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Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by Sullivanstudios, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Sullivanstudios

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    New to DJI P2, not so new to Go Pro 3+ black, real old hat to photography.

    After reading a lot between glasses and monitor, love the glasses but it seems like a monitor is a cost effective way to go. Looking at the Black Pearl, what else is needed? Does it come as a kit with TX & RX, plug and prey? Do you have to buy the AVL 58-tx and then buy a receiver?

    Everyone give such great advise, but it's in bit and pieces using model numbers that make you have to look in 5 different directions. I have been a professional photographer for over 30 years. I teach photography, I teach photoshop. I do understand trying to explain the same thing 15 times, but I have yet found a simple understanding of going to a FPV system.

    If there is a post or a like explaining it in detail so I can make an informed choice of what to purchase, that would be great.

    When I get this down, I to will pass on good advice to the new person on the block.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. BMEWS

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    Black pearl monitor has a receiver built in so you won't need to buy one.

    AVL-58 is the transmitter and sits on the aircraft.

    hope this helps

    Bmews
     
  3. rufusonfire

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    Like BMEWS said, if you get goggles or an FPV monitor it will most likely have a built-in receiver (or two!) so you just need to purchase a video transmitter.

    What kind? Welllllll, that's up to debate. There are basically two camps: FatShark/ImmersionRC and everyone else (Boscam, Flysight, etc.). For a detailed overview of 5.8GHz equipment, you pretty much can't beat this video.

    About half the people here use ImmersionRC transmitters and the rest use Boscam. Personally I use Boscam (specifically, I have the TS-353 transmitter and the RX-LCD5802 monitor). Is it better? Who really knows! It's just what I decided-on and it works well for me. ;)

    So to sum-up, on the phantom you're going to need:
    • -GoPro
      -Gimbal or GoPro mount
      -5.8GHz transmitter

    On the ground you're going to need:
    • -FPV monitor or goggles
      -5.8 GHz receiver (again will most likely be built-in to your monitor or goggles)

    You're also going to need a set of antennas. Do not use the stock whip ones that come with the equipment. That's where things get really complicated, but a good set of antennas and proper placement is EXTREMELY important, more important even than the choice of transmitter/receiver/monitor.
     
  4. Sullivanstudios

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    OK, That was a nice bit of info. Now I have a good place to start. Thanks guys.

    Any other info is welcomed.

    Dean