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Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by paddypaws, May 19, 2014.

  1. paddypaws

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    What you think?? have I covered everything?..use to be big into the FPV thing 3 years ago and looking to get back into it so this is the kit I'm going to order from banggood
    I know i should get a second battery but might get that later in the year

    DJI Phantom 2 New With Zenmuse H3-3D Gopro Gimbal Combo
    Boscam FPV 5.8G 400mW AV Transmitter Module TS353
    Boscam RX-LCD5802 5.8GHz LCD Diversity Receiver 7 Inch Monitor
    5.8G 4 Leaves Omnidirectional Gain Antenna For Receiver (SKU072088) Mode : L Type RP-SMA Male
    Self-locking Propellers White For DJI Phantom Version 1 Version 2
    New DJI Phantom 2 Vision Propeller Prop Guard Protector Bumper (SKU108514)

    any help/advice gratefully received

    PP
     
  2. IrishSights

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    A spare set of props comes with the P2

    You might want to consider a IOSD mini, it lets you see lots of vital telemetry and battery level and how to orientate the craft to face you when its to far to see which way it is facing. And of course the number of satellites as well as the other distance, height, speed, descent/climb speed etc.

    You didn't mention antenna for the transmitter or is that bundled with the TX. Or the second antenna for the diversity monitor
     
  3. paddypaws

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    Yes brilliant thanks IS, I will need a IOSD mini... down south in Cork city.
    just one question "You didn't mention antenna for the transmitter or is that bundled with the TX. Or the second antenna for the diversity monitor"
    would i need to upgrade the receiver aerial and the transmitter aerial? can i use the clover 5.8G ?
     
  4. IrishSights

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    Im not sure what comes with the boscom and TX, rubber duck antennas maybe. If you want to get any sort of FPV range you will need to use something better than the stock antennas, that goes for the TX as well as the 2 on the RX (as its a diversity receiver). I use a matched set of 3 from Horizon in Wales. http://horizonfpvantennas.mybigcommerce ... ack-pearl/
    Mine is the Black Pearl monitor. You could email Will there and ask him what he would reccomend. He is very responsive.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8
     
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    BTW I'm in Bangor

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8
     
  6. paddypaws

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    ok updated, this is what I have so far ( I have a go pro black already)

    DJI Phantom 2 New With Zenmuse H3-3D Gopro Gimbal Combo
    New DJI Phantom 2 Vision Propeller Prop Guard Protector Bumper
    Boscam RX-LCD5802 5.8GHz LCD Diversity Receiver 7 Inch Monitor
    5.8G 4 Leaves Omnidirectional Gain Antenna For Receiver
    Boscam RX-LCD5802 Monitor Charging Adaptor
    FPV Monitor Holder Display Support Folding Carbon Fiber
    Boscam FPV 5.8G 400mW AV Transmitter Module TS353
    DJI iOSD mini Module Naza-M Compatible
    Adhesive Velcro for Pasting Receiver Battery and Esc
     
  7. QYV

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    fwiw mate, I think I got those same antennas from Banggood.com and I'm having bad interference issues. I would consider splurging on good antennas from a domestic place like fpvlr.com but there's tons of options. I'm disappointed in the quality of the antennas I got from Banggood but then again for $6 I should have expected they would be cheaply constructed.

    also, you mentioned adhesive velcro for a receiver battery - your FPV RECEIVER the Boscam LCD5802 has it's own internal battery, you don't need any kind of external battery for it however you might have to buy a radioshack universal AC 12v adapter with the right tip. The power cable that comes with it doesn't have a standard wall outlet kind of plug... take a look at the image below that's what it comes with (the bottom cable). I personally just used a 12v AC adapter from an old device and spliced the cables together if you're into that kind of thing.

    You won't need an external battery for the video transmitter if you follow this youtube guide to install everything internally and tap into the Phantom's own power. Speaking of the transmitter you will need something to hold the video transmitter to the bottom of your phantom.. some people use 3m dual-lock I just used heavy duty outdoor double sided tape you can pick stuff like that up at a local hardware store that you'll probably be visiting for soldering materials anyway :)

    regarding prop guards: I'd read this thread and condsider whether you really need them or not.

