'm not sure if you can do that within 2 weeks. Your BARE MINIMUM system could be:
    Boscam 200mW transmitter: $25
    Boscam RX-LCD5802: $150 shipped from overseas (probably not less than 2 weeks). You could maybe find it domestic for 180 or so?

    With that low power and stock antennas about all it'll be good for is surveying a property but it should work... however if you go Boscam transmitter, there aren't any pre-made cables so you're going to have to solder at least 4 wires (2 for power, 2 for video)

    If you go with an ImmersionRC 600mW, your transmitter jumps to $70 and there's a $21 no-solder cable you could use, so now with the aforementioned display you're at 240.
     
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  6. QYV

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    ok wow, that is indeed cheap! So going with that Boscam 200mW you'd need the $48 kit that includes a receiver instead of just the $25 transmitter.

    goodness, that's FPV for under $100. granted it's crap and you have no range but still...
     
  7. Mike

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    Cheapest FPV Build? (<$200)

    Don't forget a battery and a charger (if needed) for the goggles and receiver. Here's a link to a video review of the Quantums.

    http://youtu.be/dXK9Iq1Gjo8