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    ya, your missing the photo's.... :shock:
     
  9. paddypaws

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    Thanks guys so much for your help, think i'm getting there.
    At the moment my order is a wish list, I want to get everything I need in
    one order so while it's been shipped to me I can learn how to use the
    equipment and set it up ( I have built 2 planes before so not a total novice)
    but I¹m a bit confused to what I need to do to get the IOSD working, am I short cables to make it work with the
    Boscam 5.8 transmitter module or will I need a different transmitter to
    make this work? if there Also will I need adaptors for the gain Antennas or will they screw intothe receiver?
    same question about the transmitter unit will the arial just screw in?
    Also can you recommend a better set of antennas that i can get with banggood (looking at the Petals Clover Mushrooms Antenna Set), as it would just be handy to have it all in one order but if they have good quality aerials i'll heed the advice and buy local

    This is what I have so far going on advice and my own due diligence ( I have a go pro black already)

    DJI Phantom 2 New With Zenmuse H3-3D Gopro Gimbal Combo SKU129721

    New DJI Phantom 2 Vision Propeller Prop Guard Protector Bumper SKU108514

    Boscam RX-LCD5802 5.8GHz LCD Diversity Receiver 7 Inch Monitor SKU105593

    5.8G 4 Leaves Omnidirectional Gain Antenna For Receiver SKU072088

    Boscam RX-LCD5802 Monitor Charging Adaptor SKU121449

    FPV Monitor Holder Display Support Folding Carbon Fiber SKU092064

    Boscam FPV 5.8G 400mW AV Transmitter Module TS353 SKU072117

    5.8G 3 Leaves Omnidirectional Gain Antenna For Transmitter SKU072086

    DJI iOSD mini Module Naza-M Compatible SKU098346

    Av Cable And Power Supply Cable For Gopro Hero Camera FPV system SKU128117

    10PCS UItraFire 18650 Rechargeable 4000mAh 3.7V Battery SKU020440 (I have
    a charger)


    Also if you think I might have gone wrong or am missing something to
    make this a great experience for me please point it out, I really
    want to have everything I need shipped in one go
    Like for instance which screw driver would I need to open the Phantom?
    Thanks again and once i get up and going i'm looking forward to sharing the experience with other novices
     
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    Not sure what you are using the
    18650's for but forget ultrafire, get genuine Panasonic 18650's. Ultrafire are absolute rubbish. The highest mah 18650 available is Panasonic 3400 mah. Protected or unprotected depending how much you know about li-ion batteries, more caution reqd with unprotected 18650's.
     
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    I work in a radio station as an engineer and was going to buy them for our portable recorders, was.
    Got some hobbyking batteries last year and there doing alright but they have started to not hold their charge. they would be out everyday doing voxpops interviews so i'm happy the life i got out of them.
    will just buy the Panasonic's in town
     
  12. paddypaws

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    Ok the DJI Phantom 2 Vision GPS RC Quadcopter With 5.8G Radio FPV Camera has had a price drop on banggood, now down to 794 euro and all those bits and bobs that are listed above in the thread are 948 euro.
    So if I buy the Phantom vision I save 154 but i don't have a system that will give me FPV over 1 Km and of course the gopro would be better than the cam supplied as would be the Gimbal 3D
    have to think about this one as I don't need a pro setup ..... getting married in Aug so i can think of a few better ways to spend 1,000 but not as much fun.
    Any thought?
     
  13. paddypaws

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    Well this is what I have bought, for quality of FPV and what I want to achieve i went with this setup
    DJI Phantom 2 New With Zenmuse H3-3D Gopro Gimbal Combo
    Boscam FPV 5.8G 400mW AV Transmitter Module TS353
    :FPV Monitor Holder Display Support Folding Carbon Fiber
    Boscam RX LCD 5802 5.8GHz LCD Diversity Receiver 7 Inch Monitor
    DJI iOSD mini Module Naza-M Compatible
    Av Cable And Power Supply Cable For Gopro Hero Camera FPV system and finally a 4 In 1 Hex Driver Set 450 Helicopter Tool


    Really good antenna's are so important

    http://fpvlr.com/shop/index.php?route=p ... ch=fpv-31B

    will go back for a half sphere 2.4 to increase radio rc range later in the year
     
  14. IrishSights

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    The gimbel cable (GoPro video and power) comes with the P2 see them in this post... http://phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=16080

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8